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SWE’s 2018 President Talks about Women in Engineering

Why did you become an engineer? I was going to be an architect. I thought it would be cool to design buildings, and I had an uncle who was an... more


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The Manufacturing Institutes and their Impact

You currently lead the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Institutes. Why are they important? What is their impact? The Department of Defense... more


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Of Bone, Cells, and Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Medical
What sparked your interest in materials engineering for medical applications? In high school, I wrote a science report about bone. I had to describe... more


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Leading Voices: Cement and Concrete Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Construction
Safety
Environment
Transportation
Manuel Lascarro What large infrastructure projects are being developed in Latin America and how will standards help make them a reality? Since the... more


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Testing and Trade

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Transportation
Chemicals
Energy
Quality
Why is Inspectorate involved with ASTM’s Proficiency Testing Program? One of the primary reasons Inspectorate has been involved, and probably the... more


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Approaching Materials Strategically

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Metals & Materials
Transportation
Alex King of the Critical Materials Institute talks about the management of rare and critical resources... more


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Innovation for Growth

Industry Sectors: 
Transportation
Metals & Materials
Consumer Products
Medical
Chemicals
Construction
Energy
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and more are all part of the U.S. Department of Commerce... more


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European SMEs and Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Environment
Transportation
Safety
Consumer Products
Quality
Metals & Materials
Chemicals
Medical
Construction
Energy
The benefits and challenges of standards and standards development for SMEs in Europe; an interview with Sebastiano Toffaletti, secretary-general of... more


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Geospatial Information and Standards

Industry Sectors: 
Transportation
Construction
Chemicals
Energy
Consumer Products
Safety
Medical
Metals & Materials
Environment
The intersection of location and standards can improve access and information use to benefit everyone... more


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Science, Innovation, and Chemistry

Industry Sectors: 
Consumer Products
Quality
Environment
Metals & Materials
Safety
Construction
Transportation
Medical
Chemicals
Energy
The ACS leader talks about science becoming more multi-disciplinary, innovation and the role of standards, and the work of his organization... more

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