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Report Card

Our members come to ASTM International to achieve their goals and develop standards. The job of the ASTM board of directors and staff is to optimize... more
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The Value Factor

ASTM International standards are developed by experts who represent the elements of society that are likely to be impacted by those standards. This... more
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A Good Deal: ASTM Membership and Leadership Skills

Sometimes, one good thing can lead to another. As participation in a technical committee, for instance, can lead to a better career. This is not... more
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Confidence

Confidence is defined as the “belief or assurance in … the ability of someone or something to act in a proper, trustworthy or reliable manner.â... more
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Doing What It Takes

For my first column of 2013, I would like to take a moment to look back at one of ASTM International’s most basic tenets, a principle that has... more
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The Road to Ulan Bator

I n 1972, when I first came to ASTM, inclusion was very much on everybody’s mind. It was believed that anyone “interested in or affected by”... more
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TTIP and Dancing Elephants

On July 8 of this year, in Washington, D.C., the United States and the European Union launched negotiations on a proposed free trade agreement called... more
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Tomorrow's Technical Experts

This year, the number of people retiring from ASTM International’s staff has been higher than usual. It is not easy to say goodbye to people we’... more
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