President's Column



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What's in a Word?

ASTM is diverse and open — on a grand scale. James A. Thomas reflects on how the organization has evolved while remaining true to removing barriers... more


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The Role of Government

The partnership between the U.S. federal government and standards organizations long-standing and successful. James A. Thomas considers the history... more


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It's What We Do

ASTM International standards are synonymous with quality and relevance. We know that. And we know that they are the standards of choice wherever... more
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Outreach: In Support of Members Around the Globe

In 2001, when the ASTM board of directors decided to change the name of this organization from the American Society for Testing and Materials to ASTM... more
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What I Brought Home

In September of this year, I was in St. Petersburg, Russia, at a meeting of the General Assembly of the International Organization for... more
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A Partnership in the Public Interest

On Jan. 3, a Congressional bill entitled “The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011,” H.R. 2845, was signed into law... more
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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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