Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website

We invite you to look around and bookmark our Web site. 

Congratulations ASQ 509 for obtaining the 2016 Silver PAR Award! This is the third year in a row ASQ 509 has been recognized.

ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. Feel free to contact us about these as well.  

If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Ronald Kelley at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


IMPORTANT: If you are a member of ASQ Section 509 and have NOT been receiving our biweekly Section 509 emails, please email our Webmaster at Webmaster@ASQ509.org. Or click below...
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General Membership Meetings! 


We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meetings.  We are also looking for new locations to hold the event.  If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting or know of a place to hold our dinner meetings, please contact George Chang, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.

Remember to check our bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!

Certification Refresher Courses

The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section offers refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations.  See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources. 

Certification Examinations - IMPORTANT CHANGES

Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

Web site log-in instructions

The log-in instructions are as follows: Click "Login" link on left side. For username, use your First Initial + Last Name For password, use your ASQ membership number. DO NOT ADD LEADING ZEROS.  Note: ASQ Section 509 gets new member data once a month.  Please wait at least 30 days from joining ASQ before attempting to log into our web site.  If login is not successful 30 days from joining ASQ, contact the webmaster (webmaster@asq509.org).

If login is successful, you will see your "My Profile" page with five or six tabs. You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links. You will see the newsfeed/links on the "My Profile" page each time you log in. Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password. Password must be at least 7 characters. 

Upcoming Events

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Chinese Medicine
How Human Body is Perceived and Health Preserved by Chinese Medicine Presented by Bo Ji, PhD Professor, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine General Manager, US Center for Chinese Medicine by BUCM
Event Details  ·  Aug 10, 2017

Software Special Interest Group
Improving Enterprise Security: Cyber Threat Sharing with STIX and TAXII; Presented by Mr. Christopher Lenk and Mr. Michael Kouremetis MITRE, Cyber Security Engineering
Event Details  ·  Aug 22, 2017

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Online, Web-based Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies Dates: September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017
Event Details  ·  Sep 7, 2017


News Feeds

FDA Warns of Potential Contamination of Products Manufactured by PharmaTech
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned of potential contamination of a number of brands of drugs and dietary supplements manufactured by PharmaTech that have been voluntarily recalled by Rugby Labs, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands. The regulatory agency said the liquid...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 17, 2017_  right

IBM: Wait Is Over for Deep Learning
Last week IBM Corp. announced that its software was able to take the speed of training deep neural networks down from weeks to hours, or hours to minutes depending on the use case, while also improving the accuracy. It accomplished this by increasing the scalability of its training applications...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 17, 2017_  right

Opel, Fiat-Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz Launch Diesel Trade-in Scrappage Schemes
In the latest German diesel scrappage schemes, customers can get money off the list price of a new Fiat-Chrysler, Opel or Mercedes-Benz if they trade in their old diesel. Opel, Fiat-Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz have joined the growing number of German car manufacturers in launching trade-in...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 17, 2017_  right

New Handheld Spectral Analyzer Uses Power of Smartphone to Detect Disease
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments. Costing only $550, the spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI)-Analyzer...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Aug 17, 2017_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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