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

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

 2017 Call for Officer Nominations

Please submit names of nominated individuals to Heather Reis, Secretary, via e-mail at Secretary@asq509.org by October 20, 2016.  Nominations require the submission of a nomination petition* signed by at least 10 members. Eligible individuals must be Regular Members** of the Society and have a membership in the ASQ Section 0509. If you want to self-nominate, please submit your name to Susan Leister at Nominations@asq509.org, and she will provide guidance on the petition process. Click for a copy of the Nomination petition.

Positions open for nominations are:  

- Chair-Elect 

- Secretary 

- Treasurer 

Each of these positions are described in the 2017 Call for Nominations and serves for a Section term. 

**Regular members are voting members of the Society: Full, Senior, Fellow, Honorary, and primary contact of Site/Enterprise/School/District memberships.

Opportunities to serve the section 

There are also other multiple (non-elected) positions open within the Section. As well as numerous committees that which Section 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 Susan Leister at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


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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 Heather Reis, 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

Special Industry, Non-Profit and Womens CONNECT Event
Special industry, non-profit, and womens CONNECT event hosted by SANS at SANS Baltimore 2016.
Event Details  ·  Oct 11, 2016

General Membership Meeting
Topic: Its more than a job: Breathing life into your career; Speaker: Alexis VanBevers
Event Details  ·  Oct 19, 2016

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Public Health Strategy for Aging Society
Public Health Strategy to Cope with the Aging Society - Taiwan's Experience on A 10-Year Long-Term-Care Plan Daniel Dau-Yaug, MD Director, Health Division Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Organization in the US (TECRO)
Event Details  ·  Oct 20, 2016

Project Management Professional (PMP) Prep Course
Course:Project Management Professional Prep Course Date: October 21-23, 2016 Location: Hilton Garden Inn Arundel Mills, MD
Event Details  ·  Oct 21, 2016

Certified Quality Auditor Refresher Course
Location: Online, Web-based Instructor: Sandra L. Menzies Series: Five Sessions Dates: Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19
Event Details  ·  Oct 22, 2016

Software Special Interest Group
Understanding Cyber Adversaries with ATT&CK The Post-Exploit Threat Model; Presented by Dr. Andy Applebaum, Senior Cyber Security Engineer, MITRE
Event Details  ·  Oct 25, 2016

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Prep Boot Camp
Hosted by ASQ 509 and PMI SS Chapter
Event Details  ·  Nov 14, 2016

General Membership Meeting
Topic: Culture of Quality; Speaker: Ronald Lear
Event Details  ·  Nov 16, 2016


News Feeds

Approving an Unproven Drug Sets a Worrying Precedent
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As Superbugs Rise, Big Pharma Presses Farm Antibiotics
The U.S. wants to fight superbugs by targeting one of the world's biggest markets for antibiotics: farms. Big pharma has other ideas. Even as the industry prepares to comply with new Food and Drug Administration efforts to limit antibiotic use in American livestock, it is marketing the drugs...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 21, 2016_  right

BMW’s 100-Year Vision: A Smart Motorcycle That Won’t Tip or Crash
BMW Motorrad's concept guides the rider through turns. A wraparound visor replaces the instruments. It's so safe, no helmet is necessary. Looking ahead to its second century, BMW recently completed the vision for its four groups: BMW, BMW Motorrad (motorcycles), Mini, and Rolls-Royce. Tuesday...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 21, 2016_  right

Could Self-Driving Cars Speed Hurricane Evacuations?
Hurricane Matthew's record rains were but the first of many obstacles faced by millions of evacuees in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas these past weeks. Roads were blocked by chest-high floodwaters and downed trees. Gas stations ran out of fuel. And traffic sat backed up for miles along...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 21, 2016_  right


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