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Last Call - 2018 Call for Officer Nominations!

Please submit names of nominated individuals to Kevin King, Secretary, via e-mail at Secretary@asq509.org by October 20, 2018. 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 is described in the 2018 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.

 

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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. 

News Feeds

All You Can Eat, Including the Packaging?
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Why Marvels of Engineering Require Miracles of Project Management
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous structures in the world. Another example of world famous design is Concorde, the turbo jet-powered supersonic passenger airliner that roared over the Atlantic Ocean from 1976 to 2003. Jointly developed and manufactured under an Anglo-French...
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Drivers Rely Too Heavily on New Vehicle Safety Technologies, Increasing Risk
New advance driver assistance systems properly utilized can prevent road crash deaths and injuries, but they are often misunderstood and misused. Drivers may recognize the benefits of having blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 22, 2018_  right

Abbott Upbeat About Its Devices
Nearly two years removed from its largest corporate acquisition, Abbott Laboratories still sees plenty of room for growth in the portfolio of devices and intellectual property it bought through the $25 billion deal for Minnesota's St. Jude Medical. "St. Jude, in the course of our acquisition...
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