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

PMISSC 4th Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to be a sponsor of the Project Management Institute's 4th Annual Professional Development Symposium
Event Details  ·  Jun 22, 2017

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Biomed Consulting Business
Survive Leaving a Federal Job - My Journey of Becoming a Consultant JinJie Hu, PhD Senior Consultant, Biological Consulting Inc. Chair, International Network Committee, FDA Alumni Asso.
Event Details  ·  Jun 22, 2017

CBA Annual Conference 2017
22nd Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association Annual Conference in collaboration with MedImmune/AstraZeneca Delivering Lifesaving Medicines to Patients through Innovation, Regulatory Reform and Global Partnership
Event Details  ·  Jun 25, 2017

Software Special Interest Group
Topic: New or Improved! Software Engineering Standards for Quality; Presented by Dr. Annette Reilly
Event Details  ·  Jun 27, 2017


News Feeds

Robots Apply for Supplier Jobs
YuMi the two-armed robot can be found on YouTube delighting viewers by folding paper airplanes, playing “Simon Says” with a technician, mixing drinks, and even cooking pancakes. But now, YuMi is migrating from YouTube videos to the auto industry’s factory floor. At Gentex Corp., engineers...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 24, 2017_  right

Car Safety Systems May Need Recalibration After Windshield Replacement
Drivers of cars equipped with high-tech safety systems are being warned to double check if they have a replacement windscreen fitted. Safety experts at Thatcham Research say that devices such as lane departure warning systems and emergency braking sensors may need to be recalibrated when a...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 24, 2017_  right

Research Into Exoskeleton Walking Devices Big Leap Forward for Human-Robot Interactions
At first glance it looks like a fancy leg brace. But the “exoskeleton” system developed by a group of researchers at Carnegie Melon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh could open the door to a new, more customized way of approaching human-robot interaction. Led by computer scientist Juanjuan...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 24, 2017_  right

Mazda to Recall 49,166 Vehicles Due to Parking Brake Defect
Mazda Motor Corp. reported to the Japanese transport ministry Thursday that it will recall a total of 49,166 units of its Atenza and Axela cars for free repairs due to a parking brake defect. The parking brake may not work at all or properly, the Japanese automaker said. A total of 88...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jun 24, 2017_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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