ASTM International has launched a new video highlighting the growing role of women in developing technical standards. The video has been developed by the organization’s president, Katharine Morgan.

ASTM says that it has also named six new board members for 2020, five of whom are women. The nominees include:

  • Francine Bovard, a senior technical specialist with Arconic, a company which engineers and manufactures lightweight metals
  • Bonnie McWade-Furtado, an associate research and development scientist at Cabot Corp, a specialty chemical and performance materials company
  • Carol Pollack-Nelson, PhD, owner of Independent Safety Consulting LLC, which specializes in consumer product safety
  • Casandra W Robinson, a physical scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Dalia Yarom, director of the standardization division at the Standards Institution of Israel (SII).
  • Michael J Brisson, a technical advisor at the Savannah River National Laboratory, was also nominated. Current board member Vicky J Taylor, senior research technologist at INVISTA (Canada) Co, has been nominated to serve as the board’s vice chair.

‘I am thrilled that for the first time in ASTM International’s history, a majority of our incoming board members will likely be women,’ said Morgan. ‘We want to make sure women’s voices are both represented and heard at every table. I am confident that the women nominated will serve as role models for even more women to follow in their footsteps.’

The video can be found here.

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