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

Software Special Interest Group
ASQ 509 / 511 Software SIG Monthly Meeting Speaker: Ms. Louise Peabody; Topic: Aligning Corporate Governance with IT Governance and Why Should I Care?
Event Details  ·  Jul 25, 2017

Lean Six Sigma SIG
SAVE the date Lean Six Sigma SIG
Event Details  ·  Jul 26, 2017

Industry Connect Event
Join us on July 27, 2017 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008 • 6:00 – 7:00 PM Networking Event • 7:15 – 9:15 PM scheduled SANS@Night Evening Talks
Event Details  ·  Jul 27, 2017


News Feeds

Personalized Precision Immunotherapy Tested in Brain Tumors
The American Association for the Advancement of Science issued the following news release: In a pilot study in humans, 10 patients with highly malignant glioblastoma brain tumors received a treatment regimen called CAR T cell therapy that reengineers people’s own immune cells to recognize...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 24, 2017_  right

LG’s Upcoming Q6 Introduces Facial Recognition in a Mainstream Phone
The LG Q6, due out next month starting in Asia, will have onboard facial recognition technology for unlocking the smartphone, a feature that has been questioned by some tech buffs. South Korean smartphone maker LG has chosen to equip its upcoming handset, the Q6—due to sell for about $370...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 24, 2017_  right

Dell Reveals How IoT Solutions Assisting Business Clients
Dell has revealed how its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are assisting business clients across the globe. Automation technology provider Emerson; energy management software provider Talisen Technologies; video surveillance company Innodep; and ICT research and innovation organization TSSG are...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 24, 2017_  right

Silkworm Micrococoons Could Be Used in Biotechnology and Medicine
The tiny capsules, which are invisible to the naked eye, can protect sensitive molecular materials and could prove a significant technology in areas including food science, biotechnology and medicine. The capsules were made by researchers at the University of Cambridge with help from engineers...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 24, 2017_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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