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

We invite you to look around and bookmark our Web site. We also invite you to join us on LinkedIn for good quality discussion among our local professionals at our LinkedIn Group here. We look forward to hearing what's on your mind.


ASQ 509 Volunteers at the Silver Spring PMI Actionable Intelligence Symposium June 16, 2015. From left to right: Ron Kelley, Don Duggins, Susan Leister, Candida Fipps, Petra Wesley and Kerry Higgins (not shown in photo).  


Opportunities to serve the section

The Section Leadership Committee asks that all members give serious consideration to volunteering to serve their section. Volunteering is a great way to become familiar with section operations and get to know your fellow quality professionals.  


If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Kerry Higgins 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 weekly 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 Heather Reis, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.

Remember to check our weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.

See you there!

- Heather Reis, ASQ509 Programs Chair

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

ASQ certification exams are given four (4) times per year by ASQ Section 509. Exam site is located in Columbia, MD at the JHU/Applied Physics Laboratory.  For information on exam dates and application deadlines for specific certifications, go to: http://asq.org/certification/dates.html

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

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Worldwide Public Health Mission
Securing and Sharing the Worldwide Public Health Mission - Serving at the First US FDA India Office Albinus M. D'Sa, PhD Deputy Country Director, FDA India Office
Event Details  ·  Jul 9, 2015

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Food cGMP/HACCP Workshop
Food Manufacturing cGMP / HACCP Workshop Y. Martin Lo, PhD CEO & President, Biointellipro LLC
Event Details  ·  Jul 18, 2015

Software Special Interest Group
Title: Software Service Level Agreement and Database High Availability Solutions; Speaker: Michael Chapiro
Event Details  ·  Jul 21, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group - Summer Hiatus
Have a great summer break!
Event Details  ·  Jul 29, 2015


News Feeds

Trust: 3-D ManufacturingÂ’s Holy Grail
Copyright 2015 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All Rights Reserved Additively made parts are being incorporated into rockets and spacecraft, but engineers are cautious about using the technique for such vital applications as the propellant tanks on spacecraft that...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 7, 2015_  right

Toyota Recalls 7K Corolla Sedans in Ibdia
Copyright 2015 HT Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved The world's largest car maker, Toyota, is recalling around 7,100 units of its executive sedan Corolla in India. The cars manufactured between April 2007 and July 2008 would be recalled to fix defective passenger side airbag supplied by...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 7, 2015_  right

Study: Follow-up Care Lacking After ER Visits
Copyright 2015 The Columbian Publishing Co. All Rights Reserved No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room (ER) for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought, and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 7, 2015_  right

EHRs, Predictive Analytics Could Predict Nursing Home Fall Risks
Copyright 2015 Haymarket Media. All Rights Reserved Using electronic health records (EHR) with predictive analytics algorithms could help identify long-term care residents who are at a high risk of harmful falls, a new study has found. The study, conducted at 13 California nursing homes,...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jul 7, 2015_  right


It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

PAR 2014 Award
ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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