Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website
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
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.
following positions are available for members to serve their
The following positions are available for members to serve their section:
- Vice-Chair of a special interest or user's group (Continuous Process Improvement SIG, ISO 9000 UG, Lean Six Sigma SIG, Software SIG, and Membership)
- Exam Proctor
- Meeting Speaker
- Course Instructor
- Position that is short term/infrequent (special mailings) or one-time event (for example, work at a conference booth)
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.
General Membership Meetings are on a Summer Break!
Our programs will resume in September after a summer break. We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meeting. 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.
In the meantime, have a great summer!
- Heather Reis, ASQ509 Programs Chair
Certification Refresher Courses
The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section is now offering 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group Meeting
Career Opportunities at FDA - From A Regulatory Scientist Perspective Ke Zhang, PhD Sr. Pharmacologist, Division of Gastrointestinal and Inborn Errors Products, Office of New Drug, CDER, US Food and Drug Administration
Software Special Interest Group Meeting
Topic: Requirements Metrics for Requirements Statements Speaker: Chao Yun Din
Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
Speaker: Mr. Jason Trippett Topic: Process Solutions for Meat Packing and Manufacturing
ISO 9000 User Group Meeting
Topic: A Roundtable discussion on all things "CAPA"
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