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.


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 Special Interest Group
Topic: Merger and Acquisition - The Best Global Practices on IP-Related Transactions Speaker: Poh Chua, Attorney and Partner Lee and Hayes
Event Details  ·  Nov 24, 2015

Software Special Interest Group
Topic: Lean Requirements Validation for Improved Quality Speaker: Cary Bryczek
Event Details  ·  Nov 24, 2015

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Mobile Health
Mobile Health - Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts David Nguyen, JD, MBA, PMP Founder and CEO, United Health Solutions
Event Details  ·  Dec 3, 2015

ASQ 509 General Meeting
Topic: Evaluating hazards in critical software-dependent systems Speaker: Dr. Sushil Birla
Event Details  ·  Dec 15, 2015

Software Special Interest Group
Topic:Evaluating hazards in critical software-dependent systems Speaker: Dr. Sushil Birla
Event Details  ·  Dec 15, 2015


News Feeds

7 Foods You Didn't Know Have GMOs
You're eating genetically modified foods, you just don't know it Copyright 2015 U.S. News & World Report All Rights Reserved FDA decision resurfaces GMO arguments Now that the FDA has approved salmon as the first genetically modified animal for consumption, genetically modified...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 30, 2015_  right

Consumers OK With Self-Driving Car Combo
Survey says most don't want tech companies to build on their own Copyright 2015 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Attention Apple CEO Tim Cook. While rumor has it you're planning to build a vehicle, consumers feel especially comfortable with a self-driving car created through a...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 30, 2015_  right

E. coli Infections Linked to Costco Chicken Salad
Copyright 2015 Cable News Network All Rights Reserved Health investigators confirm a handful of cases of E. coli have been linked back to chicken salad sold at Costco. Nineteen people have been infected in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 30, 2015_  right

Study: U.S. Preschool Enrollment Low Among Developed Nations
University Wire Copyright 2015 UWIRE via U-Wire All Rights Reserved Sixty-six percent of American 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a time of increasing focus on early learning,...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Nov 30, 2015_  right


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