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 

 2016 Call for Nominations

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

Featured Event

Software Special Interest Group
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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

Software Special Interest Group
Real World Software Risk Management Presented by Mary Lewis Tuesday September 22, 2015 6:30 PM Ė Networking and...
Event Details  ·  Sep 22, 2015

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
Topic: Benchmarking for Transformation; Speaker: Don Duggins
Event Details  ·  Sep 24, 2015

ASQ 509 General Membership Meeting
Topic: Agile Transformation; Speaker: Tim Zeller
Event Details  ·  Oct 22, 2015


News Feeds

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Copyright 2015 South China Morning Post Ltd. All Rights Reserved Mainland China’s approval of the first 3-D-printed implant for mass use could lead to a boom in the technology and benefit hundreds of thousands of patients every year, medical experts say. The artificial hip joint was...
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Google’s Car Problems? Humans
Automated vehicles obey letter of traffic laws, even when real drivers don't Copyright 2015 International Herald Tribune All Rights Reserved Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans. Last month, as one of Google's self-driving...
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Factory Slowdown Dims Hopes for Rebound
Manufacturers brace for more volatility Copyright 2015 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved A key report Tuesday dampened hopes that U.S. manufacturing will serve as a growth engine in the second half of the year as a strong dollar and low oil prices continue to hamper production....
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Takata Air Bags Still the Biggest Auto Recall in History
Copyright 2015 Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive Company, LLC d/b/a Washington Post Digital All Rights Reserved Federal regulators said Tuesday that fewer cars than first thought will be recalled for faulty air bags. The recall of cars equipped with Takata air bags remains the biggest...
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It is a terrible thing to look over your shoulder when you are trying to lead - and find no one there. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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