Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website
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.
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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.
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Biomed/Biotech Special Interest Group
Topic: “How Do Biological Neural Networks Encode, Learn, Memorize, Recall and Generalize as A Learning Machine?” Speaker: James Tin-Ho Lo, PhD Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
Software Special Interest Group
Topic: Internet of Things; Speaker: Nyla Beth Gawel
Target Thinks Outside the Box With New Sustainable Packaging Goals
Target says that, as part of its sustainability commitment, it not only reviews the products it sells but the packaging they come in. Â“We know our guests pay attention to packaging and its impact on the environment,Â” said Jennifer Silberman, TargetÂ’s chief sustainability officer. Â“When we...
Fineberg Packing Co. Inc. Recalls Ready-to-Eat Ham Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
Fineberg Packing Co. Inc., a Memphis, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 8,822 pounds of ready-to-eat ham products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of AgricultureÂ’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat...
WHO: Malaria Vaccine to Be Â‘Real LifeÂ’ Tested in Africa
The worldÂ’s first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN bodyÂ’s regional office for Africa said in a statement on Monday that RTS,S injectable vaccine was developed to protect young...
WFSP Foods LLC Recalls Ready-to-Eat Chicken Breast Products That May Be Undercooked
WFSP Foods LLC, a Decatur, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 42,147 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken breast products due to undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of AgricultureÂ’s Food Safety and Inspection Service...