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.  

 

The following positions are available for members to serve their section:

  • Arrangements Chair
  • 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)
  • Member Outreach positions.
  • Financial Audit Chair
  • Analyst
  • 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.

 

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

PMISSC 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to sponsor Project Management Institute's 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium featuring ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE: Tools, Techniques, and Templates   : : MORE

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: Winning Clinical Trials - Some Statistic Review Perspectives Speakers: Steve E. Wilson and Benjamin P. Vali
Event Details  ·  May 21, 2015

Software Special Interest Group
Topic: Cyber-Security Policy & Ethics; Speaker: Kelly Yamaguchi
Event Details  ·  May 26, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Special Interest Group
Offsite Manufacturing Tour - Volvo Powertrain North America Hagerstown, MD Limited Registration!
Event Details  ·  May 27, 2015

PMISSC 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium
ASQ Section 509 is pleased to sponsor Project Management Institute's 2nd Annual Professional Development Symposium featuring ACTIONABLE INTELLIGENCE: Tools, Techniques, and Templates
Event Details  ·  Jun 16, 2015

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News Feeds

Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years to Complete
Copyright 2015 MCN International Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved Takata Corp.'s record U.S. recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators could take years to complete, industry experts and safety advocates said, as automakers scrambled to line up replacement parts, some not from Takata. After...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2015_  right

Air Bag Maker Takata Announces Largest Auto Recall Ever
Copyright 2015 Cable News Network All Rights Reserved Takata is nearly doubling the size of its already massive recall for faulty air bags, making it the largest auto recall in history. The company has already recalled air bags used in about 18 million vehicles for the problem. This move...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2015_  right

Target to Roll Out RFID Price Tags This Year
Copyright 2015 Questex Media Group LLC All Rights Reserved In one of the largest radio-frequency identification (RFID) projects undertaken in retail yet, Target will roll out the RFID technology later this year for pricing and inventory control. The retailer is working with key vendors to...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2015_  right

85% of Shoppers Prefer Physical Stores
Copyright 2015 Questex Media Group LLC All Rights Reserved Despite a growth in digital shopping, a new report indicates that 85% of consumers would still prefer to shop at a brick-and-mortar store to an online store. According to a recent survey by TimeTrade, even when given the lure of...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  May 23, 2015_  right

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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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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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