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Save the Dates!
Coming this Fall: 
Call for Officer Nominations & General Membership Meeting
Details Below

2019 Call for Officer Nominations

Please submit names of nominated individuals to Heather Reis, Secretary, via e-mail at Secretary@asq509.org by September 30, 2019. Nominations require the submission of a nomination petition* signed by at least 10 members. Eligible individuals must be Regular Members** of the Society and have a membership in the ASQ Section 0509. If you want to self-nominate, please submit your name to Heather Reis at Nominations@asq509.org, and she will provide guidance on the petition process. Click for a copy of the Nomination Petition.

Positions open for nominations are: Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer 

Each of these positions is described in the 2019 Call for Nominations and serves for a Section term.

**Regular members are voting members of the Society: Full, Senior, Fellow, Honorary, and primary contact of Site / Enterprise / School / District memberships.

Volunteer Positions Available

ASQ Section 509 is seeking section members to volunteer for a variety of adhoc positions. Qualification for candidates includes: ASQ member of Section 509 as their home section, equipped with leader's vision, can-do attitude, and community-serving passion.

If you are interested in volunteering and want to increase your involvement in our local quality community, please send an email to Nominations@asq509.org

General Membership Meeting
September 19, 2019
Topic: Building the First "Steamship" in History, with Quality in Mind
Presented by: John Laurence Busch
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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 our Section Chair, Brent Greene, at chair@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

As of September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transitioned to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process has not changed, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

For information about certifications available, please visit https://asq.org/cert.

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 SIG: AI on Drug Development/Regulation
Potential Application of Machine Learning in Drug Development and Regulation To be presented by Qi Liu, PhD, MStat Team Leader, Office of Clinical Pharmacology, FDA/CDER
Event Details  ·  Aug 29, 2019

Section Leadership Committee Meeting
Discussion of ASQ 509 initatives
Event Details  ·  Sep 10, 2019

General Membership Meeting September 2019
Building the First "Steamship" in History, with Quality in Mind
Event Details  ·  Sep 19, 2019


News Feeds

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Jaguar Land Rover Develops Advanced 3D Head-Up Display
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Seven Steps to Power Innovation in Your Industry
By Kaihan Krippendorff The concept of innovation often brings to mind visionary leaders or companies whose creativity and experimentation may seem out of reach. But associations can fuel innovation in their field by bringing together creative thinkers among their staff and members....
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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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