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SES Issues Call for Nominations for their 2017 Awards
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has issued a call for nominations for its 2017 SES awards. These awards will be presented at the organization's annual conference in August.

Candidates may be nominated for the following awards:

  • Leo B. Moore Award
    Criteria: Highest achievement, extraordinary contribution, and distinguished service in the field of standardization and conformity assessment, and its professional advancement through original research and writing, creative application and development, or professional and public service
    Eligibility: Any individual

  • SES/CSA Lorne K Wagner Memorial Award
    Criteria: For noteworthy contribution or service to the growth and development of SES through exceptional achievement as an SES Officer, or exceptional contribution to SES by any member
    Eligibility: Only current members of SES

  • Honorary Life Member
    Criteria: For unusual professional distinction and outstanding accomplishment or special contribution to recognized associations or committees in the field of standardization and conformity assessment
    Eligibility: Only individuals who are not current members of SES, or who have not been members during the past five years

  • SES Fellow
    Criteria: For professional distinction and accomplishment in the field of standardization and conformity assessment
    Eligibility: Only individuals who have been members of SES for the past ten years

Nomination submissions should include a brief statement (300 words or fewer) on the achievements of the nominee that adhere to award criteria. Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2017 to SES executive director Mike Morrell at SES - The Society for Standards Professionals, 1950 Lafayette Road, Suite 200, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801; [email protected].

ISEAL Webinar to Introduce New Website on the Impacts of Standards and Certification

ISEAL, an ANSI member, has announced an upcoming webinar to introduce its new website,

The website will gather evidence on the impacts of sustainability standards, and serve as a tool to make a business case for certification. Readers of will find interviews with businesses, reports, and multimedia resources that relay the impact that standards have on sustainability measures, and their effects on people and the plant.

The free webinar is scheduled for December 6 from 8:00 to 9:00am EST. Register by clicking here.

NFPA Webinar to Explore Fire Protection for Cultural Heritage Objects

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an ANSI member and audited designator, is holding a free webinar to present the results of a three-year project investigating fire extinguishers and cultural heritage materials.

The project sought to quantify the impact that portable fire extinguisher agents have on cultural heritage resource materials contained in libraries and museums. The information presented may be useful for museum and library conservators, fire protection engineers, and facility managers and owners who oversee the protection of cultural heritage objects.

The webinar will be held on December 8, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:00pm EST. Click here to register.

ASME On-Demand Webinar Discusses Simulation-Led, Systems-Driven Engineering

ASME, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has posted a free on-demand webinar outlining strategies to accelerate the move to simulation-led and systems-driven engineering.

Led by presenter John Kosowatz of ASME, the presentation explores how organizations can move from discussing simulation-led engineering to implementing it with system-level physical modeling and simulation software technology. Listeners will learn about the key factors that drive the adoption of systems-modeling software; issues that may prevent engineering organizations from adopting it; and strategies to accelerate adoption and use of these tools. Speakers include Bruce Jenkins of Ora Research and Paul Goossens of Maplesoft.

Click here to view the webinar.


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