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Did You Know? offers a quick look at the broad scope of activities underway within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Federation of members and partners, highlighting recent accomplishments and new resources related to standardization.

ASTM Workshop to Outline Powder Metallurgy
ASTM International, an ANSI member and audited designator, has announced that it will hold a free workshop on powder metallurgy.

The workshop will be held on October 23 from 2 pm to 4 pm ET at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Attendees will learn about the powder metallurgy field and flow characterization of metal powders, as well as the activities of ASTM committee B09 on metal powders and metal powder products. The October standards development meetings of the B09 committee will be held in conjunction with this workshop.

Attendance is free, and registration is required. To learn more, see the ASTM news release.

CSA Webinar to Address Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems
CSA Group, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, is holding a free webinar on potential breaches to industrial control systems (ICS) and the related defense strategies and best practices to help mitigate risks.

"Breaking Down Cybersecurity and Functional Safety Requirements for Industrial Control Systems" will provide an overview on:

- Important cybersecurity and functional safety concepts and standards

- Considerations for both IT and OT systems

- Common cyber threats to ICS and safety-related systems

- Best practices in ICS security

- Testing procedures at independent laboratories

The one hour webinar will be held on June 27 at 1 pm ET. See CSA's website to learn more and to register.

ASME Shares Interviewing Tips for Engineers
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, has published a two-part series providing tips for young engineers entering the interview process.

The articles advise that hiring managers are seeking a combination of technical skills and "soft skills," such as communication and presentation skills and the ability to work alone or in a team with equal capability. Many seek engineers who can bring managerial talent to the position as well. Engineers are encouraged to look outside of their technical field to find some of the best opportunities, linking their expertise to other applications in emerging areas such as infrastructure, artificial intelligence, or anything involving drones or software.

Read more on ASME's website.

AAMI President Offers "Five B's" for a Successful Career
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), an ANSI member and accredited standards developer, recently published career advice given by its president and CEO Robert Jensen to those early in their careers at the Next Generation and Young Professional Breakfast of AAMI's annual conference.

The advice came in the form of five "B's" for a successful and fulfilling career. They are:

- Be authentic with your supervisor on what fulfills you in the work environment.

- Be flexible, when you can. Consider what you can give and take in a position.

- Be professional, including being prepared, participating and engaging, and demonstrating high integrity.

- Build your credentials by reading about the latest advancements in the field and getting involved in bringing them to your institution.

- Balance your life and work.

Read more about each "B" in the AAMI news item.


Jana Zabinski

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Beth Goodbaum

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