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Fall 2020 USNC Current Reflects on Diversity and 10 Years of Progress in the U.S. National Young and Emerging Professionals Program


Standards leaders reflect on the importance of diversity and inclusion to support innovation and performance in the latest Fall 2020 edition of USNC Current The issue was published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The issue also highlights the perspectives of the participants of the U.S. Young and Emerging Professionals Program, which launched in 2010.

Read the feature articles in the issue:

  • A Decade in the Making: The U.S. National Young and Emerging Professionals Program
  • What Diversity Means at UL Standards
  • Inclusive Terminology in Standards Development
  • Utilizing Remote Assessments as a tool in the Accreditation Process
  • A Call for Participation in the USNC Virtual Technical Advisory Group (VTAG) for Strategic Group (SG) 11: Hot Topic Radar
  • A Tribute to Don Heirman

The issue also covers need-to-know information about the IEC 2022 General Meeting in San Francisco.

Access the USNC Current – Fall 2020 Edition.

If you are interested in contributing to the next publication of the USNC Current, please submit proposed news items to Megan Pahl, [email protected].

About the USNC

A committee of ANSI, the USNC serves as the focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development, promulgation, and use of globally relevant standards for the electrotechnical industry. The Committee is also engaged in the assessment of conformance to standards, undertaking work in areas such as testing, certification, and accreditation.

As the U.S. representative to the IEC and many related regional standardization bodies, the USNC is a conduit to the global standards-setting community for technical and policy positions arising in the U.S. and brings issues from the global arena to the U.S. for review, consideration, and response. Strong U.S. participation in the IEC is critical to national competitiveness and the continued growth and innovation in U.S. electrotechnical industries.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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