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EPA awards education grants to recipients in 18 states.

November 12, 2014

U.S. EPA announced completion of awards for the 2013 Environmental Education Model Grants Program. Projects include community energy education, summer programs for low-income teenagers, integration of multimedia learning tools into watershed education, environmental health education on impact of climate change and asthma, and hands-on K-12 environmental education programs. From applications received in 2013, EPA has funded 20 grants, ranging from $75,000–$200,000 for total of $2.8 million. Read More

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Strategic Partnership will develop life-changing medical devices.

November 12, 2014

Southern Research Institute and University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered to develop new medical devices to improve healthcare in USA and around globe. This strategic partnership, Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology (AIMTech), will take patient-centric approach to medical technology development in areas of cardiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, rehabilitation engineering, and trauma. Goal is for first group of AIMTech-created devices to hit market by 2020. Read More

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RCI to hold 2015 Building Envelope symposium in November.

November 12, 2014

Scheduled for Nov 9–10, 2015, in Nashville, TN, Symposium on Building Envelope Technology is intended for building exterior designers and repair professionals. Symposium will feature 12 unique educational sessions presented by leading building envelope design consultants. Speakers will offer experience-based insights for specification of sound, durable exterior envelopes. Most programs focus on repair and sustainable design methods for strengthening and improving existing structures. Read More

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ASTM publishes Product Category Rules for cement industry.

November 12, 2014

ASTM has partnered with Slag Cement Association to develop new Product Category Rules for slag cement. PCR establishes criteria for developing Environmental Product Declaration for slag cement used in concrete, mortar, and other construction applications. Demonstrating company’s commitment to sustainability, quality, and responsibility, EPDs show businesses the real environmental impact of product over course of its lifetime and help differentiate product in the marketplace. Read More

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ASTM sponsors West Conshohocken Summer Program.

November 11, 2014

ASTM International has been a longtime supporter of the annual West Conshohocken Summer Program held at the borough’s Keith MacKenzie Park. Program, which runs June 16 through August 22, is open to children and grandchildren of West Conshohocken residents free of charge. In addition to annual art contest, ASTM sponsored field trips to Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Read More

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ASTM and Kuwait Society of Engineers solidify cooperation.

November 11, 2014

Supported by ASTM’s local partner in Kuwait, the National Consulting Bureau Co., cooperation agreement strengthens link between engineering community in Kuwait and technical resources available through ASTM. Cooperative promotion, training, and upcoming meetings and events are highlighted in agreement. In addition, KSE member organizations may receive preferential online access to latest versions of ASTM standards. ASTM will also provide editorial content for inclusion in AlMohandesoon magazine. Read More

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ASTM and Critical Materials Institute enter into MOU.

November 10, 2014

Under Memorandum of Understanding and member agreement, ASTM will participate in the CMI Affiliates Program as an observing member. This will provide ASTM with an opportunity to interact with key stakeholders for critical materials and to educate them about ASTM and the value of standardization. CMI has agreed to join and participate in the ASTM process and to provide technical data and expertise to ASTM technical committees that develop critical materials standards. Read More

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Washington Fire Company of Conshohocken thanks ASTM.

November 10, 2014

ASTM International has made a $7,000 donation to the Washington Fire Company No. 1 of Conshohocken to help replace and upgrade important lifesaving equipment. New items include FoxFury NOMAD 360 portable scene light, battery operated RHYNO windshield cutter®, and battery operated Hurst Jaws of Life® – eDRAULIC™ 2.0 cutter tool. This state-of the-art equipment will make it easier to extract victims in case of an accident, and transport them to hospital in fastest time possible. Read More