Academic Outreach Campaign promotes awareness of standards.
Press Release Summary:
January 19, 2011 - ASTM International has launched its 2011 academic outreach campaign titled "Jumpstart Your Career" which will provide opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of standards and develop critical technical skills prior to entering workforce. Initiative will include ASTM International Student Video Contest; project grants to help fund graduate or senior student design projects that contain ASTM standards component; and summer internship opportunity through 2011 WISE program.
Original Press Release
ASTM International 2011 Jumpstart Your Career Campaign
Press release date: January 18, 2011
o The ASTM International Student Video Contest, in which students can produce a video illustrating the application of an ASTM standard and compete for cash awards;
o Project grants to help fund graduate or senior student design projects that contain an ASTM International standards component;
o Podcast interviews with students discussing the benefits of their involvement with ASTM standards;
o ASTM International summer internship opportunity through the 2011 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program; and
o Ongoing college and university campus visits and training sessions by ASTM members and staff. Video Contest Focuses on Student Use of ASTM Standards
The ASTM International Student Video Contest provides a forum for students to showcase their ability to apply ASTM standards in a class project, lab environment and other applications. Students must create a video highlighting their use of ASTM standards and submit it to ASTM International for judging. Cash awards will be given to the first, second and third place winning videos. Visit www1.astm.org/studentmember/video_contest.html for more information. Graduate or Senior Design Project Grants
Recognizing that students at some universities may need financial assistance in completing their graduate or senior capstone design projects, ASTM International will continue to offer a limited number of $500 project grants in 2011. To be eligible for the grant, student design projects must contain an ASTM International standards component. For additional information, important dates and to download an application form, visit www.astm.org/studentmember/projectGrants.html. Connect with ASTM and Fellow Students on ASTM Campus, Facebook and Twitter Students are also encouraged to visit the ASTM Campus, a popular academic area of the ASTM website. ASTM Campus contains a wealth of information and educational resources and students can sign up for ASTM student membership online. Additional information and links can also be found at the ASTM student member fan pages on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ASTMStudentMembers and Twitter at http://twitter.com/ASTMStudentFans.