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ASTM honors John R. Mario with Award of Merit.

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July 12, 2012 - John R. Mario, forensic scientist IV, drug chemistry section, at Suffolk County Crime Laboratory in Hauppauge, NY, has received ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee E30 on Forensic Sciences. Mario is chairman of Subcommittee E30.92 on Terminology and has been ASTM Committee E30 representative to Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs since 1998. A member of ASTM since 1996, he received Committee E30 Distinguished Service Award in 2001.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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John R. Mario Honored With ASTM International Award of Merit for Service to Forensic Sciences Committee

Press release date: July 10, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., -John R. Mario, forensic scientist IV, drug chemistry section, at the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory in Hauppauge, N.Y., has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee E30 on Forensic Sciences. The Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow is ASTM's highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to standards activities. Mario is chairman of Subcommittee E30.92 on Terminology and has been the ASTM Committee E30 representative to the Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) since 1998. A member of ASTM International since 1996, he received the Committee E30 Distinguished Service Award in 2001. A qualified expert witness in the analysis of controlled substances in the Suffolk County, N.Y., Supreme and County Courts, Mario has worked at the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory since 1981. He is also an associate adjunct professor of chemistry at Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, N.Y. Outside ASTM International, Mario is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the International Association for Identification, the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists and the Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs. A graduate of the University of Connecticut where he received a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in philosophy, Mario also holds an M.S. in forensic science from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York. ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions. View this release on the ASTM Web site at www.astmnewsroom.org. ASTM PR Contact: Erin K. Brennan, Phone: 610-832-9602; ebrennan@astm.org

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