ASTM International president Katharine Morgan announced that four graduate students each won $10,000 scholarships for their graduate studies in fields where technical standards play a crucial role. This year’s winners were chosen from a competitive pool of 25 applications.
"These students will use standards to expand scientific knowledge in a wide range of fields: additive manufacturing, occupational safety, aerospace, and nuclear technology,” Morgan said. “I look forward to seeing their contributions both to their fields and to the global standards community as a whole.”
The following Ph.D. candidates will receive the 2018 ASTM International graduate scholarships:
- Mechanical engineering student Kathryn Anderson of the University of Alabama contributes to ASTM International’s fatigue and fracture committee. She plans to expand her involvement in the committee as well as the additive manufacturing technology committee.
- Tuhin Das of McGill University is an active ASTM International student member studying materials engineering. He is engaging with topics related to two committees: aerospace and aircraft and fasteners.
- Anthony Marletta of Indiana University of Pennsylvania is an aspiring occupational health and safety expert. He plans to help develop standards through the pedestrian/walkway safety and footwear committee.
- Materials science student Andrew Tonigan of Vanderbilt University is an active member of the committee on nuclear technology and applications. He is involved in an interlaboratory study for a new test method for that group.
ASTM International has 5,000 student members at all levels of education who pay nothing for membership. The organization offers several scholarship and grant opportunities each year. Undergraduate and graduate student members can experience the standards development process first hand, allowing them to network with technical experts and participate in standards discussions.