WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - ASTM International will launch the Year of the Professor campaign in 2009. This multi-faceted academic outreach initiative will be aimed at promoting the value of standards education at colleges and universities worldwide.
The Year of the Professor campaign expands upon ASTM International’s highly successful Year of the Student initiative in 2007. That program brought a 40-percent increase in ASTM student membership and saw the number of colleges and universities that access ASTM standards increase to more than 1,000. Currently, individuals from 75 different countries hold student membership in ASTM International.
Highlighting the ASTM Year of the Professor initiative will be the ASTM International Professor of the Year Award, rewarding a university-level educator for exemplary use of standards in their curriculum or classroom setting; college and university campus visits and training sessions by ASTM members and staff; online educational resources at ASTM Campus, a focused area of the ASTM Website for professors and students; access to affordable ASTM academic-oriented products, enabling professors to integrate ASTM standards into their course materials; and ongoing ASTM International student membership opportunities.