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Calendar of Events
Keep informed of upcoming standardization conferences, workshops, committee meetings and more with the Women in Standards Calendar of Events.
Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) host events throughout the year to support the community in growing their skills and engaging with industry and fellow standards writers.
The following is not an exhaustive list and is provided as a service to you to assist you in finding the best opportunities to engage with the community and grow your skills. To ensure you receive the most up-to-date information, follow the provided event link or go to the organizer website.
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Women in Standards – Standards Snapshot – The role of Standards Development within a Quality Infrastructure Framework
March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Join the Women in Standards for a standards snapshot on “The role of Standards Development within a Quality Infrastructure Framework”
Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 3pm EST
Cost: $35 (*Free for Women in Standards Pro & SDO Members, click here to register)
Location: Zoom meeting, meeting details will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.
During this presentation, our speaker will be providing an overview of Quality Infrastructure (QI), it’s components and purpose and the role standards development plays. Attendees will gain an understanding of QI, be able to describe its components, and the role standards development plays within its framework.
Leader of the Standards Services Group
Standards Coordination Officer, NIST
Warren Merkel serves as Leader of the Standards Services Group in the Standards Coordination Office of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, USA. Programs under his responsibility include engagement with government agencies on standards and conformity assessment issues, and operation of the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade Inquiry Point for the United States. Mr. Merkel also served as co-convener of ISO/CASCO Working Group 44 on the revision of ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Merkel was Chief of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) at NIST from 2003 to 2006. After leaving NIST for six years to teach chemistry, he returned to serve as Chief of NVLAP from 2012 to 2015.
From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Merkel was employed by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), most recently as Technical Manager. From 1992 to 1996, he worked as an Investigative Chemist in the Defense Logistics Agency Analytical Product Testing Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr. Merkel holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Temple University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Bloomsburg University.