Board Standing Committees
The ASNT Operations Committee is responsible for oversight of Council operations. The Committee ensures that Councils implement ASNT’s strategic objectives through programs approved by the Board of Directors, coordinates work between Councils, and communicates guidance, progress, issues, and concerns between the Board of Directors and the Councils.
The Advocacy Committee shall advocate for the Society’s purposes as stated in the ASNT Articles of Incorporation, the ASNT Bylaws, and policies. Advocacy is the process of supporting and promoting the interests of the nondestructive testing profession and industry.
The primary activities of the Audit Committee include serving as a liaison with the external auditors, management and the Board of Directors and providing oversight on the financial reporting process and results.
The Business and Finance Committee, as directed by the Board, recommends policies for the investment of the Society's funds; reviews and recommends for Board of Directors’ approval the annual operating budget, the capital budget, and the three-year financial plan; and reviews and provides recommendations concerning new initiatives or business plans when requested by the Board.
Primary activities of the Governance Committee include periodically reviewing the ASNT bylaws and assessing their effectiveness, and formulated proposed amendments for Board consideration. The Committee also provides input to the Board on new policies and proposed policy revisions.
The Committee’s role is to ensure the Society has an effective Board of Directors to govern the Society and to plan for current and future needs.
The Ethics Oversight Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors responsible for enforcement of the ASNT Code of Ethics on Society members and individuals engaged in Society activities.
Board Ad Hoc Committees and Task Groups
Ad Hoc Committee for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning whose purpose is to investigate how AI/ML is presently affecting or will affect the nondestructive testing industry. The committee shall coordinate and communicate with ASNT’s committees, councils, and members, and third-party entities as necessary to recommend to the Board actions the Society should undertake to address AI/ML in its certifications, standards, accreditations, conferences, publications, learning programs, and advocacy. The committee shall report to the Board on its progress and recommendations periodically.
The Awards and Honors Council is responsible for overseeing the ASNT awards program activities. This includes but is not limited to approving additions or revisions to the existing awards program and bestow recognition to deserving members on behalf of the Board of Directors.
The Council for Women in NDT exists to help women enter and succeed in the field of nondestructive testing. It does so by advocating for women, connecting women to the field, the society, the society’s leadership, and to other women in the field, developing relevant informational and learning content for ASNT’s events and publications, facilitating the affiliation and engagement of women members in ASNT at all levels.
The ASNT Research Council exists to promote NDE/NDT research and development through programs and activities that have measurable influence in the US and international community.
The Council’s vision is to serve as the organization that identifies emerging and advanced NDE research and development, provides a professional forum for communication, promotes NDE education and technology transfer among young professionals, researchers, engineers, inspectors and equipment manufacturers, and fosters professional growth.
The Research Council has five standing committees. These committees perform the work necessary for the council to achieve its goals. The committees are:
- The RC Emerging Technologies & Technology Transfer Committee communicates with other ASNT councils, sister organizations and societies, academic and research institutions toward developing an agreeable plan in terms of the technology transfer for advancing NDE technologies.
- The RC Program Committee works closely with the ASNT International Service center to assist in putting together the ASNT Research Symposium program. The committee also coordinates with other organizations, including the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University, other sister organizations and societies, and other academic and research institutions to bring the most relevant content to the Symposium.
- The RC Publication Committee works closely with the Research in Nondestructive Evaluation Journal editorial committee on the content of the journal.
- The RC Mentoring Committee works with graduate and undergraduate students in the areas of NDE and NDT.
- The RC Membership and Outreach Committee is charges with growing, and encouraging participation in, the council.
The Standards Council provides the means, methods and actions necessary for the development and maintenance of ASNT Standards, and other documents for the Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel.