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February 2023
Welcome to a new month of The NDT Technician newsletter, a roundup of the latest news and resources especially curated for the nondestructive testing (NDT) inspector. Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact the editor, Jill Ross, at jross@asnt.org.  
Do you suffer from imposer syndrome?
The NDT Audit Process
We’re All Suspect—Luckily the Imposter Hasn’t Been Found 
Like anyone else, technicians can suffer from imposter syndrome—a phenomenon where they doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” The good news is that imposter syndrome can be managed and even overcome. [read: 5 min]
 
What Happens During 
an NDT Audit?
NDT audits are increasingly prevalent in all sectors of NDT. Some of the many duties of auditors are to verify that the company's NDT procedure aligns with the customer's requirements and to witness technicians performing inspections to those requirements. [read: 8 min]
 
Listen and learn about full matrix capture/total focusing method
Bridge Inspection and Evaluation
Podcast: Phased Array, FMC/TFM, and the Future 
of Ultrasonic Testing
In this episode of Chat NDT with ASNT, Alan Caulder of Advanced OEM Solutions and The Phased Array Co. discusses the next evolution in ultrasonic testing: the full matrix capture/total focusing method.  
[listen: 35 min]
 
Bridge Inspection and Evaluation: Where We Are 
and Where We're Heading
The condition of bridge infrastructure in the US has been at the forefront of public concern due to the increasing age of bridges. In this on-demand webinar, Sreenivas Alampalli discusses current bridge inspection methods, recent changes, and future trends to watch for. [watch: 53 min]
 
2023 ASNT Awards and Honors
Nominations Open for
ASNT's Awards and Honors Program
The ASNT Awards and Honors program is the NDT industry’s most comprehensive recognition program. For more than 80 years, ASNT has recognized individuals for their contributions for advancing the NDT profession. 
 
ASNT is now accepting nominations for 16 awards and honors. The deadline is 
5 March 2023. Do not miss this chance to nominate a worthy recipient!
 
Discover ChatGPT and NDE 4.0
Take ASNT's education accessibility survey
“This Is ChatGPT; 
How May I Help You?”
ChatGPT is making headlines as people learn about the program’s ability to not only write in a human style, but to also learn about the topic it writes about. In this blog post, the authors put ChatGPT to the test to find out how much it knows about NDE 4.0 and if it learns from their interactions. Reprinted from Materials Evaluation, February 2023.
 
ASNT Learn and Accessibility
ASNT’s Education Department wants to ensure our materials, learning, and education are accessible for NDT professionals with a disability. Disabilities may include cognitive, emotional, hearing, mental, physical, visual, or others not listed (read more here). If this applies to you, we invite you to complete this brief and anonymous survey to help shape the future of our learning offerings. 
 
Do you want to be an ASNT instructor?
Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award
Instructors Wanted
ASNT's Education Department seeks to expand our instructor roster to teach certification prep courses, facilitate webinars, serve as a subject matter expert for course development, and more. If you're a current Level III, we'd love to learn more about your qualifications and interest in serving as an instructor. Please complete the form by 31 March 2023
 
Nominations Open 
for Lou DiValerio Technician 
of the Year Award
Nominate a deserving peer today! Nominees must be ASNT members and technicians working hands-on in the NDT field. Nominations are due 
5 March 2023.
 
Sign up for the visual testing course with ASNT NDT Classroom.
Getting Started in NDT with VT
Visual testing (VT) is the oldest and most widely used NDT method. This online course taught by industry expert Gary Larson is specifically designed for individuals with little or no inspection training. It's recommended for those planning to take other NDT courses as well as for personnel who are planning to become certified in VT. 

This course is a great way to gain valuable NDT knowledge and skills, and with an online format, the classes can be completed at your own pace and on your own schedule, making it the perfect fit for busy professionals.
 
 
QA Quips by Eddie Pompa
QA Quips. The NDT Technician.
New Year, New Job?
Create job alerts to receive notifications for positions that match your criteria—straight to your inbox—at ASNT’s Career Center.
 
Hey, Cool Pic!
Are you out in the field performing NDT? Do you take awesome photos? We have a new section in Materials Evaluation called Snapshots and are currently accepting submissions. Submit your high-res photo to MEEditor@asnt.org for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue!
Read Past Issues Online
Did you know that you can access (and download) past issues of TNT online, even the email newsletters? 
 
People Watch
Are you an ASNT member who's recently been promoted, started a new position, or achieved a milestone in your career? Submit your achievements to press@asnt.org to be featured in Materials Evaluation’s People Watch section.
 
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