Welcome Potential Student and Active Military ISWM Members

Application for Membership (Student or Military)

As a student pursuing a degree or career related to the metrology field, we would like to invite you to join the ISWM on an interim basis with a free membership. There are some requirements for obtaining this membership as follows:

  • You must be actively pursuing an education or career as a STEM student in fields related to some form of weighing or measurement.*
  • You must obtain an ISWM sponsor in the division of your choice who will vet your credentials and either approve or disapprove of your application. If your sponsor approves you, your information will be reviewed by the Executive Committee for final admission to the Society. We will assist you in finding a sponsor if you do not know any current members of the ISWM.
  • Your membership will be approved for a one-year period from the time you join the society.
  • You may continue to renew as long as you maintain good standing in pursuing this career field.
  • Once you graduate or secure a paid position within the field we will sponsor one more year of membership.

This membership is a non-voting position but does come with many benefits of the ISWM including but not limited to:

  • Interface with an ISWM sponsor for career discussions and/or advice
  • Access to the ISWM Membership database
  • A free subscription to the ISWM Newsletter and ISWM News Magazine.
  • Invitations to division and national events for participation at member pricing
  • Access and use of the ISWM Job Board at member fees (free)
  • An industry related personal endorsement from your ISWM sponsor
  • Up to four+ years of participation in an industry trade organization that gives practical experience in a real-world setting

As an Active Military Member pursuing a degree or career related to the metrology field we would like to invite you to join the ISWM on an interim basis with a free membership. There are some requirements for obtaining this membership as follows:

  • You must be actively pursuing an education or career as a STEM student in fields related to some form of weighing or measurement.*
  • You must obtain an ISWM sponsor in the division of your choice who will vet your credentials and either approve or disapprove of your application. If your sponsor approves you, your information will be reviewed by the Executive Committee for final admission to the Society. We will assist you in finding a sponsor if you do not know any current members of the ISWM.
  • Your membership will be approved for a one-year period from the time you join the society.
  • You may continue to renew as long as you maintain good standing in pursuing this career field.
  • Once you graduate or secure a paid position within the field we will sponsor one more year of membership.

This membership is a non-voting position but does come with many benefits of the ISWM including but not limited to:

  • Interface with an ISWM sponsor for career discussions and/or advice
  • Access top the ISWM Membership database
  • A free subscription to the ISWM Newsletter and ISWM News Magazine.
  • Invitations to division and national events for participation at member pricing
  • Access and use of the ISWM Job Board at member fees (free)
  • An industry related personal endorsement from your ISWM sponsor
  • Up to four+ years of participation in an industry trade organization that gives practical experience in a real-world setting

To begin the process of joining the ISWM under these special membership types forward the following by email to [email protected]:

As an alternative to this list and the email to staff, we could provide an automated form that requires the information listed and it would automatically create the applicant's profile. The form then would be sent to [email protected] automatically on completion (?).

  • Name, Address, Email Address, phone number
  • Field of interest or study
  • Personal interests related to metrology (A few paragraphs describing your reason for interest in this field)
  • What division you would like apply for (see the division selections here) (This will be a link to the division listing or a drop down if we use a form)
  • Feel at ease contacting the staff of the ISWM with any questions or concerns using the "Contact US" function.

 

* The following is a partial list of positions and fields that are considered "related" to weighing and measurement. If a position of field is not represented in this list it must be evaluated by the potential sponsor and the Executive Committee for viability and approval.

  • Weighing technician, developer (electronic, mechanical or software) or sales person
  • Process automation technician, developer (electronic, mechanical or software) or sales person
  • Laboratory technician, developer (electronic, mechanical or software) or sales person
  • Calibration technician, developer (electronic, mechanical or software) or sales person
  • Other Fields focused on temperature, mass, force, torque, pressure, mechanical or electronic measurement, density, magnetics, viscosity or other physical parameters that in some way uses controlled measurement to improve processes or procedures.

 

Sponsor Requirements

  • An ISWM sponsor for these two unique member types must be:
  • A volunteer for a minimum of one year of sponsorship
  • Be willing to meet their candidate monthly (at a minimum) by local or remote means
  • A resident in the division the person is requesting
  • A current, active status member in good standing
  • Possess at a minimum, five years of industry experience in the candidate's field of choice

The new member types have been added to the ISWM Constitution as follows:

D. Student Members. Membership shall be granted upon application and approval by the Board of Directors to any student enrolled in courses of study related to weighing and measurement. Student members may not vote or hold Society office or be required to pay dues in the Society. Each new student member will be assigned a sponsor from the active member roles for assistance, as necessary. A limit of 25 active members is placed on this member type throughout 2021 and 2022.
E. Military Members. Membership shall be granted upon application and approval by the Board of Directors to any active military in metrological occupations or in courses of study related to weighing and measurement. Military members may not vote or hold Society office or be required to pay dues in the Society. Each new military member will be assigned a sponsor from the active member roles for assistance, as necessary. A limit of 25 active members is placed on this member type throughout 2021 and 2022.