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The Princeton 307 Section usually does not schedule events for the summer months of June, July and August, however our Member Leaders and Committee Chairs are busy planning programs and education classes to resume in the Fall.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer on one of our section committees, just e mail: volunteer@asqprinceton.org for information to get started.

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Check back for more details on upcoming events that will be posted in July/ August.

  • Volunteer needed for Education Committee

    Volunteer needed for Education Committee to work closely with the Education Chair. Responsibilities include:

    • Creation and execution of Annual Education Plan that includes both certification as well as non-certification / experiential learning courses
    • Documenting and maintaining course descriptions
    • Creation and execution of faculty review and approval process
    • Developing and maintaining relationships with faculty, training venues, and students
    • Evaluate section member needs and recommend new courses to meet these needs

    Please contact Education Chair, Guru Chadha, email: gurbachan.chadha@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance!


  • A musing from a Quality Manager, October 2016

    William Chauvenet was a noted American scholar in physics and math.  So, what exactly is his Criterion?

    Chauvenet’s Criterion states that an observation should be discarded from a data set if the probability of its occurrence is less than or equal to 1/2j where j is the number of observations.  That is, the probability of an outlier being included in any data set is less than (1/2j)*j or 50%.  Thus, of a set of five readings, one value may be discarded as an outlier if its probability of being in the parent population is less than 1/(2*5) or 10%.  From the normal distribution table, this corresponds to +/- 1.65 standard deviations from the mean.  Similarly, from a set of ten readings, values outside +/- 1.95 standard deviations are outliers under the criterion and should not be included in describing the data set.

    Be careful when using Chauvenet’s Criterion – it is heuristic rule, an arbitrary cut-off that is not justified by statistical theory.  Also, it presumes that the population distribution is normal; the criterion does not apply for other distributions.  So, it may be that, in the long run, the man is more interesting than his criterion.

    ………….Jim August

  • 2017 Call For Nominations

    The Nominating Committee of the Princeton Section has developed a list of candidate for the 2017 calendar year for the following elected positions:

    Chair:                   Lynn Hamilton

    Vice Chair:           Jill Vila

    Treasurer:           Bernie Klemmer

    Secretary:            Harry Anderson

    The Nominating Committee is accepting nominations from the general Section membership for elected Officer positions that include Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary for 2017. Officers serve from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Per the Section Operating Agreement, nominations from the general Section membership require a submission of a petition signed by at least 10 Section members in good standing. Petitions must be submitted to the Section Secretary by October 15, 2015. You may e mail the completed petition to Harry Anderson at Harry.anderson@asqprinceton.org.

    If no nominations are received from the membership by October 15, 2015, the slate nominated by the Nominating Committee will be announced at the November Business Meeting.

    If petitions are received, a formal run-off election will be held as required by the by-laws.

    If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Hamilton at lynn.hamilton@asqprinceton.org.


     There are a number of positions that are not elected, but are very important to the continued success of the section. These positions include Education Committee, Program Committee, Newsletter Chair, Website Committee, and Volunteer Chair, and we are always in need of member volunteers. If you are interested in becoming more actively involved with the section, please contact volunteer@asqprinceton.org or Lynn.Hamilton@asqprinceton.org