​​On Thursday, August 23, 2018, Jennifer Anaya and Stuart Kleven of Alloyweld Inspection Company visited Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois to participate in the International Atomic Energy Agency-Argonne “Regional Training Course for Teachers to Introduce Nuclear Sciences in Secondary Schools Through Innovative Approaches.”

The course lasted two weeks and involved visits to nuclear facilities such as D C Cook nuclear power plant and various Argonne experiments on site.   Attendees included 32 different secondary school teachers and curriculum developers from 17 different countries.  As part of the two-week course, Non-Destructive Testing was highlighted on one of the days.  Jennifer Anaya, Vice President of Alloyweld Inspection presented on the use of radiation in industry.  Her discussion focused on the basic fundamentals of radiography using film, computed radiography with phosphor imaging plates, direct radiography using digital detector arrays and computed tomography.  Ms. Anaya also touched on other Non-Destructive Testing methods, giving attendees a glimpse of the breadth of their applications.  Her presentation demonstrated how NDT processes are implemented in industry, enhance product integrity and insure public safety.  Jennifer also highlighted how a career in NDT can impact a person’s standard of living, with stability and security in a viable and important industry.  She also stressed the ability for women to be involved in the nondestructive testing industry; highlighting the training, experience and qualification requirements for certification.

Jennifer Anaya addressing participants at the

Argonne National Laboratory, IAEA Teachers Training Course

Chicago Section

American Society for Non-Destructive Testing


​ASNT Chicago Section participates in Technology Center of DuPage Career Day

On Friday, November 16, 2018, ASNT Chicago Section took part in Technology Center of DuPage’s career day in Addison, IL. TCD is the regional career and technical education high school for DuPage County. The students are all juniors and seniors, from any one of 26, member high schools in the county.

All of the exhibitors provided the students with a way to explore options, provide them with excellent information and potential contacts as they continue to make “life after high school” decisions.  ASNT Chicago was a “new” presenter, and represented Non-Destructive Testing as an immediate entry or post-secondary career education option. Introductory information was provided on the basis for NDT in our society, the various methods of inspection, real-life applications of the methods and typical career paths.  It was no surprise that there was keen interest in the earning potential for a career in NDT. Presentations were made to groups of no more than 15 students per session, with 12 sessions lasting 15 minutes each, over the course of the day. 

ASNT Chicago Section has earned GOLD status for

ASNT's 2017 / 2018 President's Award Program

     The President's Award program recognizes Sections that:

       1) actively promote NDT as a  profession through Student Outreach and Adult Education

       2) honor members for their dedication to the industry through mentoring

       3) grow the Society through solicitation for membership, whether Corporate or Individual

       4) nominate Section members for Society awards

       5) attend National Conferences, Leadership Programs and Planning Meetings

    Many thanks to the Board and active members for their selfless efforts on behalf of the

    Chicago Section!

    Alloyweld Inspections' Jennifer Anaya has been honored for the second straight year!

     Jennifer Anaya will receive the 2018 ASNT Mentoring Award at this year's Annual Awards

     Banquet, at the ASNT Conference in Houston, October 28 - 31.

     Please come to our September and/or October meeting to congratulate her on this great


     Last year Jennifer received the award for Advancement of Women in NDT