Founded in 2022, the ASNT Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, we rely on the generosity of our industry partners and individuals who understand the importance of nondestructive testing (NDT) and its role in creating a safer world, to support current and future generations of NDT programs through scholarships, grants, research, and workforce development.
The mission of the ASNT Foundation is to advance the field of nondestructive testing through research, scholarship, and workforce development.
The Foundation will conduct research into the methods, technologies, best practices, and business of nondestructive testing. Research will be generalized based on the interests of researchers in the field as well as targeted areas based on practical requirements of the field as determined by Foundation leaders. Technical research will be published in ASNT' s journals and presented at ASNT's conferences and used by the members and stakeholders of the Society. Business research will be published in various ASNT channels and used by the leaders of the society and
organizations which are engaged in the field.
The Foundation will provide scholarships for individuals to complete education and training at technical training, community college, and university degree programs which help people prepare for entry or advancement within the nondestructive testing field. Scholarships will be endowed and administered internally by the Foundation as well as at selected institutions. The Foundation will provide grants. to individual faculty members and institutions to develop and sustain educational programs and curriculum in nondestructive testing. This would include grants to support the professional development of faculty and instructors.
The Foundation will conduct workforce development programs to help people learn about and prepare to enter the nondestructive testing field. These programs will target secondary school students, college students, transitioning military members, and veterans. The Foundation will pursue grants and other funds from government and other organizations for workforce development.