The Advancement of Women in NDT Recognition acknowledges individuals or organizations who encourage women to enter and thrive in the field of NDT, either through creation and/or implementation of programs that provide educational or career advancement opportunities in NDT that may not otherwise be available to women, or through leading by example of how women can not only have a career in NDT but also contribute greatly to NDT, ASNT, and creating a safer world.
2019 winner Jocelyn A. Langlois’s involvement in ASNT started in 1994 and continues to this day. She is an ASNT Past President and the chair of the Outreach Division of the Section Operations Council and the Women in NDT Committee. She is a Lifetime Member of ASNT.
After attending the International Ultrasound Institute in Dallas, Texas, and working for a time in the medical ultrasonics field, Langlois enrolled in the NDT school in Pasco, Washington. She began working at Sigma Transducers in 1988 doing testing, which morphed into testing and design. During those years she was also asked to become involved in ASNT. In 2000 she became president of the company and has remained in this position since that time.
Although currently semi-retired, Langlois still produces the occasional transducer while working with young people with special needs at the local school district and participating in STEM outreach days.