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Columbia Basin Section

Welcome to the Columbia Basin Section of ASME. The Columbia Basin Section covers 6 counties in Washington State (Kittitas, Yakima, Klickitat, Benton, Franklin, and Walla Walla). Check back for...
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  • Guided Tour of the WSU Wine Science Center

    Taste Student Developed Wines!
    About the Tour & Facility

    The Wine Science Center provides viticulture and enology professionals with technical know-how to meet industry needs. This 40,000-square-foot facility includes a state-of-the-art research and teaching winery, research laboratories, classrooms and meeting spaces that showcase WSU’s research and education and serve as a gathering place for industry members, students and visiting scholars from around the world. 

    Featuring a unique fermentation system:

    • 192 stainless-steel fermenters, individually temperature controlled, connected by monitoring systems that provide real-time data.
    • Automatic pump-overs to mix the fermenting wine regularly.
    • Wireless data transmission to a central computer, allowing the winemaker to track and record multiple fermentation's simultaneously. 
    More about the Wine Science Center →
    Details and How to Attend

    Date: Friday, April 26, 2019

    • Meet at 1:45 PM
    • Tour is approximately 1 hour, depending on Q&A
    • Limited to the first 15 people who register

    Sign up by April 16th!

    Send an email with each attendee's name and phone number to Tom Pitkin at TWHALER@HOTMAIL.COM.

    Directions will be provided after sign-ups are complete.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Grid Modernization Presentation

    Presentation Overview

    The Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) was established as a strategic partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the national laboratories to bring together leading experts, technologies, and resources to collaborate on the goal of modernizing the nation’s grid. Beginning in 2016, the DOE has funded more than $200 million for GMLC projects in six technical areas: 1) Device and Integrated Systems Testing, 2) Sensing and Measurements, 3) System Operations, Power Flow, and Control, 4) Design and Planning Tools, 5) Security and Resilience, and 6) Institutional Support.  

    About the Presenter

    Jeff Dagle from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, currently serves on the GMLC leadership team, and will share his perspectives on the future directions of this research, and opportunities for collaboration.

    How to Attend

    The presentation will begin at 11 am on April 5th, 2019. This will be about an hour presentation including Q&A; space is limited to 18 people, No Foreign Nationals. RSVP required by March 31, 2019, send email with full name of each attendee with phone number to TWHALER@HOTMAIL.COM.

    Location is the PNNL campus in Richland. Directions will be sent to attendees once signups are completed.