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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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  • ASME Columbia Basin Section Presents: ASME Executive Director and CEO Tom Costabile

    Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
    WSU Tri-Cities East Auditorium
    2710 Crimson Way Richland, WA

    On Tuesday, December 17th, Thomas Costabile, the Executive Director and CEO of ASME, will be visiting the Columbia Basin Section.  He will be giving a presentation on "ASME Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow."

    As the Executive Director of ASME, Thomas Costabile is responsible for implementing the Society’s strategy focused on the creation of products, services and programs around ASME’s initial core technologies – manufacturing, bioengineering, robotics, clean energy, and pressure technology. He is also responsible for guiding organizational programs in codes and standards development, membership, conferences, technical publishing, education and professional development, and public policy. From his base at ASME’s global headquarters in New York City, he oversees ASME’s strategic initiatives, finance, operations and staff.

    The presentation will be at the WSU - Tri Cities East Auditorium.  Following the presentation, there will also be a ceremony honoring the ASME Columbia Basin Section Engineer of the Year.  After the ceremony there will be a reception for Thomas Costabile and the CBS Engineer of the Year.

    Please join us for this unique opportunity to hear from one of the leaders of ASME and honor a local engineer.

    ASME Executive Director Presentation

    5:00 PM

    WSU Tri-Cities East Auditorium

    2710 Crimson Way Richland, WA

    If you would like to attend the reception after the presentation, please RSVP to:;;

    More information on Thomas Costabile:

    Directions to WSU -Tri Cities East Auditorium:

  • Volunteers for FIRST Lego League Needed

    Volunteers are needed for a FIRST Lego League event in the Tri-Cities area on December 7th.  FIRST Lego League is a robot building competition for elementary and middle-school aged children, designed to teach them STEM concepts and encourage them to overcome real-world challenges.  The competitors must build an autonomous robot from LEGO parts, designed to complete missions on a playing field.  The students also complete a research project based on the year's theme.

    Volunteers are needed for various roles at the event, including judges, referees, and various other positions. 

    Date: 12/7/19

    Time: 7:30am - 4pm


    Chief Joseph Middle School

    504 Wilson Street

    Richland, WA 99354 USA

    If you are interested in volunteering, please visit this site:

    It will take you to the volunteer registration system for all FIRST activities.  Please register there, then search for FLL activites in Washington, and select the Richland event.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mears at

    You can find more information about FIRST Lego League here: