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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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  • GD&T Workshop

    Join us for a 6 hour workshop on Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) given by Bryan Fischer.  Bryan is a leading expert and published author with over 35 years’ experience in mechanical design and engineering. He specializes in 3D methods, CAD, GD&T, ISO GPS, 3D PMI, 3D Model-Based Definition (MBD), 3D Model-Based Enterprise (MBE), tolerance analysis and their implementation. Bryan has been active in national and international standards development throughout his career. He has been a member of ASME Y14 series standard activities for more than 25 years. He is a leading researcher and developer of standards, processes, and tools for the implementation of 3D MBD and MBE. 

    The workshop will cover the basics of GD&T and what's new in GD&T, followed by an introduction to Model-Based Definition and Model Based Enterprise (replacing 2D drawings with annotated 3D models).


    The class will be held on March 27, at Room 244 in the Floyd Building on the WSU-Tri Cities campus, starting at 8am.


    Prices are $25 for students, $50 for ASME Professional Section Members, and $60 for non-members.  Payable via credit card on Eventbrite or by cash or check on the day of the event.


    Seating for this event is limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.  Registration closes March 25.

     Sign Up Here:


    Bryan Fischer Biography:
    If you have questions, contact Kelly Mears at
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    There are two volunteer opportunities coming up for Columbia Basin Section members.  We are looking for volunteers to help with two activities.

    The first is on February 20, between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, the Columbia Basin Section will be running an activity at the 3rd Annual Girl’s Day being hosted by the Society of Women Engineers.  At this event, girls between grades 3 and 12 are offered a chance to perform several engineering activities with the help of engineers.  The Columbia Basin Section will be showing kids how to build bridges from straw and tape.  We need 4-6 volunteers, between 3:30 and 6:30, volunteering for only part of the time is acceptable.

    The second activity is on March 12 at 5pm, the Columbia Basin Section will be judging engineering projects at the Mid-Columbia Science and Engineering Fair (MCSEF).  The MCSEF is a region wide science fair that draws students from the region.  The students are between 6th and 12th grade and compete for a chance to go to the state and international science fairs. The Columbia Basin Section has been awarding prizes to students that create engineering projects for many years.  We need 3 judges to evaluate the engineering projects and pick four winners.  This normally takes about 2 hours.

    If you are interested in helping at either of these events or would like more information, please email Kelly Mears at