New Podcast Series:
ASME Today & Tomorrow

Welcome to ASME’s new podcast, ASME Today & Tomorrow, which aims to provide an engaging new way to keep the ASME family connected and up-to-date on a wide variety of topics of interest to the ASME community around the world.

ASME's Efforts to Transform Engineering Education
ASME is involved in a variety of efforts to transform, revitalize and diversify engineering education, with a focus on making headway with the many conflicting demands on what students should learn, how they should learn, and who should be learning.

In this episode of ASME Today & Tomorrow, ASME’s Executive Director Tom Costabile and Director of Strategic Communications Michael Cowan chat with Aisha Lawrey, ASME’s Director of Engineering Education, about the Mechanical Engineering Education Leadership Summit coming up in March and other important events this year, and about why she is such a passionate advocate for increasing diversity in engineering.

Inspiring and engaging tomorrow’s engineers is central to ASME’s mission. ASME Engineering Festivals™ (E-Fests) and the related series of activities known as ASME EFx™ are some of the most exciting ways the Society engages next generation engineers all around the globe. In this episode of ASME Today & Tomorrow, Callie Tourigny, ASME’s Senior Vice President for Student & Early Career Development, and Brandy Smith, ASME’s Senior Manager of STEM Programs, join Tom Costabile, ASME’s Executive Director, and Michael Cowan, ASME’s Director of Strategic Communications, for a discussion of how they’re raising the bar on inspiring the next generation of engineers.

There may be no more important factor in ensuring the continued vitality and impact of the engineering profession than attracting and nurturing the next generation of engineers. In this episode of ASME Today & Tomorrow, Brianna Migliaccio, President of the ASME Chapter at New York University and a member of its engineering school’s Class of 2020, joins Executive Director Tom Costabile and Michael Cowan, Director of Strategic Communications, for a discussion about what inspired her to pursue studies in mechanical engineering and why the opportunity to serve as an engineering leader means so much to her.

ASME’s Nominating Committee selects nominees for the positions of ASME President and at-large members of the Board of Governors to be filled at each annual election. In this episode of ASME Today & Tomorrow, Howard Berkof, Chair of the Presidential Task Force on Nominations as well as of ASME’s VOLT efforts, and RuthAnn Bigley, Coordinator of Governance, join Executive Director Tom Costabile and Michael Cowan, Director of Strategic Communications, for a conversation about the importance of the nominating process and ASME’s volunteer leadership pipeline.

One of ASME’s signature activities is Code Week. In this episode of ASME Today & Tomorrow, Gerry Eisenberg, Director, Pressure Technology Codes & Standards, and Steve Rossi, S&C Project Engineering Manager, join Michael Cowan, Director, Strategic Communications, for an in-depth look at Code Week.

This first installment features an interview with Executive Director Tom Costabile, who sat down recently with Michael Cowan, ASME’s Director of Strategic Communications, to talk about what brought him to ASME, his goals for this first year, and what he sees as the key challenges and opportunities facing the Society.

In addition to being available on ASME.org, ASME Today & Tomorrow is also available directly via SoundCloud and will soon be via the Stitcher app on your mobile device. Please keep an eye out for Episode #2, coming soon.