ASME Takes Part in Engineering Expo for High School Students
May 31, 2019
ASME members and staff recently participated in a special engineering exposition in White Plains, N.Y., where high school and middle school students could meet representatives from professional engineering societies, universities and industry to discuss pursuing careers in engineering. Several thousand students and parents attended the “Be an Engineer Event” at the Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo, which was held March 31 at White Plains High School.
For the fourth consecutive year, ASME hosted a booth at the expo, where staff and volunteers provided information on ASME student chapters, the benefits of student membership and the various scholarship opportunities available through the Society. ASME was one of 34 professional societies participating in the event.
ASME’s Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile shared his knowledge and expertise with a number of parents and students who stopped by the booth with questions about the field of mechanical engineering and employment opportunities after graduation. ASME’s booth was supported by Patricia Reddington, director, Safety Codes and Standards; Kathleen Peterson, S&C project engineering advisor; Reza Chubak, chair of the ASME Westchester Section; and Tony Licata, a member of the Energy Conversion & Storage Segment Leadership Team.
A number of military academies, local junior and four-year colleges and regional institutions also participated in the event. Local schools included Manhattan College, City College of New York, Cooper Union, and Westchester Community College. Regional universities included Penn State University and Villanova University.