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    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227
    Register


    Women on Fire

    Jensen Hughes + SWE-BWS 


    Thursday, 30 January 2019

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


    Jensen Hughes

    3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817

    Baltimore, MD 21227


    Women on Fire - Leadership Challenges and Successes in the Fire Service and Fire Protection Engineering Industry


    Agenda

    • 5:30-6:00 - Networking / hors d'oeuvres

    • 6:00-6:10 - Jensen Hughes welcome and introduction
    • 6:10-6:30 - Chief Uhlhorn, Howard County Fire Chief
    • 6:30-6:50 - Nicole Boston, CEO, SFPE
    • 6:50-7:00 - Q&A
    • 7:00-7:30 - Fire lab tour
    • 7:30-8:00 - Networking / desserts

    COST - Free; refreshments will be provided.


    Speaker Bios



    Nicole Testa Boston, CAE has served as CEO of SFPE (Society of Fire Protection Engineers) since October 2013. She is responsible for the Society’s wide-ranging and expanding technical and educational programs, strategic initiatives, finance, operations, and staff. During her tenure, Boston has initiated and overseen a dramatic transformation of the engineering Society. Driven by a deep commitment to SFPE's vision and mission, Boston has led the Society through tremendous strategic and institutional changes, including creation of a new governance model, chapter restructuring, strategic planning, office relocation, and organizational design and operations. Boston has over 20 years of experience in the engineering industry, having previously served 11 years as deputy director of Fiatech, an industry-led consortium in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin focused on deploying new technologies to improve capital projects. Prior to that she served as executive director of the Building Futures Council as well as held senior management positions at the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (part of the American Society of Civil Engineers).



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    Christine M. Uhlhorn was selected by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to be the Chief of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Uhlhorn is a 29-year veteran of the Department and a third-generation firefighter. She rose through the ranks and was promoted to Assistant Chief in 2016. During her career, she served in various leadership roles and held positions as the Fire Officer Association president and Safe Kids Coordinator. Uhlhorn is passionate about equitable rights and was the president of the St. Florian’s Brigade, an organization whose mission is to attract young women into careers in the fire service.




    Hope to see you there!


    Please email leadership@swe-bws.org with any questions.


    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Howard High School Ellicott City, MD

    *This page is for volunteer registration only*

    See separate registration page if interested in being a lead. 

     

    This year we will be hosting a Live Division II contest for students ages 14-18 (high school) and 11-14 (middle school) Division 1 

       

    February 15, 2020
    Volunteer shifts begin as early as 8:30 am and have shifts all day

    Judging begins at 12:00 noon

    We're looking for leads too! 

     

    Location

    Howard High School

    Ellicott City, MD


    Judges and Referees will need to read the judging packet prior to the day of the event. 

     

    Referees are another great way to be involved and see the projects up close! Referees conduct the quantitative judging at the competition. You will receive a packet prior to the day of the event. We would like at least (4) BWS SWE Members, (4) Engineering or Physics Professor, and (4) SWE Collegiate Member 

     

    We hope to get both professional and collegiate volunteers at this event. We look forward to a great day!  


    Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rube-goldberg-competition-2020-volunteer-tickets-91520170293

     

    For more information on our competition, please visit our competition page: www.baltwashswe.org/Rube-Goldberg 

     

     

     

     

    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kelly Leadership Center, 14715 Bristow Rd, Manassas, VA 20112
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    Prince William Science & Engineering Fair 


    Time: 8am-12pm


    Location:

    Kelly Leadership Center

    14715 Bristow Rd

    Manassas, VA 20112


    SWE-BWS goes to area/regional science fairs and talk to students about their projects, provide encouragement, and give away information on engineering & the Society of Women Engineers.  We select winners to receive a special SWE award (outside of what students may win from the technical judging).  Technical expertise not required and we will divide up categories based on your expertise and interests.  Feel free to bring along a significant other or friend along to help out.  


    Schedule:

    7:30 – 8 a.m. Check in and breakfast

    8 a.m. Orientation

    8:30 a.m. Judging begins

    12 p.m. Lunch begins for all judges who have completed judging

    1 p.m. All judging should be completed


    Contact sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.


    We look forward to working with you!

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032
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    Fairfax Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 8:00 am-1:00pm

    We will be meeting @ 8:00 am in the judges orientation room.

    Registration begins at 7:30am; Judging is from 8:30am-11:45am

    Post-judging discussion and award selections wrap up no later than 1:00pm


    Location:

    Robinson Secondary School

    5035 Sideburn Rd

    Fairfax, VA, 22032


    SWE-BWS goes to area/regional science fairs and talk to students about their projects, provide encouragement, and give away information on engineering & the Society of Women Engineers. We select winners to receive a special SWE award (outside of what students may win from the technical judging). Technical expertise not required and we will divide up categories based on your expertise and interests. Feel free to bring along a significant other or friend along to help out.


    Contact sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions. 


    We look forward to working with you!

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251
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    Morgan State U Science Mathematics and Engineering Fair

    (Baltimore City)


    Time: 8:30am-11:30

    Meeting @ 8:30 am in the judges orientation room

    (Hill Field House Multipurpose Room)


    Location:

    Morgan State University - Hill Field House

    1700 E Cold Spring Ln

    Baltimore, MD 21251


    SWE-BWS goes to area/regional science fairs and talk to middle and high school students about their projects, provide encouragement, and give away information on engineering & the Society of Women Engineers. We select winners to receive a special SWE award (outside of what students may win from the technical judging). Technical expertise not required and we will divide up categories based on your expertise and interests. Feel free to bring along a significant other or friend along to help out.


    Contact sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions. 


    We look forward to working with you!

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road; Springdale, Maryland 20774
    Register

    Prince George's Area Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 8:30am-11:30

    Check in is from 7:45 am till 8:15 am at the designated Special Awards Judges Room. 


    Location:

    Charles Herbert Flowers High School 

    10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

    Springdale, Maryland 20774


    Continental breakfast and lunch will be available for all judges and volunteers.


    SWE-BWS goes to area/regional science fairs and talk to students about their projects, provide encouragement, and give away information on engineering & the Society of Women Engineers. We select winners to receive a special SWE award (outside of what students may win from the technical judging). Technical expertise not required and we will divide up categories based on your expertise and interests. Feel free to bring along a significant other or friend along to help out.


    Contact sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions. 


    We look forward to working with you!

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206
    Register

    Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 9am-12pm

    Meeting @ 9am in the judges orientation room.


    Location:

    Wakefield High School

    1325 S Dinwiddie St

    Arlington, VA 22206


    SWE-BWS goes to area/regional science fairs and talk to students about their projects, provide encouragement, and give away information on engineering & the Society of Women Engineers. We select winners to receive a special SWE award (outside of what students may win from the technical judging). Technical expertise not required and we will divide up categories based on your expertise and interests. Feel free to bring along a significant other or friend along to help out.


    Continental Breakfast will be provided. 


    Contact sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions. 


    We look forward to working with you!

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703
    Register

    Frederick County Science and Engineering Fair 


    Time: 8:30am-12pm

    (Judging is from 9am-12pm latest)


    Location:

    Tuscarora High School

    5312 Ballenger Creek Pike

    Frederick, MD 21703


    SWE-BWS goes to area/regional science fairs and talk to students about their projects, provide encouragement, and give away information on engineering & the Society of Women Engineers. We select winners to receive a special SWE award (outside of what students may win from the technical judging). Technical expertise not required and we will divide up categories based on your expertise and interests. Feel free to bring along a significant other or friend along to help out.


    Contact sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions. 


    We look forward to working with you!

    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC 20001)


    Join us at the USA Science and Engineering Festival!

    This is a national event and we will be participating with SWE Headquarters.


    SWE will have a booth at the festival and we will be doing a TBD activity!

     

    Expo Dates and Hours

    Sneak Peek (pre-registration required):
    Friday, April 24 Expo 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Expo open to the general public:
    Saturday, April 25: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 26: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

     

    Volunteer Information

    We hope you can volunteer at the SWE booth for a few hours. We will need approximately 5 volunteers at all times. We are looking for professional and collegiate volunteers!


    For details on the activity view this page:  https://youtu.be/HfN0kr54me0.

     

    Volunteer Shifts:

    There are a variety of shifts and time slots available ranging from 8:30am-6:30pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can sign up for as many shifts as you are able to support. Each shift is 1-3 hours long. 

      

    All volunteers will get a SWE volunteer shirt.


    For more information on the Science and Engineering Festival visit http://www.usasciencefestival.org/.

     


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