BWS Events List


Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Apr 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC 20001)

    Shifts Available:

    Friday 11 of 36 shifts still open

    Saturday 9 of 45 shifts still open

    Sunday 17 of 39 shifts still open

    Join us at the USA Science and Engineering Festival!

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

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

    Expo Dates and Hours

    Sneak Peek:
    Friday, April 25, 2014: Expo 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Expo open to the general public:
    Saturday, April 26, 2014: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 27, 2012: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Volunteer Information

    We hope you can volunteer at the SWE booth for a few hours. Please register to confirm your place as a volunteer. 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:

    http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/puffmobile.html

     

    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. 

    Use this registration for all shifts. You do not need to commit to a shift at this time, you will be able to select your shift later using Volunteer Spot.

    All volunteers will get a green SWE volunteer shirt.

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

    • 13 May 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Exxon Mobil Campus - Fairfax, VA

     

    Topic: Career Development - mentoring, career choices, and career obstacles.

     

    Speaker: Fern Starke

     

    Bio:

    Fern Starke is the Downstream General Auditor at Exxon Mobil Corporation.  She was born in Canada and received a Bachelor’s of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.  Fern joined ExxonMobil’s Canadian affiliate Imperial Oil Limited in 1980 and has held a variety of positions during her career in Controller’s, Audit and Treasurer’s across Imperial's and ExxonMobil's upstream, downstream, chemical, and corporate departments.

    Throughout her career Fern and her family have relocated many times throughout North America.  In 2008, Fern returned to the United States and became the Downstream Assistant Treasurer – Credit responsible for managing ExxonMobil’s global downstream credit portfolio throughout the financial crisis.  She assumed her current role as Downstream General Auditor in November 2012.  In this role Fern is responsible for the global downstream audit function and has staff located around the world.

    Fern is passionate about helping others achieve their potential.  She is a Board Member for Alternative House, a non-profit organization that provides support to teens.  Fern is an active member of the ExxonMobil Women’s Interest Network (WIN) and frequently speaks at events.  Most importantly, Fern is the proud mother of four children and is actively involved in their lives.

     

    Location:

    ExxonMobil Fairfax Campus

    3225 Gallows Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031

     

    After you enter the campus, you will be greeted by an ExxonMobil representative (at the entrance across from the big red "O") and directed to the event location.

     

    Times: 6:00- 6:30 pm: Networking; 6:30-7:00pm: Dinner; 7:00-7:15 pm: SWE Announcements;  7:15-8:00 pm: Speaker and Q&A

     

    Cost:   Free

    *Dinner Buffet, Courtesy of ExxonMobil.*

    Reservation Policy:  RSVP online by Wed May 7

    * Space is limited*

     

    • 15 May 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Robinson Nature Center: 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

    Joint Membership Meeting with the Howard County Astronomical League (HAL)

    Location:

    Robinson Nature Center: 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

    (Meetings are held in one of the rooms on the second floor)

    Registration:  Free

    Speaker NameChris Todd

    Presentation Topic:

    HAL President Chris Todd will provide a presentation on upcoming events for HAL as well as celestial events in the coming months. Members astronomy photos and sketches will be presented as well.

     

    Show & Tell of Astronomy Equipment - HAL members will bring in a select variety of astronomy related equipment including telescopes, mounts, cameras, eye pieces, homemade power supplies, and other astronomy common astronomy accessories.

     

    Proposed Agenda:

    7:00 - 7:30 pm: Networking

    7:30 - 8:30 pm: Presentation
    • 31 May 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Cafeteria of JHU Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, Maryland 20723
    This registration is for SWE / APL Volunteers Only, female students please register here:

    http://www.baltwashswe.org/eventslist?eventId=883127&EventViewMode=EventDetails

    BWS SWE, along with JHU APL SWE, will introduce girls to engineering and science by offering engaging hands-on projects and career exploration activities for girls through the Girls Go Techbridge program. The projects highlight the Engineering Design Process and invite girls to brainstorm, design, build, test, and re-design. This experience gives girls a flexible, practical approach to problem solving that they can apply to a wide range of subjects. The student will also interact with STEM role model volunteers and explore careers to become inspired.

    Volunteers are needed from 9:00am-3:30pm.

    The event begins promptly at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

    Questions? Contact Natalie at nataliebryner@gmail.com.

    • 31 May 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Cafeteria of JHU Applied Physics Lab, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, Maryland 20723
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Registration has reached capacity, please email nataliebryner@gmail.com if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

    This registration is for 4th-8th Grade Female Student Participates Only, SWE and APL volunteers please register here:

    http://www.baltwashswe.org/eventslist?eventId=883129&EventViewMode=EventDetails

    BWS SWE, along with JHU APL SWE, will introduce girls to engineering and science by offering engaging hands-on projects and career exploration activities for girls through the Girls Go Techbridge program. The projects highlight the Engineering Design Process and invite girls to brainstorm, design, build, test, and re-design. This experience gives girls a flexible, practical approach to problem solving that they can apply to a wide range of subjects. The student will also interact with STEM role model volunteers and explore careers to become inspired.

    The event begins promptly at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

    $10.00non-refundable fee per female students will need to be paid to reserve your spot and will be used for supplies and lunch. Financial aid is available for students that need it.

    Please have the Parents/Guardians fill out the Photo Release Form in advance, it will make check in go faster.

    Questions? Contact Natalie at nataliebryner@gmail.com.

    • 10 Jun 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 5275 WESTVIEW DR. FREDERICK, MD 21703-8306

    Save the Date!

     

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Location:

    Bechtel Power Corporation

    5275 Westview Dr. Frederick, MD 21703-8306

     

    Times: 

    5:30-5:45 pm: Networking

    5:45-6:15 pm: Dinner

    6:15-6:30 pm: SWE Announcements 

    6:30-7:30 pm: Speakers and Q&A

     

    Agenda:

    Three speakers with15 minute presentations each.  There will be one technical presentation, one presentation about community outreach, and one on leadership.

    Cost:   TBD

    Menu: TBD

    Reservation Policy:  TBD

     

    Registration opening soon.


    • 28 Feb 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001

     

    Be part of the fun and volunteer for a fun day at the National Building Museum during Engineers Week!!

     

    What is Family Day @ National Building Museum? The annual Washington DC Engineering Family Day is enjoyed by over six thousand visitors to the National Building Museum every February.  The festival features dozens of hands-on  activities provided by local engineering chapters and national organizations.  Every year at the start of Engineer's Week, the impressive main hall of the National Building Museum is taken over by thousands of children of all ages experiencing the excitement of engineering, not to mention slime. 

     

    The National Building Museum and the National Engineers Week Foundation invite you to debunk the myths of engineering and discover how professional engineers turn an idea into reality.  Celebrate National Engineers Week by participating in this free, hands-on and fun-filled festival! 

     

    Discover Engineering Family Day is a FREE, drop-in program. Program and activities are most appropriate for children ages 5 to 13 with adult supervision. Registration is not required.

     

    What do you do as a volunteer?  SWE BWS partners with AlChE, to run the slime making stations! It is the most popular event at Family Day every year - everyone loves slime!

     

    Slime Making - Each child gets to see how to make slime and understand chemistry! They each get to pick their own color and this gross stuff is a HUGE hit!!

     

    Volunteer Opportunities:
    All Day (8:300am - 5:30pm)
    8:30am-11:00am
    11:00am - 1:00pm

    1:00pm - 3:00pm

    3:00pm - 5:30pm

     

    Food: breakfast (donuts), lunch (pizza) and drinks throughout the day for all volunteers.

     

    Arrival: The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street NW, between 4th and 5th Streets, across the street from the Judiciary Square Metro (Red Line)Wheelchair access is available through the G Street entrance.

     

    Parking in the area is limited - Ride Metro - another way engineers make our lives easier!

     

    Event details can also be found at: http://eweekdcfamilyday.org/

     

    Questions? Contact Natalie Bryner at nataliebryner@gmail.com

     

     

 

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