Events List

Upcoming events

    • 29 Mar 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 11100 Johns Hopkins Road,Laurel,MD 20723

    Please join JHU-APL for the SWE membership meeting as well as an exciting space talk. The details are as follows:

    Date: March 29th

    Venue: Howard County Room (Building 1 APL)

    11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel,MD 20723

    Title: The Journey to Pluto: The New Horizons Mission

    Speaker: Sarah Hamilton

    The New Horizons Spacecraft was launched January 19, 2006 beginning a nearly ten year journey to the Pluto-Charon System, culminating in a flyby on July 14th, 2015. The presentation will describe the Spacecraft, Science Objections, and some of the challenges encountered in preparing for the flyby event. Some early science discovery highlights will also be presented.

    Dinner will be at 630 pm and the program will begin at 7 pm.

    Food will be provided from Noodles and Company.

    Registration fee is as following:

    Students: $5

    Others: $10

    • 01 Apr 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703

    Frederick Science and Engineering Fair

    Time: 8:30am-11:30

    Meeting @ 8:30 am in the judges orientation room


    Tuscarora High School

    5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703

    We go to county science fairs and talk to the students about their projects, provide encouragement, and give away information on engineering & SWE.  We select winners to receive a special SWE award.  Technical expertise not required and we will divide up categories based on our interests.  Feel free to bring along a significant other or friend along to help out.  

    Contact if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Agua 301 Restaurant, 301 Water St SE, Washington, DC 20003

    Mugshots and Margaritas

    Joint STEM Happy Hour (SWE, SHPE, IISE)

    Join us for an Networking Happy Hour with engineering non-profit organizations in the DC area!

    The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) National Capital Chapter, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Baltimore Washington Section, and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) DC have teamed up to host a Networking Happy Hour!

    Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Time: 6:30-8:30pm


    Agua 301 Restaurant

    301 Water St SE

    Washington, DC 20003

    We are excited to host an Engineering Networking event at Agua 301, with the theme of "Mugshots and Margaritas," where we will be offering professional photos for members in attendance! This is an excellent opportunity to meet engineers across organizations and get another "shot" at a professional photo.

    Registration not necessary, but will make sending your photos easier! Please feel free to reach out with any questions via the FB event page.

    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 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)
    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:


    Questions? Contact Natalie Bryner at

    • 06 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 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 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 6 Expo 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Expo open to the general public:
    Saturday, April 7: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 8: 10:00 AM to 6:00 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:


    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


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