Events List

Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bechtel Reston, 12021 Sunset Hill Road, Reston, VA 20190

    Financial Planning and Emotional Intelligence

    21 February 2019

    5:00- 8:00PM

    Bechtel Reston

    12021 Sunset Hill Road, Reston, VA 20190  

    SWE-BWS and Bechtel Corporation invite you to join us for an evening discussion with talks on two critical topics: Financial Planning for Women and Emotional Intelligence.

    Our speakers for the evening are: 

    Linda Black

    Chartered Financial Counselor and Retirement Income Certified Professional

    Joan Fletcher

    Nationally recognized leadership expert & certified self-awareness professional coach

    Free for SWE-BWS Members & Guests, but registration is a must.

    2 PDHs will awarded

    For questions, please reach out to our VP of Professional Development at

    Hope to see you there!

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Morgan State University, 1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251

    SWE is partnered with Morgan State U SWE and the NSBE Baltimore professional society for a dinner, networking & Aspire to Engineering Panel & Q&A. 

    The event is Thursday 2/21, 6 -7:30 pm at Morgan State University, 1700 E Cold Spring Lane. room TBD. 

    We would love your participation and sign up.  For questions, contact Kate McGuire @

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tony & Joe's Seafood Place 3000 K Street NW Washington, DC 20007
    • 6
    DCCEAS Awards Banquet


    Join the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) and its member societies as we celebrate Engineers Week. The program will include DCCEAS awards to local engineering students, Engineer and Architect of the Year awards, and a keynote address.

    Tony & Joe's Seafood Place
    3000 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20007

    February 23, 2019

    Time: 6:30PM - 9:00PM.   


    Life Time Achievement Award will be presented to Vint Cerf, "one of the Fathers of the Internet", witRobert E. Kahn, the ACM Alan M. Turing Award (2004) official biography 

    Banquet Speaker:

    Lance Hoffman, Distinguished Research Professor, GW Computer Science

    Department, Challenges and Opportunities in Cyber Security

    6:30 - 7:00 PM Registration, Networking (no host, cash bar)

    7:00 - 7:05 PM Welcome and Introductions

    7:05 - 7:45 PM Buffet Dinner

    7:45 - 8:05 PM Awards Presentations

    8:05 - 8:20 PM Lifetime Achievement Award

    8:20 - 8:40 PM Keynote Speaker

    8:40 - 8:50 PM Discussion

    9:00 Adjourn

    "SWE is a member society of DCCEAS. 

    Dress: Black Tie Optional / Business Formal

    Cost: Tickets are $30 each for SWE-BWS members, and $40 or non-members

    (Buffet includes green salad, penne marinara, chicken marsala, broiled salmon, rice and mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, assorted mini pastry cakes, coffee, tea, sodas)

    Only 8 seats are available at the SWE-BWS table!

    More information at

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Howard High School Ellicott City, MD

    *This page is for volunteer registration only*

    See seperate 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).


    March 2, 2018
    Volunteer shifts begin as early as 8:30 and have shifts all day

    We're looking for leads too! 



    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 (2) BWS SWE Members, (2) Engineering or Physics Professor, and (2) SWE Collegiate Member 


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


    For more information on our competition, pleaes visit our competition page: 





    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Howard High School Ellicott City, MD

    *This registration is for Lead Positions*

    Leads are expected to volunteer the entire day of the event on Saturday, March 2 as well as participate in pre-event planning for their area. Prior lead experience is not necessary, I'll provide you information and guidance. 

    I'm looking forward to working with you!


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

    Rube Goldberg event co-lead: Shadow Adrianne through event process to learn the ins and outs of running a Rube Goldberg event so the torch can be passed on for a 2020 event! You're welcome to be as much or as little involved as you want. Would love someone who can take on some of the planning work and isn't afraid to take iniative. 

    Lead Judge: Understand the rules of the competition. Rube provides a rule book. Answer questions from teams prior to the event and train your group of judges on how to judge. Organize judges day of event and prior to event. Judges are typically engineers, scientist, and STEM teachers. Judging is the analytical evaluation of the machines. Make judgement calls for our specific competition.

    Lead Referee: We need someone to find and coordinate referees. Referees are "judging" the machines on the whimsicalness of the machine. Need someone to find referees for the event and lead them. You will also have to answer questions from the teams on what the referees will do. Rube provides guidelines and rules for referees. Referees can be anyone in the community and it's encouraged to find celebrity referees. Last year we just used SWE volunteers. Coordinate referees day of event.

    Advertising Coordinator:  Advertise to High Schools and gain interest in competing. Anyone have contacts with the local high schools? Rube provides a template to use.

    Public Relations Coordinator: share the event with local new venues, get a keynote speaker (Last year I got LtGovenor of Maryland). Rube provides a template to use.

    Food Coordinator: Need someone to coordinate food for the volunteers and potentially for the contestants. Purchase and setup all the food on day of. Submit receipts to BWS at end of event for reimbursement.

    Photographer: Take pictures the day of the event and post in a location to share with the section. 

    Volunteer Coordinator: Assign volunteers to their positions and direct them what to do on day of event. 







    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Howard High School

    Join BWS SWE for a Parent and Educator Program for parents and educators of students interested in STEM. This event runs parallel to the Rube Goldberg Contest.


    PEP will be held while students are setting up their Rube Goldberg Machines and participants will have the opportunity to see the machines in action during the competition! 


    Goal: To help Parents and Educators become effective adult advocates for girls in STEM.
    Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, administrators and leaders are encouraged to participate
    in the PEP. Participants are asked to stay for the entire program.

    Parents and educators will:
     -Learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources
     -Network with SWE members as well as other parents and educators
     -Participate in a panel discussion with select SWE members and outreach experts
     -Complete a hands-on activity and learn best practices for engineering projects with girls
    - Watch the Rube Goldberg Competition during public viewing

    Example PEP timeline (timeline will vary based on number of teams competing):

    9:30-11:30 Morning Session with Speakers

    12:00-1:00 Watch Student Presentations

    1:30-3:00 Afternoon Session with Speakers

    3:30 Awards Ceremony


    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Morgan State University 1700 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Md
    Be part of a REALLY rewarding outreach experience!!  Cheer on and support city middle schoolers competing in a variety of STEM activities throughout the day. Science Olympiad is the nation's premier STEM tournament after school program, featured at the White House STEM Fair.  

    Over 20 Baltimore city school teams are participating in fun and interactive events. These students have been preparing since the fall and are very eager to compete in their chosen event. These students are aspiring to science and engineering and LOVE to interact with STEM professionals! 

     There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including guides for teams and students, helping with running the activities, logistics and more. No experience or skill is necessary. 3-4 hr shifts are available throughout the day. 

    For any questions, contact Kate McGuire at 

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032

    Fairfax Science and Engineering Fair

    Time: 7:30am-1:30p

    Meeting @ 8:00 am in the judges orientation room.

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

    Post-judging discussion and award selections wrap up by around 1:30p


    Robinson Secondary School

    5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032

    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!

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Escape Room Live Georgetown, 3345 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

     The SWE-BWS Executive Council challenges you to an Escape Room Competition!

    You can join as a company team of 8-10, or join as an individual and we will put you in a team with other SWE-BWS challengers! If your team wins, the whole team will get some SWE Swag !

    WHERE: Escape Room Live Georgetown, 3345 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

    Challenge rooms will be: Runaway Subway, Ghostbusters, and Curse of the Mummy

    WHEN: March 23 start times at 2:00pm/2:10pm/2:20pm

    COST: $27.50 per person

    Optional networking / refreshments at nearby establishment afterwards!

    Please reach out to Nesrine at with questions!

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iron Rooster, 1606 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230


    Join us for brunch to network with cool women! SWE is hosting a social networking brunch at the new, trendy Iron Rooster Restaurant at McHenry Row. Learn what’s happening and coming up!  It is right off Route 95 just south of downtown Baltimore in Locust Point.

    Meet and develop a network of friendly professionals in your area! The event is open, bring a friend!  See the website for more info. . Cost is $15 for your choice of brunch item from the menu, with tax and gratuities. Beverages are separate. 

    Afterwards, visit just blocks away the Baltimore Visionary Arts Museum, the Museum of Industry, or the Inner Harbor!

    Contact Kate McGuire ( for more information.

    Hope to see you there!

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Alibi, 237 2nd St NW, Washington, DC 20001
    • 13
    Dinner with SWE Board of Directors 

    The Society of Women Engineers Board of Directors will be in Washington, DC for Capitol Hill Visits and would like to meet with local members for dinner! This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with SWE leadership.

    The Alibi DC

    237 2nd St NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    Date: March 28, 2019

    Time: 6PM - 8PM

    Cost: Pay per person

    View the dinner menu at

    For more information, please email
    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Johns Hopkins University

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