Events List

Upcoming events

    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 20 Sep 2015
    • Poconos, PA

    Meeting for section leadership of Region E to discuss and vote on business of Region E of the Society of Women Engineers.

    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • National Electronics Museum 1745 West Nursey Road, Linthicum, MD
    • 46


    This professional development workshop introduces participants to the latest research trends and tools - from Harvard, Wharton, and Loyola - that transform women’s leadership effectiveness.  It includes gender bias, confidence perception, and group dynamics – as well as concepts from these thought leaders:  

    • Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook and one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business; author of Lean In – the leadership ambition gap and the difference in how ambition is perceived in women and men.            
    • Dr. Amy Cuddy, Social Psychologist and Professor at Harvard Business School;  TedGlobal 2012 presenter Positions of Power – how body language shapes who you are.
    • Dr. Adam Grant, Professor at the Wharton School of Business and author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success – why helping others drives our success.

    FLYER: Aspire to Lead 2015   



    Contact Beth Lomas with any questions.

    • 17 Oct 2015
    • Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Rd, Warrenton, VA 20187

    It is called Adventure Day and the girls attending are from kindergarten through high school aged and from all around Northern Virginia and further. The purpose of the event is to offer fun and educational things for girls to see and do and to introduce them to new and different things. The event is set up festival format, with troops and families visiting the different booths and activities at their own pace. We generally have 70 – 80 vendors and/or activities, and last year we had almost 600 attend. This year it will be held on October 17 at Fauquier County Fairgrounds in Warrenton.

    Volunteers are needed from x:00am-x:00pm.

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

    Questions? Contact Natalie at

    • 22 Oct 2015
    • 24 Oct 2015
    • Nashville, TN

    Let us know if you are attending WE15, and we'll contact you about meeting up in Nashville for a section dinner!

    Check out the website for WE15:

    Register for WE15 here:

    • 14 Nov 2015
    • Girl Scouts of Central Marylwand, 4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

    Save the Date!

    The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is doing its part to inspire girls to pursue STEAM careers by organizing a Women in STEAM conference for middle school girls on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10am to 5pm. Girls grades 4th-6th will have the opportunity to explore a variety of STEAM fields in workshops led by female professionals. A this all day event, girls will have the change to hear from guest speakers about women in STEAM, experience different STEAM careers in hands-on workshops, and visit the Expo Hall where they can engage in games and activities while learning more about various local STEAM organizations. To help sustain a girl's interest in STEAM, workshops for parents and troop leaders will offer resources to teach adults how to encourage girls to pursue STEAM.

    Volunteers are needed from x:00am-x:00pm.

    The event begins at 10:00am and ends at 5:00pm.

    Questions? Contact Natalie at

    • 19 Feb 2016
    • 21 Feb 2016
    • Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606

    2016 Region E Mid-Atlantic Conference

    This year’s Mid-Atlantic regional conference will be co-hosted in Newport News, Virginia by the professional Hampton Roads SWE and collegiate Old Dominion University SWE sections.  

    "As the Hampton Roads is known throughout Virginia for its coastal environment, we elected this year’s conference theme to be “Under the SWE.”  We feel that this theme highlights our extraordinary maritime location which fosters exceptional opportunities including, but certainly not limited to, development in the shipbuilding, military and aerospace industries.  The main goal of the conference is to connect approximately three hundred women engineers from sixty universities and thirteen professional SWE sections that attend each year with the expansive corporate and academic engineering communities within our region.  Through our career fair, professional workshops, and corporate events, we provide an ideal opportunity for recruiting and networking. The area is home to many innovative technological and engineering companies, an international port, as well as nationally-ranked destinations such as colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and the Virginia Beach boardwalk.  We believe this wealth of resources and unique attractions is the perfect foundation for an incredibly successful conference."

    For more information and to register:

    • 27 Feb 2016
    • 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

    • 12 Mar 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA

    Please join the National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for another existing Women's History Month celebration of the many accomplishments of women in STEM. This year's Women in Aviation and Space Family Day will be held from 10am-3pm. They welcome the return of the National Capital Girl Scouts as participants this year, as well as many of the other great long time collaborators.

    The Baltimore-Washington Section of SWE is able to reach upwards of 3,000 Girl Scouts and students each year. This is one of the most fun events we participate in every year and it is a great way to meet other members from the local area!! Please volunteer for this fun and rewarding event. BWS will be having two hands on activities "Puff Mobile" and "Making Connection." More details will be given the morning of the event.

    All day volunteers receive complimentary lunch from the Girl Scouts while attending and of course, there will be Girl Scout cookies!

    Please volunteer for the full day or a shift (morning or afternoon).

    Shifts for volunteers:

    - ALL DAY: 9:00am - 3:30pm
    - First shift: 9:00am - 12:30pm
    - Second shift: 12:00pm - 3:30pm

    Questions? Contact



    • 15 Apr 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Apr 2016
    • 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 15, 2014: Expo 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Expo open to the general public:
    Saturday, April 16, 2014: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 17, 2012: 9:00 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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