Events List

Upcoming events

    • 03 May 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Pepco Edison Place Gallery 702 8th Street NW Washington DC 20068



    Pepco will be hosting the May membership meeting of the Society of Women Engineers Baltimore-Washington Section.


    Please join us on

    Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm


    Pepco Edison Place Gallery

    702 8th Street NW

    Washington DC 20068


    Speaker (see Biography below)

    Sandy Fisher

    Director of Transmission & Substations

    Ms. Fisher will discuss her career, the Pepco engineering development program, and why diversity is important in engineering.



    6pm-6:30pm Networking, Light Refreshments, & Pepco engineering exhibits 

    6:30pm-6:45pm SWE Announcements

    6:45pm-7:30pm Featured Speaker, Q&A




    Free for SWE-BWS Members

    $10 to the public

    U.S. Citizens only

    Please contact with questions!




    Sandra Fisher

    Director, Transmission and Substations

    Sandra Fisher presently serves as the Director of Transmission and Substations. She provides overall strategic leadership for the engineering, design, and planning functions for all transmission and substation facilities constructed by Pepco Holdings’ utilities.

    Ms. Fisher began her utility career with Atlantic City Electric in 1990 as a design and field engineer in the Substation Engineering Department. After four years, she worked in the Distribution Engineering Department in the Cape May Court House operations center. In 1996, she was promoted to supervisor and oversaw the engineering and planning in the Pleasantville operations center. Pleasantville’s customer base was approximately 150,000 customers, including major accounts such as the Atlantic City casinos.

    In 2003, Ms. Fisher was promoted to Process Owner, Customer Requested Construction, where she was responsible for the end to end process design for the Manager, Customer and System Construction process.

    From 2004 through 2009, Ms. Fisher was the Group Manager for PHI Distribution Engineering. She managed approximately 300 distribution engineering design personnel that were responsible for the planning and design of all new customer connections, facility relocations, and distribution improvements and projects.

    Ms. Fisher earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at Rutgers University and is a registered Professional Engineer.

    • 04 May 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BioPark, 801 W. Baltimore St, Baltimore (near stadium)
    • 96

     High School Engineering Showcase at Baltimore BioPark!

    Need Volunteers!!

    Shifts available for Professionals to meet students, discuss and judge their engineering projects. This is for the  7 Baltimore high schools who run the national award winning engineering program Project Lead the Way. Students are showing their design projects.

     You will be asking them about their design process - requirements, alternative designs, how they tested, etc. They are excited to show their designs to real engineers!

    Shifts      1-3 pm, 3-5 pm Project presenting 

                    5-6 pm Networking reception for professionals to                   talk with students. 

    Come cheer our future engineers!!!!

    • 07 May 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Washington, DC

    Join SWE-BWS as we Race for the Cure!  Did you know that the Washington, DC region has the highest incidence rate of invasive breast cancer in the country?  We will be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 7th. to help raise awareness.  

    We will be walking together as a team, but you can still join our team and walk, jog, or run at your own pace on the 5K route along the National Mall.  

    To join our team and participate in the event, please register for the race at the link below:

    Click here to join team SWE-BWS!

    • 19 May 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • South River High School, Edgewater, Maryland

    High School Design Showcase - Annapolis

    Call for Volunteers!


    High School students will be presenting their design projects as part of the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way engineering program. 

    Come talk to students and ask questions about their design project and process. They are excited to present their projects to real engineers!

    Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm

    Place: South River High School, 201 Central Ave E, Edgewater, Maryland. 

    Snacks will be provided. 


    • 06 Jun 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Johns Hopkins University

    Join us for a joint meeting between the Baltimore Washington Section and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory!


    Where: JHU APL

    Date: June 6, 2016

    Time: 5:30-6pm networking

               6-7pm speaker

                7-8pm questions and networking

    Cost: $20 per person, includes dinner


    Dr. Ashley Kranov will be speaking out Gender and Engineering.

    Dr. Ashley Ater Kranov

    President, Global Professional Skills Assessment, LLC

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Washington State University

    Former Managing Director, Professional Services, ABET


    For 20 years Dr. Ater Kranov has served as an educator and leader in the US and international higher education communities. She has a solid record in developing and implementing cutting-edge programs across disciplines and geographical boundaries to ensure engineering and computing students get robust, relevant curricula aligned with industry needs.


    As President of Global Professional Skills Assessment, LLC, Ashley leads an international team of professionals from academia and industry to build capacity of individuals and organizations in the following areas: Educational Research, Leadership Skills, Student Learning Optimization and Quality Assurance in the technical fields.  Her firm partners with professional accrediting bodies and universities worldwide to increase the sustainability of their quality assurance, STEM education and/or STEM research initiatives. 


    Dinner: Taste of Asia 

    Sesame chicken and pepper steak accompanied by, Asian fried rice, garden treasure vegetables and vegetable egg rolls. Mixed greens ,julliene carrots, bell peppers, bok choy, and sweet red onion, honey mustard dressing and a dinner roll.

    House Baked Cookies and brownies for Dessert

    Iced Tea and Iced Water

    Coffee, Decaf Coffee and Hot Tea Service 



    • 11 Jun 2016
    • TBD

    Save the Date!

    We will be having a brunch on 

    June 11th, 2016 

    to celebrate the accomplishments of the Baltimore-Washington Section of SWE during FY2016, and express appreciation for the wonderful volunteers of the section!

    We hope you will consider joining us!

    Please email with questions or ideas.

    • 01 Sep 2016
    • Your Hometown

    Please use the registration here to request a SWE Member to mentor your Rube Goldberg team during project design and development.  The mentor can help be a sounding board for ideas, answer technical questions, and offer suggestions for improvement. Mentors can be in person meetings or online only via email.

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Rd, Warrenton, VA 20187

    Volunteer for BWS' booth at Adventure Day where you'll interact with girls,  kindergarten through high school aged, 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 Girl Scout troops and families visiting the different booths and activities at their own pace. They 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. More details about the overall event can be found here:

    BWS' booth will be in the Multi-Purpose Building, with parking right next to it. We will be doing our Snap Circuit Kits, along with racing Puff Mobiles!

    Volunteers are needed from 8:30am - 4:00pm. The event begins promptly at 10:00am and end at 3:00pm.

    Questions? Contact Natalie at

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