Events List

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn Rosslyn 1900 N Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA, 703-807-2000

    Proclamation Luncheon

    Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:30 am


    Join us as we celebrate Engineers Week with the Washington DC Area engineering community!  The event features networking and a buffet lunch, followed by technical talk.

     

    Please go to www.dcceas.org to register.


    Holiday Inn Rosslyn

    1900 N Fort Myer Drive,

    Arlington, VA, 703-807-2000

    Complimentary free parking, or walk from the Rosslyn Metro

     

    Keynote Speaker:

    Menzer Pehlivan, Ph.D.

    Geotechnical Engineer, specializing in earthquake engineering. CH2M, Seattle, Washington

     Dr. Pehlivan is one of the featured engineers in “Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World”, an IMAX movie premiering during 2017 Engineer’s Week. See biography below.


     Tickets:  $35.00 per person, or Tables of 10:  $350.00 *

     

    For questions, contact Sue Parsons, SWE’s DCCEAS delegate, at sectionreps@swe-bws.org




    Speaker Biography:

    Dr. Menzer Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. She is currently working at CH2M in Seattle, WA. She specializes in the analysis of seismic site response, liquefaction and other natural hazards, soil-foundation-structure interaction, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA), and the seismic design of foundation of structures. She was inspired to build more resilient communities and reduce the risk associated with the earthquakes following the 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake that hit Turkey.

    • 22 Feb 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loyola U, 4501 N Charles, Baltimore. Reading Room

    The  Baltimore IEEE Women in Engineering and Society of Women Engineers will co-sponsor a ‘speed mentoring night’ as a part of Science Week And Engineering Week at Loyola in Baltimore. 


    Like  a speed dating event, professional engineers from the Baltimore area will serve as mentors and students will rotate amongst the mentors to ask their questions about the work life of a professional engineer.  Professionals from all engineering and similar disciplines from across the region will be present.

    • 23 Feb 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Catholic U, 620 Michigan Ave, DC, Pryzbyla Center

    Network with collegiates while having fun with "Build a Tower, Build a Team" workshop with the Catholic University SWE.  As seen in the TEDtalk video, teams build towers with marshmallows and spaghetti while learning fun work-oriented team building tips. TEDtalk link_Fun Tower Teambuilding game . 


    The event is this Thursday, Feb 23rd, at 7 to 8:30 pm at Catholic U at 620 Michigan Ave,in DC. Free dinner is included.  For more info contact Kate McGuire at kate_m_mcguire@ymail.com.

    • 25 Feb 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sheraton Hotel, Silver Spring 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-589-0800
    • 6
    DCCEAS E-Week Banquet

    DC metro area Engineers, Architects, and Students will host awards and recognition at the DCCEAS Awards Banquet. The program will include DCCEAS awards to local engineering students, the Engineer and Architect of the Year awards, and a keynote address.

    Location:
    Sheraton Hotel
    8777 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20910  

    Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM.   

    Keynote Speaker:
    Aprille Joy Ericsson, Ph.D.
    New Business Lead
    Aerospace Engineer, Technologist, Project and Program Manager. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Instrument Systems and Technology Division
    Dr. Ericsson has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at several Washington DC Area Universities. She sits on several Technical Academic boards at the National Academies, MIT and previously Howard University where she also served as a member of the Board of Trustees.

    Dress: Black Tie Optional

    Cost: Tickets are $50 each, however, the first 8 registrants will get a discounted seat with the SWE-BWS table.


     Once the BWS table is filled, you have to go to the DCCEAS website to register. Sign up soon!

    More information at www.dcceas.org


    Speaker Biography

    Dr. Aprille Joy Ericsson is the New Business Lead for the NASA GSFC Instrument Systems and Technology Division. Most recently, she served as the Capture (Mission) Manager for a proposed Astrophysics Mid-sized Class Explorer of $250M, called STAR-X. Prior to that proposal development, she served as the NASA GSFC Program Manager for Small Business Innovative Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Research. During her 25+ year tenure with NASA, she has held numerous positions: As an Attitude Control Systems analystdeveloping practical control methods and analyzing structural dynamics for XTE-X-Ray Timing Explorer, Tropical Rain Forest Measurement Mission, Transition Region & Coronal Explorer, and Wilkerson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. As NASA HQ’s Program Executive for Earth Science and a Business Executive for Space Science serving the SORCE and ICESat missions. As an Instrument Project Manager leading spaceflight instrument teams and proposal developments. In addition, her aerospace research at Howard University was developing control methods for orbiting large space platforms like ISS.



     

    • 04 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206

    Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 9am-Noon

    Meeting @ 9am in the judges orientation room.


    Location:

    Wakefield High School

    1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206


    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 sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 04 Mar 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 10 E 1st Ave; Glen Burnie, MD 21060

    Anne Arundel Regional Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 1-4pm

    Meeting @ 1pm in the judges orientation room.


    Location:

    North County High School

    10 E 1st Ave; Glen Burnie, MD 21060


    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 sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032

    Fairfax Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 8:30am-11:30

    Meeting @ 8:30 am in the judges orientation room.


    Location:

    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 sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road; Springdale, Maryland 20774

    Prince Georges Area Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 8:30am-11:30

    Meeting @ 8:30 am in the judges orientation room.


    Location:

    Charles Herbert Flowers High School 

    10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road; Springdale, Maryland 20774


    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 sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251

    Baltimore Science and Engineering Fair


    Time: 8:30am-11:30

    Meeting @ 8:30 am in the judges orientation room

    (Hill Field House Multipurpose Room)


    Location:

    Morgan State University - Hill Field House

    1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251


    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 sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 28 Mar 2017
    • Educational Building of 2705 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
    Volunteer registration will open shortly, please check back soon!

    BWS SWE will be having a booth at the "Homeschool Family Science Night" for Compass Homeschool Enrichment. The event is from 5pm-8pm and is for homeschooled students in K-8th grade and their families. They are expecting 250 people.

    The event will have hands-on exhibits, activities, and experiment stations, along with student science projects, a science fair, and two interactive shows by an Einsteing Living History presenter.

    BWS' booth will have a hands on activity (TBD) that will allow volunteers to demonstrate engineering concepts. We will also have numerous handouts for the participants to take. Volunteers are asked to arrive early to set up our booth and stay until cleaned up.

    Questions? Email Natalie at nataliebryner@gmail.com
    • 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


    Location:

    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 sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 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:

    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/.

     


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