Events List

Upcoming events

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

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center for this year’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Heritage Series program, “We Share STEM! Connecting Across Cultures” Family Day on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10 AM-3 PM.

    This heritage series family day will highlight the contributions of the many scientists and engineers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions across cultures. Activities and guest presenters, such as you, will be located throughout the Museum exhibit floor and galleries. Visitors can talk to STEM professionals in various fields, participate in an array of hands-on activities with R/C model rocketry and airplane groups, local high school robotics teams, glider simulators and participate in the Sally Ride: Who wants to be an Astronautperformance and game. Featured speakers for the day include members of the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery engineering team and Latino professionals participating in the iDescubra! Meet the Science Expert Series, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center. There will also be story time with an aviator or astronaut dress up corner and arts and craft activities for our youngest visitors.

    The family day programs are informal and serve about 10,000-15,000 students and families each program. We hope you will aide us in highlighting some of the past and present phenomenal achievements and share your expertise and STEM knowledge to make this a successful, fun and educational program. 

    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 and have the $15 parking fee waived.

    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



    • 13 Aug 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Paint Your Own Pottery, 10417 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

    Join us for a fun afternoon of painting pottery! Choose your own piece and paint it how you'd like! Let your creativity flow and enjoy chatting with fellow SWE friends!

    Date & Time: 13 August 2016 at 1pm


    Paint Your Own Pottery

    10417 Main Street

    Fairfax, VA 22030

    Cost: $7.50 studio fee + whatever piece you decide to paint (up to $35)

    Check out more at

    Contact with questions!

    • 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

    • 15 Jan 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Blue Hill Tavern, 138 S. Conkling St, Baltimore. Street parking.
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      You are invited to join us for a casual Sunday Brunch at the popular Blue Hill Tavern restaurant, known for its famous brunch. It is in the east Baltimore trendy neighborhood of Canton. 

    Meet and develop a network of friendly professional people. Come out and join SWE women engineers for a wonderful restaurant located in a historic neighborhood of Baltimore City.The event is open, bring a friend!  

    Cost is $15 for your choice of brunch item from the menu, with tax and gratiuities. Beverages are separate. 

    Contact Kate McGuire, at for more information. 

    • 18 Feb 2017
    • 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

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