Events List

Upcoming events

    • 01 Feb 2016
    • 02 Apr 2016
    • Your Hometown

    Be a mentor to a high school team for our Rube Goldberg competition! Help the students along the way by providing advice on their Rube Goldberg designs and answering questions along the way. The mentorship can be virtual or in person, it's up to you. A virtual mentorship will be primarily communication via email. If you want to form a team in your local area that is awesome too! Teams should be 50% or more female and a minimum of 3 people.

     

    The competition is April 2.

     

    We will try to pair you with a team who requests a mentor in your area.   

    • 01 Feb 2016
    • 02 Apr 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.

    • 13 Feb 2016
    • 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD
     St. Mary's Science Fair @ Great Mills High School
    Judging - 7:30am- Noon
    Awards - 3:30 – 5:30 P.M. (attend if possible) 
     

    We go to county science fairs and talk to the students about their projects - provide encouragement, give away info on engineering & SWE.  We select winners to receive a special SWE award which includes a gift card.  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 Adrianne (Adrianne.cooper@swe.org) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 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:

    http://www.sweregioneconference.org/


    • 25 Feb 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 8409 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA 22031
    • 13



    Have you ever wondered how your mail got from the blue box to the receiver on the other end? Well, here's your chance to get an inside sneak peek. We will be allowed to walk through the Merrifield Mail Processing facility to see and hear first hand how it happens.


    Location:

    8409 Lee Hwy

    Fairfax, VA 22031


    Time: 6:30-7:30pm


    Dress code: No heels and closed toed shoes. 


    We may also grab dinner together afterwards if you are interested!


    If you have questions, please let Jenny know at leadership@swe-bws.org.


    • 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)
    8:30am-11:00am
    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: http://eweekdcfamilyday.org/

     

    Questions? Contact Natalie Bryner at nataliebryner@gmail.com

    • 27 Feb 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
    • 5

    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: Haden Land,

    Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Lockheed Martin

    Information Systems and Global Solutions


    Dress: Black Tie Optional

     

    Cost: Tickets are $50 each, however, the first 10 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

     

    • 05 Mar 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • North County High School 10 E 1st Ave, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
    Anne Arundel Science Fair

    Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Location:
    North County High School 
    10 E 1st Ave
    Glen Burnie, MD 21061

    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 which includes a Barnes & Noble gift card.  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!
    • 12 Mar 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Robinson Secondary School 5035 Sideburn Road Fairfax, VA 22032
    Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

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

    Location:
    Robinson Secondary School
    5035 Sideburn Road
    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!
     


    • 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 nataliebryner@gmail.com

     

     

    • 12 Mar 2016
    • 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1325 South Dinwiddie Street; Arlington, VA 22206
    Northern Virginia Regional Science Fair @ Wakefield High School

    Judging - 9:30am - Noon
    1325 South Dinwiddie Street, Arlington, VA 22206

    We go to county science fairs and talk to the students about their projects - provide encouragement, give away info on engineering & SWE.  We select winners to receive a special SWE award which includes a gift card.  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.  

    Society and Organization representatives may register outside the school cafeteria starting at 9:15 a.m. Groups may then convene in the cafeteria or in assigned rooms; coffee and tea will be available.  Society and Organization judging will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon.  

    NOTE:  Limited parking will be available in the lot in front of the Main Entrance; parking will also be available along the street and in the nearby neighborhoods.  Additional information on parking and logistics will be provided  closer to the event.


    Please email us at sciencefairs@swe-bws.org with any questions.  We look forward to seeing you!

    • 19 Mar 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD 21251

    Baltimore Science Fair @ Morgan State University


    Judging - 8am - Noon

    Meeting at Field House @ 8am

    We go to county science fairs and talk to the students about their projects - provide encouragement, give away info on engineering & SWE.  We select winners to receive a special SWE award which includes a Barnes & Noble gift card.  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 Karolina (sciencefairs@swe-bws.org) if you have any questions.  We look forward to meeting you!


    • 19 Mar 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Charles Herbert Flowers High School 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd Springdale, MD 20774
    Prince George's Area Science Fair


    Time: 8:30am - Noon


    Location:

    Charles Herbert Flowers High School
    10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd
    Springdale, MD 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.  

    The fair includes students from Calvert, Prince George's, and St. Mary's Counties. The student exhibitors are winners in various categories from school-based STEM fairs hosted by their charter, public and private schools for grades 6-12.

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

    • 02 Apr 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tuscarora High School 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703
    Frederick County Science Fair 

    Time: 8:30am - Noon

    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!
    • 02 Apr 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Jeong H Kim Engineering Bldg, College Park, MD 20740

    *This page is for volunteer registration only*

     

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


    Location:

    The Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building Rotunda
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20740, United States 


    Please volunteer to make this competition a success! We need help with the following:

    Set-up: 10:30AM-12:30PM

    All Day Competition Help: 11:45AM-5:30PM

    Partial Day Competition Help: 11:45AM-3:00PM

    Clean-up: 2:30PM-5:30PM 

    Judges: 12:45PM-5:00PM (Judging begins at 1:45PM)


    Judges will need to read the judging packet prior to the day of the event. We would like at least (2) BWS SWE Members, (1) Engineering or Physics Professor, and (1) 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: www.baltwashswe.org/Rube-Goldberg 

     


     


    • 09 Apr 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Atholton High School 6520 Freetown Road Columbia, MD 21044
    Howard County STEM Fair & Festival
    A Celebration of Science

    We go to county science fairs and talk to the students about their projects - provide encouragement, give away info 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.  

    Location:

    Atholton High School

    6520 Freetown Road

    Columbia, MD 21044


    Contact sciencefairs@swe-bws.org if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!
    • 15 Apr 2016
    • 17 Apr 2016
    • 3 sessions
    • 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 Expo 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Expo open to the general public:
    Saturday, April 16: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Sunday, April 17: 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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