Events List

Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Morgan State U, CBEIS Bldg rm 235, 5201 Perring Pkwy,Baltimore.
    You are invited to the "Women in Engineering Panel " on “Work Life Balance”  hosted by the Morgan State U SWE chapter. This will be an interactive panel on the topics the collegiates have chosen -  work/life balance, tough conversations, handling what seems like overwhelming  periods.  

    Thanks for registering and choosing to change lives for aspiring women engineering students!

    • 02 Dec 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Catholic U, Bldg/Room TBD
    Come be part of a lively evening helping Catholic University SWE collegiates practice interviewing and hear your experience and tips.  SWE will provide tips sheets to you as guidance beforehand. This is a small and very enthusiastic group of young women who are glad for any help!

    Contact Laura Ann Black at for more information or any questions. 

    • 16 Dec 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • National Zoo

    Let's get together and see the festive lights at the zoo!

    WHEN Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:30– 8pm (actually runs from 5pm-9pm)

    VENUE National Zoo


    COST Event is free and open to the public.

    Parking is limited and rates are:

    $10 for FONZ members

    $20 for non-members


    Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping.

    More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music!

    Email if you have any questions!


    • 17 Jan 2016
    • 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.

    Meet and develop a network of friendly people to support you. Come out and join SWE women engineers for this casual Sunday morning affair and wonderful restaurant located in a historic neighborhood of Baltimore City. Get to know professional women in the Baltimore/

    Columbia area. The event is open, bring a friend!  

    Cost is free. Order from menu, pay for own meal and drink.

    Contact Kate McGuire, at for more information. 

    • 30 Jan 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DC Central Kitchen: 425 2nd St NW, Washington, DC 20001
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    DC Central Kitchen is America's leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.  Every day DC Central Kitchen provides 5,000 free meals to the community.  Join SWE as we assist with meal preparation: chopping, peeling, and washing food.

    • 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



    • 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 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 ( if you have any questions.  We look forward to meeting you!

    • 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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