Events List

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Howard High School Ellicott City, MD
    Register

    *This page is for volunteer registration only*

     

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

       

    January 20, 2018
    Judging begins at 12:00

    Students can begin setting up at 9:30am

     

    Snow Date: January 27, 2018 

     

    Location

    Howard High School

    Ellicott City, MD


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

    Set-up: 8:30-10:00AM

    All Day Competition Help: 11:00AM-5:00PM

    Partial Day Competition Help: 9:00AM-12:00PM and 11:30AM-5:00PM

    Clean-up: 4:00PM-7:00PM (or earlier!) 

    Judges/Referees: 11:30AM-5:00PM

     

    Judges and Referees will need to read the judging packet prior to the day of the event. 

     

    Referees are another great way to be involved and see the projects up close! Referees conduct the quantitative judging at the competition. You will receive a packet prior to the day of the event. We would like at least (2) BWS SWE Members, (2) Engineering or Physics Professor, and (2) 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 

     

     

     

     

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Howard High School
    Register

    Join BWS SWE for a Parent and Educator Program for parents and educators of students interested in STEM. This event runs parallel to the Rube Goldberg Contest.

     

    PEP will be held while students are setting up their Rube Goldberg Machines and participants will have the opportunity to see the machines in action during the competition! 

     

    Goal: To help Parents and Educators become effective adult advocates for girls in STEM.
    Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, administrators and leaders are encouraged to participate
    in the PEP. Participants are asked to stay for the entire program.


    Parents and educators will:
     -Learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources
     -Network with SWE members as well as other parents and educators
     -Participate in a panel discussion with select SWE members and outreach experts
     -Complete a hands-on activity and learn best practices for engineering projects with girls
    - Watch the Rube Goldberg Competition during judging

     

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
    Register

    High School SWENexters, come meet other High School SWENexters in the Baltimore Washington area! Professional and collegiate SWE Members will be there too for you to ask questions about engineering with.  

     

    This event coincides with our Rube Goldberg High School Competition. You don't not have to be participating in the Contest to come to the social, but we encourage you to consider creating a machine!  www.baltwashswe.org/rube-goldberg

     

    Please sign up for the social using this registration. The cost is free to attend.  

     

    The time is subject to change based on how many teams enter the competition. Check back two weeks before the event for the official start time.  We hope to see you there!

     

    SWE members, use this link as well to register to attend.  

     

    Location:
    Howard High School
    8700 Old Annapolis Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21043, United States 

     

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bechtel Corporation 12011 Sunset Hills Road Reston, VA 20190
    • 41
    Register

    Career Development Seminar

    Saturday, February 10, 2018


    Presented by: 

    ASCE-National Capital Section and SWE Baltimore Washington Section

               


    Engineers get very specific educational and employment training to develop their careers in their technical disciplines.  However, leadership and communication skills are often as critical to career success and advancement as the technical skills.  This seminar will offer direct, hands-on educational sessions from industry leaders on topics that are important in today’s workforce.  Whether one works in private practice, construction, or public service, these skills are important to your career development.


    1. How to Develop a Professional Digital Presence - KiKi L'Italien, CEO and founder of Amplified Growth

    Sixty-four percent of employers say they have used professional social media to inform hiring decisions. What is your digital footprint saying about you and what do you want it to say? 


    2. The Great Collaborator: How to Work with Anyone - Greg Roth, GR Creative

    The days of the “do-it-all” professional are gone, meaning that one of the cornerstones of great work is being great at working with others. But, you don’t have to be a team leader to lead in a team setting. This session examines lessons across numerous “design” professions about effective team culture and solving complex problems. Learn how to collaborate, critique, and communicate new ideas, together.


    3. Crafting Important Leadership Skills for Future Career Success - Cynthia L. Simpson, M. Ed, CAE, Chief Business Development Officer & Gretchen Schieber, Ph D, MBA, Association for Women in Science

    It’s the chicken-or-egg concept – are leaders born or made? There are critical leadership skills that can be developed over time which will influence career success.  Qualities of a good leader include confidence, transparency, integrity, passion, and trustworthiness. Through interactive discussions, this presentation will discuss how you can demonstrate leadership skills and what it means to be a great leader. In addition, the importance of developing good communication skills will be examined along with suggestions that can be implemented immediately. 


    Three (3) professional development hours (PDHs) will be available. 


      When

    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    8:30 AM - Registration / Breakfast

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Program

     

     Where

    Bechtel Corporation

    12011 Sunset Hills Road

    Reston, VA 20190

      

    Registration Fees

    Registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

    Event Registration (Members only)     $50

     Non-member Event Registration     $60



    Please register by Tuesday, February 5th!


    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001
    Register

     


    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

    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
    • 8
    Register
    DCCEAS Awards Banquet

     

    Join the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) and its member societies as we celebrate Engineers Week. The program will include DCCEAS awards to local engineering students, Engineer and Architect of the Year awards, and a keynote address.

    Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington
    801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203 
     
    (3 Blocks from Ballston Metro. Valet parking at hotel)


    February 24, 2018

    Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM.   

     This year's keynote speaker is:
    Rachel Rath
    Deputy Director for the National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc) at the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC). Ms. Rath is also President of the Washington DC Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA (EWB-DC). She will speak on the topic of "Engaging Globally: Implementing Sustainable Infrastructure with EWB-DC."
    SWE is a member society of DCCEAS. 

    Dress: Black Tie Optional / Business Formal

    Cost: Tickets are $30 each for SWE-BWS members, and $40 for non-members.
    (Please choose an entree option: chicken, fish, vegetarian)

    Only 8 seats are available at the SWE-BWS table!

    More information at www.dcceas.org

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Morgan State University 1700 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Md
    Register
    Be part of a REALLY rewarding outreach experience!!  Support urban inner city middle schoolers competing in a variety of STEM activities throughout the day. Science Olympiad is the nation's premier STEM tournament after school program, featured at the White House STEM Fair.  


    Over 20 Baltimore city school teams are participating in fun and interactive events. These students have been preparing since the fall and are very eager to compete in their chosen event. These students are aspiring to science and engineering and LOVE to interact with STEM professionals! 


     There are a variety of volunteer opportunities including guides for teams and students, helping with running the activities, logistics and more. No experience or skill is necessary. 3-4 hr shifts are available throughout the day. 


    For any questions, contact Kate McGuire at kate_m_mcguire@ymail.com. 


    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1325 S Dinwiddie St, Arlington, VA 22206
    Register

    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!

    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 10 E 1st Ave; Glen Burnie, MD 21060
    Register

    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!

    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 5035 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA, 22032
    Register

    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!

    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1700 E Cold Spring Ln, Baltimore, MD 21251
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    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!

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road; Springdale, Maryland 20774
    Register

    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!

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick, MD 21703
    Register

    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/.

     

    • 05 May 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA 20187
    Register
    This registration is for Society of Women Engineer Volunteers Only, female students please register here:  http://www.baltwashswe.org/event-2730753


    BWS SWE will introduce girls to engineering and science by offering engaging hands-on projects and career exploration activities for girls through the Girls Go Techbridge program, Engineers To The Rescue. The projects highlight the Engineering Design Process and invite girls to brainstorm, design, build, test, and re-design. This experience gives girls a flexible, practical approach to problem solving that they can apply to a wide range of subjects. The student will also interact with STEM role model volunteers and explore careers to become inspired.

    Volunteers are needed from 9:00am-3:30pm.

    The event begins promptly at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm.


    Questions? Contact Natalie at nataliebryner@gmail.com.

    • 05 May 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA 20187
    • 100
    Register
    This registration is for Female Student Participates Only, Society of Women Engineer volunteers please register here: http://www.baltwashswe.org/event-2730760


    BWS SWE will introduce girls to engineering and science by offering engaging hands-on projects and career exploration activities for girls through the Girls Go Techbridge program, Engineers To The Rescue. The projects highlight the Engineering Design Process and invite girls to brainstorm, design, build, test, and re-design. This experience gives girls a flexible, practical approach to problem solving that they can apply to a wide range of subjects. The student will also interact with STEM role model volunteers and explore careers to become inspired.

    The event begins promptly at 10:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

    $20.00 non-refundable fee per female students will need to be paid to reserve your spot and will be used for supplies and lunch. Financial aid is available for students that need it.


    Please have the Parents/Guardians fill out the Photo Release Form in advance, it will make check in go faster.


    Questions? Contact Natalie at nataliebryner@gmail.com.



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