BWS Events List

Upcoming events

    • 28 Feb 2015
    • 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

     

     

    • 28 Feb 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
    Registration is closed

    DCCEAS E-Week Banquet

    Sheraton Hotel
    8777 Georgia Avenue
    Silver Spring, MD 20910   

    Time: 6:00PM - 9:00PM.    

    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.

     

    Keynote Speaker: TBD

     

    Dress: Black Tie Optional

     

    Tickets are $50 each. More information and reservations at www.dcceas.org

     

    • 01 Mar 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • 71 O Street NW, Washington DC
    • 4

    Come represent BWS-SWE and help prepare meals and serve them to hungry guests at SOME’s Dining Rooms for the Homeless located. Eight (8) of us will help SOME to provide a nourishing, hot lunch on this Sunday afternoon, while getting to know each other.

    About SOME:

    SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.

    Directions / Parking:

    Limited parking is available in SOME’s lot that is adjacent to the Dining Room, as well as on the street. We have 13 parking spots labeled ‘Visitor Parking’ for volunteers. If you are not sure please ask one of our staff members.

    The closest Metro station is the New York Avenue (NoMa) station on the red line. SOME is located .5 miles from the station. Head straight on N Street. At the intersection of New York Avenue and North Capitol Street, cross over North Capitol Street, then take a right onto North Capitol Street. Turn left on O Street, NW.

    SOME is located .8 miles from the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center station on the green line. Head east on M Street, NW. Take a slight left at New York Avenue, NW. Turn left on First Street, NW. Turn right on O Street, NW.

    For more information, visit: http://some.org/dining-room/

    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD

    Join us for continued planning on a Fall 2015  SWE BWS workshop!

    Location:  TBD.  We are trying to find a location close to the Washington Beltway, convenient to Northern VA, MD and DC attendees.  If you know of an available conference room, please contact -

    Committee chair:  Beth Lomas

     

    Elizabeth.lomas@ngc.com

     

    Cell:  410-212-8406

    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 10 1st Avenue East, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
    Anne Arundel Science Fair @ North County High School
    Judging - 8am - Noon
    10 1st Avenue East, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

    Judges meet at 8am
    Light lunch served 11am

    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 (karolina3@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!
     
    Volunteers will meet at 8am in the room where the judges briefing will be. Please call Karolina's cell if you have trouble finding the group.
     
    (If there is any possibility of a snow cancellation, please call Karolina to check before coming to the event.)
     
    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Morgan State U, 1700 Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore
    You are invited to help mentor 120 Baltimore city underprivileged middle school children at the Maryland Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, March 7th. IT will be held at Morgan State University, Dixon Center in Baltimore. This is a STEM tournament with 3-5 activities each hour, including chemistry,  bridges,  and bottle rockets. The children compete for medals and trophies as part of a national program.  Volunteer shifts are in the am and pm, and groups are welcome. 

    Register on the Volunteer tab of the MSO web link  https://www.marylandscienceolympiad.org/. For more info see the SWE link SWE BWS event list. Please contact Kate McGuire at kate_m_mcguire@ymail.com or 410 744 8481 for additional information. 


    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 9:30 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 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 (karolina3@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    Society and Organization representatives may register outside the school cafeteria starting at 9:30 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 10:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.  Details to follow--  

    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.

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1201 M Street SE, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20003

    A Panel Discussion with GD Leadership!

    Thursday, March 12, 2015

    Location:

    General Dynamics

    Electric Boat

    1201 M Street SE, Suite 100

    Washington, DC 20003

     

    Agenda  

    1800 - 1815        Registration
    1815 - 1845        Dinner and Networking
    1845 - 1900        Shipbuilding Overview - P. Normand
    1900 - 1915        Industry and Customer Demands - K. Hasslinger
    1915 - 1920        Panel Introductions - T. Berry
    1920 - 2000        Panel Q&A, with Questions at Lulls - T. Berry

    Cost

    $12.00

     

    Directions

    The address of the building is correct on google maps. 

     

    Parking

    To park at the facility, attendees must go past the building to the rotary and turn behind the building on the right and enter the parking lot through the gates.

    It is advised to arrive after 5:45pm to avoid parking fees.

     

    Building Entry

    The facility is accessible from the ground level through the door of the building on M street.  Names and ID's will be checked on entry.

     

    Point of Contact

    Call Livia Motz at 202-440-3581 for help with any issues that arise. 

    • 14 Mar 2015
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Elkridge, MD

    Saturday, March 14, 2015

    Location: Timbuktu, 1726 Dorsey Rd, Hanover, MD 21076

    Cost: Individual

     

    SWE-Baltimore Washington Section is holding a New Member Luncheon in Elkridge, MD on Saturday, March 14 at 12:30 PM.  Please join us for lunch and meet the local SWE-BWS members.  Get to know SWE or rejoin SWE from collegiate or professional careers.

     

    Please RSVP so reservations can be made.


    Questions? Email leadership@swe-bws.org

    • 19 Mar 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Woodward Table,1426 H Street NW, Washington DC 20005
    • 31
    Leadership Dinner with SWE Board of Directors

    What: Dinner at Woodward Table

    When: Thursday, March 19, 2015

    Where: Woodward Table, 1426 H Street NW, Washington DC

    Parking:

    Woodward Table offers Valet Parking after 5:30pm on Monday thru Saturday. The valet stand is located in front of the main entrance on L Street. The cost is $10 per car, cash only.

    Other Parking Options
    There is metered street parking and several garages in the area.  We recommend the app ParkMe to reserve discounted parking near Woodward Table in advance.  ParkMe is a 3rd party application and is not affiliated with Woodward Table. 

    Metro:
    The closest metro stops are McPherson Square and Metro Center.  They are almost the same walking distance from Woodward Table..

    Cost: $50

    Who: Section, Region, and National Leaders by invitation.  This event is subsidized by SWE-BWS as a way of welcoming the Board of Directors to our city.


    http://woodwardtable.com/

    Menu:

    Coming Soon!!!!

     

    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5035 Sideburn Road Fairfax, VA 22032
    Fairfax Science Fair @ Robinson Secondary School
    Judging - 8am - Noon
    5035 Sideburn Road
    Fairfax, VA 22032


    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 (karolina3@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!
     
    Meeting @ 8:00 am in the judges orientation room.

    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd Springdale, MD 20774
    Prince Georges Science Fair @ Charles Flowers High School
    Judging - 8:30am - Noon
    10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd
    Springdale, MD 20774

    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 (karolina3@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 55 West Frederick Street Walkersville, MD 21793
    Frederick Science Fair @ Walkersville Middle School
    Judging - 8:30am - Noon
    55 West Frederick Street
    Walkersville, MD 21793

    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 (karolina3@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!

    Judges meet for a brief orientation at 8:30 a.m. in the Walkersville Middle School Library and then judging will take place from 9am to noon. Judges first have time to review the submissions on their own and then will go back and talk with the young women about their projects. Lunch is generally provided by the school following the judging.
    • 21 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore MD 21251
    Baltimore (Morgan State) Science Fair @ Morgan State University
    Judging - 8:30am - Noon
    Meeting at Field House @ 8:30am

    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 (karolina3@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!
        
    • 09 Apr 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kim Engineering Building Room TBA

    Join us for free dinner and a panel talk with the collegiate chapter of Society of Women Engineers in College Park. The engineering students here are eager to find out about your transition experience from college to the ‘real world. You are invited to share your views on aspects of post-college life, difficulties, adjustments and surprises you found along the way! This fun, upbeat conversation is NOT limited to women recently out of college....men, and more experienced professionals are especially invited to share a different perspective. Everyone has something to share, so join us! Register at SWE website (insert link here, havent generated it yet). Contact Ana Ramekar at ramekar.ana@gmail.com for any questions. 

    • 11 Apr 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 6101 Old Dobbin Lane; Columbia, MD
    Howard County Science Fair @ Long Reach High School

    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 (karolina3@gmail.com) if you have any questions.  We look forward to working with you!
    • 29 Apr 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Teqcorner in Tysons Corner, VA

    Joint Membership Meeting with ASQ Section 509/511 (American Society For Quality) LSS (Lean Six Sigma) SIG (Special Interest Group) to be held at Teqcorner in Tysons Corner, VA.

    Our own SWE-BWS Secretary Jenny Tsao, will be the featured speaker!

    Where:
    TEQCORNER
    1616 Anderson Road
    Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)
    McLean, Virginia 22102

    When:
    Apr 29 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (GMT -5:00) EST

    Topic: Applications of Kanban & Lean Concepts
    Speaker: Ms. Jenny Tsao, Industrial Engineer, Black Belt

    Agenda:
    6:00-6:30 pm – Networking
    6:30-6:45 pm – Introductions
    6:45-7:45 pm – Programs
    7:45-7:55 pm – LSS SIG Announcements

    Register on this SWE-BWS page so that we know how many SWE members are attending, but also go to ASQ to register on their website. Registration opens April 1, 2015:

    http://www.asq509.org/ht/display/EventDetails/i/100556/pid/581

    • 30 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Stone Hill Middle School 23415 Evergreen Ridge Drive Ashburn, VA 20148
    This registration is for SWE Volunteers Only, female students please register here:

    http://www.baltwashswe.org/event-1797446 

    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.

    • 30 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Stone Hill Middle School 23415 Evergreen Ridge Drive Ashburn, VA 20148
    • 25
    This registration is for 4th-8th Grade Female Student Participates Only, SWE volunteers please register here:

    http://www.baltwashswe.org/event-1797447

    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.


    • 19 Sep 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD - central to Northern VA, MD, and DC

    Save the date!

    Saturday, September 19, 2015

    Location: TBD

    Agenda: TBD

    Cost: TBD

    Information on Speakers and Topics: TBD

    Planning sessions for this activity are in progress.  See calendar for meeting dates if you would like to participate in them.


    • 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:

    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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