Events List

Upcoming events

    • 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

    • 11 Mar 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Jeong H Kim Engineering Bldg, College Park, MD 20740

    *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).



    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: 9:45AM-12:00PM

    All Day Competition Help: 11:30AM-6:00PM

    Partial Day Competition Help: 11:30AM-3:00PM

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

    Judges: 12:45PM-6:00PM


    Judges 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: 




    • 28 Mar 2017
    • Educational Building of 2705 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
    Volunteer registration will open shortly, please check back soon!

    BWS SWE will be having a booth at the "Homeschool Family Science Night" for Compass Homeschool Enrichment. The event is from 5pm-8pm and is for homeschooled students in K-8th grade and their families. They are expecting 250 people.

    The event will have hands-on exhibits, activities, and experiment stations, along with student science projects, a science fair, and two interactive shows by an Einsteing Living History presenter.

    BWS' booth will have a hands on activity (TBD) that will allow volunteers to demonstrate engineering concepts. We will also have numerous handouts for the participants to take. Volunteers are asked to arrive early to set up our booth and stay until cleaned up.

    Questions? Email Natalie at
    • 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:


    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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