Events List

Upcoming events

    • 06 Aug 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA

    Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center for this year’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Heritage Series program, “We Share STEM! Connecting Across Cultures” Family Day on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 10 AM-3 PM.

    This heritage series family day will highlight the contributions of the many scientists and engineers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professions across cultures. Activities and guest presenters, such as you, will be located throughout the Museum exhibit floor and galleries. Visitors can talk to STEM professionals in various fields, participate in an array of hands-on activities with R/C model rocketry and airplane groups, local high school robotics teams, glider simulators and participate in the Sally Ride: Who wants to be an Astronautperformance and game. Featured speakers for the day include members of the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery engineering team and Latino professionals participating in the iDescubra! Meet the Science Expert Series, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center. There will also be story time with an aviator or astronaut dress up corner and arts and craft activities for our youngest visitors.

    The family day programs are informal and serve about 10,000-15,000 students and families each program. We hope you will aide us in highlighting some of the past and present phenomenal achievements and share your expertise and STEM knowledge to make this a successful, fun and educational program. 

    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 and have the $15 parking fee waived.

    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



    • 01 Sep 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.

    • 15 Oct 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Rd, Warrenton, VA 20187

    Volunteer for BWS' booth at Adventure Day where you'll interact with girls,  kindergarten through high school aged, from all around Northern Virginia and further. The purpose of the event is to offer fun and educational things for girls to see and do and to introduce them to new and different things. The event is set up festival format, with Girl Scout troops and families visiting the different booths and activities at their own pace. They generally have 70 – 80 vendors and/or activities, and last year we had almost 600 attend. This year it will be held on October 17 at Fauquier County Fairgrounds in Warrenton. More details about the overall event can be found here:

    BWS' booth will be in the Multi-Purpose Building, with parking right next to it. We will be doing our Snap Circuit Kits, along with racing Puff Mobiles!

    Volunteers are needed from 8:30am - 4:00pm. The event begins promptly at 10:00am and end at 3:00pm.

    Questions? Contact Natalie at

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