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Upcoming Events
It’s Science Fair Season!

Volunteer with SWE-BWS for one or several science fairs this year! Click on the fair you’re interested in below to register!

Each year SWE-BWS recognizes young women who are Outstanding and Promising Engineers at several local science and engineering fairs. They receive award packets comprising a certificate, an Amazon gift card, information about SWE, and an invitation to present their work at a special virtual SWE meeting.

Upcoming science fairs are listed below. No prior experience necessary and no technical expertise is required. We hope you can join us in supporting our next generation of women engineers! We are also looking for head judges. If you’re interested in serving as a head judge, you can indicate so at registration or email janine.carol.borofka@gmail.com. Click any fair below to register.

If you have any questions, please email Janine Borofka at janine.carol.borofka@gmail.com.

Fair Name

Date(s)

Location

Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Expo

Saturday, 2/24/24

Southern High School

Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Saturday, 3/2/24

Wakefield High School

75th Annual Prince George’s Area Science Fair (PGASF)

Saturday, 3/16/24

Charles Herbert Flowers High School

Prince William-Manassas Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Virtual judging: 3/7- 3/13/24,
In Person: Saturday, 3/16/24

Virtual and at
Prince William County Public Schools – Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center

2024 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Saturday, 3/16/24

James W Robinson, Jr. Secondary School

42nd Annual Morgan State University Science-Mathematics-Engineering Fair

Friday – Saturday
3/15-3/16/24

Morgan State University Hill Field House

42nd Frederick County Science & Engineering Fair

Saturday, 3/23/24

Tuscarora High School

67th Montgomery Area County Science Fair

Saturday, 4/6/24

FDA White Oak Campus Silver Spring, MD

SWE-BWS General Body Meeting

Tuesday, February 27 from 7-8pm ET

Note: This event is currently at capacity. The waitlist has been enabled in Eventbrite; if you’re interested and was not able to secure a spot, join the waitlist and you’ll be notified if a spot opens up!

Join SWE-BWS for our first general body meeting of 2024! This is a great opportunity to meet the FY24 officers, network with fellow engineers, learn how you can help with upcoming events, and give us feedback on what events you’d like to see this year. We need you
and your input! SWE members and prospective members are invited to attend. Please consider dialing in for some or all of the meeting. Hope to see you in the Zoom room!

Registration for free by clicking the button below; a Zoom link will be sent to registrants 1 hour prior to the call.

Questions? Email leadership@swe-bws.org.

Register for General Body Meeting
BWS Happy Hour @ WE Local

Friday, March 1 at 5pm ET

Attending WE Local in Baltimore? Join us for a BWS happy hour on Friday at James Joyce Irish Pub! This is a great opportunity to network with some of your fellow SWE-BWS members, enjoy a few drinks and apps, and relax after a day at the conference. Click the button below to register for free!

*SWE-BWS will not be providing drinks/food. 

Register for Happy Hour
WE Local Baltimore
March 1-2 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

WE Local Baltimore registration is currently SOLD OUT

If you have already registered, and would like to volunteer, there are four Collegiate Competition judge’s positions open for a lucrative 20% refund on your WE Local registration! No prior judging experience is needed. To register to volunteer please reach out to shays6@jhu.edu.
Click for Conference Information
Offshore Wind Turbine Tour

Saturday, May 4th from 9:30am-4pm ET
 
Join the SWE sections in Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Baltimore-Washington on a boat tour to view the two pilot turbines operating off the coast of Virginia Beach in Dominion Energy’s Central Virginia Offshore Wind project. We have chartered a boat through Rudee Tours for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. trip, with 9:30 a.m. arrival to begin boarding. Tickets are $110/person, and can be purchased by clicking the button below to register. For more information on the event, click here.
Register for Wind Turbine Tour
Reminders, Resources, and Other Information
SWE Advance Learning Center

Interested in furthering your professional and personal development? The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development! For SWE members, the content is free or discounted.
  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, and interactive eLearning courses.
  • Courses can be completed up to 12 months from the initial registration date.
Click the button below to learn more!
SWE Advance Learning Center
Got Content? 

If you have photos/articles/content from a SWE-BWS event, a STEM-related event, an event supporting women, or any other related event, we’d love to feature them on our newsletter and social media! If you’re interested, send your content to leadership@swe-bws.org.
Corporate Sponsors
 
GOLD MEMBER:
To learn about our corporate sponsorship program and for information on how to become a corporate sponsor, visit our website.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@swebws)!

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Upcoming Events
It’s Science Fair Season!

Volunteer with SWE-BWS for one or several science fairs this year!

Each year SWE-BWS recognizes young women who are Outstanding and Promising Engineers at several local science and engineering fairs. They receive award packets comprising a certificate, an Amazon gift card, information about SWE, and an invitation to present their work at a special virtual SWE meeting.

Upcoming science fairs are listed below. No prior experience necessary and no technical expertise is required. We hope you can join us in supporting our next generation of women engineers! We are also looking for head judges. If you’re interested in serving as a head judge, you can indicate so at registration or email janine.carol.borofka@gmail.com. Click any fair below to register.

If you have any questions, please email Janine Borofka at janine.carol.borofka@gmail.com.

Volunteer as a Judge
Virtual Book Club

Sunday, February 11 at 2pm ET
 
Join SWE-BWS for our February book club meeting, a virtual discussion of A Right Worthy Woman by Ruth P. Watson. You can find it on Amazon here

Click the book cover to register on Eventbrite!
 
Registrants will receive an email with the virtual conferencing (Zoom) link 1 hour prior to the event.

If you have any questions, send us an email at leadership@swe-bws.org
SWE-BWS General Body Meeting

Tuesday, February 27 from 7-8pm ET

Join SWE-BWS for our first general body meeting of 2024! This is a great opportunity to meet the FY24 officers, network with fellow engineers, learn how you can help with upcoming events, and give us feedback on what events you’d like to see this year. We need you and your input! SWE members and prospective members are invited to attend. Please consider dialing in for some or all of the meeting. Hope to see you in the Zoom room!

Registration for free by clicking the button below; a Zoom link will be sent to registrants 1 hour prior to the call.

Questions? Email leadership@swe-bws.org.

Register for General Body Meeting
BWS Happy Hour @ WE Local

Friday, March 1 at ~5pm ET

Attending WE Local in Baltimore? Join us for a BWS happy hour on Friday around 5pm! Stay tuned for the location. This is a great opportunity to network with some of your fellow SWE-BWS members, enjoy a few drinks and apps, and simply relax + socialize!

*SWE-BWS will not be providing drinks/food. 

Registration is Open for WE Local Baltimore!
March 1-2 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

SWE is coming to our home turf! The 2024 WE Local conferences are being held in Las Vegas (Feb 23-24), Baltimore (March 1-2), Wichita (March 15-16), India (April 18-19), and Germany (April 25-26). WE Local Baltimore will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel (700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202). 

See the table below for registration dates. For discounted sleeping rooms, book directly through the registration portal by clicking the button below by January 31.
Register for WE Local Baltimore
Vote for Swag!
SWE-BWS will have a booth at the SWE Boutique at the WE Local conference in Baltimore! We’d love to get your input on what kind of swag you’re interested in. Click the button below to take a the quick survey!
Swag Survey
Reminders, Resources, and Other Information
SWE Advance Learning Center

Interested in furthering your professional and personal development? The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development! For SWE members, the content is free or discounted.
  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, and interactive eLearning courses.
  • Courses can be completed up to 12 months from the initial registration date.
Click the button below to learn more!
SWE Advance Learning Center
Got Content? 

If you have photos/articles/content from a SWE-BWS event, a STEM-related event, an event supporting women, or any other related event, we’d love to feature them on our newsletter and social media! If you’re interested, send your content to leadership@swe-bws.org.
Corporate Sponsors
 
GOLD MEMBER:
To learn about our corporate sponsorship program and for information on how to become a corporate sponsor, visit our website.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@swebws)!

Stay Connected

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Huge thanks to those of you who contributed to our Holiday Kindness Bingo fundraiser. We raised $70 that will be donated to World Central Kitchen!
Upcoming Events
Volunteer as a Judge at the St. Mary’s County Science Fair

Friday, January 19 from 7:45am-2pm ET

It’s once again time for the St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in person on January 19th, 2024 at the University of Maryland SMART building, located at St. Mary’s County Airport (44219 Airport Rd., California, MD). The snow date is Saturday, January 27th at Great Mills High School.

SWE-BWS is looking for volunteers to serve as a judges in this year’s fair. SWE-BWS judges will serve as specialty judges and may also hand out awards to winners. The judges meeting starts at 7:45am and category judging should be complete by 12pm. Grand award judging will follow and should be completed by 2pm. You will also have the opportunity to view an on-line presentation of each project, which will be posted one week before the fair.

Category descriptions can be found here. Please make sure to indicate your category preferences in the order form! Additional info about the fair is posted on the science and engineering fair board website here. Click the button below to register!

If you have any questions, please email Janine Borofka at janine.carol.borofka@gmail.com.

Volunteer as a Judge
SWE-BWS Joint Meeting with AWiT

Register by Sunday, January 28 at 10pm
Event takes place Tuesday, January 30 from 5:30-7pm

 
Join SWE-BWS at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD for a joint meeting with APL Women in Technology (AWiT). This meeting will be hybrid, with an opportunity to attend in-person or via Zoom. Attendees will receive Zoom information after registering for the event. Registration is required and will close on Sunday, January 28 at 10pm ET.
 
The guest speaker, Dr. Jenny Boothby, will a describe how APL is facing the imminent threat of climate change and researching ways to mitigate the threat to our coastlines and ecosystems. She will describe materials engineering work to restore coral reefs, model the impacts of hurricanes on our coastlines in a changing climate, and investigate threats to ecosystem collapse using AI to discover cascading climate tipping points. Click the button below for more info on the speaker and topic.
 
Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for AWiT and SWE-BWS members to network. 
 
Optional Dinner for In-Person Attendees
There will be a dinner for in-person attendees catered by Mezeh (vegan and vegetarian options included). Drinks and desserts will also be provided. If you would like to purchase a meal ticket ($15), please complete your registration prior to the event. If you do not plan to eat dinner with us, you do not have to purchase a meal ticket in order to attend in-person! Meal ticket payment is processed on the registration page.

Register by clicking the button below! Questions? Email leadership@swe-bws.org.

 
Register for Joint Meeting with AWiT
Virtual Book Club

Sunday, February 11 at 2pm ET
 
Join SWE-BWS for our February book club meeting, a virtual discussion of A Right Worthy Woman by Ruth P. Watson. You can find it on Amazon here

Click the book cover to register on Eventbrite!
 
Registrants will receive an email with the virtual conferencing (Zoom) link 1 hour prior to the event.

If you have any questions, send us an email at leadership@swe-bws.org
SWE-BWS General Body Meeting

Tuesday, February 27 from 7-8pm ET

Join SWE-BWS for our first general body meeting of 2024! This is a great opportunity to meet the FY24 officers, network with fellow engineers, learn how you can help with upcoming events, and give us feedback on what events you’d like to see this year. We need you and your input! SWE members and prospective members are invited to attend. Please consider dialing in for some or all of the meeting. Hope to see you in the Zoom room!

Registration for free by clicking the button below; a Zoom link will be sent to registrants 1 hour prior to the call.

Questions? Email leadership@swe-bws.org.

Register for General Body Meeting
Registration is Open for WE Local Baltimore!
March 1-2 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

SWE is coming to our home turf! The 2024 WE Local conferences are being held in Las Vegas (Feb 23-24), Baltimore (March 1-2), Wichita (March 15-16), India (April 18-19), and Germany (April 25-26). WE Local Baltimore will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel (700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202). 

See the table below for registration dates. For discounted sleeping rooms, book directly through the registration portal by clicking the button below by January 31.
Register for WE Local Baltimore
Interested in a BWS meetup at WE Local Baltimore? Fill out the survey below!
BWS Meetup Survey
Call for SWE-BWS Swag Designs
SWE-BWS is considering requesting a space at the SWE Boutique at the WE Local conference in Baltimore to sell swag/merchandise. We’d like to put out a call for designs to use for shirts/hats/bottles/etc. If you are interested, have questions, or would like more information, send an email to leadership@swe-bws.org!
Reminders, Resources, and Other Information
SWE Advance Learning Center

Interested in furthering your professional and personal development? The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development! For SWE members, the content is free or discounted.
  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, and interactive eLearning courses.
  • Courses can be completed up to 12 months from the initial registration date.
Click the button below to learn more!
SWE Advance Learning Center
Got Content? 

If you have photos/articles/content from a SWE-BWS event, a STEM-related event, an event supporting women, or any other related event, we’d love to feature them on our newsletter and social media! If you’re interested, send your content to leadership@swe-bws.org.
Corporate Sponsors
 
GOLD MEMBER:
To learn about our corporate sponsorship program and for information on how to become a corporate sponsor, visit our website.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@swebws)!

Stay Connected

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Wishing you a happy new year filled with good health and happiness!
Upcoming Events
Holiday Kindness Bingo
Participate now through January 13th
 
It’s that time of the year again! To help get in to the holiday spirit, SWE-BWS will be donating $10 to World Central Kitchen for each board that a member sends in with a completed “BINGO”. Although you only need to complete a row to participate, we encourage everyone to try and complete the full board. 

To participate: 
  1.    Click the button below to download the board
  2.    Complete a row (horizontally, vertically, diagonally)
  3.    Email your marked board to leadership@swe-bws.org
Download Bingo Board
Virtual Book Club

Sunday, January 14 at 4pm ET
 
Join SWE-BWS for our January book club meeting, a virtual discussion of Atomic Habits by James Clear. You can find it on Amazon here

Click the book cover to register on Eventbrite!
 
Registrants will receive an email with the virtual conferencing (Zoom) link 1 hour prior to the event.

If you have any questions, send us an email at leadership@swe-bws.org
Volunteer as a Judge at the St. Mary’s County Science Fair

Friday, January 19 from 7:45am-2pm ET

It’s once again time for the St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in person on January 19th, 2024 at the University of Maryland SMART building, located at St. Mary’s County Airport (44219 Airport Rd., California, MD). The snow date is Saturday, January 27th at Great Mills High School.

SWE-BWS is looking for volunteers to serve as a judges in this year’s fair. SWE-BWS judges will serve as specialty judges and may also hand out awards to winners. The judges meeting starts at 7:45am and category judging should be complete by 12pm. Grand award judging will follow and should be completed by 2pm. You will also have the opportunity to view an on-line presentation of each project, which will be posted one week before the fair.

Category descriptions can be found here. Please make sure to indicate your category preferences in the order form! Additional info about the fair is posted on the science and engineering fair board website here. Click the button below to register!

If you have any questions, please email Janine Borofka at janine.carol.borofka@gmail.com.

Volunteer as a Judge
SWE-BWS Joint Meeting with AWiT

Tuesday, January 30 at ~5:30-7pm

AWiT (APL Women in Technology) and SWE-BWS will be hosting a joint meeting at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD. Please save the date and stay tuned for additional details and registration info!
Volunteers Needed: Hopkins Robotics Cup
Register by Wednesday, January 10
Event on Friday, January 26 – Saturday, January 27

John’s Hopkins is hosting their annual robotics competition and is looking for volunteers! The event is for 100+ elementary and middle school VEX IQ teams to compete at to determine which teams advance to the MD State Championships. There are several opportunities for volunteers, with shifts starting at 9am on Friday through 5pm on Saturday. Details about each shift, additional information about the event, and registration can be found by clicking the button below.
Info and Volunteer Signup
Call for SWE-BWS Swag Designs
SWE-BWS is also considering requesting a space at the SWE Boutique at the WE Local conference in Baltimore to sell swag/merchandise. We’d like to put out a call for designs to use for shirts/hats/bottles/etc. If you are interested, have questions, or would like more information, send an email to leadership@swe-bws.org!
Opportunities
SWE-BWS has 2 current opportunities listed below for you to lead/volunteer in a range of SWE outreach activities! If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to vicepresident@swe-bws.org.
  • Chair/Co-Chair for College Liaisions: We’re looking for a volunteer or two to serve as chair or co-chair for SWE-BWS college liaisons. SWE–BWS partners with 7 local SWE collegiate sections for an outreach event yearly. There will be SWE volunteer liaisons for each school, so we need a chair to help coordinate issues, calendars, and calls for volunteers via the BWS Ecomms.
Volunteer as Chair for College Liaisons
  • Chair for a MS/HS Outreach Event: We’re also looking for a Chair to run a Middle School or High School virtual SWE outreach event.  SWE-BWS will help provide ideas, volunteers, funds and support. This is a great opportunity to introduce girls to science and engineering! Please let us know your location preference, MS/HS preference, and if there is a particular school you’d like to volunteer for in the registration form.
Volunteer as Chair for a HS/MS Outreach Event
Reminders, Resources, and Other Information
SWE Advance Learning Center

Interested in furthering your professional and personal development? The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development! For SWE members, the content is free or discounted.
  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, and interactive eLearning courses.
  • Courses can be completed up to 12 months from the initial registration date.
Click the button below to learn more!
SWE Advance Learning Center
WE Local 2024
March 1-2 in Baltimore, MD

SWE is coming to Baltimore! The 2024 WE Local conferences are being held in Las Vegas (Feb 23-24), Baltimore (March 1-2), Wichita (March 15-16), India (April 18-19), and Germany (April 25-26). More info on the local conferences will become available in the next few months, but make sure to save the date if you’re interested in attending a WE Local conference on our home turf!
Got Content? 

If you have photos/articles/content from a SWE-BWS event, a STEM-related event, an event supporting women, or any other related event, we’d love to feature them on our newsletter and social media! If you’re interested, send your content to leadership@swe-bws.org.
Corporate Sponsors
 
GOLD MEMBER:
To learn about our corporate sponsorship program and for information on how to become a corporate sponsor, visit our website.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@swebws)!

Stay Connected

View our Google Calendar for events

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Upcoming Events
Holiday Kindness Bingo
Participate now through January 13th
 
It’s that time of the year again! To help get in to the holiday spirit, SWE-BWS will be donating $10 to World Central Kitchen for each board that a member sends in with a completed “BINGO”. Although you only need to complete a row to participate, we encourage everyone to try and complete the full board. 

To participate: 
  1.    Click the button below to download the board
  2.    Complete a row (horizontally, vertically, diagonally)
  3.    Email your marked board to leadership@swe-bws.org
Download Bingo Board
Virtual Book Club

Sunday, January 14 at 2pm ET
 
Join SWE-BWS for our January book club meeting, a virtual discussion of Atomic Habits by James Clear. You can find it on Amazon here

Registration is coming soon!
 
Registrants will receive an email with the virtual conferencing (Zoom) link 1 hour prior to the event.

If you have any questions, send us an email at leadership@swe-bws.org
SWE-BWS Joint Meeting with AWiT

Tuesday, January 30 at ~5:30-7pm

AWiT (APL Women in Technology) and SWE-BWS will be hosting a joint meeting at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD. Please save the date and stay tuned for additional details and registration info!
SHPE-DC Happy Hour and Trivia Night
Tuesday, December 19 from 5-7pm ET, trivia starts at 7:30

Join one of SWE-BWS’s sister groups, SHPE-DC, for a happy hour, networking, and trivia night at The Board Room VA! Note: this is not a SWE-hosted event.
Register for Happy Hour/Trivia Night
Volunteers Needed: Hopkins Robotics Cup
Friday, January 26 – Saturday, January 27

John’s Hopkins is hosting their annual robotics competition and is looking for volunteers! The event is for 100+ elementary and middle school VEX IQ teams to compete at to determine which teams advance to the MD State Championships. There are several opportunities for volunteers, with shifts starting at 9am on Friday through 5pm on Saturday. Details about each shift, additional information about the event, and registration can be found by clicking the button below.
Info and Volunteer Signup
Call for SWE-BWS Swag Designs
SWE-BWS is also considering requesting a space at the SWE Boutique at the WE Local conference in Baltimore to sell swag/merchandise. We’d like to put out a call for designs to use for shirts/hats/bottles/etc. If you are interested, have questions, or would like more information, send an email to leadership@swe-bws.org!
Opportunities
SWE-BWS has 2 current opportunities listed below for you to lead/volunteer in a range of SWE outreach activities! If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to vicepresident@swe-bws.org.
  • Chair/Co-Chair for College Liaisions: We’re looking for a volunteer or two to serve as chair or co-chair for SWE-BWS college liaisons. SWE–BWS partners with 7 local SWE collegiate sections for an outreach event yearly. There will be SWE volunteer liaisons for each school, so we need a chair to help coordinate issues, calendars, and calls for volunteers via the BWS Ecomms.
Volunteer as Chair for College Liaisons
  • Chair for a MS/HS Outreach Event: We’re also looking for a Chair to run a Middle School or High School virtual SWE outreach event.  SWE-BWS will help provide ideas, volunteers, funds and support. This is a great opportunity to introduce girls to science and engineering! Please let us know your location preference, MS/HS preference, and if there is a particular school you’d like to volunteer for in the registration form.
Volunteer as Chair for a HS/MS Outreach Event
Reminders, Resources, and Other Information
SWE Advance Learning Center

Interested in furthering your professional and personal development? The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development! For SWE members, the content is free or discounted.
  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, and interactive eLearning courses.
  • Courses can be completed up to 12 months from the initial registration date.
Click the button below to learn more!
SWE Advance Learning Center
WE Local 2024
March 1-2 in Baltimore, MD

SWE is coming to Baltimore! The 2024 WE Local conferences are being held in Las Vegas (Feb 23-24), Baltimore (March 1-2), Wichita (March 15-16), India (April 18-19), and Germany (April 25-26). More info on the local conferences will become available in the next few months, but make sure to save the date if you’re interested in attending a WE Local conference on our home turf!
Got Content? 

If you have photos/articles/content from a SWE-BWS event, a STEM-related event, an event supporting women, or any other related event, we’d love to feature them on our newsletter and social media! If you’re interested, send your content to leadership@swe-bws.org.
Corporate Sponsors
 
GOLD MEMBER:
To learn about our corporate sponsorship program and for information on how to become a corporate sponsor, visit our website.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@swebws)!

Stay Connected

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Announcements

WE23 was a success! We hope everyone who attended had a great time in LA, and thank you to all who attended the BWS Meetup at El Cholo! Below are some highlights!

Upcoming Events
Virtual Book Club

Sunday, December 10 at 2pm ET
 
Join SWE-BWS for our December book club meeting, a virtual discussion of Hidden Potential by Adam Grant. You can find it on Amazon here

Click the book cover on the right for a link to our registration page!
 
Registrants will receive an email with the virtual conferencing (Zoom) link 1 hour prior to the event.

If you have any questions, send us an email at leadership@swe-bws.org
Wind Turbine Trip Interest Survey

SWE-BWS is considering partnering with SWE-Richmond for a trip to see Dominion’s first 2 offshore wind turbines. Please click the button below to take a 1-question survey so we can gauge interest!
Quick Survey
Call for SWE-BWS Swag Designs

SWE-BWS is also considering requesting a space at the SWE Boutique at the WE Local conference in Baltimore to sell swag/merchandise. We’d like to put out a call for designs to use for shirts/hats/bottles/etc. If you are interested, have questions, or would like more information, send an email to leadership@swe-bws.org!
Photo of the Week
SWE-BWS Officers Annaliese, Gabby, and Jasmine pictured with SWE President Alexis McKittrick at the Awards Reception at the WE23 Conference!
Opportunities

SWE-BWS has several opportunities listed below for you to lead and volunteer in a range of SWE outreach activities! If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to vicepresident@swe-bws.org.

  • Collegiate Outreach Liaison: Volunteers will work with collegiate SWE leads to partner in 1 virtual event of the collegiate section’s choosing. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help coach collegiate leads on leadership & event organization. Instructions & help will be available to volunteers. We partner with 7 SWE college sections around DC and MD. Please let us know your location or college preference in the registration form.
Volunteer as a College Outreach Liaison
  • Chair/Co-Chair for College Liaisions: We’re looking for a volunteer or two to serve as chair or co-chair for SWE-BWS college liaisons. SWE–BWS partners with 7 local SWE collegiate sections for an outreach event yearly. There will be SWE volunteer liaisons for each school, so we need a chair to help coordinate issues, calendars, and calls for volunteers via the BWS Ecomms.
Volunteer as Chair for College Liaisons
  • Chair for a MS/HS Outreach Event: We’re also looking for a Chair to run a Middle School or High School virtual SWE outreach event.  SWE-BWS will help provide ideas, volunteers, funds and support. This is a great opportunity to introduce girls to science and engineering! Please let us know your location preference, MS/HS preference, and if there is a particular school you’d like to volunteer for in the registration form.
Volunteer as Chair for a HS/MS Outreach Event
Reminders, Resources, and Other Information
SWE Advance Learning Center

Interested in furthering your professional and personal development? The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development! For SWE members, the content is free or discounted.
  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, and interactive eLearning courses.
  • Courses can be completed up to 12 months from the initial registration date.
Click the button below to learn more!
SWE Advance Learning Center
WE Local 2024
March 1-2 in Baltimore, MD

SWE is coming to Baltimore! The 2024 WE Local conferences are being held in Las Vegas (Feb 23-24), Baltimore (March 1-2), Wichita (March 15-16), India (April 18-19), and Germany (April 25-26). More info on the local conferences will become available in the next few months, but make sure to save the date if you’re interested in attending a WE Local conference on our home turf!
Got Content? 

If you have photos/articles/content from a SWE-BWS event, a STEM-related event, an event supporting women, or any other related event, we’d love to feature them on our newsletter and social media! If you’re interested, send your content to leadership@swe-bws.org.
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Upcoming Events
Volunteer at Girl’s STEM Night
Thursday, October 26th from 6-8:30pm ET

Volunteer at Girl’s STEM Night, part of the Maryland STEM Festival! There will be a SWE booth where volunteers can share their passion for engineering with the girls who come to the event. Volunteers may bring an activities, demos, work artifacts, or simply an excited attitude to talk about STEM with the younger generation! The event is located on the main campus of Anne Arundel Community College from 6-8:30pm, and about 250 girls are expected to participate.

If you have any questions, please email vicepresident@swe-bws.org.

Volunteer at STEM Night

BWS Meetup at WE23


Friday, October 27th from 12:30-1:30 PT

Are you attending the WE23 conference in LA? Join fellow BWS members for an informal lunch at El Cholo! The restaurant is just a short 5 minute walk from the LA Convention Center.

This is a great opportunity to take a break from conference sessions, network, and enjoy some good food!

Click the button below to register.

Note: SWE will not be covering food costs for this event.

Register for Lunch at WE23
Virtual Book Club

Sunday, November 5 at 2pm ET
 
Join us for our November book club meeting, a virtual discussion of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb. Find it on Amazon here

Click the book cover for a link to our registration page!
 
Registrants will receive an email with the virtual conferencing (Zoom) link 1 hour prior to the event. If you have any questions, send us an email at leadership@swe-bws.org
Volunteer at the Morgan State STEM Expo
Saturday, November 18 from 9am-1pm ET

Sign up to volunteer at the Morgan State STEM Expo on Saturday, November 18, 2023! This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with K-12 and college undergraduate students who will be coming by your stations. There will be fun and engaging STEM activities for the students to participate in as well. For our college students, be prepared to speak to them about STEM internships and careers at your company or organization. Click here for a link to the flyer and click the button below to register!

The Expo will be held at the University Student Center: 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251

If you have any questions, send us an email at leadership@swe-bws.org.

Volunteer at STEM Expo
Attend or Present at the AIAA Young Professionals, Students, and Educators Conference
November 17-18 at JHU/APL

The Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is organizing the AIAA Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference on November 17-18th at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) Kossiakoff Center. Check out the event flyer here!

The section is looking for 15 minute presentations in areas of interest to the aerospace community by young professionals (age 35 and under), graduate, undergraduate, high school students and educators. Topics can be technical in nature or focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Technical track: Presentations will be scored on various criteria including ability to convey impact of work, demonstrate knowledge of the field, methodologies, communication and more. Awards will be given to exceptional presentations in the various categories listed above.

DEI track: Presenters are encouraged to share their story and speak on topics including but not limited to improving DEI in Aerospace, dealing with imposter syndrome/burnout, authenticity, empowerment and outreach, intersectionality and more.

This is an excellent opportunity to share your work with the aerospace community and learn more about the innovative work of fellow aerospace enthusiasts! You do not need to be a member of the Mid-Atlantic Section to participate!

For more information and to register (either to present or attend), click the button below! Contact the conference organizer at aiaa.midatlantic+YPSE@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Volunteer or Attend the Conference
Photo of the Week
Networking at the Winery at Bull Run was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out and especially to Katie for organizing the event!
Opportunities

SWE-BWS has several opportunities listed below for you to lead and volunteer in a range of SWE outreach activities! If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to vicepresident@swe-bws.org.

  • Collegiate Outreach Liaison: Volunteers will work with collegiate SWE leads to partner in 1 virtual event of the collegiate section’s choosing. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help coach collegiate leads on leadership & event organization. Instructions & help will be available to volunteers. We partner with 7 SWE college sections around DC and MD. Please let us know your location or college preference in the registration form.
Volunteer as a College Outreach Liaison
  • Chair/Co-Chair for College Liaisions: We’re looking for a volunteer or two to serve as chair or co-chair for SWE-BWS college liaisons. SWE–BWS partners with 7 local SWE collegiate sections for an outreach event yearly. There will be SWE volunteer liaisons for each school, so we need a chair to help coordinate issues, calendars, and calls for volunteers via the BWS Ecomms.
Volunteer as Chair for College Liaisons
  • Chair for a MS/HS Outreach Event: We’re also looking for a Chair to run a Middle School or High School virtual SWE outreach event.  SWE-BWS will help provide ideas, volunteers, funds and support. This is a great opportunity to introduce girls to science and engineering! Please let us know your location preference, MS/HS preference, and if there is a particular school you’d like to volunteer for in the registration form.
Volunteer as Chair for a HS/MS Outreach Event
Reminders, Resources, and Other Information
SWE Advance Learning Center

Interested in furthering your professional and personal development? The Advance Learning Center provides learning to empower you to succeed at every stage of your development! For SWE members, the content is free or discounted.
  • SWE’s diverse offerings feature subject matter experts from a wide variety of thought leaders in STEM and leadership.
  • Inclusive design – Through our commitment to DEI and SWE’s Corporate Partnership Council (CPC), we offer closed captioning and corresponding transcripts to over 70 courses.
  • Earn CEUs/PDHs – SWE is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Multiple learning modalities – SWE offers a variety of learning modalities, including live webinars, on-demand webinars, and interactive eLearning courses.
  • Courses can be completed up to 12 months from the initial registration date.
Click the button below to learn more!
SWE Advance Learning Center
WE 23 Conference

October 26-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Registration for WE23 is open! The conference will take place at the LA Convention Center from Oct 26-28. WE23 offers networking and community building, an on-site career fair, opportunities to earn CEU/PDH, and professional development for all career stages. This year, both in-person and virtual options will be available. For more information and to register, click here!
WE Local 2024
March 1-2 in Baltimore, MD

SWE is coming to Baltimore! The 2024 WE Local conferences are being held in Las Vegas (Feb 23-24), Baltimore (March 1-2), Wichita (March 15-16), India (April 18-19), and Germany (April 25-26). More info on the local conferences will become available in the next few months, but make sure to save the date if you’re interested in attending a WE Local conference on our home turf!
Got Content? 

If you have photos/articles/content from a SWE-BWS event, a STEM-related event, an event supporting women, or any other related event, we’d love to feature them on our newsletter and social media! If you’re interested, send your content to leadership@swe-bws.org.
Corporate Sponsors