• Welcome to the Baltimore - Washington DC Section

    Our Section was formed in early 2008 with the merger of the Baltimore and Washington DC Sections into a single section. We are conveniently located to both areas.  We hold meetings featuring presentations on the full range of industrial automation topics.

    As part of our community outreach, our section provides financial support to Engineers Week at the Baltimore Engineers Club, the Maryland Engineering Challenges and Maryland FIRST.

     

    Our chapter is an Affiliate of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

    COMMUNITY EVENTS

    The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) needs judges!

    RWDC is an annual competition that provides high school students, nationally, with the opportunity to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems currently faced in the engineering field.  Each year students are challenged to optimize the design of a plane. The goal of the RWDC is to motivate and prepare students for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The RWDC is going into its Twelfth year of operation.

    Below are the 3 types of judges and a description of their responsibilities and time requirements. You may volunteer to be one or more of these types of judges. State Judges and National Technical Judges work remotely but National Challenge Judges need to come to the National 4 H Center in Chevy Chase MD for their Judging Activity.

    State Judge (1/11/20-1/27/20)- Read and score the Engineering Design Notebooks (80 pages) to determine the state winners. It takes about 2-4 hours to score an Engineering Design Notebook. Judges use the RWDC Scoring Rubric to evaluate the teams' Engineering Design Notebooks (the team's solutions).

    National Technical Judge (4/3/20-4/20/20)- Read and score the Engineering Design Notebooks (80 pages) two week before the national judging begins. It takes about 2-4 hours to score an Engineering Design Notebook.  Judges use the RWDC Scoring Rubric to evaluate the teams' Engineering Design Notebooks (the team's solutions). 

    Challenge Judges (4/25/20 at 4-H Center in Chevy Chase MD)-  Judge all of the presentations in their room and then meet with the other judges to decide merit award winners and the top 3 teams for each country.

    Click here to register to be a judge

    Questions:

    Contact Jeff Coppola

    Real World Design Challenge

    Phone: 703-965-2870

    Email: jeffcoppola@gmail.com 

     

    American Fisheries Society Webinar

    AFS Book Preview:  Multispecies and Watershed Approaches to Freshwater Fish Conservation 

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern Time

    Click here to learn more and to register for this free event.