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Schools in the area often seek engineers to volunteer as mentors and coaches for students in engineering-related projects and to judge at student competitions.

Science Fairs:
In January and February of each year the chapter’s website and Newsletter provide listings of the schedule and location of the many school science fairs in the area seeking judges to evaluate the projects and the students’ understanding of the scientific concepts their projects involve. The National Capital Chapter also awards certificates and books for projects best demonstrating industrial engineering concepts or principles. The chapter’s science fair liaison’s email contact is

Future City Competition Judging:
Teams of middle school finalists will display and explain their Future City models for judging. The projects use SimCity software to model their future city and build a physical display model. IIE will have a team of chapter judges to select the best three projects. Email our Community Affairs Director for more information!

Career Fairs:
Local organizations and schools hold career fairs for high school juniors and seniors at various times during the school year. The Washington DC Rotary Club annually holds the DC High School career fair in the first week of December. Chapter members have participated in this as well as other school career fairs such as the Falls Church High School career fair which is usually held annually in April. If you’re interested in participating in a school career fair, please contact our Community Affairs Director.

Moreover, the National Capital Chapter welcomes members to actively participate as a chapter officer or board member. Check out our Event Calendar for time and location details of the next meeting.