Address: P. O. Box 1166, Bettendorf, IA 52722
email: qcesc.org@gmail.com
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The Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) is in its 55th  year of operation as a non-profit, umbrella organization representing ~20 engineering, science and technical societies in the Quad City area with approximately 3,000 associated professional members. Our Mission is “To Promote and support engineering, science, and technical professionals and associated societies in Quad City Region and To Encourage and support students to study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related fields”. We are actively seeking new society members as well as additional corporate sponsors and donors to help support our mission. There is no fee to join.

We annually sponsor, promote and support events such as our QCESC Annual Banquet that recognizes STEM professionals and educators as well as awards scholarships to high school seniors, Society Reception for local Technical Society members, STEM Educator Night Outs, and Golf Classic Fundraiser. We also provides organization, judges and volunteers for the local STEM* activities for area Youth including: Bridge Building Day Camp and Battle of the Bridges competition, FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Kickoff & Qualifiers, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Kickoff & League Meets/Tournaments, QC Tech Challenge, Kids Engineering Camp, Trebuchet Egg Throw Contest, Cardboard Boat Race, Solar Car Workshop and more!

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With great weather forecast (sunny & 76F.), we are looking for a few more volunteers (7:30 AM - 1:30 PM) for this Friday, 12May Cardboard Boat Race with 51 area high school teams competing. No ... See more

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GoldieBlox Beastie Boys Video

GoldieBlox uses "Princess Machine" to encourage Girls in STEM with a priceless Rube Goldberg Contraption Music Video based on the song "Girls" by the Beastie Boys ... See more

GoldieBlox rewrites the Beastie Boys song "Girls" to market their toys and encourage girls to become engineers.

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Each Wednesday afternoon, the Moline Public Library, Moline, IL hosts a different S.T.E.A.M activity for students to participate in, such as Rocket Bottle creations, fossil dig simulations, and more! ... See more

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Last day for high school teams to register for the Friday, May 12, Cardboard Boat Race at Bettendorf Middle Park Lagoon. More volunteers are still needed for one of the most fun STEM Days for the ... See more

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Congratulations to Sarah Eckert, student on the FIRST LEGO League World Changers team. At the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis last week, Sarah received the Presentation Award for her support as ... See more

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Congratulations to five Quad City area FIRST robotic teams that competed at the FIRST World Championship last week in St. Louis.More than The event was attended by more than 15,000 students from 33 ... See more

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Great River Brewery Tour

The QC/Muscatine SWE section and QC NSBE section are teaming up! Come join both of these engineering societies for a tour of Great River Brewery! On the tour we will learn how their brewing process ... See more

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Law prioritizes computer science in schools | Iowa Department of Education

Working to get high-quality computer science courses into the classroom is the focus of legislation that was signed into law today. The legislation is designed to meet a growing need for 21st century ... See more

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Great turnout for last night's annual Project Lead the Way open house at Moline High School. This year, they have a record 230+ students taking PLTW classes.

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