54th Annual
QCESC  Banquet
Tentatively set for Thursday, February 25th at John Deere's Worldwide Headquarters,
One John Deere Place, Moline, Illinois form 5:00-8:15 P.M.



The 54th Annual Banquet of the Quad City Engineering & Science Council will tentatively be held on Thursday, February 25th at John Deere's Worldwide Headquarters (One John Deere Place, Moline, Illinois) beginning at 5:00 P.M. with networking social hour, silent auction, displays including by students, dinner, Order of the Engineer Inductions, scholarship presentations to high school students, annual awards and guest speaker.  Our  keynote speaker will be TBA.

The QCESC Annual Awards include Society of the Year, Junior and Senior Engineer and Scientist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teacher of the Year and STEM Volunteer of the Year.

This banquet is held during Engineers Week (E-week), and everyone is cordially invited to attend this premier, annual event to celebrate, network and pay tribute to the great Engineering and Science Professionals and Educators we have in the Quad City Region.  This includes supporting the next generation of Engineering and Science Professionals through supporting students with outreach to provide them with real world experiences.

During the social hour, there will be be silent auction and a number of displays expected from technical societies, Colleges & Universities, and student displays including from Project Lead the Way along with student teams from each of the four, FIRST Robotics programs supporting students age 6-18 (K-12) .  

Link for a display during social hour or to donate an item for silent auction.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

  5:00 PM Networking Social with cash bar with silent auction and displays
  6:00 PM Seating for dinner with opening remarks and pledge of allegiance
  6:10 PM Plated Dinner with Dessert; Silent Auction Bids
  6:30 PM Order of the Engineer 2016 Inductions (during dessert)
  6:45 PM Program with Awards and Scholarships
  7:15 PM Keynote Speaker:  TBA
  8:15 PM End of the Event
  Note:  The cash bar will be available during the social hour  
  John Deere World Headquarters
One John Deere Place
Moline, Illinois

Parking:  Park in the lot on the east side of the headquarters and enter through the east entrance .
Link to satellite image with parking lots and entrance shown.  Please note that the roadway around the headquarters is one way with travel in a counter clockwise direction only.
  Keynote Speaker:



1.  STEM Scholarships to Quad City area high school seniors

2015 Scholarship Recipients (12 for $20,500)



2.  Society of the Year



3.  Junior and Senior Engineer and Scientist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, STEM Teacher of the Year, and STEM Volunteer of the Year  

2015 Award Recipients


Induction Ceremony:
New Members into the QCESC Chapter of the The Order of Engineers Link # 271.

Information on Recent QCESC Banquets:
Date Location # Attendees Keynote Speaker Link
John Deere Worldwide Headquarters
(Moline, IL)
  William White
Midwest Vice President, Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
2014(2/20/14) The Lodge
163 Don Bossi, FIRST President & Jeff Weld, State of Iowa STEM Executive Director Photos
The Lodge
157 Dr. Vince Berstram, PLTW President & CEO Photos
QC Waterfront
292 Iowa Governor Terry Branstad & Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Photos
Pre Event Info
2011 Putnam Museum
  Denise Bulat, Bi-State - Key Projects Including New I-74 Bridge Photos
2010 Arsenal Club
(Arsenal Island)
  Dr. Jeff Weld, Overview on STEM Flyer
2009 Radisson
  Dr. John Anfinson, National Park Service "A River Transformed:  The Upper Mississippi Before & After the Locks and Dams" With Henry Farnam Dinner Photos




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