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Supporting STEM professionals, societies, educators, parents and students

Annual QCESC Banquet

Next year’s 58th Annual Banquet will be on February 20, 2020! Hope to see you there!

57th Annual Banquet Information

Everyone, including students, are cordially invited to attend this annual premier, inspiring event at John Deere’s World Headquarters to celebrate, network and showcase the great Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Professionals and Educators in the Quad Cities region.  The event is being held during Engineer Week (E-week).

The event will include networking with a social on the John Deere Display Floor with STEM displays by students, technical societies and education institutions.

The program in the John Deere Auditorium will include awarding of STEM scholarships to the top local high school seniors along with STEM awards for Engineer, Scientist, STEM Teacher and STEM Volunteer of the Year. The keynote presentation will be on the new $1.2 billion, I-74 Bridge which is one of the largest and most complicated active public projects in the U.S. and in Quad Cities history.


Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00 – 8:30 P.M.
John Deere World Headquarters
1 John Deere Place, Moline IL
Link to map
 with information on parking


 PUBLIC WELCOME

$35 for Adults; $25 for Full-Time Student with ID
Includes heavy appetizers with cash bar

Register to Attend the Banquet 
Preregistration closes on February 18, 2019


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2018 Scholarship Awardees

Keynote Presentation
Building a Bridge for the Future: I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project

The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project is part of a regional strategy to improve the I-74 corridor and access across the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. The work supports a vital east-west link in the nation’s transportation network. The $1.2 billion project is one of the largest and most complicated active public projects in the U.S. The new bridge will be more than twice as wide as the existing bridge and includes a multiuse path connecting to existing paths on both sides of the river. Construction began in July 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in 2021.

Keynote Presenter – George Ryan

George Ryan is the I-74 Corridor Manager and Vice President, Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions.

Prior to joining Wood Environment and Infrastructure Solutions, he performed multiple roles for the Illinois Department of Transportation during a 34-year career. Mr. Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Bradley University.


Event Schedule

  • OPTIONAL 4:15-5:00 – Tour of John Deere Headquarters – gather on the walkway heading into the Security Vestibule (need to indicate with registration).
  • 5:00 – 6:25 PM   Networking with Social on Display Floor
    STEM Displays by students, technical societies and educational institutions
    • 5:00 – 6:15 PM Cash Bar
    • 5:30  – 6:15 PM Heavy Appetizers 
    • 6:20  Begin moving to the auditorium 
  • 6:30 – 8:30   Program in John Deere Auditorium
    (no food or drink in auditorium)  – program will include:
    • Welcome & Introductions
    • Presentation of the 2019 STEM Scholarships
    • Presentation of 2019 QCESC Awards
    • Induction of New Order of the Engineer Link #271 Members
    • Keynote with Q&A
    • Closing

During the social, STEM displays by  students, technical societies and educational institutions will be available.  As they sign-up, we will add their names below.

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2018 Banquet Award Winners

Organizations or individuals wishing to have a display during the social hour need to fill out this form and submit. With the social scheduled from 5:00 – 6:30 PM, you need to be setup no later than 4:45 PM.

Link to Register to have A Display

Any further questions on displays should be sent to Sankari Kandasamy, QCESC STEM Coordinator via e-mail at sankarikandy@gmail.com.

Organizations or individuals wishing to have a display during the social hour need to fill out this form and submit. With the social scheduled from 5:00 – 6:30 PM, you need to be setup no later than 4:45 PM.

Any further questions on displays should be sent to Sankari Kandasamy, QCESC STEM Coordinator via e-mail at sankarikandy@gmail.com.

Current Organizations Signed Up for a Display:


John Deere World Headquarters Auditorium – Photo Credit: Pete Sieger
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Networking with Social on John Deere Display Floor

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If you need further assistance, send an e-mail to Qcesc.org@Gmail.com