The purpose of the annual QCESC awards is to pay tribute and recognize Engineering and Science Professionals whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society, and their profession. This includes helping to promote and raise the awareness of STEM (Engineering, Science, Technology, and Mathematics) education and careers in our local communities including in our schools.
Nominations for the 2017 QCESC Awards are closed and award winners announced at the Thursday, February 23, 2017 QCESC Banquet for the below awards.
- Junior Engineer of the Year (< 36 years old on 12/31/16)
- Junior Scientist of the Year (< 36 years old on 12/31/16)
- Senior Engineer of the Year (36 Years or older on 12/31/16)
- Senior Scientist of the Year (36 Years or older on 12/31/16)
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- STEM Teacher of the Year
- STEM Volunteer of the Year
- Society of the Year
2016 Award Recipients
Front Row: Andrea Agarwal from Society of Women Engineers – Quad City/Muscatine Section, Rachel Eckert, Sarah Eckert, Amanda Clegg from Society of Women Engineers – Quad City/Muscatine Section
Second Row: Stephen Eckert, Tim Eckert, David Renneke, Susan Eckert, Tom Hitzhusen, Andy Ungerman, and Patrick Eikenberry.
Not Pictured: STEM Teacher of the Year: Rebecca Carton from Bettendorf High School.
The awards were first established in 1966 initially with the Engineer of the Year award. Since then, additional awards have been added including for:
1995 – Scientist of the Year
2000 – Society of the Year
2007 – Lifetime Achievement
2010 – STEM Teacher of the Year
2013 – STEM Volunteer of the Year
For further information about the QCESC Awards, please e-mail Chuck Buel, QCESC Award Chair.