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The purpose of the 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.

The 2017 Award nominations are now being accepted for the following 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

Application for 2017 Awards is ONLINE! CLICK HERE

Due Date: All applications must be received by February 5th via e-mail (preferred) or delivered via normal mail to the PO Box.

Example Submission in Word Format |  Example Submission in PDF Format

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.