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STEM Teachers

  • STEM Teachers Night Out Program
    Since 2009, the Quad City Engineering and Science Council has hosted 17, free STEM Teacher Night Out Events for area STEM Teachers, School Administration & key STEM Stakeholders to collaborate and share information & ideas and see local STEM education & business facilities in Iowa & Illinois.

Next STEM Teachers Night Out – Wednesday, March 8, 2017
We have made very special arrangements for our last STEM Teachers Night Out event for the school year.  The event will be limited to a maximum of 60 attendees with first priority for STEM teachers, administrators, and counselors. Others will be put on a wait list and will be contacted  prior to the event to confirm.  Please pre-register early to insure a you have a spot.  No walks in will be accepted.  Feel free to share this information with others.

Link to Pre-Register by Noon on Tuesday, 7Mar17

Update:  We currently have 24 openings remaining and will continue to accept pre-registrations until we are full.  So far, we have received pre-registrations from the following organizations. 

The free event will feature real world STEM examples at the John Deere Moline Technology Innovation Center in support of it’s youth global STEM program, John Deere Inspire.  See the link below for further information on the experts that will be speaking and their six topics you will get to see and hear about.  There will be time for Q&A including discussing the skills/education needed to support the various technical roles.  The six topics you will be learn more about are:  

  • Materials Engineering – Metallurgy
  • User Experience
  • Advanced Manufacturing Robotics
  • Computer Simulation & Analysis for Product Design
  • Overview of Additive Manufacturing with 3D Printing
  • Noise and Vibration Testing including tour of the hemi-anechoic chamber.

Link to more detailed information on six STEM topics & John Deere speakers

John Deere Moline Technology Innovation Center  

One John Deere Place
Moline, Illinois 

You can park in the small visitors’ lot in front of the building or in the employee parking lot to the right of the building.  Walk to the front visitor’s entrance, and there will be someone there to allow you to enter, pick up your visitor’s badge and provide directions to where will be gathering.

March 8, 2017


4:45 – 5:00 PM Arrive
Please plan to arrive and be in the door allowing time for parking no later than 5:00 PM.  The presentations and tours start at 5:05 PM.

5:00 – 5:05 PM – Welcome & Brief introduction

5:05 – 6:20 PM – Six presentations on different STEM Topics

6:20 – 6:30 PM  Rest room break, get food and drink in Seminar Conf. Room

6:30 – 6:45 PM – Review of upcoming STEM events

6:45 – 6:55 PM  Information sharing by attendees

6:55 – 7:00 PM  Wrap-up   

To pre-register, complete the on-line pre-registration using this link by Noon on Tuesday, 7Mar17. The event will be limited to a maximum of 60 attendees with first priority for STEM teachers, administrators, and counselors.  Others will be put on a wait list and we will be contacted prior to the event to confirm.  Please pre-register early to insure a you have a spot.  No walks in will be accepted.  Feel free to share this information with others.

If you have any further questions, send an e-mail to:

Past STEM Teacher Night Out Events:

# Date Location Pictures Key Topics / Speakers Attendance Additional Information
17 Wed, Nov. 2, 2016 St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa Link *  Overview of St. Ambrose STEM programs & outreach
*  Hour of Code/ Computer Science Education Week Volunteering Dec. 5-11, 2016
* Davenport West Summer experience with project based learning in Kenya
*  Tour of St. Ambrose STEM facilities 
16 Wed, Oct. 5, 2016 Buffalo Elementary
Buffalo, Iowa
Link *  STEAM at Buffalo
*  Popular Astronomy Club
*  QCESC 2016-2017 Plans
33 QCESC Slides
15 Tues, March 8, 2016 Pleasant Valley HS
Bettendorf, Iowa
  *  Hour of Code
*  STEM Programs PVHS
*  Trebuchet Egg Throw
14 Wed, Dec. 2, 2015 North Scott High School, Eldridge, IA   *  QCESC Updates
*  STEM Overview – NSHS
*  Battle of Bridges Contest
*  Teacher Externships
30 Slides
13 Wed, Sept 30, 2015 Moline High School
Moline, IL
Link *  QCESC Updates
*  QC STEAM Festival
*  NGSS Overview
25 QCESC Slides
NGSS Slides
12 Wed, January 14, 2015 Rivermont Collegiate, 1821 Sunset, Bettendorf, IA   FLL team that went to Brazil, Battle of the Bridges update, FLL Season recap, stem scholarships, volunteers for FTC, award nominations for STEM teacher of the year, QCESC Banquet, STEM update including Scale-Up grants, tour of Rivermont    
11 Wed, November 12, 2014 Bettendorf, High School 3333 18th Street, Bettendorf, IA Link STEM Opportunities, PLTW Grants, FIRST events & volunteers, Iowa STEM Update, Bettendorf High School New Robotics Program 34 Link to QCESC Slides
10 Wed, October 1, 2014 Western IL Univ.,  Moline Link Review of QCESC STEM Plans for 2014-2015 and overview on Western IL Univ. Engineering Program with tour 35 Link to QCESC Slides
9 Wed, January 15, 2014 Putnam Museum
Davenport, Iowa
  Nichole Myles, VP of Education at Putnam Museum on STEM Support Including new STEM Learning Center & Kristine Bullock, new STEM Regional Manager for Southeast Iowa on Update on Iowa STEM   Link to Further Information Including Pre-Registration
8 Wed, November 13, 2013 United Township High School – East Moline, Illinois Link Jonathan Furr, Director of the Office of Education System Innovation at Northern Illinois University Title:  “Building Partnerships and Delivering Resources for Illinois STEM Education”
Link to Event Announcement
35 Link to Jonathan Furr Slides
7 Wed, September 25, 2013 Davenport West High School, Davenport, Iowa Link Overview on Davenport West High Schools STEM Innovation Zone Classroom with Key STEM Programs & QCESC Overview & 2013-2014 Plans
Link to Event Announcement
6 Wed, April 10, 2013 Rock Island High School, Rock Island, Illinois   Project Lead The Way Updates for Rock Island & Moline High Schools and Update on QC Tech Challenge
5 Wed, January 23, 2013 Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, Iowa Link State of Iowa STEM initiative by Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds & Recommendations &  Lessons Learned from National Finalist for Principal of the Year, Jimmy Casas Bettendorf High School
Link to Event Announcement


4 Wed, November 14, 2012 Pleasant Valley High School, Bettendorf, Iowa   QCESC Update with Overviews on Real World Design Challenge & QC Tech Challenge 36  
3 Thurs, November 4, 2010 Moline High School, Moline, Illinois   Presentation of the QC Tech Challenge Awards including Team & Individual with $1,000 Scholarship to the University of Iowa 40  
2 Wed, January 27, 2010 Davenport West High School, Davenport, Iowa Link PLTW Student Experience Discussion    
1 Wed, November 18, 2009 Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, Iowa Link Overview and discussion on QCESC, FTC, Trebuchet Egg Throw & Cardboard Boat Race