Address: P. O. Box 1166, Bettendorf, IA 52722
email: qcesc.org@gmail.com
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Upcoming Events

The Quad City Engineering & Science Council supports a number of annual events & programs along with unique events which year.  Below is a generic listing the current annual events and the approximate approximate year schedule.  See the actual calendar for the specifics and the QCESC separate monthly meeting schedule.

February:

  • Feb 6th – QCESC Scholarship & Award Selection Meetings
  • Feb 21st – QCESC STEM Banquet during Engineers Week with STEM Scholarships & Award with Order of the Engineer Induction, Initially supported in 1963

March:

  • March 1 & 2 – QCESC Battle of Bridges held for all ages in Davenport, Initially supported in 2008
    1 of 3 events with QCESC Tech Challenge (with Trebuchet Egg Throw Contest & Cardboard Boat Race) for High School Teams 
  • March 20 – QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday  

April:

  • QCESC FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo with National Robotics Week Showcase in Davenport, 1st Saturday. 
  • QCESC Trebuchet Egg Throw Contest held in Bettendorf with high school teams, 3rd Friday.   Initially supported in 2009
    2 of 3 events with QCESC Tech Challenge (with Battle of Bridges Contest & Cardboard Boat Race) for High School Teams 
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday  

May:

  • QCESC Cardboard Boat Race Contest held in Bettendorf with high school teams, 2nd Friday.   Initially supported in 2009
    3 of 3 events with QCESC Tech Challenge (with Battle of Bridges Contest & Trebuchet Egg Throw Contest) for High School Teams 
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday  

June:

  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday 

July:

  • QCESC Engineering Kids Camps, five 1 day camps for 2-8th Graders,  last week in July in Davenport, Initiated in 2009.

August:

  • QCESC Executive Board End of Year / Next Year Planning Session

September:

  • Kickoff for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Season, 2nd Saturday.  Initially supported in 2015
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday 
  • Kickoff for FIRST LEGO League & FIRST LEGO League Junior, 4th Saturday.  Initially supported in 2013

October:

  • QCESC STEM Scholarship Application Open – Due by January 
  • STEM Teachers Night Out event, held at various locations.  Initially supported in 2009
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday 

November:

  • QCESC STEM Award Nominations Open – Due by late January
  • STEM Teachers Night Out event, held at various locations.  Initially supported in 2009
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday  
  • FIRST Tech Challenge League meets begin in QC Iowa & Illinois locally through early February.  Initially supported with scrimmage in 2011.

December:

  • FIRST LEGO League & FIRST LEGO League Junior Qualifier (1) & Expo (1) 1st Saturday in Moline.  Initially supported in 2013
  • FIRST LEGO League & FIRST LEGO League Junior Qualifiers (2)  & Expos (4)  2nd Sat. & Sun. in Davenport.  Initially supported in 2009

QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday 

January:

  • STEM Teachers Night Out event, at Davenport West on January 9th.  Initially supported in 2009
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday  at the Red Cross Building in Moline
  • FIRST Tech Challenge Iowa League Tournament, held at various locations

 

  • ASM Materials Day Camp June 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019 @  Black Hawk College, 6600 34th Ave, Moline, IL 61265, USA

    ASM Materials Day Camp- June 2019 – 18-20 June

    Find out about the field of Materials Science and Engineering
    ASM Materials Day Camp - June 18-20, 2019

    • HANDS-ON 3-day ASM Materials Day Camp, June 18-20
    • At Black Hawk College, Moline, IL

    Things you’ll be doing:

    • Tensile testing of different materials
    • Understanding failure analysis using a Scanning Electron Microscope
    • Discovering polymers engineering and doing polymers lab experiments
    • Heat treating steel to change its properties
    • Learning about and casting a bismuth-tin alloy
    • Seeing materials demonstrations using liquid nitrogen
    • Doing a fun team design/build/test project
    • Touring two factories to see how Materials Engineers work in industry

    For more information, contact Bob Gaster, bgaster5280@gmail.com or call at 563-340-8862.

    To register for this free camp, fill out the Form by 4 June at the following link: https://goo.gl/ocfqxd

    The number of students is limited by the lab facilities, so register early to assure a spot in the Camp!

    Lunches and transportation to the plant tours are provided.

    See more details
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm TBD

    Monthly board meeting, open to the public.

    See more details