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2021 Awards – Now Accepting Nominations

Do you know an outstanding STEM Professional or Educator that should be recognized for his/her contributions and volunteerism?
The Quad City Engineering & Science Council would like your help in recognizing one or more outstanding Engineers, Scientists, Technologists, Mathematicians, STEM Teachers, and STEM Volunteers in the Greater Quad Cities Region. Each year we solicit nominations for several STEM-related awards to be announced at our Annual QCESC STEM Celebration on February 25, 2021.
We would like your help identifying candidates for the following Awards:
  • Junior Engineer of the Year (< 36 years old on 12/31/2020)
  • Junior Scientist of the Year (< 36 years old on 12/31/2020)
  • Senior Engineer of the Year (36 Years or older on 12/31/2020)
  • Senior Scientist of the Year (36 Years or older on 12/31/2020)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • STEM Teacher of the Year
  • STEM Volunteer of the Year

Submit Your Nomination Here

Register for our 2021 STEM Celebration Here

Due Date: All applications must be submitted on-line by January 26th, 2021

Guidelines and rules are outlined in this document: Awards Rules and Guidelines 2021

For further information about the QCESC Awards, please e-mail Susan Eckert

2020 Award Recipients

Left to Right: Jessica Brooks – Co-Sr Scientist of the Year; Aaron Maurer – STEM Teacher of the Year; Andrea Fitzpatrick – STEM Volunteer of the Year; Donald Harby – Co-Sr Scientist of the Year; Dan D’Alessandro – President & Awards Chair, QCESC; Jose Candelario, IEEE – Society of the Year; Jay Brady – Sr. Engineer of the Year; Vernon McAllister – Lifetime Achievement Award;  Pat Barnes,  – Director Emeritus, QCESC; Kristine Bullock – President’s Award of Merit; Austin Laugen – President Elect, QCESC.

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

Past Award Recipients Listed by Year (1966 – 2020)