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February Society Spotlight

The Quad City National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Professionals Chapter was officially founded on April 28, 2016.  Their mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

The Chapter lives out its mission by participating in events like the Walk for Education and the Juneteenth Celebration, by sponsoring the MLK Jr. Community Center’s robotics team, and by volunteering with One by One at Glenview Middle School.

QC-NSBE’s most recent event was the annual Executive Leadership Panel in which business executives shared their knowledge with attendees. This year was virtual and the theme was “Social Justice in Corporate America. It was the best attended event in three years, with people as far as California, North Carolina and Washington DC joining in the conversation.

Each Spring QC-NSBE offers a scholarship and hosts an annual scholarship banquet. In 2020 Asrielle Allen, an Actuarial Science student at Drake University, received the scholarship. In 2021 the Scholarship Banquet will look different i.e., virtual, but QC-NSBE will still offer a scholarship. Requirements for the scholarship will be available on QC-NSBE’s Facebook page and by request.

“I would say the benefits of partnering with the QCESC is a greater ability to collaborate with other STEAM Professionals and STEAM organizations in the area;  increasing the ability for community outreach as well as raising brand awareness for QCNSBE;  as well as in all honesty getting to know and work with some really great people who basically have the same mission as NSBE which is to positively impact the community”, states Sudan Abdur-Rahman, past president and member of QC-NSBE.General chapter meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month via Zoom. For more information please contact . Also, check out their Facebook Group .

Society Notes

Locally Inactive – Nationally Active:

                 Abbreviation – Society Name Full Society Name – 
Section  / Chapter Name
of Local
Website Link
Website Link
AFE Association of Facilities Engineering 
Great River Chapter No. 108
AFS American Foundry Society
Quad Cities Chapter
121   Link
AITP Association of Information Technology Professional 
IlIowa Chapter  
50 Link Link
ANS American Nuclear Society
Quad Cities Branch
30   Link
APICS American Production and Inventory Control Society
Quad-Cities Chapter
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers 
Mississippi Valley Chapter   – Updated Link on 4Oct13
120 Link Link
ASM ASM International
Quad Cities Chapter
90   Link
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
Iowa-Illinois Section
150   Link
ASPE American Society of Professional Estimators
Quad City Section
70 Link Link
CCAI Chemical Coaters Association International ???
Quad Cities Chapter
  Link Link
FPS Fluid Power Society
Quad-City Chapter 16
35   Link
IEEE-Student Branch IEEE Student Branch
St. Ambrose University  
  Link Link
IES Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 
Black Hawk Section
65   Link
IIE Institute of Industrial Engineers
Mississippi Valley Chapter
Link Link
ISA International Society for Measurement and Control 
Quad-City Section
SAVE SAVE International 
Iowa-Illinois Chapter
19   Link
SME Society of Manufacturing Engineers 
Quad Cities Chapter No. 23
200 Link Link

Societies Deceased:

  • Quad-Cities Material Handling Society (QCMHS) 

Link to PDF Directory of QCESC Member Societies

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