STEM Celebration – February 23, 2023 – Registration is Open

The QCESC STEM Celebration will be held on February 23, 2023 at the Bend Event Center in East Moline

Come join us to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) accomplishments from the community over the past year.

Please register here by February 16, 2023

The 61st Annual QCESC STEM Celebration will provide a great opportunity to network with others who are connected to STEM. It also showcases many of the great efforts and accomplishments of educators, professionals, and students in the region.

This annual event will award over 20 STEM scholarships to the top local high school seniors along with QCESC STEM awards for Engineers, Scientists, Teachers, Societies, and Volunteers.

STEM related organizations wishing to have a display during the social hour can register here.

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Keynote Speaker: Syed Mubeen, PhD, Director, Syed Mubeen Research Group and Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa

Dr. Mubeen, a University of Iowa Chemical Engineering Professor, has served as a lead scientist for SunHydrogen since 2015. His expertise is in the intersection of nanotechnology and electrochemical engineering, specifically in the areas of solar fuel and chemical production. At the University of Iowa, Dr. Mubeen also directed graduate admissions for the chemical engineering program. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed papers on electrochemistry and his work has been cited over 5500 times.

“Powering the Future: A Look at Energy Evolution”

The presentation will provide an introduction into the evolution of energy infrastructure, from the past to the present and future. It will cover the historical development of energy infrastructure and its current state, as well as the challenges and opportunities for the future of energy infrastructure. The presentation will explore the various forms of energy, such as fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable energy, and the infrastructure required to support them. The presentation will also discuss the challenges and opportunities for sustainable energy and how it can be integrated into the current energy system.

2023 Event Schedule: (Tentative)

  • 4:30 – 8:00 PM  
    Program will include:
    • Networking Happy Hour with appetizers
    • Sit-down dinner with 4 food options
    • Presentation of the 2023 STEM Scholarships
    • Presentation of 2023 QCESC Awards
    • Announcement of New Members of:
      • Order of the Engineer Link  
      • The Pledge of Computing Professionals
    • Keynote
    • Closing

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