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 20th – QCESC STEM Banquet during Engineers Week with STEM Scholarships & Award with Order of the Engineer Induction, Initially supported in 1963
  • No QCESC Business Meeting in February due to STEM Celebration.

March:

  • March 6 & 7 – 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
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday

April:

  • QCESC FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo with National Robotics Week Showcase, 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 TBD.  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

 

  • Math on the Mississippi CANCELED June 15, 2020 - June 19, 2020 @  WIU Quad Cities Campus

    Math on the Mississippi 2020 Summer Enrichment Program. It is a five-day day camp held at Western Illinois University Quad Cities Campus.  More details can be found at the website: http://www.wiu.edu/qc/qc_initiatives/summer_enrichment_programs.php   

    “Math on the Mississippi,” is an engaging and interactive commuter summer enrichment camp at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities. This program is offered from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. each day and is available in two sessions.  Session I is offered for students in grades 4-6 and Session II is offered for grades 6-8; Sixth grade students may choose to attend Session I (June 15-19, 2019) or Session II (June 22-26, 2019).

    Each morning, participants begin their day with brain teasers or an excursion into the local area. A topic such as Coding, Puzzles/Games/Logic, Ratios and Measurement, and Buoyancy are introduced each day to guide the day’s activities and discussions.  Participants will engage these concepts in the classroom and laboratory, and then see how they are used by going out into surrounding area on field trips and excursions. 

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  • QCESC Meeting CANCELLED June 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm American Red Cross, 1100 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265, USA

    No monthly meeting until September

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  • Math on the Mississippi CANCELED June 22, 2020 - June 26, 2020 @  Western Illinois University - Quad Cities, 3300 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265, USA See more details