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

 

  • Rivermont Collegiate Technology Fair February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Rivermonte Collegiate School, 3518-3322 Somerset Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722, USA

    As a preparatory event to the regionally hosted Iowa Technology Education Connection Tech Fair in May, Rivermont Collegiate hosts an annual Technology fair for K-12 students who are interested in submitting technology-based projects for competition at the statewide level. 

    Rivermont will be hosting the “first round” of submissions in a competition to prepare students to be selected at the statewide level. The event will also feature a career fair that invites various local businesses to share what tech-based career options are available in the Quad Cities area.

    We are currently seeking judges for the student project competition. We are also seeking Information/Activity booths for our career fair.   If interested in presenting or volunteering, email msweeney@rivermontcollegiate.org.  

    As our high school students prepare for graduation, we feel that it is important to expose them to what technology-based career options are available to them, especially within our local community.

    More Information at https://www.rivermontcollegiate.org/technology-fair/

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  • Southeast Iowa STEM Festival February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm SCC West Burlington Campus

    Dozens of exhibits involving Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. This free hands-on event is open to preK-12 children and their families. For more information and to register, go to se.iowastem.org

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  • Volunteers Needed: FIRST Tech Challenge Iowa Championship February 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - February 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm DoubleTree Hotel & Convention Center, Cedar Rapids IA

    FIRST Tech Challenge Iowa can use your help!  We would like to know if you would help us with the one of the great programs in the FIRST program progression:  FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)!   FIRST Tech Challenge has upcoming events throughout the state where anyone with experience with FIRST would be valuable volunteers. 

    Judges (and other volunteers) are needed for the following event in our area:

    • February 15, 2020 at Regina High School, Iowa City
    • February 28/29, 2020 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Convention Center in Cedar Rapids

    To learn more about FIRST Tech Challenge and to volunteer for any FTC events email ftc.iowa@gmail.com or click on this link: ftciowa.org

    Please contact the email address if you need any further information or have any questions.

    Please consider helping out and spreading the word as well.

    Thank you!

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  • QC science Fair February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Putnam Museum and Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA 52804, USA See more details
  • STEM Teacher's Night Out March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265, USA

    Tour new CNC Lab

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  • QCESC Monthly Meeting March 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm American Red Cross, 1100 River Dr, Moline, IL 61265, USA

    Monthly board meeting, open to the public.

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