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 21st – QCESC STEM Banquet during Engineers Week with STEM Scholarships & Award with Order of the Engineer Induction, Initially supported in 1963

March:

  • March 1 & 2 – 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 
  • March 20 – QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday  

April:

  • QCESC FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo with National Robotics Week Showcase in Davenport, 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, at Davenport West on January 9th.  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

 

  • Bett STEM Expo January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Bettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722, USA

    Bett STEM Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Bettendorf Middle School, 2030 Middle Road.

    The annual event will feature fun and educational science, technology, engineering and math activities for kids and is free and open to all children and families.

    Participants can take part in hands-on experiments and displays including beekeeping, BHS science club, birds of prey, I-74 virtual reality program, John Deere VR welding, park rangers, science of sports and more.

    The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation's 2020 Science Scholar, Kelsey (Klein) Sundet, will be a special guest.

    See more details
  • Volunteers Needed: FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Tournament January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Central DeWitt High School, 519 E 11th St, DeWitt, IA 52742

    Hello!  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 your area:

    • January 25, 2020 at Central DeWitt High School, DeWitt, Iowa
    • 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!

    See more details
  • FTC Peoria League Meet February 8, 2020 Manual Academy, 811 S Griswold St, Peoria, IL 61605, USA

    Volunteer    

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  • Volunteers Needed: FIRST Tech Challenge Regina HS Iowa City February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Regina Catholic Education Center, 2150 Rochester Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245

    Hello!  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 your area:

    • January 25, 2020 at Central DeWitt High School, DeWitt, Iowa
    • 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!

    See more details