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 each year.  Below is a generic listing of our annual events and the approximate year schedule.  See the actual calendar for the specifics and the QCESC separate monthly meeting schedule.

September:

  • Kickoff for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Season, 2nd Saturday.  Initially supported in 2015  Volunteers Required 
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 PM
  • Kickoff for FIRST LEGO League Challenge & FIRST LEGO League Explore, 4th Saturday.  Initially supported in 2013 Volunteers Required 

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 at 6:00 PM

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 at 6:00 PM
  • FIRST Tech Challenge League meets begin in QC Iowa & Illinois locally through early February.  Initially supported with scrimmage in 2011.  Volunteers Required 

December:

  • FIRST LEGO League Challenge Qualifier & FIRST LEGO League Explore Expo, 1st Saturday in Moline.  Initially supported in 2013  Volunteers Required 
  • FIRST LEGO League Challenge & FIRST LEGO League Explore Expos 2nd Sat. & Sun. in Davenport.  Initially supported in 2009  Volunteers Required 
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 PM

January:

  • STEM Teachers Night Out event TBD.  Initially supported in 2009
  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 PM
  • FIRST Tech Challenge Iowa League Tournament, held at various locations  Volunteers Required 

February:

  • QCESC Scholarship & Award Selection Meetings – Early February
  • QCESC STEM Celebration during Engineers Week with STEM Scholarships & Awards with Order of the Engineer Induction, Initially supported in 1963 – typically 4th Thursday
  • 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  Volunteers Required 
    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 at 6:00 PM

April:

  • QCESC  National Robotics Week Showcase with FIRST LEGO League Explore Expo, 1st Saturday  Volunteers Required 
  • QCESC Trebuchet Egg Throw Contest held in Bettendorf with high school teams, 3rd Friday.   Initially supported in 2009  Volunteers Required 
    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 at 6:00 PM

May:

  • QCESC Cardboard Boat Race Contest held in Bettendorf with high school teams, 2nd Friday.   Initially supported in 2009  Volunteers Required 
    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 at 6:00 PM

June:

  • QCESC Monthly Meeting, 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 PM

July:

  • QCESC Engineering Kids Camps, five 1 day & 1/2 camps for K-8th Graders,  last week in July in Davenport, Initiated in 2009.  Volunteers Required 

August:

  • QCESC Executive Board End of Year / Next Year Planning Session