Engineering, science celebration is Feb. 24

The Quad City Engineering & Science Council’s (QCESC) 60th annual celebration event is set for 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at The Bend Event Center, 1910 Bend Blvd., East Moline.

Cost will be $50 per person or $35 for full-time students.

This event welcomes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals, STEM educators and students throughout the Quad Cities region.

The group will celebrate STEM accomplishments from the community over the past year, recognize key individuals, and award 19 STEM scholarships to the top local high school seniors.

Jahmy J. Hindman, chief technology officer for Deere & Company, will be the keynote speaker. The title of his presentation is “60 years of STEM: Informing our Future.”

The meeting agenda will be: 4:30 to 6 p.m. – social hour; 6 p.m. – dinner; 6:30 p.m. – program, welcome, scholarships and awards; 7:30 p.m. – remarks by Mr. Hindman.

The following awards will recognize professionals for outstanding achievements in their field:

  • Junior Engineer of the Year: (under 36 years old on 12/31/2021)
  • Junior Scientist of the Year: (under 36 years old on 12/31/2021)
  • Senior Engineer of the Year: (36 Years or older on 12/31/2021)
  • Senior Scientist of the Year: (36 Years or older on 12/31/2021)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • STEM Teacher of the Year
  • STEM Volunteer of the Year
  • President’s Award of Merit
  • Society of the Year

The QCESC mission is to promote and support engineering, science and technical professionals and associated societies in the Quad Cities region and to encourage and support students to study in STEM-related fields.

The QCESC is in its 60th year of operation as a non-profit organization representing approximately 20 engineering, science and technical societies in the Quad City area with approximately 3,000 associated professional members. 

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