54th Annual
QCESC  Banquet
Thursday, February 25th at
John Deere's Worldwide Headquarters,
One John Deere Place, Moline, Illinois form 5:00-8:15 P.M.



The 54th Annual Banquet of the Quad City Engineering & Science Council will be held on Thursday, February 25th at John Deere's Worldwide Headquarters (One John Deere Place, Moline, Illinois) beginning at 5:00 P.M. with networking social hour, silent auction, displays by students, dinner, Order of the Engineer Inductions, scholarship presentations to high school students, annual awards and guest speakesr.  Our  keynote speakers will be very special guests: Lt. Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor of Illinois Evelyn Sanguinetti.

REGISTER NOW through February 21st

Lt. Governor of Iowa
Kim Reynolds

Lt. Governor of Illinois
Evelyn Sanguinetti

The QCESC Annual Awards include Society of the Year, Junior and Senior Engineer and Scientist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Teacher of the Year and STEM Volunteer of the Year.

This banquet is held during Engineers Week (E-week), and everyone is cordially invited to attend this premier, annual event to celebrate, network and pay tribute to the great Engineering and Science Professionals and Educators we have in the Quad City Region.  This includes supporting the next generation of Engineering and Science Professionals through supporting students with outreach to provide them with real world experiences.

During the social hour, there will be be silent auction and a number of displays expected from technical societies, Colleges & Universities, and student displays including from Project Lead the Way along with student teams from each of the four, FIRST Robotics programs supporting students age 6-18 (K-12) .  

Link for a display during social hour or to donate an item for silent auction.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

  5:00 PM Networking Social with cash bar with silent auction and displays
  6:00 PM Seating for dinner with opening remarks and pledge of allegiance
  6:10 PM Plated Dinner with Dessert; Silent Auction Bids
  6:30 PM Order of the Engineer 2016 Inductions (during dessert)
  6:45 PM Program with Awards and Scholarships
  7:15 PM Keynote Speakers:  Lt. Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor of Illinois Evelyn Sanguinetti
  8:15 PM End of the Event
  Note:  The cash bar will be available during the social hour  
  John Deere World Headquarters
One John Deere Place
Moline, Illinois

Parking:  Park in the lot on the east side of the headquarters and enter through the east entrance .
Link to satellite image with parking lots and entrance shown.  Please note that the roadway around the headquarters is one way with travel in a counter clockwise direction only.
  Keynote Speakers:
  Lt. Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds

Kim Reynolds, a former state senator and county treasurer, serves as Iowa’s 45th Lieutenant Governor. She was elected Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor on November 2, 2010. Kim truly understands the importance of fiscal responsibility, job creation, education, and technology.

Kim tirelessly works to provide access to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs for students, especially the underrepresented and underserved. She co-chairs the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council in Iowa.

Kim also is known throughout the country, as one of the strongest advocates for STEM. Her passion for STEM education was recognized by STEMconnector™ when she was named to their “100 Women Leaders in STEM.”

In 2013-14, Kim chaired the STEM Food & Ag Council, which brings together government, business and education leaders to connect students to the STEM, food and agriculture careers of tomorrow.

On the national front, Kim is Chair for the National Lieutenant Governors Association.
Kim serves as Honorary Chair of Million Women Mentors – Iowa as well as Honorary Chair of the Employer Volunteer Initiative in Iowa.

A native of St. Charles, Iowa, Kim enjoys her small town roots. Kim and Kevin reside in Osceola. They are proud parents to three daughters and seven grandchildren.

Lt. Governor of Illinois  Evelyn Sanguinetti
Evelyn is proud to serve the residents of the State of Illinois as their 47th Lieutenant Governor. She is a wife, working mother of three and an attorney by trade. She was formerly an adjunct professor of law and a Wheaton City Councilwoman. 

Growing up, Evelyn developed a love for the arts.  She learned how to play the piano at a local community center and was accepted into The New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL. Evelyn not only became an accomplished pianist, she cultivated a love for learning.  This educational opportunity allowed her to pursue a college education at Florida International University. 

Following graduation, Evelyn moved to Chicago to attend The John Marshall Law School where she developed an understanding and passion for the law and for Illinois.  Evelyn soon joined Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan’s office as an Assistant Attorney General where she fought to protect the people of the State of Illinois. 

In 2010, Evelyn suffered an accident while walking on Wheaton city property.  Subsequent medical examinations revealed that she has Multiple Sclerosis.  Evelyn vowed to never let her MS stop her.  She proceeded to run for, and win, an election to the Wheaton City Council on a platform of delivering efficient, streamlined government. 

As Lt. Governor of Illinois, Evelyn is committed to fighting for all Illinois residents. She will apply the same passion to her new role that has propelled her throughout her life, from humble beginnings in Hialeah, FL to becoming Illinois’ first Latina Lieutenant Governor.




1.  STEM Scholarships to Quad City area high school seniors

2015 Scholarship Recipients (12 for $20,500)



2.  Society of the Year



3.  Junior and Senior Engineer and Scientist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, STEM Teacher of the Year, and STEM Volunteer of the Year  

2015 Award Recipients


Induction Ceremony:
New Members into the QCESC Chapter of the The Order of Engineers Link # 271.

Information on Recent QCESC Banquets:
Date Location # Attendees Keynote Speaker Link
John Deere Worldwide Headquarters
(Moline, IL)
200 Lt. Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds and
Lt. Governor of Illinois Evelyn Sanguinetti
John Deere Worldwide Headquarters
(Moline, IL)
  William White
Midwest Vice President, Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
2014(2/20/14) The Lodge
163 Don Bossi, FIRST President & Jeff Weld, State of Iowa STEM Executive Director Photos
The Lodge
157 Dr. Vince Berstram, PLTW President & CEO Photos
QC Waterfront
292 Iowa Governor Terry Branstad & Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds Photos
Pre Event Info
2011 Putnam Museum
  Denise Bulat, Bi-State - Key Projects Including New I-74 Bridge Photos
2010 Arsenal Club
(Arsenal Island)
  Dr. Jeff Weld, Overview on STEM Flyer
2009 Radisson
  Dr. John Anfinson, National Park Service "A River Transformed:  The Upper Mississippi Before & After the Locks and Dams" With Henry Farnam Dinner Photos




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