7th Annual Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) All Ages Bridge Building Contest this Friday or Saturday at the Putnam Museum Print
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Written by Christine Cournoyer   
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:11

Reminder:  There is still time to pre-register and participate in the 7th Annual QCESC & ASCE Battle of the Bridge Contest this coming Friday or Saturday(January 31st or February 1st) at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.  This is a very fun, very well run event for all ages.  Currently we have 4 openings on Friday & 24 openings on Saturday.   The event webpage is updated regularly to show the teams that have signed up and the current number of openings.  Teams can continue to pre-register until we are full.  No pre-work required to participate.  All of the necessary materials and tools are provided along with support from local engineers including members from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Complete event details including the on-line pre-registration form which only takes a few minutes to fill out are available at:


All ages of participates are welcome. A team may consist of one, two, three orfour people. All members of the team must be signed up on the registration form. Teams will be categorized as follows:

  • Elementary (grades 4-6)
  • Middle School (grades 7-8)
  • High School (grades 9-12)
  • College (Ages 18-22, or enrolled in post-secondary degree program)
  • Family (any combination - kids, adults, seniors)

If you have any questions, please contact If you have any questions, please contact e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or The Putnam Museum’s  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Other Upcoming QCESC Events:

  • ·          31Jan – Deadline for submitting a nomination for the annual ESC Awards including STEM Teacher of the Year along with the Engineer and Scientist of the Year.  
    Link to further information Awards will be announced at the annual QCESC Banquet scheduled for 20Feb with further details to be announced.
  • ·          8 Feb – 3rd Annual Quad City FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Regional Qualifer with 24 Teams with students age 14-18 from 3 States including 7 from the Illinois Quad Cities scheduled to participate.  Volunteers are needed to support the event with no previous experience required for many of the positions.  High school and college students are welcome to volunteer along with adults. Link to Volunteer (all Iowa events)  Volunteers are also being sought for the State of Iowa Championship in Iowa City on Feb 22 and the new North Super Regional in Iowa City on  3-5Apr with teams from 13 states competing. 

    We plan to make volunteer assignments this week for the 8Feb QC event so register to volunteer soon.  We will continue to accept volunteers until we are full.

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