BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 23, 2021) — The Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) on February 25, 2021, will recognize the following professionals for outstanding achievements in their field.

QCESC 2021 Junior Engineer of the Year: Matthew Wold

Matthew Wold is an Engineering Supervisor for Automation Systems at John Deere Product Development Center, Silvis, IL.

QCESC 2021 Senior Engineer of the Year: Roger A Perk

Roger Perk has served our community and our nation as a lead Civil Engineer, working for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, IL.

QCESC 2021 Junior Scientist of the Year: Ellie Wilder

Ellie Wilder, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for Stanley Consultants, Coralville, IA.

QCESC 2021 Society of the Year Award: American Society of Civil Engineers — Quad Cities Section, Bettendorf, IA

Michael Carton serves as the Director of Education and Outreach for WQPT in Moline, IL.

QCESC 2021 Volunteer of the Year: Robin Willick

Robin Willick is an Electrical Systems Engineer at the John Deere Global Crop Harvesting Product Development Center in East Moline, IL.

QCESC 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr William F Pratt

Dr William Pratt is the Director for the School of Engineering at Western Illinois University, Quad Cities campus, Moline, IL.

QCESC 2021 President's Award of Merit: Dan D'Alessandro

Dan D'Alessandro (retired, John Deere) is the two-term Past President, past Awards Chair, and current Professional Development Coordinator for the Quad Cities Engineering and Science Council (QCESC), Bettendorf, IA.

Everyone is welcome to attend the QCESC STEM Celebration. Registration can be found at celebration/. The full awards announcements can be found on our website at

About QCESC:

Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC), founded in 1962 is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to advancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in the greater Quad Cities Region. Information about our organization can be found at

If you are interested in regular updates on the Quad City Engineering and Science Council or getting involved further, please consider subscribing for e-mail updates including volunteering following/joining us using: Facebook (QCESC), Twitter  (@QCESC), LinkedIn, and the recently-upgraded website at, which includes a calendar of events and a volunteer page that is updated on-going with new volunteer opportunities.

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