First Row: Kaitlyn, Kinley Anderson, Isabelle Pierce, Ethan Monson, David Moreno, Ian Smiddy, Alaina Heim, and Molly Albrecht. Second Row: Shivam Patel, Landon Schroeder, Landon Whelchel, Garrett Polson, Jacob Tegeler, Cameron McDonnell, Joseph Magee, and Phenix Holcomb

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 23, 2024) — The Quad-City and Engineering Council, or QCESC, held the 62nd annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Celebration on February 22 2024.

The event celebrates and showcases the region's STEM professionals, educators, and the next generation of STEM professionals.

At the event, held during National Engineers Week, seventeen scholarships valued at $31,500 were awarded. This was the thirty-first year that the QCESC has awarded STEM scholarships to encourage students to pursue STEM careers. Including this year, 244 scholarships have been awarded valued at over $410,000.

The full scholarship announcements at: QCESC 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Kinley Anderson, Sherrard High School

$1,000 St Ambrose University

David Moreno, United Township High School

$1,000 Augustana College

Henry Oberg, Sterling High School

$1,000 Augustana College

Isabelle Pierce, Central DeWitt High School

$2,000 University of Iowa

Phenix Holcomb, Rockridge High School

$1,000 Morrison Tech

Kaitlyn Greenwood, Orion High School

$2,500 University of Wisconsin — Platteville

Landon Schroeder, Central DeWitt High School

$2,500 American Society of Civil Engineers

Ethan Monson, Mercer County High School

$2,500 American Society of Civil Engineers

Cameron McDonnell, Morrison High School

$2,500 American Society of Civil Engineers

Jacob Tegeler, Northeast Community High School

$2,500 National Defense Industrial Association

Ian Smiddy, Riverdale High School

$2000 — Constellation Corporation

Landon Whelchel, Amboy High School

$2,000 Society of American Military Engineers

Alaina Heim, Riverdale High School

$1,500 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Joseph Magee, Alleman Catholic High School

$1,500 IEEE Iowa Illinois Section

Garrett Polson, Sterling High School

$1,000 Quad City Engineering and Science Council Community College

Molly Albrecht, Pleasant Valley High School

$2,500 Quad City Engineering and Science Council

Shivam Patel, Pleasant Valley High School

$2,500 Jeffrey Richland Memorial Scholarship

About QCESC: The Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) is an umbrella organization representing ~25 technical societies totaling about 3,500 members here in the Quad Cities. The QCESC proudly sponsors annual events such as the National Engineers STEM Celebration, STEM Scholarships, and Professional Awards. We also provide judges for the local technical activities including FIRST LEGO League as well as other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-related activities.

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