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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2014, 1:03 pm
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Press release submitted by Christine Cournoyer


Quad City Engineering and Science Council Award nominations due by January 31, 2014

The Quad City Science and Engineering Council is Accepting Nominations for 2014 Awards through January 31, 2014. The 6 award categories are: Junior Engineer (less than 36 years old), Senior Engineer (36 years old or greater), Junior Scientist (less than 36 years old), Senior Scientist (36 years old or greater), Lifetime Achievement Award and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Teacher of the Year. Any technical society, business, organization, or individual may submit as many nominations as they wish. The awards will be announced at the 52nd Annual National Engineers Week Banquet tentatively scheduled for February 20, 2014. The nomination form and more information can be found on our website:www.qcesc.org



Scholarship applications available for high school seniors interested in STEM Degree due January 17, 2014

The Quad-City Engineering and Science Council, or QCESC, has released its 2014 scholarship application at www.qcesc.org. Applications must be mailed by January 17, 2014. The scholarships will be awarded at its 52nd annual National Engineers Week banquet on February 20th. Last year 11 scholarships were awarded worth $18,000.

These scholarships are awarded based on academics, extracurricular activities (which include work and community service), and leadership experience. An essay on career goals and why the applicant is interested in a STEM-related field is also required.

High school seniors from Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside counties in Illinois; and Clinton Louisa, Muscatine, and Scott counties in Iowa are eligible to apply. For more information and to download the form, please visit www.qcesc.org



















 



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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