John Deere employees donate funds for QCESC summer camps

At the 57thAnnual Quad City Engineering & Science Council (QCESC) Banquet on Thursday, February 21, the 10-year partnership between the QCESC, Putnam Museum and ISU College of Engineering Community Outreach was recognized for the Engineering Kids Camps that take place each July.

Members of QCESC who work for John Deere donated funds from the John Deere Dollars for Doers program to the QCESC, earmarking them for use at the summer camps. These donations will cover $4500 in scholarships to help students who otherwise would not be able to attend the camps.

The Engineering Kids Camp is designed to be an engaging experience for young creators and innovators with LEGO® robotics, a 3D film, and the opportunity to learn with engineers from ISU and QCESC.

QCESC also awards scholarships to high school seniors who are Quad City residents and plan to study a STEM field at an accredited four-year college or university. Pictured above are recipients of the 2019 awards who went to the Engineering Kids Camps when they were younger.