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47th Annual Engineers Week Banquet

February 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Tonight is the 47th Annual QCESC Engineers Week Banquet (http://www.qcesc.org/banquet.htm) being held in conjunction with the Henry Farnum Dinner this year. We should have a couple hundred attendees for a talk on the completion of lock and dam 15 at Rock Island, on the Mississippi River. In addition, the Quad Cities Engineering and Science Council will be presenting Jr./Sr. Scientist and Engineer of the Year awards, a Lifetime Achievement award and student scholarships. QCESC is composed of a number of area engineering and science organizations, including the IEEE section that I was chair of last year.

If you decide to come at the last minute, we should have a couple extra places saved, and there may be snow tonight which will lead to some no-shows. Please DO COME if you have an interest. It will be a wonderful presentation, and the banquet is served by the Radisson in downtown Davenport. An excellent event, for only $40.

The award recipients already know who they are, and their biographies will be published in the brochure, so I’m not revealing too much prematurely to share that I’ve been selected as the Sr. Scientist of the Year. It is an honor to know that the community values engineering and science, and is willing to promote activities like this.

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Investigating Paranormal Mysteries

November 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Investigating Paranormal Mysteries

Skeptics, Students and People Who Love Spooky Stories!!

Joe Nickell

“Investigating Paranormal Mysteries”

@ Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa

2 PM Saturday, November 8th

I am enthusiastically looking forward to Mr. Joe Nickell’s talk on his years of investigating the paranormal. He has held many jobs throughout his long career, including stage magician. He has a great personality and great stories to share. The tickets are $10 for adults, and free to students w/ID, which includes an exhibit pass.

I am promoting this as an effort to encourage more critical thinking and healthy skepticism amongst students and members of the community. This is sponsored by the IA-IL IEEE Section, and I’m sure you will enjoy it. Come to the Putnam and enjoy this inspiring presentation, and visit the ghost hunting exhibit.

[Read the official flyer]

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