IEEE Iowa-Illinois Section & Computer Society Meeting – Saturday, Feb 24, 2024

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QC Elite Robotics Team Demonstration & Pizza Lunch

QC Elite Robotics Team 648 competes annually to inspire its Quad Cities high school participants to be future engineers and scientists.  Each January, teams across the country receive a robot kit, and must design and build a robot over the next two months to compete against robots from other teams in the region, leading to the international competition.  Each year’s contest is new, requiring distinctive robot behaviors.  

QC Elite has completed its 2024 robot design and build.  The team will be testing the new robot Saturday, Feb 24, as the dates for competition approach. This year’s team includes about 15 students and engineer advisors.  This meeting will be informal, watching students put the finishing touches on the robot.  The IEEE St. Ambrose University Student Branch is treating the team to pizza for lunch.   Feel welcome to bring along family members or a young aspiring scientist or engineer.

The team will display and explain the mechanical, electrical, and programming features of this year’s robot that distinguish it from past competitions.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 24 Feb 2024
  • Time: 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • South Park Mall
  • 4500 16th Street
  • Moline, Illinois
  • United States 61265
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  • Contact Event Hosts
  • Contact Gary Monnard, the St. Ambrose IEEE Student Branch Counselor at or (563) 650-2966.  Please indicate if you are an IEEE member.  (Reservations are not required, but it helps to know about how many plan to attend and who to look for as they arrive.)

  • Co-sponsored by John Johnson


11:15-Noon     Arrival and informal observation of team building/testing activity         

Noon-12:30     Lunch - Assorted Pizza, Chips, Cookies, Soft Drinks/Lemonade/Water

12:30-1:00        Brief presentation on this year’s design and build

Hint to the exact meetup location:

Enter the Mall from the west entrance doors nearest the Von Maur department store.  Someone will be there to greet you in front of the Von Maur store.  The entrance to the Robotics area is very near the west entrance doors.