At its 49th Annual National Engineers Week Banquet held Feb. 24, the Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) recognized six local engineers and scientists, a local educator and one of its member societies. The QCESC numbers 35 local engineering and technical societies with a total membership of 5,000 engineers and scientists. The QCESC also promotes engineering and science to area youth through scholarship and engineering competition programs.David Bunde, 2011 Junior Scientist of the Year — David Bunde, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Knox College in Galesburg, is the 2011 QCESC Junior Scientist of the Year. A faculty member in Computer Science at Knox since 2006, he has strengthened that program with his innovative teaching in parallel computing and his involvement with Knox students in undergraduate research. He has also served as a coach for a FIRST Lego Robotics team in Galesburg.
David received his B.S. (1998) degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College and his Ph.D. (2006) in Computer Science from the University of Illinois. He lives in Galesburg with his wife Jennifer and young son Douglas. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.
John Dooley, 2011 Senior Scientist of the Year — John Dooley, Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Knox College in Galesburg, is the 2011 QCESCSenior Scientistof the Year.Combining 18 years in the computer industry (including Bell Labs and Motorola) with 17 years of college teaching, his refereed publications and numerous oral presentations explore small-team software development, cryptology and small college computing pedagogy.
He received his B.A. (1974) degree in Mathematics fromLindenwood Collegeandan M.S.(1976) in Computer Science from Syracuse University as well as an M.S. (1982) in Electrical Engineering from Rice University. A resident of Galesburg, heis a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.