The Bettendorf Community School Foundation is announcing the 2019 Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation Visiting Science Scholar – Sean McVey, Software Engineer, BHS Class of 2003. The program features role models to high school students thinking of entering a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. McVey will be presenting to and visiting with Bettendorf High School students on Friday, Jan. 25. On Saturday, Jan. 26, he will be featured at the Bett STEM Expo at Middle School 11 am - 2 pm.
Sean McVey attended Paul Norton Elementary School and continued in Bettendorf schools until graduating from Bettendorf High School in 2003. Sean majored in computer science at Drake University in Des Moines and received a Master's in Interactive Entertainment from the University of Central Florida in 2008.
Sean has worked at two video game companies, Midway Games helping make Mortal Kombat and Electronic Arts helping make Madden and NCAA. Sean has also worked on tank and flight simulators for the Department of Defense at Lockheed Martin. He is currently employed as a software engineer at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines.
The BCSF Visiting Scholar Program was started through a sizable donation to the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation by a Bettendorf graduate to be used to recognize BHS graduates who have gone on to secure successful careers in a field of science as well as recognize the impact of the late Donald Schaefer, a retired Bettendorf High School science teacher.
The Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation works to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of the Bettendorf Community School District through the development and disbursement of funds. For more information about the Bettendorf Community Schools Foundation, contact Michelle LeMoine, Director of Administration & Outreach (563) 359-3681, ext. 3094.