Future City Competition

Future City Competition

Future City Competition

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Future City Competition is a national competition in the United States that focuses on improving student's math, engineering, and science skills. The program is open to all students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who attend a public, private or home school.

  • The National Engineers Week Future City Competition (www.futurecity.org) is an example of problem based learning with computer simulation. It is an integrated, multidisciplinary, holistic approach to relevant issues and is a strong example of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) education that addresses national and state academic content standards. The program asks 7th and 8th grade students from around the nation to team with engineer-volunteer mentors to create — first on computer and then in large, three-dimensional models — their visions of the city of tomorrow. The Future City Competition, organized under the National Engineers Week Foundation, has been operating under the National Engineers Week Future City Competition charter since 1992.


  • To truly affect the ways students and general public perceive engineering it is important for engineers to use the right messages. Too often engineers focus their messages to young students on the process of becoming an engineer and overlook messages on the value of an engineering career. The National Engineers Week Foundation has been engaged with two projects specifically to research and develop messages around messages to convey that......
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