Future City Competition - Arizona Region

The Arizona Future City Competition is part of the national Future City Competition, sponsored by National Engineers Week.  We are a 501(c) 3 organization, supported by corporate and other donations and staffed solely by volunteers.  The competition encourages middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by presenting a set of technical challenges over a four-month season that each three-student team must address, culminating at regional finals in January.


                          Highlights & Events


To the Arizona Region winning team from Accelerated Middle School on the Basha High School campus.  

Jonathon, Ryan and Truman did very well at the National Finals.  They won the Best Transportation System award and placed sixth in the overall competition!






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You Know It! Now Show it!
You master SimCity 4tm or SimCity to create a city of the future.  Your challenge this year is to design a way to move people through your city.  Isolate on one mode of transportation and create an energy efficient, safe and valuable transportation system for your citizens.  You'll write a narrative to entice others to visit or live in your city.  You even get to build a scale model of a portion of your city to demonstrate how great a solution you've designed.  Finally, you will explain your concept of a perfect city and the society that lives there.
Have a fun engineering experience!  See you at the Region Finals! 



Thank you to all the teachers who visited our booth at the ASTA convention.  Keep up your great work!

Without you, there is no Future City Competition! 
You are the key catalyst for your students to learn from  the Future City Competition Experience. If you sponsor student teams, they will not only apply classroom learning, but develop new skills like teamwork, planning, time management, and public speaking.  They will build valuable lifelong knowledge and cherished lifelong memories. You will meet STEM objectives as well the objectives of other programs like 21st Century Learner.

It all starts with you.  Register today!       For additional information, click here

The transportation assignment research resources are available!

We need Engineer-Mentors today!

If you are a member of the engineering, architectural, or technical professions, a retiree from those professions, or a college or university student pursuing a degree in those areas, our competition students and teacher-sponsors need your help right now!

It doesn't take a lot of time and your engagement with the students is very valuable.  Mentors can "job share", work with the teacher and students in the classroom or even mentor from a virtual environment!

Become a mentor today!  Register here

Competition Judge teams are forming now!  Click here for more information

Click here for Engineer-Mentor Page



There are two types of judges, competition judges and society judges.  Competion judges are teams of professional engineers who evaluate each student team's competition deliverables. The judges use competition rubrics to determine scores.  Competition judges work in teams and begin their activities in late October.
Click here to view this year's competition rubics. 
Click here for more information about Competition Judges.

Each year, Arizona Region professional societies present awards to competing student teams based on criteria estblished by the society.  Judges from each society are selected by the society from its membership.  Contact your society to volunteer to become a society judge.  Click here for the latest information from societies. 


We are ALL volunteers in the Arizona Region.  Every teacher-sponsor, engineer-mentor, judge, and member of the leadership team is a volunteer.  The spirit of helping others is strong here.  Each year our volunteers contribute thousands of hours to promote and produce the Future City Competition here.  Our volunteers do everything...talk with teachers and students, work with the media, serve as judges, be a host at the library when the models are on display and help with hundreds of things on the day of the finals.

Join us today to help our Arizona Region students build a better future.

Click here for more information about volunteer opportunities


Do you want to produce a story on the positive achievements of Arizona middle school students?

How about discussing the impact the program has made on the parents or classroom performance?

Email:  Vi Brown,  v.brown@futurecityarizona.org

Click here for media resources


Parent encouragement is key to the success of student teams.  Teams with ongoing parent support are more likely to complete competition deliverables and have a lifelong learning experience.

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The Future City mission is to encourage students in math, science, and engineering skills and provide an early opportunity for academic teamwork.  Corporations and companies are the lifeblood of Future City. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and we are entirely dependent on donations and sponsorships to support the hundreds of students, schools, and adult volunteers participating in the competition each year.  By the way, student success is also impacted by the little things...the $25 registration fee, the plywood substrate for their model, the transportation to the regional finals or other special event.

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Future City Celebration, 6:00 PM April 16th, Salvation Army Kroc Family Center, 14th St & Broadway.

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