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.
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There are many changes to the deliveralbes this year. Click here to get the updated National Future City Program. To help support teachers understand these changes we will have two training sessions.
This just in, our second Future City kick off meeting will be held on September 19th at 9:00 am at The Southwest Gas Corporation office located at:
5705 S. Kyrene Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283
Click here if you are planning on attending this meeting. We will have new speakers that will help get your teams ready for the "Waste not, Want not" challenge.
Please click here to review the video from the national competition site to learn about the changes.
Click here to view school photos from the 2015 Competition
Maricopa Wells Team is
2015 Regional Champions
Dimant de l'Arizona City is best in competition.
Left to Right: Team Members - Elise Brown Thunder, Emily Cordero, and Joseph Rice,
Sarah Skrnich - Project Manager, and Robin Rice - Teacher
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Your challenge this year is Waste Not, Want Not. The design challenge is to create an innovative citywide solid waste management system for residential use and small businesses in your city of the future. The system must be safe, environmentally sound and energy efficient. You'll design a Virtual City using SimCitytm then write a City Description that explains your solutions and also 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. At the Regional Finals 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!
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 defined by the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards as well the objectives of other programs like 21st Century Learner.
It all starts with you. Register today! For additional information, click here
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
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. 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
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 (STEM) 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, teachers and schools 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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The Future City Competition - Arizona Region begins our 19th year. Register today!
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