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Future City Competition for Middle School students

September 6, 2011

North Texas Regional National Engineers Week Future City® Competition

Registration deadline is 31 October, 2011.  Register at www.dfwfuturecity.org.

Using a hands-on, inquiry-based strategy, the Future City program gives middle school students a fun way to tackle real-world problems while building their STEM skills. Teams of students, with the guidance of a teacher and an engineer-mentor, design a city using SimCity software. Cost is minimal and we provide the software. The winning team gets a trip to Washington, DC to compete in the national finals.

Highlights This Year:

  • Theme (research paper topic): Fuel Your Future — Imagine new ways to meet our energy needs and maintain a healthy planet.
  • The program is now open to 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Any public, private, parochial or home school is eligible to enter.
  • Future City STEM Learning Blocks offers educators a series of project-based learning activities that uphold the integrity of the cross-disciplinary, STEM learning experience. The Learning Blocks, combined with the Future City program, provide a masterful incorporation of practical application to the current curriculum content.

This will be the twelfth North Texas regional competition. Last year more than 600 students participated. Dozens of engineers have already signed up to support the 2011-12 competition.

For more questions:

Jean Eason
N TX Regional Coordinator
Future City Competition
j.eason@ieee.org
www.dfwfuturecity.org
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