Registration for the 2012-2013 Future City Competition is Now Open

Submitted by michele.lawrie-munro on Jun 18 2012

Future City Registration is now open!  New to the program this year, we are now accepting registrations from afterschool programs and groups.  Register today or learn more about the Future City Competition at


Future City is an engaging, project-based learning experience where teams of middle school students imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over 3 months, students work with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research the problem, "Rethink Runoff: Design Clean Solutions to Manage Storm Water Pollution", and write an essay describing their solutions; build a model of their city using recycled materials; write a brief narrative promoting their city; and present their city before a panel of judges. Along the way students apply math and science concepts to real-world problems, flex their problem-solving skills, develop good teamwork habits, explore engineering and its many career options, and become better citizens. 


Future City is also looking for engineering and technical professionals who may be interested in serving as mentors. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer mentor in the Future City Competition, please