Students give a 7-minute presentation discussing features of their future city and their solution to the challenge followed by a 5–8 minute question and answer period from the judges. Be sure to check with your Regional Coordinator for exact competition times.
Engineers communicate with a variety of professionals on a daily basis. Being able to orally communicate their ideas and/or a solution to a design problem in a clear and concise manner is a very important skill set engineers should have. For this deliverable, students prepare and practice a presentation that highlights their future city and describes their unique solid waste solution.
Before students get started, be sure to do the following:
While the model is the primary demonstration aid, students may use pointers, display boards, flip charts, costumes, handouts, and brochures during the presentation.
Stay within the $100 limit. The total value of ALL the materials used in support of the presentation and special awards, including the physical model and costumes, may not exceed $100. All materials must be documented on the Competition Expense Form.
Audiovisual equipment is not allowed. This includes laptop computers, overhead projectors, DVD/video players, iPods, iPads, and MP3 players.
Time allowed: The presentation can be up to 7 minutes, followed by a question and answer period of 5-8 minutes.
For more on the City Presentation, download the Program Handbook from the Resource section.