For Future City Competion information or any other inquiries, please contact Cengiz at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 9, 2014
To: All Returning and Registered Future City Teams
From: Cengiz H. Mumcuoglu, email@example.com
This year you will receive your SimCity download codes from a representative at Nationals once you have completed the online registration. Each teacher registered will receive up to 3 download codes. If there are multiple teachers participating from one school, each teacher must register online to receive the SimCity download codes.
See attached SimCity ™ Download Directions. This year we are using the NEW Sim City software, Deluxe Digital Edition. You are NOT permitted to us a previous version of SC4 installed on your computer.
Registration runs through end of October. Once you have completed your online registration an engineer-mentor will be assigned to your school.
Each school is permitted to bring two teams to the regional competition – A team can consist of students from an entire classroom working collectively on the project. The names of three presenters for each team plus one alternate must be submitted by December 19, 2014.
The registration fee is $25 per school or organization and can be paid online or invoiced and must be paid before the first submittal date. If your school requires an invoice please request one in an email to the Regional Coordinator.
At the Regional Finals, all teams will present their models in the morning. Based on all 3 phases, the top 5 scoring teams will present their model in the afternoon to a panel of specialty judges. For the top 5 teams phase 3, model and presentation, will be re-scored in the afternoon section. Only one team from each school or organization can be in the top 5.
Please note, all student teams, including those from the same school, that attend the Regional Finals are eligible to compete in the Special Award Prize categories.
In mid-October, there may be additional codes available through Nationals.
Please read over the manual, load the software, and begin building your city. Please use the FC Training Webinars.
Go to http://futurecity.org/florida-tampa-bay - Tampa Bay Region Page
http://futurecity.org/ - National Home Page
http://futurecity.org/all-resources - Resources Page
The Competition submittal deadline dates are as follows:
PHASE 1 – Computer Design /Score Sheet due - November 21, 2014
PHASE 2 – Essay and Abstract due - December 19, 2014
PHASE 3 – Model and Presentation Judging – Jan. 24, 2015 – Finals @ Thurgood Marshall Middle School
All submittals shall be made through the future city website.
Each Phase of the Competition requires your teamwork, research and imagination skills. Your teams should use the handbook as a guide for resources, and refer to scoring sheets help you understand what the judges will be looking for when scoring your submissions.
Our Committee member who will be assigning engineer mentors to your school is Ms. Jessica McRory. Jessica will be in contact with your team’s teacher in the next few weeks to review potential mentor matches. We currently have a pool of engineer mentors and we will match the mentor with your school as soon as possible. You may begin working on the project as the mentor is being assigned to your school.
Educators, start by reading the handbook, and the judging forms. Then take a look at the Educators Guide. There are a few webinars that will help you with each section on the resource page. There are also example models, presentations and essays in the showcase page.
If you have any questions loading the software on your computer, please refer to the Resources section on the website or in the toll free number for support in your manual. You may call me on 813-281-3242. Craig Boisseau is our dedicated engineer to help teachers and students with software and hardware issues.
If your school requires an invoice for payment of the registration fee – please send an email to me and I can mail your school the invoice. Good Luck!
Mailing Address for all deliverables:
Cengiz H. Mumcuoglu
Skanska USA Building Inc
4030 West Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 200
Tampa, Fl. 33607