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Florida (Tampa Bay)
Regional Coordinator: Cengiz H. Mumcuoglu


Welcome to Future City!

While we're working on adding detail and functionality to our Regional Webpage but our Calander is up to date and our contact information is correct so please feel free to ask any questions directly.  

Please check out the National Web Page for Resources, Rules, Registration and other really cool info.  

If you have any HTML experience or have some helpful suggestions for our the Florida(TampaBay Region) Webpage please feel free to contact me at craig.boisseau+FCHelp@gmail.com


November 11, 2015

FCC 2016 Fundraising

We are currently recruiting firms interested in sponsoring this competition. Teams have already started registering and the middle school students, engineering mentors, and teachers in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties are counting on Tampa Bay engineering, architecture and consulting firms to get involved.


The Future City Competition is a non-profit national competition sponsored by the engineering community to promote technological literacy and engineering to middle school students. The program strives to foster an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on, real world applications. Students participating in the competition will learn problem solving skills, teamwork, research and presentation skills, computer skills, and gain an increased awareness of technology and community related issues.


Middle schools with gifted and accelerated programs from the surrounding counties of Tampa Bay compete in this four month long learning event which tests their skills in city modeling and design, essay research and writing, model building and oral presentation. The theme for this year is: Waste not Want not. The students will be challenged with designing an innovative city-wide solid waste disposal system for their future city that is safe, environmentally sound, and energy efficient.


Our goal is to raise $15,000 in corporate sponsorship for this year’s competition and the help you provide would be greatly appreciated. Funds are used to pay for teacher and mentor orientation sessions, mailings, review materials, costs for holding the regional competition, and the costs associated with sending our winners to the National Finals in Washington, DC. The support of firms like yours will make this competition a success. Please review the levels of sponsorship on the attached pledge card. These sponsor benefits are described on the enclosed pledge card.


As a service to the community and to the civil engineering profession, we ask your company to donate generously to this competition. With your donation, you are investing in the engineers and planners of tomorrow.


On behalf of the regional planning committee, we thank you for your support of the Tampa Bay Regional Future City Competition.





Please take a minute to review the benefits we are offering to our sponsors:





Sponsor Level


Sponsor Recognition

Platinum $2000 A publicity booth at the CompetitionSpecial Award sponsored by your companySponsorship plaque; recognizing your status as a platinum sponsorRecognition as a sponsor in media press releases about the contestTwo pages of the Regional Competition Program will be provided for your company logo and profile
Gold $1000 Special Award sponsored by your company Sponsorship plaque; recognizing your status as a gold sponsorRecognition as a sponsor in media press releases about the contest,One page of the Regional Competition Program will be provided for your company logo and profile
Silver $500 or Special Award sponsored by your company Sponsorship plaque; recognizing your status as a silver sponsorRecognition as a sponsor in media press releases about the contest,1/2 page of the Regional Competition Program will be provided for your company logo and profile.
Bronze $250 or Recognition as a sponsor in media press releases about the contestSponsorship certificate1/4 page of the Regional Competition Program will be provided for your company logo and profile..


For more information, please review the official Fundraising Letter at the link below.  You will find a printable copy of the letter with a donation slip, address to send it to and more.


FCC 2016 Fundraising Letter


September 10, 2015

Teacher and Mentor Orientation Meeting

We're working out the final details for a Teacher and Mentor Orientation Meeting for Teachers, Mentors, Judges, and anyoneinterested in the program.  We are looking at October 8th, from 6pm to 7:30pm.  This will be at LOCHNER; 4350 W. Cypress Street, Suite 800; Tampa, FL 33607.  Once this is finalized a flyer will be posted here, sent out to all Registered Teams and posted other places.

Waste Management Webinar

The National directors have planned a Webinar to discuss Waste Management on October 7th.  Look for more information coming here soon and registered teams will get the invitations in their registered email addresses.


August 26, 2015

Hello Teams!

Welcome to this years Competition. This year’s topic is Waste Not, Want Not! Your students will design an innovative citywide solid waste management system for their future city that is safe, environmentally sound, and energy efficient.


If you have not already signed up officially online – please do so by going to: http://futurecity.org/register ; the Program handbook can be found under the resource section. Below are a few important items for this year’s competition: 

  • This year your SimCity download codes will be available on your CMS site once you complete the online survey. 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. 
  • Look for the  SimCity ™ Download Directions. Same as last year, we are using the NEW SimCity software, Deluxe Digital Edition. There are resources on the Future City Website to get you started! Please let us know if you have any difficulties or your computer is not compatible with the NEW SimCity.  
  • Registration runs through end of October. Once you have completed your online registration we will do our best to match you up with an engineer mentor. If a student’s parent or you know of someone who would like to be a mentor, please have them register on the Future City Website and we will assign them 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 online by December 18, 2015.  
  • The registration fee is $25 per school or organization and can be paid online or invoiced and must be paid before the second submittal date.  
  • 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 and resources. The Competition submittal deadline dates are as follows: 

PHASE 1 – Virtual City Design- Friday, November 20, 2015  

PHASE 2 – City Description - Friday, December 18, 2015  

PHASE 3 – Project Plan – Friday, January 8, 2016  

PHASE 4 – Model and Presentation Judging – Saturday, January 16, 2016 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 webpage. There are also example models, presentations and essays in the gallery webpage.  
  • 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 813-357-3740. Craig Boisseau email:(craig.boisseau+FCHelp@gmail.com) 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! 


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