Welcome to the Idaho Region of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition™. The 9th Idaho Regional Competition will be held at Boise State University on January 26, 2013. This website contains information about the Idaho Regional Competition for interested students, teachers, parents and volunteers.
This year's essay theme is "Rethink Runoff: Design Clean Solutions to Manage Stormwater Pollution."
Deadlines for Submittals are December 5th - Sim City, December 19th - Essay/Narrative, January 26th - Model/Presentation at Regional Finals at Boise State.
Two information sessions will be held at Boise State in September (General - Sim City) and October (Essay).
Digital download codes for Sim City4 will be provided in August.
The Future City™ Competition, in its 21st year nationally and 9th year in Idaho, is a free educational program for sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students run entirely by volunteers throughout the state. It is a national program that fosters an interest in math, science and engineering through hands-on, real world applications.
The Future City Program combines an engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application as students present their vision of a city of the future by working in teams along with their teacher and a volunteer engineer mentor. Teams of students (minimum of three per team) will perform the following tasks:
The preparation starts in August-October. Regional competitions are in January. The national competition is held in Washington D.C. during Engineer's Week.