Welcome to the Idaho Region of the Future City Competition™. This website contains information about the Idaho Regional Competition for interested students, teachers, parents and volunteers.
About Future City Future City™Competition, in its 25th year nationally and 13th 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.
Mark your calendar for the 13th Idaho Regional Competition that will be held on Saturday January 21st at Boise State University.
Dates and Deadlines - The submittal deadlines for the program deliverables include:
Results from 12th Idaho Regional 2015-16
The 12th Idaho Regional Competition was held at Boise State University on January 23, 2016. This year's competition included 31 teams from 22 different schools. Participants came from all over Idaho including American Falls, Blackfoot, Boise, Caldwell, Cascade, Craigmont, Hailey, Homedale, Jerome, Kuna, Meridian, New Meadows, and Riggins as well as Battle Mountain Nevada and Park City, Utah.
1st Place went to Boise's Sacred Heart Catholic School's Future City Mottainai!! Students Juliette Crichton, Daisy O'Sullivan and Coleman Froehlke along with teacher Carol Gado and Engineer Mentor Dan Gado from STRATA, Inc. They also won the special award for the Most Multi-modal Transportation Network sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Idaho Chapter.
2nd Place went to Meridian Middle School's Future City Prevoyant! They also won the award for Materials Exotica sponsored by Micron Technology, Inc.
3rd Place went to Homedale Middle School's Future City Ciudad Reciclado! They also won the award for the Most Efficient & Creative Transit System sponsored by Kittelson & Associates.
4th Place went to Lake Hazel (Meridian) Middle's Future City Cantania e Futuro Luminoso! They also won the award for Comprehensive Use of Smart Grid Technology sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
5th Place went to Falcon Ridge Public Charter (Kuna) Future City Asymptote. They also won the award for Best Residential Zone sponsored by Andrea Pettitt Group One Real Estate Additional
Special Award Winners are listed below.