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Illinois (Chicago)
Regional Coordinator: Don Wittmer, P.E.


Welcome to Future City Chicago Regional Website

Future City Competition serves 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Sponsored by DiscoverE, this national program introduces students to engineering with popular Sim City software.  Students design cities with simulation software, build scale models, write essays and give oral presentations on their city's design.  See a step by step guide on the competition that provides a break down of each portion of the competition.

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June 19, 2016

Celebrates 24 Years of Inspiring Middle-School Students to

Imagine, Design and Build the... more

April 21, 2016

Chicago Regional Coordinator Don Wittmer was interviewed by WBBM 780. ... more

January 16, 2016

Congratulations to this year's champion, St. Clair Junior High School - Ville Falaise.  They will be representing the Illinois-Chicago region at the national competition held in Washington DC... more

December 21, 2015

Updated 12/28/2015

With competition day just a few weeks away, the regional committee has released this year's special awards judging criteria.... more

December 17, 2015

The competition is just a few weeks away, taking place on Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at the University of... more

December 14, 2015

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November 04, 2015

For more information, contact:  Deborah J. Hodges  (dhodges@goldensquare.biz)          ... more

October 29, 2015

The 2015-16 Chicago Regional Future City Competition will take place on Saturday January 9th, 2016 at the University of Illinois-Chicago Student Center West.  Please note that this... more

October 09, 2015

The 2015-16 Future City Competition is right around the corner and we are currently looking for engineers/scientists to volunteer to be a mentor.  Engineer mentors will work with the students... more

October 02, 2015

Can local middle schoolers do a better job of solving our nation’s energy crisis than our world leaders? We’ll find out! In addition to designing a city of the future using Sim City software and... more

September 29, 2015

Humans create a lot of trash. Each of the nearly 320 million citizens of the United States, for example, generates an average of 4.3 pounds of trash per person, per day. That makes solid waste... more

February 05, 2015

Check out pictures from the 2015 Future City Chicago Regional Competition on... more

January 29, 2015

Read the article posted in in the online section of the Daily Herald on 1/27/15

January 26, 2015

For the third straight year, St. Paul of the Cross wins the Chicago Regional.  Rounding out the top 5 finishers were (2) Immaculate Conception - K-15-26 (3) Urbana Middle School - Howardon (4... more

January 17, 2015

Read the full article full article and see a video... more

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