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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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July 06, 2017

26th Annual International Competition Asks Middle School Students to Envision An Urban Environment That Keeps Growing Community of Older Adults Active, Engaged and Independent... more

January 18, 2017

See pictures from the 2016-17 Future City Chicago Regional Event

January 10, 2017

Congratulations to our 2016-17 Future City chamption:  Prairie Junior High School, Resurgence Point.  Rounding out the top 5 were:

2nd Place: Franklin Middle School - M.O.T.O.R.... more

December 26, 2016

The competition is just a few weeks away, taking place on Saturday January 7th at the University of Chicago Student Center West.  This is the same location as last year.  Mark... more

December 19, 2016

The Chicago Area Regional Competition is almost here and we are looking for volunteers to help judge and sponsor the event. The competition is occurring in thirty-seven city’s across the nation... more

December 18, 2016

See a preliminary list of special awards and their criteria that judges will base... more

October 25, 2016

For more information and to view the webinar resources, click here.

October 02, 2016

Chicago – The State of Illinois Future City Competition is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016-17. This year’s Future... more

October 01, 2016

The 2016-17 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

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

January 29, 2015

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

January 17, 2015

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

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