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Regional Coordinator: Diane Bertok

Competition Day!

This year's competition day is going to be held on January 10, 2015 at Proctors Theater. Please mark your calendar! Volunteers are still needed for this event!

Alumnus of the Year Scholarship

The Capital District Future City Competition is currently accepting applications for the Alumnus of the Year Scholarship! This scholarship is available to all graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate college students and has a value of $500. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be an alumnus of the Future City Competition - Albany, NY program and plan to attend, currently be enrolled in, an accredited engineering or engineering technology program. Applications are due no later than Friday, December 19, 2014.

News & Updates
January 23, 2017

Congratulations to New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School for winning the 2016-2017 Capital District Future City Competition! Their city, "Renswyck" took first place overall in the competition January 21. A list of the top five winners is as follows: 

First Place
New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School
Sponsored by Capital District Engineers Week

Second Place
Richard H. O'Rourke Middle School
"Quintus Spartis"...

January 09, 2017

George Amedore; Kathleen Jimino; Angelo Santabarbara; Carrie Woerner Support Capital District Middle School Students as they vie for national recognition in annual Future City® Competition Regional Finals, January 21 at Proctors

This year's theme is:
The Power of Public Space


 Albany, New York – Public spaces...

November 17, 2016

Albany, New York– Albany City School District’s William S. Hackett Middle School was recently awarded a $500 grant stipend from the Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. Teacher Allison Griner submitted the application in the hopes of using the money in this year’s Future City® Competition.

“We are very excited about Future City this year at Hackett and couldn’t be more thrilled about having that stipend to help further our program,”...

October 18, 2016

Albany, New York– Local 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students with the Future City Competition will have the opportunity to engage in a hands-on tutorial on Saturday, October 22nd from 9 am until noon at the Albany Heritage Area Visitor Center in Albany. This year’s tutorial is an immersive discussion of this year’s Future City topic: The Power of Public Space. The topic comes at a timely moment for the Capital District, as more attention is focused on “zombie properties” and...

August 18, 2016

Registration for 2016-2017 Future City® Competition is Now Open


This Year’s Theme, “The Power of Public Space,” Asks the Nation’s Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Graders to Envision Urban Public Spaces of Tomorrow


Albany, New York– Public spaces have the capacity to...

August 16, 2016

The Capital District's New Lebanon team was featured in a recent article in MUSE Magazine (Cricket Media). The article features New Lebanon's 2015-2016 city, Marhielo. "Originally we wanted to set our city in the Pacific Ocean, but we did some research and picked Antarctica. I was rooting for Antarctica because there's a lot of space and it's basically uninhabited. We wanted to do someplace where we could...

July 29, 2016

Albany, New York– The Capital District Future City® Competition will be attending the 10th Annual Games in Education Symposium on Tuesday August 2nd and Wednesday August 3rd at Troy Middle School in Troy, New York. Representatives from the Future City Competition will be discussing how Sim City™ software is used in the development of the program in order to enhance science, technology, engineering, and...

February 16, 2016

Future City National just announced that the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School, our team representing the Capital District Future City Competition, has just made the Top Five at the national competition! That means that the New Lebanon school has beat out all the other teams in the nation for one of the exclusive top five spots!   

The top five teams, including New Lebanon, will make final presentations this morning. Wish our local team good...

February 16, 2016

Washington, D.C.– A city of the future—Marhielo—engineered by students from the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School in New Lebanon, New York—has taken fourth place nationwide at the 2016 Future City® Competition, beating out over 1,300 teams from across the country. The students, Daniel Truax, Jaden Tompkins, and Lydia Loverin, teamed with teacher Ms. Mary Beth Liles to earn the fourth place prize. The team also walked away with a specialty award, a NSPE award for Engineering...

January 09, 2016

There will be no weather delays this morning for our competition at Proctors in Schenectady! The radar shows that most of the rain has blown through our area, with clear skies after 5 am this morning. Be safe traveling to the competiition in case the roads are a little wet and slick, and we will see you between 7:30 and 8:20 am this morning as planned!