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Regional Coordinator: Nancy Shaw

north_carolina@futurecity.org
 

LANGTREE CHARTER ACADEMY 8TH GRADERS WIN 2016 NORTH CAROLINA REGIONAL FUTURE CITY ® COMPETITION

Raleigh, NC, JANUARY 31, 2016 – A team of 8th grade students from Langtree Charter Academy in Mooresville, NC has won the North Carolina Regional National Engineers Week Future City ® Competition.

 The winning students, Erna Gashi, Shakeb Siddiqui, Ethan Spraberry and alternate Logan Hosch teamed up with their teacher Jay Hager and their volunteer engineering mentor Muhammad Bilal Siddiqui.  Their winning team city was “Pureza”. The competition took place at NC State’s McKimmon Center in Raleigh on Sunday, January 31st.

 North Carolina Region runners up include:

2nd place school:  Ligon GT Magnet Middle School, Teacher: Beth Healy, Team: “Corinthia”, Raleigh, NC
3rd place school: Hanes Magnet Middle School, Teacher: John Boyd, Team: “New Banff”, Winston-Salem, NC
4th place school: Morganton Day School, Teacher: Brad Kendall, Team: “Enerfficient”, Hickory, NC

 Specialty Award Winners include:

  • Best Waste Recovery System: Morganton Day School, “Enerfficient”; Hickory, NC
  • Most Sustainable Food Production: Edwards Middle School, “The Isle of Mount Ichthyophilia”; Rocky Mount, NC
  • Best Use of Materials: Langtree Charter Academy, “Lake Norman City”; Mooresville, NC
  • Best Land Surveying: Cabarrus Charter Academy, “Lenova”; Concord, NC
  • Best Use of Energy: Lumberton Middle School, “Mystic Quartz”; Lumberton, NC
  • Best Urban Design/Sustainability: Langtree Charter Academy, “Pureza”; Mooresville, NC
  • Best Use of Physical Security: Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, “Centennial Campus Black”; Raleigh, NC
  • Best Use of Water Resources:  JM Alexander Middle School, “Singapore”; Rocky Mount, NC
  • Best Transportation System: The Epiphany School of Global Studies, “Lualea Kuahini”; New Bern, NC
  • Best Virtual City: Hanes Middle School, “New Banff”; Winston-Salem, NC
  • Most Creative Team Presentation: Langtree Charter Academy, “Happy City”; Mooresville, NC
  • Excellence in Teamwork Award: Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, “Centennial Campus Red”; Raleigh, NC
  • Most Creative City Description:  Morganton Day School, “FrostCano”; Hickory, NC
  • Best Model – People’s Choice: JM Alexander Middle School, “Stad Von Dromen”; Rocky Mount, NC

 Thirty-three middle school teams from 26 schools participated in the 15th annual North Carolina Regional Future City Competition.  In addition, more than 700 teachers, students and their family members attended the event at NC State’s McKimmon Center.  Middle school teams from Asheville to New Bern and from Rocky Mount to Lumberton built physical models, created virtual cities, wrote city descriptions and finally presented their work to our judging panels, consisting of Academic and Professional Engineers from across the state.  Four final teams were selected from the 33 competing teams resulting in one final winner who will proceed to the National Future City Competition scheduled for February 12-17.

 At the national level, more than 40,000 students from over 1,350 schools in 37 regions across the country are participating in the Future City regional competitions.  If you wish to compete in next year’s North Carolina Regional competition, please contact Regional Coordinator Nancy Shaw at (919) 515-9731 or ncshaw@ncsu.edu.

 About Future City Competition

The Annual National Engineers Week Foundation’s Future City Competition, for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, is held from September through February each year. The Future City Competition is a program of National Engineers Week Foundation (NEWF), a consortium of professional and technical societies and major U.S. corporations.  The National Future City winning team receives a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.  For the past three years, the National winners have been invited to participate in the White House Science and Engineering Fair and have met and spoken with our President.  For details about the Future City program, visithttp://futurecity.org.

 About National Engineers Week Foundation

The National Engineers Week Foundation works year-round to sustain and grow a dynamic engineering profession critical to public health, safety, and welfare.  The Foundation supports engineering outreach, education, and celebration through a network of thousands of volunteers in its partner coalition of more than 100 professional societies, major corporations and government agencies. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences, and making science and math relevant. The Foundation and coalition are actively putting the E in STEM. For more information, visit http://www.eweek.org.

 Local support for the North Carolina Regional competition is provided by:

FELLOW Level Sponsor

  • North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center (Major Sustaining Sponsor)
  • Duke Energy
  • Shell
  • Smith+Gardner Engineers
  • SWANA

 HOST Level Sponsor

  • American Society of Civil Engineers – NC Section
  • Bentley’s NC Local User Group
  • Dewberry
  • Simpson Engineers & Associates

 LEADER Level Sponsor

  • ACI North Carolina Chapter
  • American Society of Civil Engineers – Eastern Branch
  • ECS Carolinas
  • JMT
  • Martin Marietta
  • HDR
  • Hatch Mott McDonald
  • NC State University College of Engineering / The Engineering Place
  • PENC (Professional Engineers of North Carolina)
  • S&ME
  • WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

 FRIEND Level Sponsor

  • ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)
  • ASHE, Triangle Section
  • NCEES (National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying)
  • EREF
  • Froehling & Robertson
  • SAME (Society of American Military Engineers, Fort Bragg Post)
  • Stewart Engineers
  • Stantec
  • Terracon

 PRESS CONTACTS:

Nancy Shaw
ncshaw@ncsu.edu
919-515-9731

Lisa Thompson
lisathompson458@gmail.com
919-434-6444

April 08, 2013
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