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North Carolina
Regional Coordinator: Nancy Shaw


2015-2016 North Carolina Regional Future City Competition

Important Dates to Remember:

  • “Early Bird” Teacher Registration Deadline:              Friday, May 1, 2015
  • Teacher and Mentor Workshop:                                   Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • Teacher Registration Deadline:                                    Friday, October 16, 2015
  • Media Waiver Forms:                                                      Wednesday, December 15, 2016
  • City Description & Virtual City Slideshow:                   Friday, December 18, 2015
  • Project Plan:                                                                      Friday, January 15, 2016
  • City Model and City Presentation:                                Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • North Carolina Regional Competition Day:                Saturday, January 23, 2016
  • National Final Competition:                                           Friday – Wednesday, February 12-17, 2016

The First Place Winner at the North Carolina Regional Competition wins an all-expense paid trip to compete in the National Competition in Washington, DC.


2014-15 NC Future City Winners


Raleigh, NC, JANUARY 24, 2015 – A team of 7th grade students from Langtree Charter Academy, Mooresville, NC has won the North Carolina Regional National Engineers Week Future City ® competition. 

The winning students, Nicky Leonard, Ethan Scheider and Ethan Spraberry teamed up with their teacher; Mr. Jay Hager and their volunteer engineer mentor Michael Barnes with Pease Engineering.  Their winning city was “Utopia”. The competition took place at McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University in Raleigh on Saturday, January 24.  The Langtree team represented North Carolina at the National Competition in Washington, DC.  They placed 7th overall in the competition among 37 competing teams.

North Carolina Regional runners up include:

  • Second place school: Hanes Magnet School, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Third place school: STARS Charter School, Southern Pines, NC
  • Fourth place school: JM Alexander Middle School, Huntersville, NC

Specialty Award Winners include:

  • Feeding Your Future City Award: Morganton Day School, "Rametrotopia", Morganton, NC
  • Best Urban Design/Sustainability: Morganton Day School, "Cidade de Agricultura", Morganton, NC
  • Best Use of Energy: Langtree Charter Academy, "Sumba", Mooresville, NC
  • Best Transportation System: Hanes Magnet School, "Ankh El-Aaru", Winston-Salem, NC
  • Most Sustainable Food Production System: Edwards Middle School, “Thunderbirds”, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Best Use of Physical Security: Epiphany School of Global Studies, “Novateur”, New Bern, NC
  • Best Land Surveying Practices: Martin Gifted and Talented, “Viajar”, Raleigh, NC
  • Best Model- People’s Choice: Langtree Charter Academy, "Utopia", Mooresville, NC
  • Best Virtual City: Lumberton Junior High School, "Demi-Alpha", Lumberton, NC
  • Best of Use of Materials: Lumberton Middle School, "Gezonde", Lumberton, NC
  • Best Water Resources: Triangle Math and Science Academy, "New Bamph City", Cary, NC
  • Most Creative Research Essay: Centennial Middle School, "Kalidon", Raleigh, NC
  • Excellence in Teamwork Award: Ligon GT Magnet Middle School, "Nevala", Raleigh, NC
  • Best Virtual City: Lumberton Junior High School, "Demi-Alpha", Lumberton, NC
  • Best Team Presentation: Langtree Charter Academy, "Chata", Mooresville, NC


More than 40,000 students from over 1350 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 (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, 2015 through February, 2016. 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. 

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 www.eweek.org


April 08, 2013


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