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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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