DiscoverE seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession and technology by emphasizing engineers' positive contributions to society.
To help students better understand the practical applications of mathematical and scientific principles the National Engineers Week Committee sponsors the Annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition™.
The Pittsburgh Regional Competition was held January 17, 2015 at Carnegie Music Hall. The first place team was The Ellis School and will travel to Washington, D.C., for the national finals during National Engineers Week in February.
1st place: The Ellis School
2nd place: Wheeling Middle School
3rd place: West Mifflin Area Middle School
4th place: St. Bede
5th place: Propel Pitcairn
DiscoverE provides the airfare and hotel accommodations for the five winning team members from each region. Team members are responsible for all additional expenses such as ground transportation and meals.
The National First Place team will win a trip to the U.S. Space Camp. Other prizes include scholarships, computers and savings bonds. In addition, teams were eligible for special awards and recognition sponsored by engineering societies and other organizations.
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