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Regional Coordinator: Lynn Olson, P.E.


Idaho Regional Special Awards

Thanks to the special award sponsors for the 2014-2015 Idaho Regional Competition.  Teachers and parents express how much they appreciate the special awards at the competition since they give students additional opportunities to win recognition even if they are not one of the top 5 teams at the regional competition.

Here is how the Special Awards work:
If a firm, professional society, or other organization makes a donation to the Idaho Future City Competition at the $300 or higher level, they get to sponsor a special award.  The sponsors let us know the name and the criteria for the award as well as provide judges to evaluate the models and interview the students.  A representative from the sponsor will present the award at the awards ceremony. 

Contact Stacey Lemar (sponsors@futurecityidaho.org) if you are interested in sponsoring a special award.  Additional examples can be viewed at http://www.futurecity.org/ where you can check out the special awards for the national competition.

The following firms/organizations sponsored special awards at the 11th Idaho Regional Competition:

January 24, 2015 Idaho Regional Competition Special Awards


Best Project Team

Criteria:  Team that best utilized the talent of their design, engineering, and construction team members to efficiently complete all tasks that make up the competition (essay, research, etc.) including the design and building of their city.
Sponsor:  AECCOM


Most Sustainable Food Production System

Criteria:  Design that provides the best sustainable food production system while conserving soil, water and energy.
Sponsor:  American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers


Best Residential Zone

Sponsor:  Americ


Most Sustainable Use of Existing Resources

Criteria:  Best use of existing resources in creating a sustainable City.
Sponsor:  Boise State University, College of Engineering


Best Electrical Power Delivery System

Criteria:  City design with the most creative power generation and layout to meet the needs of its citizens and industry.
Sponsor:  Bonneville Power Administration


Innovative Design Of Infrastructure Systems

Criteria:  City design that accommodates the most innovative systems (i.e. transportation, water, wastewater) for a community.
Sponsor:  Connecting Idaho Partners


Best Soil Conservation Practics

Criteria:  City 
Sponsor:  Geo Engineers


Best Management of Water Resources

Criteria:  A well-designed city must provide safe drinking water and be responsiblevfor the treatment of their wastewater in order to sustain and improve the quality of life in their future city. This award will be given to the team that best addresses the water and wastewater needs of their future city, including the use of innovative methods to provide these essential services.
Sponsor:  HDR, Inc.


Most Efficient & Creative Transit System

Criteria:  City 
Sponsor:  Kittleson & Associates, Inc.


Materials Exotica

Criteria:  City with the most creative use of materials and materials science in the design of the city.
Sponsor:  Micron, Inc.


Multidisciplinary Solutions Award

Criteria:  Most Creative integration of multiple disciplines (engineering, architecture, planning, environmental) to solve design challenges.
Sponsor:  University of Idaho, College of Engineering


Most Accessible City

Criteria:  Design
Sponsor:  WHPacific



Best Land Surveying Practices

Criteria:  Design that employs the best land surveying practices, taking into consideration the high standards used by surveyors to help protect the public’s safety and welfare.
Sponsor: NCEES


Best Virtual City Model

Criteria:  City with the highest scoring Virtual Model.
Sponsor: Hewlett Packard


Best Protection of the Public’s Safety and Welfare through Competent and Ethical Engineering Practices

Criteria:  Future City that encourages and enforces engineering practice standards and a code of ethics.
Sponsor: Idaho Society of Professional Engineer (ISPE)


Best Industrial/Commercial Layout

Criteria:  This award is given to the team that best integrates industrial and commercial aspects into the infrastructure of their city.
Sponsor: Idaho State University College of Science and Engineering


Best Communications Infrastructure

Criteria:  This award is
Sponsor: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Boise Section


Best Sanitary Sewer System

Criteria:  City design 
Sponsor: MWH Global


Most Creative Alternative Energy Design

Criteria:  City design that incorporates the most creative use of alternative energy.
Sponsor: STRATA, Inc.