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 (firstname.lastname@example.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:
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.
Criteria: Design that provides the best sustainable food production system while conserving soil, water and energy.
Sponsor: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Criteria: Best use of existing resources in creating a sustainable City.
Sponsor: Boise State University, College of Engineering
Criteria: City design with the most creative power generation and layout to meet the needs of its citizens and industry.
Sponsor: Bonneville Power Administration
Criteria: City design that accommodates the most innovative systems (i.e. transportation, water, wastewater) for a community.
Sponsor: Connecting Idaho Partners
Sponsor: Geo Engineers
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.
Sponsor: Kittleson & Associates, Inc.
Criteria: City with the most creative use of materials and materials science in the design of the city.
Sponsor: Micron, Inc.
Criteria: Most Creative integration of multiple disciplines (engineering, architecture, planning, environmental) to solve design challenges.
Sponsor: University of Idaho, College of Engineering
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.
Criteria: City with the highest scoring Virtual Model.
Sponsor: Hewlett Packard
Criteria: Future City that encourages and enforces engineering practice standards and a code of ethics.
Sponsor: Idaho Society of Professional Engineer (ISPE)
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
Criteria: This award is
Sponsor: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers, Boise Section
Criteria: City design
Sponsor: MWH Global
Criteria: City design that incorporates the most creative use of alternative energy.
Sponsor: STRATA, Inc.