Teams can have from three to 30 students. Consider the following when organizing your team:
Official Team -- three students, one educator, and one mentor. Future City welcomes teams that are larger than the three presenting students, however, only the three official students are allowed to present at the Regional and Finals Competitions.
The mentor serves as a valuable team advisor. He or she will:
Engineer-volunteers come from:
Role of the Teacher
The teacher is encouraged to participate in the competition as a facilitator and advisor to the team members. Educators organize the team(s), facilitate the learning process, and guide the students through their project(s). It would be helpful to point out examples of actual problems or successes they are experiencing in their future city through your local newspapers or other news sources.
Role of the Students
The students are the actual creators of their "future city" with the help and advice from their volunteer engineer and teacher. Students generate the ideas, plan their execution, research, write, build, learn, laugh, and present their final product. Students are to demonstrate sportsman-like behavior. Students need allow all team members to provide input. Where there is disagreement, measures should be taken by team members to agree on a compromise. It is through cooperation, that you will create a winning future city entry for the competition.