Regional Coordinator: Jayson Phillips, David Ellingson & Mike Andrews

Competition Overview

The Future City Competition program introduces students to engineering concepts through practical applications of math and science. Student teams are guided by volunteer engineers and teachers as they design and build their vision of the urban world of tomorrow. 

The Future City program takes place in more than 30 regions of the United States and there are trial programs in several countries.   The competition is sponsored by the National Engineers Week Committee, a consortium of engineering associations and major US industries. National Engineers Week was founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to increase public awareness and appreciation of the engineering profession and of technology. Thousands of engineers, engineering students, teachers, and leaders in government and business participate in National Engineers Week each year.

Since the National Engineers Week Future City Competition began in 1992, it has been recognized by the education and engineering communities as an innovative program and has also been recognized by the White House. The National Science Educational Leadership Association has endorsed the program.  For more information about the Arizona Future City Competition contact us or check the national website at