Future City leads down engineering path
Casey Rayburg, a Future City Pittsburgh Alumnus, participated with Springdale Junior Senior/High School in the 2007-2008 Future City Competition. The Future City Competition was Casey’s first after-school activity and introduced him to STEM. “I believe all students need a fun activity to get engaged and to learn things that you may not get in the classroom,” remarks Casey.
Casey, currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, attributes his experience in the Future City Competition to his interest in pursuing engineering and STEM education. Majoring in Biomedical Engineering, Casey says, “my experience in the Future City Competition piqued my interest in challenging and new areas of studies. Future City taught me how to work as a team member and those teamwork skills have helped me throughout my academic career.”
Casey encourages kids to take advantage of the opportunity and compete in the Future City Competition. “You need to go in with an open mind and just have fun with it,” advises Casey.