Welcome to Future City® Chicago Regional Website
Future City Competition serves 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Sponsored by DiscoverE, this national program introduces students to engineering with popular Sim City software. Students design cities with simulation software, build scale models, write essays and give oral presentations on their city's design. See a step by step guide on the competition that provides a break down of each portion of the competition.
A personal follow-up experience from Omega and their participation in the 2020 Illinois(Chicago)Future City® Competition...
"Recently I had the pleasure of volunteering at the 28th annual Future City Regional Competition alongside one of my colleagues, Dan Lowery. I’ve been volunteering at this competition for about five years, and it never ceases to amaze me on how well-prepared and confident these middle school students are," stated Katherine Au of Omega.
“MWRD staff participates in the Future City competition to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The competition also motivates me and my work to witness student teams brainstorm and conceive innovative solutions for difficult problems that I struggle with like how to ensure future cities have a reliable supply of clean water. I learn a lot from the future leaders of tomorrow,” said Commissioner Avila.more
Congratulations to All!
The state-wide 28th Future City® Competition (Illinois) was very impressive! The pressing issue for the award-winning, project-based Future City® Competition is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow for its 2020 competitions-national and regional. The Univerity of Illinois at Chicago hosted the regional event on Sat., Jan. 18, 2020. Over 200 people prepared for the competition and many activities over the past year preparing for the annual competition. The first-place winning team…more
We are proud to announce that Prairie Junior High School is headed to the National Future City Competition in Washington, D.C. next month! The first-place team excelled in the State of Illinois competition held on Jan. 18th at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The student team was incredible. Congratulations to the students: Meghan Brown, Aidan Reilly, Zack Zemeckis, Patrick Corrigan, Livia Chase, Brooke Petrie, Arielle Tyson, Angelica Salazar, Amelia Smith, Nathan Udal, Atiana DeGiulio, Christopher DeHaas, Miliani Garcia, Joanna Ryzewska, Owen Iwaniec, Liam Monroe, Erich…more
New location: The University of Illinois at Chicago- Student Center West, 2nd floor, Thompson ABC Room.
Check out the Regional Agenda and Schedule for more details. See you there!
CHICAGO —. The pressing issue for the award-winning, project-based Future City® Competition is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow for its 2020 competition. The State of Illinois Future City®…more
We are making a significant impact! Students and parents find it favorable to learning and useful today and the future. Over 83% of students reported they learned how to use engineering to solve real-world problems. The 28th Future City Competition will be held next month on Sat., Jan. 18th, 2020.more
November 8th is National STEM/STEAM Day, an opportunity to encourage study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. In honor of #StemSteamDay, share what you are doing today to celebrate it Share your stories with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
It starts small and inspires all...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century.
That changed Friday with spacewalk No. 421.
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ventured outside the International Space Station before 8 a.m. ET Friday and repaired a broken battery charger, or BCDU, at 11:06 a.m. ET.
Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston declared the spacewalk, which took around seven hours, over 90 minutes longer than originally anticipated, a success. The space…more
CHICAGO — The final deadline to register for the 28th Annual Future City Competition is Oct. 31., 2019. The team registration fee is $25.00 per team. The pressing issue for the upcoming Future City® Competition is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow for its 2019-2020 competition. Registration is open to middle schoolers for the award-winning, project-based learning experience. The State of Illinois Future City® Competition is planned for Sat.,…more
Save the date for the 2020 Competition! The 28th annual Illinois(Chicago) Future City Competition will take place on 1/18/2020 at Whitney Young Magnet School. Check the website for more details.more
Chicago — The State of Illinois Future City® Competition is Calling for Mentors to work with school teams in the upcoming competition titled "Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow" for its 2019-2020 competition. Specific experience in the concept is helpful; however, knowledge of how to evaluate ideas and problems is desired and valuable to the student teams. Being a mentor is an excellent way for you and your company to participate in building future leaders in the…more
28th Annual International Competition Asks Middle School Students to Design a Resilient System to Maintain a Clean Water Supply- DiscoverE Program
CHICAGO — The pressing issue for the upcoming Future City® Competition is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow for its 2019-2020 competition. Registration is open to middle schoolers for the award-winning, project-based learning experience. The State of Illinois Future City®…more
Chicago — The 2020 State of Illinois Future City Competition will be held on Sat., Jan. 18th at the Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago. Sixth - eight graders are encouraged to prepare for the local competition and the regional winning team will compete on the international level in Washington, DC in February 2020. More details and theme will be announced in June 2019.
For more information, contact us:
Future City® Regional Coordinator
Don Wittmer, P.E., HNTB
The Future City Competition Regional Finals took place in Chicago on Saturday, January 19th at Whitney Young Magnet High School. The competition is the culmination of months spent by junior high school teams and their engineering mentors to create a city of the future. Students submit a working project plan, present their solutions via a virtual city design (using SimCity), write an essay describing the unique attributes of their city and their solution to the year’s challenge (Powering Our Future); build a scale model, and give a presentation to judges. Regional winners…more
The Future City Competition Regional Finals took place in Chicago on Saturday, January 19th at Whitney Young Magnet High School. The competition is the culmination of months spent by junior high school teams and their engineering mentors to create a city of the future. Students submit a working project plan, present…more
Welcome to the Illinois VEX Robotics High School State Championship! This Championship is a qualifier for VEX Worlds! Please check the Awards tab for information on which awards will qualify teams for Worlds. For more details see below or click here.
Niles West High School
5701 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Grade Level: High School
Inspire the next generation of STEM professionals
Join us at the DuPage Area STEM Expo (formerly known as DuPage Area Engineers Week) for an interactive exploration into science, technology, engineering and math. Over 50 displays, presentations, projects to take home and activities for school age children, grades K – 12.
The DuPage Area STEM Expo, in conjunction with national Engineers Week, is a specialized event designed to promote the awareness of professional and educational opportunities provided among engineering and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)…more
Join the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - Chicago Professionals Chapter for our National Engineers Week Expo! On Saturday, Feb. 23, there is a full agenda from 8AM - 3PM with interactive and exciting Engineering and Science activities for Kindergarten - 12th grade students. Some workshops include Learn to Code, World of Polymers and the Marshmallow Challenge for grade school students and a college panel and Speed Networking for high school students. Tickets are free to $10.00.…more
About National Engineers Week 2019
Founded by NSPE in 1951, EWeek (February 17–23, 2019) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers. Today, EWeek is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies.
Each year, EWeek reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across…more