Illinois (Chicago)

Regional Coordinator: Don Wittmer, P.E.

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.

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February 28, 2019

Illinois ITE Section

 

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…

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February 22, 2019

Welcome

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.

Date: 02/23/2019

Venue/Location:

Niles West High School
5701 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
United States

Grade Level: High School

Robot Skills…

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February 21, 2019

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)…

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February 19, 2019

 

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.…

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February 18, 2019

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…

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February 7, 2019

ENGINEERING FEST

125th anniversary of the World’s Fair at the Chicago Architectural Center (CAC)

02/23/2019- 2/24/2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Chicago Architecture Center

Visit the Chicago Architecture Center to build and learn, view two floors of exhibits, meet engineers and celebrate the 125th anniversary of the World’s Fair at the CAC’s annual two-day Engineering Fest—bigger and better than ever!

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February 1, 2019

Is No. 7 Their Lucky Number? St. Paul of the Cross Wins Regional Future City Competition?

Daily Herald News Feb. 1, 2019 Article

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January 25, 2019

Snow, sleet and freezing temperatures did not stop our student teams! Check out our Picture Gallery.

Go St. Paul of the Cross School! Onward to DC for the National Competition! 

 

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January 21, 2019

We congratulate all of the Illinois Regional Teams who did not let the snow prevent them from participating in a great competition.  it was a great day! 

The top five teams are: 

1. St. Paul of the Cross  School - Hiko Pa

2. Prairie Junior High School- Aeternum Industria

3. Immaculate Conception School- Gravity Falls

4. Forest Park Middle School - Ventus Terra

5. Science Academy of Chicago-Mirai 

St. Paul of the Cross  School is headed to DC to compete in the national competition again! 

Other winners: 

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January 17, 2019

Theme: Design a Power Grid That Can Withstand and Recover from Natural Disaster

 

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) -- A group of middle school students is taking its creativity to a competition in Chicago. See video here.

If you have a problem with the link, cut and paste this link into your browser. https://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/club-shows-off…

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January 14, 2019

Theme: Design a Power Grid That Can Withstand and Recover from Natural Disaster

Chicago —   Over 20 teams are set to compete in State of Illinois Future City Competition this Sat., Jan. 19 at Whitney Young Magnet High School. This year’s theme is “Powering Our Future.”  The sixth-eighth graders are preparing to compete in the local competition and the regional winning team will face off on the international level in Washington, DC on Feb. 19, 2019.

 

Here is the Competition Day Schedule:  

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January 4, 2019

Students Prepare for 27th Annual Award-Winning Future City Competition on Jan. 19, 2019 at Whitney Young Magnet High School

Theme: Design a Power Grid That Can Withstand and Recover from Natural Disaster

 Chicago — The 2019 State of Illinois Future City Competition will be held on Sat., Jan. 19 at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago.  This year’s theme is “Powering Our Future.”  The sixth-eighth graders are preparing to compete in the local competition and the regional winning team…

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October 18, 2018

 

27th Annual International Competition Asks State of Illinois Middle School Students to Design a Power Grid That Can Withstand and Recover from Natural Disaster

 

Chicago — The State of Illinois Future City Competition will be held on Sat., Jan. 19 in Chicago. All sixth-eighth graders are encouraged to participate and register by October 31, 2018. This regional event is part of the 27th Annual International Competition where…

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February 11, 2018

CHICAGO– American Public Works Administration (APWA) Chicago Metro Chapter shares its great experience at the Future City 2018 Illinois Competition. We appreciate your continued support – fifteen years strong. Great video! 

This year’s theme was The Age-Friendly City. Future City asked middle school students to respond to and address the challenges in designing innovative solutions that can serve an urban area’s older population. Students were tasked with identifying age-related issues in their city planning and engineering a framework that enables…

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February 2, 2018

CHICAGO– APWA Chicago Metro Chapter shares its great experience at the Future City 2018 Illinois Competition. We appreciate your continued support – fifteen years strong. Great video! 

This year’s theme was The Age-Friendly City. Future City asked middle school students to respond to and address the challenges in designing innovative solutions that can serve an urban area’s older population. Students were tasked with identifying age-related issues in their city planning and engineering a framework that enables seniors to remain active and…

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January 22, 2018

CHICAGO–The State of Illinois Future City Competition 2018 announced its Top Five team winners from its Jan. 20th regional competition held at UIC-Student Center East. This is their 26th regional competition which is affiliated with DiscoverE (STEM) and National Engineers Week which will be held February 18-24, 2018.

St. Paul of the Cross School received first place honors for its project titled “Happyville.” They presented many strong elements to support this year’s theme The Age-Friendly…

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January 21, 2018

CHICAGO–The Future City Competition - State of Illinois announced its first place team - St. Paul of the Cross School for its project titled Happyville. This is the fourth time that St. Paul of the Cross School has been selected as the first place team in the past few years. St. Paul of the Cross team prepares now to compete in the in the National Competition in February 2018 in Washington, D.C. during National Engineers Week.

Over 200 students and educators participated in this year’s competition which was held at the UIC-Student Center East on Sat. Jan. 20th. …

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January 21, 2018

CHICAGO–The Future City Competition - State of Illinois  wishes to thank its supporters for the 2018 competition. Your sponsorship provided the opportunity to produce a successful competition. This year’s theme was The Age-Friendly City. Future City asked middle school students to respond to and address the challenges in designing innovative solutions that can serve an urban area’s older population. Students were tasked with identifying age-related issues in their city planning and engineering a framework that enables seniors to remain active and…

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January 21, 2018

CHICAGO–The Future City Competition for the State of Illinois is ready for its Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 event to be held at the UIC-Student Center East located at 750 South Halsted, Chicago, Ill. 60607.  We have over 200 students and educators participating in this year’s competition. Over 125 judges will be evaluating the student teams. Five finalists will be determined at the end of the competition.  We have over 25 Special Awards designated in specific areas. All awards will be presented on the day of…

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November 21, 2017

 

CHICAGO–The Future City Competition for the State of Illinois Competition will be held on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 at the University of Illinois- Chicago Campus- Student Center East. This is the 26th annual international competition and the middle school students are asked to envision an urban environment that keeps growing community of older adults active, engaged and independent. The State of Illinois competition has competed every year since the inception of the STEM program.

The regional group competes in the national competition during the National Engineers…

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