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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September 13, 2019

 

 

 

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. 

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September 6, 2019

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…

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June 18, 2019

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®…

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May 1, 2019

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

dwittmer@hntb.com

 

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May 1, 2019

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…

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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!

Fee…

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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: 

  • Virtual…
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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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