Students model cities of the future (Pittsburgh)

 A team of students from The Ellis School in Shadyside won the Carnegie Science Center's 16th annual Regional Future City Competition on Saturday.

Future City is a national, project-based learning experience in which middle school students design and build cities of the future.

Carnegie Science Center manages the competition for Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia as part of its Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development.

For this year's theme, “Feeding Future Cities” challenged students to explore urban agriculture.

Teams from about 30 schools participated in the regional finals in Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

The Ellis team included Marie Gerges, Lauren Jasper and Mishon Levine. The teacher is Andrea Christian-Michaels, and the engineer mentor is Frank Sidar III.

The team earned a trip to the Future City Competition National Finals in Washington during Engineers Week, Feb. 14-18.


Read more: By: Trib Total Media1/17/15

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