Our local mission is much the same as the national mission. Although this is a competition, we hold the spirit of knowledge to be our number one priority. We aim to see students of all backgrounds throughout New England gaining appreciation for their infrastructure and those who make it possible. We also want the students to understand the design process and work in teams in a similar way to engineering professionals. We want the students to broaden their perspectives on the way the world works and the ways they may want to contribute to it in the future. Lastly, it is our mission to bring each and every student participating (and their school faculty, parents, mentors, and all involved) a positive learning experience full of fun, teamwork and creativity.
Hi everyone! It's Reed from Future City New England. While the world seems a little crazy right now, Future City is like a bright spot on the horizon. As everyone can imagine, things may be a little different last year, but I pledge to make Future City an unforgettable, inspiration for our students across New England in the coming year. I thought this past event was one of the best ever. I really want to thank WPI for being such a wonderful new partner!
One change from last year -- Alyson Stuer has stepped down as co-chair. I am hoping all of you will reach out to her and thank…more
On July 16th, the BSCES Annual Awards Dinner was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With an attendance of 180 the evening was spent celebrating the year's accomplishments of which included two recognitions of Future City.
The first was the great efforts of Suzanne Collins, of Birchland Park Middle School, who have been involved in the program for over 15 years. As a STEAM and Coding teacher she has helped many of her students to take part in Future City. Her efforts were recognized with the award for Pre-College Educator of the Year. The award couldn’t go to a more…more
We are excited to announce the theme for 2020 Future City Competition is Clean Water: Tap into Tomorrow. Registration is now open and you can register here. This year’s competition will draw on the resiliency themes of the past and students will work to solve present and future water problems.
We are thrilled to have a great year ahead with lots of information coming your way! If you have any questions along the way feel free to contact NewEngland@…more
We are pleased to announce all in the New England Region that the competition for the 2019-2020 Future City year is open! As always we want every student to have the opportunity to partake and as such we encourage educators to sign up as partial competitors if they do not want to complete all competition deliverables. All students are welcome to our competition day on January 26th 2020 so mark you calendars and get ready for another amazing year! When you sign up please contact NewEngland@FutureCity.org with any questions!more
iRobot is giving you a chance to nominate your favorite STEM teacher who could be honored in the field at a Red Sox Game this Summer. See below for submission details.
- Send a paragraph about how your STEM teacher is inspiring you in STEM
- Included your name, the teacher's name, school, location, and grade they teach
It was a beautiful Saturday as the 27 well-prepared teams arrived the New England Regional Finals. With a new coordinator, Alyson Stuer, and in a new home, Watertown Middle School, there was an incredible energy in the building as the students discussed their cities, their plans for being resilient in the event of a natural disaster, ans a whole broad range of concepts they have researched for the competition.
The top 3 teams were selected to present before the full crowd in the final round. The 3 were Newtopia, Peluang and Silver Bay. We are very proud of the team that will…more
It is January 2019 already, and we can count down on the days to this year's competition (January 26). By now most people taking part in Future City 2018-19 Competition have some kind of idea of what their model will look like. With this year's theme in mind, our models should incorporate endowing cities to make it through or bounce back from crises resulting from natural disasters, climate change and depletion of natural resources. For instance, how would you have designed Peurto Rico to avoid the devastating Hurricane Maria, or prepared countermeasures to the…more
The United States is experiencing an increase in the severity of critical incidents. Extension agents play a significant role in enabling families, communities, and businesses to sustain themselves through these catastrophic events. A substantial body of scientific knowledge is available to guide Extension efforts in enhancing local sustainability. The literature indicates that our nation must adopt a strategy of continuous, sustainable hazards mitigation.more
The New England Region has announced this year’s deliverable deadlines!
- Honor Staement - Thursday, November 1, 2018
- Media Form - Monday, December 3, 2018
- Virtual City - Monday, December 10, 2018
- City Essay - Monday, December 17, 2018
- Project Plan - Monday, January 7, 2019
- Competition Expense Form - Monday, January 21, 2019
- City Model & Presentation - Saturday, January 26, 2019
For any questions between now and competition day, email firstname.lastname@example.org…more
Teachers, Students, Mentors, and Volunteers,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 year! The 2018-2019 theme is Powering Our Future! Teams will design a resilient power grid for their future city that can withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster.
This year Reed Brockman is back as a Regional Co-Coordinator bringing all of the experience of the past years and joining him is Alyson Stuer. In additional to your regional co-coordinators we will have a number of support positions as our committee grows to support the…more
Hello everyone! My name is Terrell Washington and I will be the new outreach intern Until June 14th. I hope that I do a good job entertaining and informing everyone on everything new that happens!more
For all schools and organizations involved in Future City last year, YOU ARE INVITED on a field trip to Union Point in Weymouth on June 7th, courtesy of LSTAR, the people behind this new REAL FUTURE CITY!
Here are some of the activities we plan:
- LSTAR CEO Kyle Corkum and the LSTAR team will lead a tour of this amazing new community. With him, civil engineer (and Future City mentor) Kayla Arruda will add to the tour providing insight into civil engineering design issues that she has been addressing.
- The theme for the 2018 contest will be announced by Reed…
What an AMAZING job you all did! The New England Regional Finals drew a whole bunch of incredible cities, each giving home to some really amazing insight. I had moments listening to your ideas where I really got choked up! It seemed you all really took the theme of designing for an aging community to heart.
We will be represented for the second year in a row by the Dr. Albert Argenziano School in Somerville, MA. CONGRATS SOMERVILLE! GOOD LUCK IN DC!
You all made…more
I can't believe I forgot to put this up here! Here is the schedule for due dates and the competition...
The 2018 New England Regional Future City Finals are on SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 2018 at The Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston MA.
Honor Staterments and Media Forms need to be turned in Monday, December 4, 2017.
Virtual City is due Monday, December 11, 2017.
The City Essay is due Monday, December 18, 2017.
Project Plans are due Monday, January 8, 2018.
Competition expense forms need to be turned in Monday, January 15, 2018 but if you…more
On Saturday, October 28, three experts on designing for an age-friendly community, got together at the BSA Space in Boston to share with all the Future City teams some of the thoughts that go into designing a community that is friendly towards an aging population.
The experts are:
- Kara Cohen, Massachusetts Regional Outreach Director, AARP
- Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, The Institute for Human Centered Design
- Cierra Peters, Boston resident / community activist / artist / future urban planner
The event was put together by BSCES…more
Thank you to everyone for making the 2016 New England Future City Competition such a success! Here is a link to photos of the event: https://www.flickr.com/photos/reedpro/albums/72157663498601631/with/24067730139/The overall winner, and thereby our New England region competitors at the Future City national finals in Washington DC next month is "Khaalis LaHore" from the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center in Connecticut (they also won two other awards: Best City Description, the AECOM Award…more
I hope everyone is enjoying Josh's updates! I am just starting to send out the books, but you really don't need them since all the registration and handbook materials are posted right on the website. I WANT TO GIVE ALL OF YOU A FREE BOOK! You will need dropbox to get it, but just follow this link: FREE BOOK. This book is a copy of Celeste Baine's critically acclaimed book "Is There An Engineer Inside You?", which is the perfect book for explaining all the different types of engineers you may run…more