News & Updates
48 teams competed in the Minnesota Future City Competition on January 19, 2019 at Dakota County Technical College.
First place: Justice Page Middle School (Minneapolis) - The Lost Phoenix
Second place: Dodge Middle School (Farmington) - Elysian
Third place: Scott Highlands Middle School (Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan) - Sin Kuren No Toshi
Be sure to review the official rules and scoring deductions found in the FCC Handbook.
Quoted from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website
"Resilience is the ability to bounce back quickly from an adverse situation. A community…more
Don’t miss Future City’s 2018 Eye on Engineering Webinar!!
When: Wed. October 24
Starts at: 3:00pm CST
Do your students want to know more about what engineers actually do, and get ideas they can incorporate into their Future City projects? Are you curious about different types of engineering? This is a chance to hear firsthand from professionals about the real-world of engineering and learn about their amazing work.
This webinar is for: Students, educators (and anyone else interested in learning about…more
These local resources may help with your students' research:
University of Minnesota Energy Transition Lab: https://energytransition.umn.edu/
University of Minnesota Acara - Institute on the Environment: http://environment.umn.edu/leadership/acara/
Great Plains Institute: http://www.betterenergy.org/
Fresh Energy: https://fresh-energy.org/
Center for Energy and…more
You are invited to the MN FCC Teacher/Mentor Kick-Off on September 24, 2018. The meeting will be held at WSB, 701 Xenia Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416 from 4:30-6:30pm. Register
4:30-5:15 - general overview of rules and procedures (primarily for new teachers and mentors, but all are welcome)
5:20-6:30 - essay theme guest speaker, tips and tricks, veteran teachers share their experiences
This year's 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. Read more.
This season’s Program Handbook is now available on Future City’s website. Check it out here.
10/31/18 - registration deadline
11/19/18 - virtual city slideshows…more
Team Star Je Novi Mladi from Justice Page M.S. in Minneapolis took first place at the Minnesota Future City Competition (FCC) on January 20, 2018. The 18th annual MN FCC was held at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount. The team will travel to Washington, DC in February to compete in the National Future City Competition.
Team Estrella de la Montana from Scott Highlands Middle School took 2nd place and team Arkenshire from Westwood Middle School took 3rd place.
Team Gumusservi from Friendly Hills Middle School and team Paulsville from the Church of St. Paul Home School…more
Minnesota FCC is gearing up for its largest competition yet, with 60 teams competing.
Essays are due on December 18! Good luck!more
Are your students wondering what city model building materials can be assigned a $0 value?
Here are helpful tips:
Materials that can be assigned a $0 value are items that are allowed in a home or school recycling bin (things like paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass jars, metal cans…) or items bound for the trash (used up batteries, bottle caps, or used plastic utensils… etc.).
Materials that would probably fall into the category of items that are donated or have been previously used but can’t be recycled are: used plywood, nails, screws, a…more
On April 26, 2017, the St. Francis of Assisi Future City team participated in a truly authentic learning experience with RSP Architects in Rochester, Minnesota. The team members did a fantastic job sharing their Future City journey by explaining all of their Deliverables and giving their model city presentation. The students were also excited to share their ideas about what they would like to see in the Destination Medical Center Heart of the City Public Spaces developments.more