Pennsylvania (Central)

Regional Coordinator: Steve Roman

Welcome to Future City Central Pennsylvania! 

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Thank you to all the teams that competed in the 2020 Future City Competition. 

We congratulate you all on your fantastic achievements this year!

Photos from the 2020 competition can be accessed via dropbox here.

The 2020 Future City Competition Topic is: Living on the moon!


For more information about the 2020-2021 competition, which will be conducted virtually, visit here.

To Sponsor the 2021 Competition, Download our sponsorship packet here.

We are excited to announce a very special keynote speaker this year, Former NASA Astronaut, Ron Garan!  Ron is a highly decorated Fighter Pilot, Test Pilot, Explorer, Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Aquanaut, Humanitarian, and Artist. Ron traveled 71,075,867 miles in 2,842 orbits of our planet over 178 days in space and 27 hours of EVA during four spacewalks. He flew on both the US Space Shuttle and Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Ron conducted research in Aquarius, the world’s only undersea research laboratory. He is the host of the Orbital Perspective Podcast and the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Orbital Perspective. He is about to release two new books, Floating in Darkness and Railroad to the Moon.


For more information about his story, check out his website here:



Here is a complete list of the 2018 results:

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1st Place - "BERLIN" - Warwick Middle School

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2nd Place - "Vida Longa"  -Lingletown Middle School

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3rd Place  - "AGRIOS" - Middletown Area Middle School


Best Land Surveying Practices Award - Presented by NCEES - "COPENHAGEN" - Chase

Most Innovative Transportation System - Presented by ITS - "Senior City" - Elizabethtown Middle School

Most Innovative Energy Source - Presented by AEE - "PROVECTUS" - Good Hope Middle School

Most Creative Use of Materials - Presented by Dawood - "New Bodie, California"  - Marshall Math & Science Academy (Harrisburg)

Best City Layout - Presented by ASCE - "YORK" - York Suburban Middle School

Most Innovative Infrastructure - Presented by ASHE Harrisburg - "Los Ancianos" - Cornerstone Home School Cooperative 

Best Place to Live - Presented by Gannett Fleming - "Port Alacrity" - Steelton-Highspire Junior High School

Most Innovative Technology - Presented by Bentley Systems - "Marsburg, Mars" - Lower Dauphin Middle School

Most Efficient City - Presented by ASHRAE - "Pari Sambino" - Donegal Junior High School

Best Construction Techniques - Presented by APC - "Jordisk Bukube" -  Kutstown Middle School


A Future City field trip will be planned for the fall of 2018.  We will organize a field trip around the 2018-2019 topic and choose a location which best suits the majority of the teams in our region.  Stay tuned for more information regarding the field trip and contact Eric Gogola, Program Development Coordinator, for more information -

Teams are encouraged to view “Future City 101 Webinar” here:

Have a mentor? Need a mentor? Please e-mail Kim McKitish with your current status.  If you do not have a mentor, Kim will help you find one.  We encourage teams to have a mentor selected byOctober 19, 2013.

Attached it the Future City’s Educators Guide for this year as well as tips for writing an essay.  Research essay resources, webinars, presentation resources, SimCity resources, mentor resources and much more can be found on the Future City website: