The Experience

Competing in Future City

Every member of the team plays an important role:

  • Students generate the ideas, plan their execution, research, write, build, learn, laugh, and present their final product.
  • Teachers organize the team(s), facilitate the learning, and guide the students through their project(s).
  • Mentors serve as team advisors, share their engineering expertise, and help students develop skills like project management and systems thinking skills.  

How Does it Work?

The competition is made up of five components. Teams are judged and scored on each one. The Virtual City Design, Research Essay, and City Narrative are all due before the Regional Competition. The Model and Team Presentation are judged at the Regional Competition. At the Regional Competition, scores from all five components will be added together to determine the top team. The 1st place team in each region will advance to National Finals held in Washington, DC. (Note: Airfare, hotel accommodations, and a number of meals are paid for by the Future City Competition.) National Finals take place in February as part of Engineers Week.

Student Journey

Follow the journey of Heritage Middle School students during their 2010-2012 competition!




UD: 07/31/14