Welcome to Louisiana/Mississippi Future City Competition 2018!

The mission of the Louisiana/Mississippi Future City Competition is to provide a platform for middle school students to prepare for their own futures and better understand the processes of research, engineering design, problem-solving, working as a team, testing and retesting, while using knowledge and skills that mirror the STEM workplace. (Note that the registration fee is waived for those in the Louisiana competition!)

This year's theme, The Age-Friendly City, helps team members envision a city that embraces aging and provides spaces that are suitable for older adults who are remaining active throughout the aging process and living independently. This is an important consideration as our population is living longer, and is increasingly expanding. The development of environments that nurture the spirit and provide individuals with places that expand horizons and help our older citizens learn new things, play, enjoy the surroundings, and meet others. The Five Competition Deliverables can tap into everyone's talents!  Middle school students can work in small groups or subsets within a classroom, participate in a Future City club, boy or girl scout group, museum cohort, and the list goes on and on...the sky's the limit!

Join us in preparing Louisiana/Mississippi middle school students for an INCREDIBLE LEARNING EXPERIENCE! You have the flexibility to develop your own timeline for each of the competition components that best suits you and your students. As long as you have uploaded your Virtual City Design, City Essay, and Project Plan by January 5, you will be on track and ready for the competition!  We are looking forward to having you with us January 20 at the Design Building on the Louisiana State University campus, Baton Rouge!  

Many thanks to Shell for providing the funding for Louisiana/Mississippi Future City! We appreciate all of the resources and support Shell has provided over the years to the Competition!

Have questions?  Contact Brenda Nixon, 225-205-2680, bnixon@lsu.edu

September 30, 2012

The winner of the 2016-2017 regional competition for Louisiana is Scotlandville City, from Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Academy in Baton Rouge. They represented Louisiana well at the National Future City Competition in Washington, D.C.

Team Name:  Scotlandville City

Teacher: Ingrid Cruz

Mentor:   Thomas Woodard, Graduate Student, College of Design, Louisiana State University