New York - Capital Region

Regional Coordinator: Diane Bertok & Greg Skiba

Future City at the 2013 Back to School STEM Expo, September 7, Empire State Plaza

How do you get your middle school students excited about the world of engineering?
Get them involved with the Future City® Competition!

The Capital District Future City Competition will be at the Back-to-School Expo on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at the Empire State Plaza from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Stop by our booth to find out more about the Future City program, test out SimCity designs, have fun with hands-on engineering experiments, and much more!  This year’s experiments will be related to this year’s theme: Tomorrow's Transit: Design a Way for People to Move In and Around Your City.

Teachers, if you register a team for this year’s competition at the Expo, you will receive your materials on the spot, get your $7 entrance fee into the Back-toSchool Expo refunded AND get your $25 team registration fee to Future City waived!

Plus, there are giveaways and fun for everyone!


About the Future City Competition
The Future City Competition, for sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students, is an education program for middle school students (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) to use their imaginations to design a city of the future. The students work with their teacher coach and en engineer-mentor from the community to design and build their cities. Students apply math, science, engineering, and technology knowledge and enhance their writing and presentation skills during this exciting four-month program!  Winners of the regional and national competition win prizes for their classrooms, and past winners of the national competition have gotten to go to the White House and meet the President of the United States! You can register today by visiting or you can contact Jen Smith at" href="">  


About the Back to School Expo
The Back-to-School Expo is the area’s largest back to school exposition. Thousands of families will come together to enjoy ongoing entertainment, hands on science and engineering experiments, exhibitions, give-aways, celebrity appearances, and much more! You can learn more about the expo, including information about ticket sales, parking information, and celebrity appearances by visiting