St. Paul of the Cross School Wins First Place-2018 State of Illinois Future City Competition
CHICAGO–The Future City Competition - State of Illinois announced its first place team - St. Paul of the Cross School for its project titled Happyville. This is the fourth time that St. Paul of the Cross School has been selected as the first place team in the past few years. St. Paul of the Cross team prepares now to compete in the in the National Competition in February 2018 in Washington, D.C. during National Engineers Week.
Over 200 students and educators participated in this year’s competition which was held at the UIC-Student Center East on Sat. Jan. 20th. Over 125 judges participated during the competition. Twenty-six Special Awards were awarded and five top teams were selected in this year’s competition. Look for more details soon.
This year’s theme was The Age-Friendly City. Future City asked middle school students to respond to and address the challenges in designing innovative solutions that can serve an urban area’s older population. Students were tasked with identifying age-related issues in their city planning and engineering a framework that enables seniors to remain active and independent.
In the US, over 40,000 students, representing 1,350 schools, take part in the Future City® Competition.
Major funding in the National Finals comes from Bechtel Corporation, Bentley Systems, EA, ExxonMobil, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, NCEE, Northrop Grumman Foundation, Raytheon, Shell Oil Company, TE, and UL.
A special thank you to our Illinois Regional Future City Competition Sponsors:
American Institute of Architects Chicago
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Nuclear Society
American Public Works Association
American Society of Civil Engineers- Illinois Section
American Society of Civil Engineers- Environmental Engineering & Water Resources Group
American Society of Civil Engineers- Geotechnical Group-Illinois Section
American Society of Civil Engineers-Structural Group- Illinois Section
American Society of Civil Engineers-Transportation Group- Illinois Section
American Society of Civil Engineers-Younger Member Group-Illinois Section
American Society of Civil Engineers- Urban Planning & Development Group
American Society of Mechanical Engineers- Chicago
Associated Steel Erectors
Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings
Chicago Engineers Foundation of the Union League Club of Chicago
Construction Specification Institute
Illinois Association of County Engineers-Illinois
JJ Nate Real Estate and Management
Society of Marketing Professionals
Society of American Military Engineers'
Society of Automotive Engineers-Chicago
Society of Fire Protection Engineers-Chicago
Society of Women Engineers
Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
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Future City® State of Illinois
The State of Illinois Future City Competition® is celebrating its 26rd year as a regional group in the national competition. The regional competition is comprised of teams, schools, and professionals from Illinois. In addition to the actual competition, the Annual Chicago Engineers Benefit Dinner showcases the top local teams and award winners. For more information, visit our website here or go to http://futurecity.org/illinois-chicago.
For more information contact:
Future City® Regional Coordinator
Don Wittmer, P.E., HNTB
Future City® Regional Committee
Matthew Miller, P.E., HNTB
Future City® Grant Manager, Press, Communications and Media
Deborah J. Hodges, M.A. Golden Square