Illinois (Chicago)

Regional Coordinator: Don Wittmer, P.E.

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The Future City Competition serves students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Sponsored by the National Engineers Week, this national program introduces students to engineering with the popular Sim City software. Students design future cities with simulation software, build scale models, write essays and give oral reports on their city's design.

Pictures, Video, and Broadcasts 


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Jan.3, 2020 Future City Competition-Tech Scene Chicago-Deborah J. Hodges, Grant Manager- Marketing and Media 

Tech Scene Chicago focuses on what's trending in the local tech community, technology-related events in and around Chicago. Tech Scene Chicago airs on Lumpen Radio 105.5 FM WLPN-LP every Friday at 1 pm and every Saturday at 9 am and broadcasts the local lowdown on Community technology events in and around Chicago.

In this episode broadcast live on Jan. 3, 2020, host Melanie Adcock interviews Deborah Hodges about the local chapter of the Future City Competition and the engineering skills the students learn such as critical thinking, science applications, leadership, teamwork, and life skills by developing their projects over a six-month period and competing at the event. 

Jan. 17, 2020 Future City Competition-Tech Scene Chicago-Robert Johnson, P.E., S.E.

In this episode broadcast live on Jan. 17, 2020, host Melanie Adcock interviews Robert Johnson about events in Chicago happening during National Engineers Week or eWeek and little known history about some of Chicago's most notable engineers. 

2020 Picture Gallery


2019 Urbana School Video- Getting Ready for the Competition

2019 Picture Gallery

2019 APWA Video



2018 YouTube Video- APWA

2018 Pictures - Flicker



2017 Youtube Videos

2017 Pictures on Flickr 



2016 competition photos on Flickr

2016 Feature on WBBM



2015 Event Video- YouTube

2015 Competition Pictures on Google 2015 Future City Chicago Regional Competition Recap on Youtube
  2015 Future City Chicago Regional Competition Extended Video



2014 competition photos on Flickr



2013 Competition Pictures MWRD Commissioner Frank Avila interviewing the Chicago Regional Winner



2012 Competition Pictures Summary with video




Competition Pictures Summary with video




Competition Pictures Summary with video




Summary with Video YouTube Video Presentation

 2009 Video



Competition Pictures YouTube Video of Finals Competition Team Interview Eweek Photos