Minnesota

Regional Coordinator: Colleen Feller

Special Awards

Winning teams receive a plaque for their school. Each student on the team (including alternates) receives a gift bag with small prizes. Winning teams are announced and recognized either during lunch or in between the final presentations in the afternoon.

2020 Special Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Special Award winners!

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Winning School and Team Name

1. Most Innovative City Setting - Most cities are designed for the earth's surface, but a city may be developed in other environments to support human beings. The city winning this award may be built underwater, underground, on another planet, or in some equally innovative setting. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

3M

Friendly Hills MS - Fluffernuts

2. Best Infrastructure System - Awarded to the city that encompasses infrastructure design for the community's current and future needs. The infrastructure design encompasses areas of transportation (roads, transit, and bridges), water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

ASCE

Roseville Area MS - Rabbia

3. Engineering Excellence - Awarded to the city that best integrates use of many different engineering disciplines, uses creative and practical engineering solutions, and plans for future growth. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

MFESTS

Justice Page MS - Tulen Alla

4. Safe Drinking Water - Awarded to the city that uses the most innovative methods to protect and provide safe drinking water. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

MN Dept. of Health / AWWA

Mounds Park Academy - Silva City

5. Best Transportation System - Awarded to the city with a transportation system that best provides for: safe and efficient movement of people and goods, creative financing for transportation, various types of transportation (i.e. bikes, buses, cars, rail, etc.), water drainage for protection of roads, environmental protections, and traffic management. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

SRF Consulting Group

Orono MS - Opportunity

6. Most Practical Design - Awarded to the city that best considers practical implementation and sustainable use in their future city. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

Engineering Alliance Foundation (formerly MnSPE Foundation) Scott Highlands MS - Inonder

7. Best Industrial/Commercial Layout - Awarded to the city that best integrates industrial and commercial aspects into the infrastructure of their city. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

AFE

Valley MS - Cascada

8. Most Innovative Power System - Awarded to the city with an innovative power system that addresses critical requirements, including reliability, disaster planning, environmental impact, and cost effectiveness. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

Emerson

Valley MS - Cyanala

9. Readiness for Natural and Manmade Disasters - Given to the team that has demonstrated the most thought into addressing risks to its infrastructure and populous stemming from potential natural and man-made disasters. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

SAME

New London-Spicer - Wai Ma

10. Best Rail Infrastructure - Awarded to the city that best utilizes freight and passenger rail in its infrastructure. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

HDR

Justice Page MS - La Riviere Fournissant

11. Most Environmentally Friendly Power Source - Awarded to the city that designs an outstanding system to deliver power to a community in an environmentally-friendly way and communicates a strong understanding of the pros and cons of the chosen energy source.Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

EATON

Mounds Park Academy - Encepool

12. Best Land Surveying Practices Award - This award recognizes the design that employs the best land surveying practices, taking into consideration the high standards used by surveyors to help protect the public's safety and welfare. Judged by interview on 1/18/20.

NCEES

Justice Page MS - Nuova Venezia
13. Most Innovative Constructability - Most city populations are not fans of construction and delays. Getting the best design and system integrations are only great if they can also be done in a timely and cost-effective fashion. Awarded to the city design with the best constructability that identifies and removes obstacles to ensure timely construction, prevents errors, and reduces cost overrun. Judged by interview on 1/18/20. DBIA-UMR Black Hawk MS - Tatooine
Special Awards Determined by Numerical Score or Ballot

 

 

 

1. Best Virtual City Slideshow - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring slideshow.

3M

Justice Page MS - Nuova Venezia

2. Best Essay - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring research essay.

AWWA-MN

MN Center - Ka Ua

3. Best City Model - Awarded to the team with the highest-scoring physical city model.

CEAM

Mounds Park Academy - Cote Nouvelle

4. Outstanding 1st Year Participant - Awarded to the highest-scoring team from a school that is participating in Future City for the first year.

MN FCC Committee

Mounds Park Academy - Cote Nouvelle

5. People's Choice Award - Awarded to the team that wins the most votes for favorite city model. All students, teachers, mentors, parents, siblings, etc. are invited to cast a ballot during lunch on 1/18/20.

MN FCC Committee

Dodge MS - Kawaakari