Regional Coordinator: Colleen Feller

Volunteer as a Judge

Engineers, architects, city planners, and other professionals with technical backgrounds: you are invited to volunteer as a judge for the Minnesota Future City Competition (FCC)!

FCC is an engineering education program for 6th-8th graders in which students design and build “cities of the future,” first virtually with SimCity software, and then physically by creating a tabletop scale model. Students also research and write an essay on an engineering challenge. This year’s competition will culminate at our final event on January 18, 2020 at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount where students will display their city models and give presentations about their cities. Learn more

Judging Opportunities (rubrics and score sheets are provided)

Sign up to be a judge at: https://secure.futurecity.org/Minn/JudgeBin/Judge/Enroll

  1. Virtual City Slideshow – Students submit slides that document what they learned from using SimCity. Judges download a PDF at home and submit scores online. SimCity software is not needed to judge! Judging takes place late November through December.
  2. City Essay – Students write a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their city and provide a solution to this year’s Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow challenge. Judges download a PDF at home and submit scores online. Judging takes place mid-December through January.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Learn more about this year's essay theme: https://futurecity.org/about-the-competition/competition-deliverables/city-description
  3. City Models and Presentation – Judges attend the regional competition on January 18, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and evaluate the students’ presentation and city models. Volunteers judge in teams. Lunch is provided.

You are invited to judge all three parts of the competition, or just one or two. Questions? Please contact Colleen Feller at 612-638-1511 or colleen.feller@metroecsu.org