Welcome to Houston Texas Future City Regional Competition 2019-2020!
The mission of the Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future.
Each year 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students embark on a transformative experience as they ask and answer the question: How can we make the world a better place? From this simple starting point, teams spend four months imagining, researching, designing, and building cities of the future.
Future City is Program of Clear Lake Council of Technical Societies and IEEE Galveston Bay Section. We are still accepting registrations for Discover-E (South-Texas) Houston Regional Competition 2019-2020 held at NASA Johnson Space Center, Gilruth Center on Friday - Saturday, JAN 17-18, 2020!
Student's Challenge: Choose a threat to your city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.
- Competition Date: Friday - Saturday, January 17-18, 2020
- Theme: Clean Water: Tap into Tomorrow
We turn on the faucet and clean water flows out. Most of us don’t think about how convenient it is
to be able to drink, cook, wash, shower, flush, and water our yards whenever we want. We don’t usually worry about whether water will flow from the tap,
but plenty of engineers, city planners, developers,
and other professionals think about it all the time. It takes expertise, planning, and constant work to keep a reliable water supply flowing. Unfortunately, people in many parts of the world cannot take clean water for granted. One in four people worldwide currently don’t have access to clean water; that’s 2 billion people. And it’s estimated that by 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas— that is, areas where there is not enough water to meet everyone’s needs.
Today’s engineers, architects, and city leaders face the critical task of creating resilient cities. A resilient city withstands drought, flooding, big population
changes, natural disasters, economic recessions, and other short and long-term threats. When it comes to a city’s water supply system, resilience means providing adequate clean water for both residential and commercial uses under all possible circumstances. Resilience requires preventing and fixing leaks, identifying and removing contaminants, and making sure the supply of water always meets demand in the face of disruptions and longer-term changes. As a part of a resilient city, a reliable water supply ensures that clean and safe water is provided to all its residents for their well-being, to keep their communities stable and cared for, and the city economy strong and durable.
The students’ challenge is to choose a threat to your city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.
For more information, explore the futurecity.org website for resources and check out the breakdown of each deliverable and connect with us.
REGIONAL COMPETITION DETAILS:
Friday January 17, 2020 ---> Gilruth Center for Competition Setup / Registration Begins
Saturday January 18, 2020 --> Gilruth Center for Competition Day / Registration
Nationals Finals --> February 15-19, 2020 -- Washington D.C.
Virtual City -- Dec 15, 2019
Essay -- Dec 15, 2019
Project Plan -- Dec 15, 2019
Competition Expense Statement -- Dec 15, 2019
Honor Statement & Media Form -- Day of Competition, Jan 18, 2020
City Model -- Day of Competition, Jan 18, 2020
City Presentation -- Day of Competition, Jan 18, 2020
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