Texas (Houston)

Regional Coordinator: Moiz Husain, houstonfccoordinator@gmail.com

Welcome to Houston Texas Future City Regional Competition: JAN 18-19, 2019!

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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 2017-2018 held at NASA Johnson Space Center, Gilruth Center on Saturday, JAN 18-19, 2019! 

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  • Competition Date: Saturday January 18-19, 2018
  • Theme: Powering Our Future: Resilient City (Pg. 61 Handbook)
  • The Challenge: 

    Natural disasters— earthquakes, tornadoes, or hurricanes — pose serious threats to cities and citizens. The damage from these events can severely disrupt every aspect of life in an affected region. Especially now, in the wake of recent catastrophic events, engineers, architects, and city leaders face the critical task of creating resilient cities.

    A resilient city adapts to challenges; it has connected systems and infrastructure in place that limit damage and help the city recover. Physical systems such as infrastructure and housing are built to withstand high winds or earthquakes, information systems such as zoning data and maps are designed to support relief efforts, and institutions such as city management or emergency response are developed to help with recovery. A resilient city ensures its residents are safe, their communities are stable and cared for, and the economy remains durable.

    With this pressing issue top of mind, the award-winning Future City Competition, now in its 27th year, announces its theme for 2018-19. This year, Future City is asking middle school students to respond to the challenge of Powering Our Future and design an electrical grid that can withstand and quickly recover from the impact of a natural disaster.

  • For more information, explore the futurecity.org website for resources and check out the breakdown of each deliverable and connect with us. 

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KEY DATES...

REGIONAL COMPETITION DETAILS:

Friday January 18, 2019 ---> 7pm-9pm -- Gilruth Center for Competition Setup / Registration Begins

Saturday January 19, 2019 --> 7am -- 5pm -- Gilruth Center for Competition Day / Registration

GET DIRECTIONS >> GILRUTH CENTER 

Nationals Finals --> February 16-20, 2019 -- Washington D.C.

DELIVERABLES:

Virtual City -- Dec 7, 2018

Essay -- Jan 11, 2019

Project Plan -- Jan 11, 2019

Media Form -- Jan 11, 2019

City Model -- Jan 18th, 2019

City Presentation -- Jan 19th, 2019

 

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