The New Jersey Region Future City Competition is entirely run by volunteers and funded by donations. Professionals and college students in the engineering industry and related fields dedicate their time to supporting the next generation of STEM leaders. There are many different ways you can get involved with the program, regardless of your involvement in the STEM fields.
Please see our page dedicated to mentoring, or contact the Mentor Coordinator.
Before the Competition Day: We need people who are willing to take some time on their own and help us to judge the SimCity cities and the essays.
At the Competition: Competition day judges for the presentations are selected from the judge list above.
For more information, please see our page on judging, or contact the Judging Coordinator.
At the Competition: We need general volunteers who are willing to help for varying tasks that come up during the competition day (input judging scores, runners, timekeeper, etc.). For more information, please contact the Competition Day Coordinator.
Volunteering for our hands-on "Academic Competition" or “Engineers Without Borders“ Activities involves interacting with the students and demonstrating some applications of engineering, as well as what kinds of teams an engineering student could be involved in. For more information, please see our page on Academic Teams/Chapters, or contact the Activities Coordinator.
Exhibitor/Speaker ("Meet the Professionals")
This activity will include each sponsoring firm/organization having its own table space. Exhibitors interact with the students discussing STEM-related professions, and how the student's experience of building their model ties-in with what a professional experiences in their work. For more information, please see our page on Exhibitors/Speakers, or contact the Activities Coordinator.
Protection of Minors
Non-University organizations that operate programs or activities involving minors on Rutgers University campuses must ensure their programs are run consistent with the guidelines of the University Protection of Minors Policy and the Guide to Working with Minors. The policy includes requirements relating to reporting suspected abuse or neglect of minors. This policy and additional information can be found here: