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The mission of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future. This will be accomplished by: Fostering engineering skills, such as teamwork, communication and problem solving skills; Providing interaction among students, teachers, and engineer mentors; Informing the community about the multi-disciplines within the engineering profession; Inspiring students to explore futuristic concepts and careers in engineering. The National Engineers Week Future City Competition requires: Problem-solving Team work Research and presentation skills Practical math and science applications Computer skills The competition employs a team-based approach. All members of the team have an important role that is necessary for the completion of the project.
Welcome to Future City, a national competition that you'll find as fulfilling as it is fun for your students. Now in its second decade, the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is a program developed for seventh and eighth grade students to help them discover and foster interests in math, science and engineering. As you'll soon discover, it's a program that's both challenging and stimulating for everyone involved.
You'll find three useful tools to help you prepare for this competition. Your handbook is the most comprehensive source for rules, instructions, general information and useful preparation tips and techniques. This website is also a good source for timely updates about the competition, and contains information not found in the handbook.
Future City will teach them skills such as writing, public speaking, teamwork, time management, problem solving and new computer skills. Above all, they'll find it fun since it allows them to use their imaginations.
You will definitely see the rewards of this program clearly displayed on the faces of the students, teachers and engineering mentors - looks of joy, pride and accomplishment. Again, welcome to the Future City Competition. One of the most memorable chapters of your life, and the lives of your students, is about to begin.