Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Future City Competition

There is a Future City Competition held on National Engineer Week at futurecity.

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.

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