St. Alphonsus Make an Appearance on the The Morning Blend TMJ4 Milwaukee

St. Alphonsus School has been participating in the Future City Competition for at least 20 years. They have won the regional competition several times, including this year! The focus this year was to create an "age-friendly" Future City. Joining us to show off their city, Sedai, and to discuss their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. to compete nationally are Maggie Krajnak, Quentin Walsh, Grace Organ, Abby Krajnak, Isaac Porter, Isabelle Porter, teacher Mary Duckert, and engineering mentor Kevin Walsh! Click here to watch the video. 

St. Alphonsus School Students Represent Wisconsin In National Competition

Students from St. Alphonsus School in Greendale are going to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Future Competition from Feb. 17-21, 2018.  

They won first place in STEM Forward’s WI Regional Future City Competition. The program introduces middle school students to engineering while they create a city of the future. This year’s challenge was to create The Age-Friendly City, allowing seniors to be as active and independent as they wish.

A record-breaking number of middle schoolers, representing close to 70 teams from area schools participated in STEM Forward’s WI Regional Future City Competition.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett attended the Regional at MSOE’s Kern Center on Jan. 13, and announced the five finalists. Students from St. Alphonsus School won first place for their city, “Sedia.” Congratulations to the following teams: 

Second Place: Longfellow Middle School, “Amanecer”
Third Place:  Forest Park Middle School, “Sofia”
Fourth Place: St. Anthony on the Lake, “Serendipity”
Fifth Place: Glen Hills Middle School, “Londine”

Teams created a virtual city using SimCity software and wrote a 1,500 word city description on this year's challenge, The Age-Friendly City.  They also built a to-scale model of their city using recycled materials and gave a 5-7 minute presentation to a panel of STEM professionals.

Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors and participants who helped make STEM Forward's WI Regional Future City Competition a success!

2018 Special Award Winners

Peer Award, sponsored by Clark Wantuch
        “Amanecer” - Longfellow Middle School
Smartest City, sponsored by the City of Milwaukee
        “FAZE” - St. Charles Borromeo
Most Futuristic City, sponsored by ASQ
         “Byen av Vann” - Forest Park Middle School
Best Healthcare System, sponsored by Dairyland Healthcare Information management Systems Society (HIMSS)
“Terra sem Idade” - St. Alphonsus
Best Land Surveying Practices, sponsored by NCEES
        “Swrrkh” (Sawan) - Longfellow Middle School
Roger Tamsen Memorial Award, Best Knowledge of Plastics, sponsored by SPE
 “Yokoso” - Waukesha STEM
Roger Tamsen Memorial Award, Best Use of Plastics, sponsored by SPE
        “Kamaui - Longfellow Middle School
Best Power System, sponsored by IEEE
        “Odinville” - Forest Park Middle School
Project Planning Award, sponsored by PMI
        “Lingyu” - Golda Meir School
Best Use of Recreational Space, sponsored by ASCE-YMG
        “Sofia” - Forest Park Middle School
Best Use of Recycled Materials, sponsored by SWE
        “Ayuda” - Waukesha STEM
Greenest Transportation System, sponsored by WTS
       “Willow Falls” - Whitman Middle School
Best Transportation System, sponsored by ITE
        "High Pine Haven" - Whitman Middle School
Best Waste Management & Recycling, sponsored by APWAWis
       “Pau’ole" - Longfellow Middle School
Best Drinking Water System, sponsored by AWWA - Wisconsin
      “Crockett Bend” - Fernwood Montesorri School
Best Essay, sponsored by Direct Supply
      “Sedai” - St. Alphonsus School
      “Londine" - Glen Hills Middle School
      “Consone” - Forest Park Middle School
Rookie of the Year, sponsored by STEM Forward
       “North Forge” - FLIGHT Academy
Exemplary Model Award (4 Awards), sponsored by ASCE
    “New Madidam” - Glen Hills Middle School
    “Pau’ole" - Longfellow Middle School
    “Amanecer” - Longfellow Middle School
    “High Pine Haven” - Whitman Middle School

Special Thanks to the 2018 WI Regional
Future City Sponsors


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STEM Forward organizes the Wisconsin Regional Future City Competition for middle school students to create a city of tomorrow.  Teams of 3-5 students create a city using SimCity software, research their city and write an essay, build a model of their city using recyclable materials and give a presentation to engineering judges during the competition. The regional competition is held in January at the MSOE Kern Center, where several STEM volunteers serve as mentors and judges. The winner then competes at the National Future City Competition in Washington D.C. in February. The winning team is awarded an all-expense paid trip to Space Camp!

This year's challenge: isThe Age-Friendly City. Students must identify an age-related challenge that exists in today's urban environments and engineer two innovative solutions that allow senior citizens to be as active and independent as they wish.