Save the Date! STEM Forward's WI Regional Future City Competition

WHEN: Saturday, January 26, 2019
WHERE: MSOE's Kern Center, 1245 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202


Make a Difference, Be a Future City Judge

Competition Judges NEEDED

STEM Forward is seeking judges to help us on the day of the WI Regional Future Competition.

TIME: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DATE: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019

If you are able to volunteer, please contact Heather Dummer Combs at hcombs@stemforward.org or (414) 810-7836.

Essay Judges NEEDED

Each year, middle school teams participating in Future City must submit an essay on a given topic. This year's challenge is Powering Our Future.

Students must design a resilient power grid for their city that can withstand and quickly recover from a natural disaster and explain how it works. The essays are about 1,500 words.

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Judging is done online from Dec. 21 to Jan. 9 at your convenience - so you can even judge from home!

To register as an essay judge, go to http://futurecity.org/register. Select Regional Competition Judge, then complete the basic information and select Essay Judge as your involvement role. For questions, contact Heather Dummer Combs at hcombs@stemforward.org.


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 is Powering Our Future. Students must design a resilient power grid for their city that can withstand and quickly recover from a natural disaster.

If you have questions about STEM Forward's WI Regional Future City Competition, please contact Heather Combs at hcombs@stemforward.org.



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