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!
WHEN: January 13, 2018
We're pleased to announce this year's challenge: The 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.
Did you know that it's FREE for schools to participate in STEM Forward's Regional Future City Competition? If you'd like to participate, please contact Kelly Wesolowski, Program Manager, for details. The deadline to register is Oct. 31, 2017.
2017 Future City Competition Sparks Creativity, Innovation
More than 200 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from 65 teams throughout southeastern Wisconsin presented their utopian cities of the future, emphasizing The Power of Public Spaces, at the 2017 WI Regional Future City Competition. Read more about our 2017 competition here.