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Key January 2016 Dates for Future City Competition Arizona Region

 

Phoenix, AZ. What does the Future City CompetitionTM Arizona Region and The View – ABC’s long running television talk show – have in common? We are both in our 19th season.

The Future City Competition, a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) competition for middle school students, kicked off its 2015-2016 season on August 5, 2015.  Since then, 7th and 8th graders working in teams of three, have submitted their logical model, computer design, and description of their future city to competition judges. The next deliverables are the physical city models, expense reports, and project plans – all due by Sunday, January 16, 2016. 

This STEM competition is not just for students. The Arizona Region is hosting two public upcoming events and there is no cost to attend:

  1. Models on Display at Burton Barr Central Library
    1221 North Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  85004
    Sunday – Thursday, January 17-21, 2016 (The exhibit is available for viewing during regular library hours.)
  1. Regional Competition at Arizona State University
    Memorial Union
    301 East Orange Mall
    Tempe, AZ

Saturday – January 23, 2016

Team Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Competition begins at 8:15 a.m.

One of the deliverables for this competition is a 1,500-word essay describing the unique attributes of their city and provide a solution to this year’s waste management challenge: Waste Not, Want Not.

More information on the requirements for the city description is found at Future City Competition City Description.

Additional thoughts on the waste management challenge are provided in the following posts for the blog, A Bridge for Business & STEM:

Look for more information and updates about the Arizona Region competition in the coming weeks. We are on the internet at www.futurecityarizona.org, and on FaceBook at Future City Arizona.

For information regarding this news release, contact Vi Brown at 480.205.2616 M or v.brown@futurecityarizona.org.

About the Future City Competition: The Future City Competition is a national program for middle school students. It is sponsored by the engineering community to promote and grow a dynamic engineering profession critical to public health, safety, and welfare. The program promotes math, science, and engineering through hands-on, real world applications and is open to all public, private and parochial schools. The National Finals of the Future City Competition are a featured event during National Engineers Week with students from across the country competing in Washington, D.C. for awards and prizes. Together we meet a vital need: introducing students, parents, and educators to engineering, engaging them in hands-on engineering experiences, and making science and math relevant.

[Post Note: A similar copy of this post was created earlier as a news release for the Future City Competition Arizona Region.]

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About Vi Brown

Vi is principal and CEO of Prophecy Consulting Group, LLC, an Arizona firm that provides business and engineering services to private and public clients. Prior to establishing her consulting practice in 2001, Vi worked with Motorola, Maricopa County Government, Pacific Gas & Electric, CH2M Hill, and Procter & Gamble. As an adjunct faculty member, Vi teaches undergraduate calculus classes and graduate level environmental courses. She is also a professional speaker.

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