Phoenix, AZ: This posts serves as a reminder to members of the news media and the public that one of the major events of the 2015-2016 Future City Competition Arizona Region – Exhibit of 3-D Future City Models – begins this Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Burton-Barr Library in downtown Phoenix.
You never know who may show up!
Location and hours for the library are:
1221 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Exhibit Opens: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Library Closed: Monday, January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Holiday)
Exhibit Closes: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 12:00 noon
The exhibit is free and open to the public for viewing during regular library hours. It has been cited as one of the favorite annual events of Phoenix Burton-Barr library staff and their patrons for a number of years.
Since the first year of our competition (1997-1998), the Arizona Region has exhibited the creative work of participating 7th and 8th graders as a part of our program activities. Each student team is required to build a physical model of a section of their city using recycled materials. In our 19th year of this competition, Arizona is the only region out of 39 to provide a major public exhibit of this kind.
Competition Day is Saturday, January 23, 2016. This event will take place in Memorial Union on the campus of Arizona State University.
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.