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Arizona Region Awards Winners – List 2: Professional Engineering Societies, National, and Arizona Awards

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Third Place Region Winner – Team Safi (from left to right) Patricia Reiter, Executive Director – ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative and award presenter, Team Members Mindy Nguyen, Guenevere Coury, and Payton Goltz, and Allan Smolko – Engineer Mentor, (back row) Susan Jones – Teacher

 

Phoenix, AZ: This release/post completes the list of awards that were given to very deserving recipients at the 19th annual Future City Competition Arizona Region on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

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Fourth Place Region Winner – Team Novos Comecos: Front Row: Jaden Pyle (project manager), Savannah Shelabarger (team member), Landen Thomas (alternate), Rhiannon Reed (team member); Back Row: Mary O’Reilly, PhD, Scientific Program Officer for Science Foundation Arizona and Region Finals Judge, Jen Szoltysik (teacher), Shannon Hull (teacher), Gerry Hahn (engineering mentor), and Jordan Levy (team member)

 

Sponsoring Engineering Society Award, Criteria and Recipient
 

American Council of Engineering Companies

 of Arizona

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Award: Best Application of Business Practices

Award Criteria: Best use of design financed by private, non-governmental companies.

School: Kyrene Aprende

Team: Zotopolis

Team Members: Callum Rohrer, Chadrick Bogan, and Brandon Romero

Teacher: Eric Santos

American Institute of Architects (AIA-AZ)

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 Award: Architectural Excellence Award

Award Criteria: Best use of design principles to create a future city in harmony with its natural environment and is beautiful to view.

School: Maricopa Wells Middle School

Team: Ba Shoileir

Team Members: Megan Hahn, Erin Hildick, and Anabelle Dayley

Teachers: Robyn Rice and Joseph Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Damon Hahn

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE-AZ Section)

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Award: Best Design for Sustainability

Award Criteria: Best application of sustainable design aspects across the city, including economic, energy and environmental issues.

School: Desert Wind Middle School

Team: Reine Luft

Team Members: Riley Bell-Niver, Jeanette Gord, and Jarom Hoopes

Teacher: Jen Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Gerry Hahn

America Public Works Association (APWA)

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Award: Best Functioning City

Award Criteria: A city where quality of life is enhanced by invisible human services, including transportation, effective water systems and environmental disposal of waste.

School: Veritas Homeschoolers

Team: Veritas Ville (Alegria)

Team Members: Jeremy Graunke, Adriana Baniecki, and Madyison Nichols

Teacher: Kathryn Graunke

Engineer Mentor: Matthew Graunke

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

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Award: Best Application of Quality Concepts to Future Cities

Award Criteria: Outstanding application of design for quality of air, water, and life.

School: Maricopa Wells Middle School

Team: Ba Shoileir

Team Members: Megan Hahn, Erin Hildick, and Anabelle Dayley

Teacher: Robyn Rice and Joseph Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Damon Hahn

 

Arizona Society of Civil Engineers (AzSCE)

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Award: Innovative Use of Infrastructure

Award Criteria: Most innovative infrastructure systems, including transportation (roads, transit, bridges, etc.), water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment.

School: Maricopa Wells Middle School

Team: Gexin

Team Member: Emma Schrader, John Travis Daniel, and Joseline Nowell

Teachers: Robyn Rice and Joseph Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Christian Schrader

Arizona Water Association (AZWater)

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Award: Best Use of Water & Environmental Resources

Award Criteria: Demonstrate innovative solutions to protect and preserve both water and environmental resources.

School: Kyrene Aprende

Team: Boardwalk City

Team Members: Matthew Jimenez, Mekhi Mason, and Diego Diaz

Teacher: Eric Santos

 

Construction Specification Institute (CSI-PHX)

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Award: Excellence in the Use of Building Materials

Award Criteria: Best use of building materials to produce a future city that is both environmentally friendly and sustainable.

School: Desert Wind Middle School

Team: Tulevaisuus

Team Member: Genesis Uriarte Sandoval, Sydney Anderson, and Airen Fortunato

Teacher: Jen Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Gerry Hahn

 

Institute of Electrical and Electric Engineers (IEEE)

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Award: Best Communications System

Award Criteria: Best use of devices for inter-building and inter-city communications, including personal, public safety, or business communications.

School: Copperwood Elementary

Team: Safi

Team Members: Guenevere Coury, Payton Goltz, and Mindy Nguyen

Teacher: Susan Jones

Engineer Mentor: Allan Smolko

 

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

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Award: Best Multimodal Transportation System

Award Criteria: Greatest number of modes demonstrated for movement of people and goods, along with best integration of multiple transportation modes.

School: Maricopa Wells Middle School

Team: Volturnus

Team Members: Connor Witte, James Daxton Redfern, and Bryan Pick

Teachers: Robyn Rice amd Joseph Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Robb Witte

 

Intelligent Transportation Society of Arizona (ITSA)

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Award: Best Future Transportation System

Award Criteria: Most number of different travel modes, holistic approach to travel types, along with use of technology and least impact on environment.

School: Smoketree Elementary

Team: Future Stars

Team Members: Luis Olmos, Andrew Bon, and Nery Sanchez

Teacher: Fatima Mu

Engineer Mentor: Jeremy Abbott

 

International Council of Systems Engineers

(INCOSE)

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Award: Best Complex System of Systems Approach

Award Criteria: Most depth and breadth of interrelationships among future city systems.

School: Smoketree Elementary

Team: Alceous

Team Members: Jett Halfacre Buie, Jaxon Berry, and Joshua Lumpkin

Teacher: Fatima Mu

Engineer Mentor: Jeremy Abbott

 

Project Management Institute (PMI)

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Award: Special Award for Project Management

Award Criteria: The project manager demonstrating project management best practices and with the ability to meet competition time and delivery objectives (Awarded to the Project Manager, only.)

School: Desert Wind Middle School

Team: Novos Comecos

Project Manager: Jaden Pyle

 

Rio Salado Architectural Foundation (RSAF)

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Award: Rich Goewey Community Awareness

Award Criteria: The city that best displays a sense of community: an atmosphere of cooperation and harmony amongst its citizens.

School: Canyon Breeze Elementary

Team: Arcadia Bay

Student Team: Taya Manion, Katelyn Rowen, and Jordan Robarge

Teacher: Barbara Leligdon

Engineer Mentor: Amy Martinez

 

Society of Military Engineers (SAME-PHX)

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Award: Best Team Effort

Award Criteria: Project that best exemplifies cooperation between the team members in creating their vision of a future city.

School: Desert Wind Middle School

Team: Gronn Vekkelse

Team Members: Parker Hunsaker, Henry McCloskey, and Alysa Huffman

Teacher: Jen Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Gerry Hahn

 

Structural Engineering Association of Arizona (SEAOA)

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Award: Most Innovative Structure

Award Criteria: Best use of structural principles to address unique structural loading due to local conditions (earthquake, wind, etc.)

School: Smoketree Elementary

Team: Alceous

Team Members: Jett Halfacre Buie, Jaxon Berry, and Joshua Lumpkin

Teacher: Fatima Mu

Engineer Mentor: Jeremy Abbott

 

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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Award: Most Innovative Design

Award Criteria: Most creative and innovative future city theme, setting, and model construction which incorporates unique and sound engineering concepts.

School: Kyrene Aprende

Team: Olympus

Team Members: Alia Ventura and Bailey Morton

Teacher: Eric Santos

 

Special National Awards

 

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

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Award: Most Sustainable Food Production System

Award Criteria: Most innovative and holistic approach to growing, producing, and distributing food products to meet long term demand.

School: Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

Team: ZWC

Team Members: Japheth Villalobos, Ivan Martin, and Anthony Nadeau

Teacher: Jackie Nichols

Engineer Mentor: Irene Ogata

 

National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES)

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Award: Best Land Surveying Practices (NCEES)

Award Criteria: The design that employs the best land surveying practices, taking into consideration the high standards used by surveyors to help protect the public’s safety and welfare.

School: Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School

Team: Cairo

Team Member: Monica Gutierrez, Julia Burke, and Kobe Howard

Teacher: Jackie Nichols

Engineer Mentor: Irene Ogata

In addition to the above awards, five teams received Walton Sustainability Community Awards from the Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability. The Arizona Region also recognized three members of the leadership team with Volunteer Awards and one of the teacher’s in the competition with the Educational Excellence Award.

Special Arizona Awards Award, Criteria and Recipients
Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives of Arizona State University

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Award: Walton Sustainability Community Award

Award Criteria: Creating a community with social connectivity, use of outdoor space, and access to civic space to promote community health and well-being. (Five awards to be awarded to individual teams.)

Award 1 School: Desert Wind Middle School

Team: Novos Comecos

Team Members: Savannah Shelabarger, Rhiannon Reed, and Jordan Levy

Teacher: Jen Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Gerry Hahn

Award 2 School: Desert Wind Middle School

Team: Gronn Vekkelse

Team Members: Parker Hunsaker, Henry McCloskey, and Alysa Huffman

Teacher: Jen Szoltysik

Engineer Mentor: Gerry Hahn

Award 3 School: Veritas Homeschoolers

Team: Veritas Ville (Alegria)

Team Members: Jeremy Graunke, Adriana Baniecki, and Madyison Nichols

Teacher: Kathryn Graunke

Engineer Mentor: Matthew Graunke

Award 4 School: Kyrene Aprende

Team: Boardwalk City

Team Members: Matthew Jimenez, Mekhi Mason, and Diego Diaz

Teacher: Eric Santos

Award 5 School: Sonoran Science Academy

Team: Phoenix Drop (Addis Ababa)

Team Members: Asiya Aliye, Zakia Said, and Nicolas Whyman

Teacher: Amanda Evans

Arizona Region

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Award: Educational Excellence

Award Criteria: Awarded to the teacher who has best demonstrated leadership and support to Future City teams during the competition year.

Teacher: Gretchen Downey of Singe Middle School

Arizona Region Award: Volunteer of the Year

Award Criteria: Awarded to the Future City Competition volunteer who most exhibited the spirt and support for the competition as a member of the leadership group.

Recipient: Jeff Van Skike, Arizona Region Competition Logistics Planner

Arizona Region Award: Special Competition Award

Recipients: David Ellingson and Jayson Phillips, Arizona Region Coordinators

The Future City Competition Arizona Region has been hosted each year by volunteers of the engineering community including professional engineering societies, local businesses, corporations, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals since 1997-1998 season. Locally, this STEM competition for middle school students was held on Saturday, January 17, 2016 on the campus of Arizona State University.

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

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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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