The Future City Competition (FCC) is a national, cross-curricular program that lets 6th - 8th graders do the things engineers do: identify problems, brainstorm ideas, design solutions, test and retest, build and then share the results.
FCC runs from September to January. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to develop a project plan; create a virtual city design with SimCity™ software; research and write a proposed solution to an engineering challenge; build a tabletop city model with recycled materials; and present their ideas before judges. Future City Minnesota culminates at the regional competition in January. The first place winner receives a free trip to Washington, DC to compete in the National Future City Competition (held in February).
Minnesota public, private, and home schools, as well as organized youth groups (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Boys & Girls Club, etc.), are welcome to form teams and compete in Future City. The registration fee is only $25. For more information and to register, please visit: www.futurecity.org/Minnesota