Future City Competition is a national program that focuses on improving students’ math, engineering and science skills. The program is open to students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades who attend a public, private or homeschool. The aim of Future City is to provide an exciting, educational engineering program for students. It combines a stimulating engineering challenge with an inquiry-based application to present the students’ vision of a city of the future.
Middle school students are tasked with imagining, designing and building cities of the future. After designing a virtual city (using SimCity); researching, designing and writing up their solution to a city-wide issue; and building a scale model of their city, teams present their vision to a panel of judges. NSBE’s Future City Competition takes place at the Annual Convention.