Future City Middle School STEM Program

STEMEngineeringSustainabilityManagementUrban Design



, Canada

, China

, Egypt

, Nigeria

The Future City Competition: Where Middle School Dreams Shape Tomorrow

Ever wondered what it’s like to be the mastermind behind a city? No, not in SimCity. I’m talking about a real, sustainable, and futuristic city. Enter the Future City Middle School STEM Program, where the city planners of tomorrow are... well, probably still figuring out algebra. But hey, they’re also designing the cities of the future!

Brief About the Competition

The Future City Competition isn’t your average school project. It’s a transformative experience that takes middle school students on a journey through the engineering design process. Imagine a world where 6th to 8th graders are the brains behind sustainable cities. Sounds like a wild ride, right? Well, it’s happening!

Key Information

  • Organizer: DiscoverE
  • Eligible Participants: Middle school students (grades 6-8)
  • Regions: US, Canada, China, Egypt, and Nigeria
  • Participation: Team-based (because two heads, or in this case, probably five or six, are better than one)

Challenge Focus, Goal, and Topic

The goal? To design a city 100 years into the future. The topic? A sustainable and livable place for its citizens. The challenge pushes students to think beyond the traditional, to envision a world where sustainability is the norm, not the exception. It’s about dreaming big, but also understanding the practicalities of engineering and design.

Prizes and Recognition

While the exact prizes weren’t listed on the page (maybe they’re a surprise?), the real reward here is the experience. Students get to work with professionals in the field, learn about engineering, and showcase their designs. And let’s be real, the bragging rights of designing a future city? Priceless.

How Does the Challenge Work?

The competition is a multi-layered process. Students start by researching and drafting their designs. They then build tabletop scale models with recycled materials (bonus eco-points!). Next, they face off in regional competitions. The winners? They head to the Future City Competition Finals. It’s like the Super Bowl for young city planners.

Who is Available to Participate?

Middle school students from grades 6 through 8. Whether you’re a budding engineer, an eco-warrior, or just someone who likes to think big, this competition is for you.

Introduction of the Organizing Company

DiscoverE isn’t just about organizing a competition. They’re on a mission to celebrate the achievements of engineers and engage students in the wonders of engineering. They believe in a future where every student discovers the exciting worlds of engineering. Through programs like Future City, they’re making that vision a reality.

The Future City Middle School STEM Program is more than just a competition. It’s a glimpse into the future, shaped by the young minds of today. It’s about innovation, sustainability, and the endless possibilities of engineering. So, to all the middle schoolers out there, I say this: Dream big. Design bigger. The future is in your hands.

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