Future Cities Competition - Volunteers Needed

  • 19 Jan 2019
  • Casteel High School - 24901 S. Power Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142


The SEAoA is once again sponsoring an award at the Future Cities competition. This is an annual event for 6th-8th grade students. The purpose is to expose these students to engineering and encourage this as a possible future career path.

The students have been preparing since September. Around 100 teams normally make it to the regional finals. Teams of 3-4 students create a computer model of a city, write essays and narratives, build a scale model of part of their city and finally, they make a 7-minute presentation. Many societies such as the SEAoA give out awards pertinent to our fields. There is also an overall contest winning team which will go to Washington, DC in February to compete nationally. 

We are looking for some volunteers to help out. 

The time commitment is not significant. We will get 1-3 page essays from the teams to review for items relating to structural engineering. We will split them up among the judges and then share the ones that relate to our field. Then, between January 14-18, the teams' models will be on display at the Burton Barr Library - so we can go see them (as our schedules allow) and narrow down the list of teams we want to talk to during the main competition.    

The competition itself is on the morning of January 19 (Saturday) at Casteel High School - 24901 S. Power Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. We can talk with the teams and see their presentations.

If anyone is able to participate, your help would be appreciated. 

Please let Richard Dahlmann ( know if you can help out or would like more details.  

It is a lot of fun seeing what ideas the kids come up with.  

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