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Students

You Know It! Now Show it!

You will master SimCitytm to create a city of the future. Your challenge this year is The Power of Public Space. Design your Future City that includes a distributed network of innovative, multiuse public spaces that serves the city's diverse population. You'll write a narrative to entice others to visit or live in your city. You even get to build a scale model of a portion of your city to demonstrate how great a solution you've designed. Finally, you will explain your concept of a perfect city and the society that lives there.

Have a fun engineering experience! See you at the Region Finals!

Teachers

Without you, there is no Future City Competition! You are the key catalyst for your students to learn from the Future City Competition experience. If you sponsor student teams, they will not only apply classroom learning, but develop new skills like teamwork, planning, time management, and public speaking. They will build valuable lifelong knowledge and cherished lifelong memories. You will meet STEM objectives as defined by the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards as well the objectives of other programs like 21st Century Learner.

It all starts with you. Register today!

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We need Engineer-Mentors today!

If you are a member of the engineering, architectural, or technical professions, a retiree from those professions, or a college or university student pursuing a degree in those areas, our competition students and teacher-sponsors need your help right now!

It doesn't take a lot of time and your engagement with the students is very valuable. Mentors can "job share", work with the teacher and students in the classroom or even mentor from a virtual environment!

Become a mentor today! Register here

Competition Judge teams are forming now! Click here for information

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Judges

There are two types of judges, competition judges and society judges. Competion judges are teams of engineering professionals who evaluate each student team's competition deliverables. The judges use competition rubrics to determine scores. Competition judges work in teams and begin their activities in late October.

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Each year, Arizona Region professional societies present awards to competing student teams based on criteria estblished by the society. Judges from each society are selected by the society from its membership. Contact your society to volunteer to become a society judge.
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Volunteers

We are ALL volunteers in the Arizona Region. Every teacher-sponsor, engineer-mentor, judge, and member of the leadership team is a volunteer. The spirit of helping others is strong here. Each year our volunteers contribute thousands of hours to promote and produce the Future City Competition. Our volunteers do everything...talk with teachers and students, work with the media, serve as judges, be a host at the library when the models are on display and help with hundreds of things on the day of the finals.

Join us today to help our Arizona Region students build a better future.

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Media

Do you want to produce a story on the positive achievements of Arizona middle school students?

How about discussing the impact the program has made on the parents or classroom performance?

Email: Michael Andrews, m.andrews@futurecityarizona.org

Parents

Parent encouragement is key to the success of student teams. Teams with ongoing parent support are more likely to complete competition deliverables and have a lifelong learning experience.

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Sponsorships

The Future City mission is to encourage students in math, science, and engineering (STEM) skills and provide an early opportunity for academic teamwork. Corporations and companies are the lifeblood of Future City. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and we are entirely dependent on donations and sponsorships to support the hundreds of students, teachers and schools participating in the competition each year. By the way, student success is also impacted by the little things...the $25 registration fee, the plywood substrate for their model, the transportation to the regional finals or other special event.

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Alumni

We want to hear your story! How did the Future City Competition effect choices you made in high school, college or your job? Are you volunteering at a school now? Have you visited your teacher to let them know how you're doing? What new adventure are you on now because of the experience you had in Future City?

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Please email us; we want to hear your Future City Arizona story!

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