Mastering making learning fun, this national STEM competition asked middle-school students to imagine, design and build cities of the future!
Published: February 6, 2019
By: Courtesy of Alabama Regional Future City Competition
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Here are the results from the Alabama Regional Future City Competition! This year’s competition included 20 teams from many different schools. Participants came from all over Alabama to participate in this national STEM competition!
- 1st place went to The Academy of Science and Foreign Language (Huntsville, AL)’s Emerald City. They will represent Alabama at the National Future City Finals on February 15-20 in Washington, D.C!
- 2nd place went to Robert E. Lee (Satsuma, AL)’s Aquasilient
- 3rd place went to Jefferson County IBM (Pleasant Grove, AL)’s Pleasant Grove 2
Below is a list of the special awards, their sponsors and the winning school and future city:
- Energy Efficiency Award (Association of Energy Engineers) – Jefferson County IBM’s Pleasant Grove 2
- Most Innovative & Sustainable Use of Water Systems (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) – Coppinville Junior High School’s Bijaee
- Alabama Student’s Choice Award (Alabama Modeling & Simulation Council) – Pike Road’s Los Soteria
- Al Orillion – renewable Energy Award (Alabama Solar Association) – Cedar Ridge Middle’s Future City Atlantis
- Most Creative Use of City Planning (Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors) – Decatur Middle School’s Kukulu Mana
- Best Use of Sustainable Infrastructure (American Society of Civil Engineers, Birmingham Branch) – Cedar Ridge Middle’s Highland Woods
DiscoverE’s Future City® Competition is a non-profit educational program that asks middle-school students to imagine, design and build cities of the future. This year teams of middle school students from Alabama created future cities in large tabletop models around the theme “Powering Our Future.”
Future City students see engineering as a direct influence on their lives – why math and science are relevant to their world – and make a hands-on connection between their education, Idaho and their future.