On Jan. 14, the B-P Future City team attended its first in-person competition since the 2019 season and came away with the second-place overall trophy and other awards, including best model, most innovative utility infrastructure system, best land surveying practices, and best use of construction materials.
Future City is a STEM-based program that starts with a simple question: “How can we make the world a better place?” Middle school students imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future that showcase their solution to a citywide sustainability issue. This year, teams tackled the Climate Change Challenge by choosing a climate change impact and designing one innovative and futuristic climate change adaptation and one mitigation strategy to keep their residents healthy and safe. According to the Future City website, www.futurecity.org, participating teams write an essay, create a model to scale, provide a project plan, and present to judges on their futuristic city during competitions.
The purpose of pushing the students to think forward is to allow them to see that they are truly the future of the nation. Internationally, more than 45,000 students participate in Future City annually.
According to the Future City website, the purpose of pushing the students to think forward is to allow them to see that they are truly the future of the nation. Internationally, more than 45,000 students participate in Future City annually. Future City challenges students to tackle authentic, real-world problems and is accessible to every student, from the exceptional child to the gifted and talented. Female students, minority students, and low-income students from Title I schools all participate at record levels.