Students Engineer Our Future Cities in Nationwide Competition
Leonard Engineering to Help Judge Cities of the Future
People living in your city will wake up and go to sleep hungry today. What will they eat? This winter teams of middle school students will figure out how to feed the citizens of their city of the future.
The Future City Competition is a national educational experience that asks sixth, seventh and eighth graders to collaborate on pioneering solutions for the problems of tomorrow’s communities. The theme for this year’s competition is “urban agriculture.”
The University of Kentucky and the city of Lexington will host Kentucky’s regional round in January, where Leonard Engineering is excited to sponsor the Structural Engineering Excellence Award. This award will be given to the team that best applies knowledgeable and creative structural engineering concepts in their work. The winner of regionals moves on to the finals with an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.
The Future City Competition enriches students who have interests in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). After creating their city in SimCity, a video game, teams build a model. In their presentation to a panel of judges, students pitch unique ideas about providing a sustainable food source for their cities.
For young people who may be interested in engineering specifically, the Future City Competition presents an opportunity to learn about the field while participating in a fun contest that promotes imaginative thinking.
Leonard Engineering looks forward to the Future City Competition and to the beginning of so many promising careers of young engineers.
More information can be found at FutureCity.org.