Students Compete in Regional Finals at Eastland Career Center on January 20, 2018
WHAT: DiscoverE’s Future City Competition – a non-profit educational program that asks middle-school students to imagine, design, and build cities of the future.
• 16 teams of middle school students from Ohio have created future cities in large tabletop models. They present and defend their cities to judges at the competition.
• This year’s theme – “The Age-Friendly City”
• First-place team receives an all-expense-paid trip to compete in the Future City Competition National Finals in Washington, D.C., February 17-20, 2018
WHO: Interviews with teams, teachers, mentors, judges & regional VIPs are available.
o Thea Walsh, Director of Transportation Systems & Funding – MORPC
o Andy McCabe, Manager of Energy Efficiency and Consumer Programs, AEP Ohio
o Dean Bortz, Professor of Construction Management, Columbus State Community College
o Grace Sallar, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Ohio University Russ College of Technology & Engineering
WHERE: Eastland Career Center
4465 S Hamilton Rd
Groveport, OH 43125
WHY: 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, Ohio and their future.
• STEM education at its most creative and exciting.
• Inspiring, optimistic students with great ideas.
• One of the most successful nationwide informal education programs: over 40,000 students in 1350 schools.
• Future Cities are dazzling and colorful, constructed from recycled materials and built for less than $100.