The National Engineers Week Future City Competition provides “a fun and exciting educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a ‘hands-on’ application to present their vision of a city of the future.” The competition is intended to foster engineering skills, such as teamwork, communication and problem solving skills, as well as to inspire students to explore future careers in engineering. Using the commercial software SIMCITY to design their ideal city, students interact with each other, and with teachers and engineer mentors and also learn about the multi-disciplines within the engineering profession. The website has more information about the competition, as well as a handbook providing helpful tips and techniques. Examples of accomplishments from previous competitions are posted and CD-ROM video is available from regional coordinators to give more background on the competition.


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