Idaho STEM Pipeline - Science.Technology.Engineering.Mathematics
Future City Competition

Future City is a FREE problem based learning program with computer simulation. 6th, 7th & 8th graders pair w/ a volunteer engineer mentor to create, first on a computer using Sim City and then in large, 3D models using recycled materials their visions of the city of tomorrow. Students research & write a technical essay and then present their city to a panel of judges. The preparation starts in August-October. Regional competitions are in January. The national competition is held in Washington D.C. during Engineer's Week.

Program or Camp, Conference or Public Event, Organization, Other STEM Resource
Boise -
Target Audiences:
K-5th Grade, 6-8th Grade
This is an ongoing event

Please contact program about event date

Length of Event:
5 months from September to January
Award Amount:
Special Awards and Winners free trip to Washington DC for National Competition
Cost to Attend:
Eligibility Criteria:
6th, 7th and 8th grade students only

Contact Information
National Engineers Week

7229 Matlock Ave

Boise, ID 83714