INDIANA REGIONAL
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Future City Competition?
Who can participate?
What is the competition format?
What does the engineer mentor do?
How do I sign-up as a mentor?
If I have more questions, whom can I contact?


What is the Future City® Competition?

This nationwide program is part of National Engineers Week. It offers students a fun way to learn about engineering and cities of the future.

Who can participate?

The Indiana Regional Competition is open to teams of Indiana students in 6th - 8th grade. While multiple teams from each school/youth organization can work to participate, each school/organization is limited to 3 teams that can participate in the region-wide finals.

What is the competition format?

Groups of 3 students work as a team under the guidance of a teacher and a mentor engineer/technology professional. Teams design a city using the popular, award-winning SimCity software. Then, teams build a scale model of a city section and write a City Description on the annual theme. The competition culminates with a team presentation in front of judges from the community.

What does the mentor do?

The engineer/technology professional is to serve as a mentor to the students. The engineer/technology professional may be involved in some/all phases of the competition as an advisor to provide input and technical assistance. It is important to tie in real life engineering experiences as students work on the competition. The students must do all of the actual work, such as computer design of the city, building the tabletop model, writing the city description, and giving the verbal presentation.

How do I sign-up as a mentor?

You can register by contacting the regional coordinator listed below.

If I have more questions, whom can I contact?

Contact the regional coordinator or go to the National Future City website.

2020 Theme:
Clean Water: Tap into Tomorrow

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Indiana Regional Future City Competition .::. Hosted by: Purdue University Fort Wayne