Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Future City was a project-based program where students in grades 6-8 imagined, researched, designed, and built cities of the future. Schools or recognized youth organizations formed teams.
During the 2020-2021 season, Future City is still a project-based program where students in grades 6-8 imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. This year, educators or parents can form and lead teams. All deliverables are modified to accommodate distance learning. For example, teams will still build a city model, but students have the option of building sections of the model in separate homes. The final city model deliverable is a slideshow with pictures of the model and a video demonstration of the moving part. Learn More
With the Future City Competition, students learn…
How to use engineering to solve real-world problems.
The skills needed for effective teamwork.
The importance of strong writing, public speaking, and creativity.
2020-2021 Theme: Building a City on the Moon!
Imagine life on the moon one hundred years from now, when lunar habitats have already progressed through multiple levels of development. What started as a collection of lunar landers expanded into an outpost, then a village and is now a city. The Future City challenge is to build on this history, describe its location, share its innovative features and provide a detailed description of how the city uses the Moon’s unique resources to create a self-sustaining home where humans can live, work and thrive.