Future City Team Participates in White House Science Fair

December 23, 2016

Who knew that joining a Future City team could land you a visit to the White House? That’s exactly what happened to the Nevada Future City team this year. 

Future City is a middle school competition that ask students to imagine, design and build cities of the future. After four months of designing a virtual city (using SimCity), they write up their solution to a city-wide issue, build scale models of their city, and then present their vision to a panel of judges. In 2016, more than 40,000 students and 1,350 schools participated in the competition.

A lucky team from Nevada, sponsored by Bechtel, was chosen to participate in the U.S. Science Fair Engineering Festival in early 2016. The Hyde Park Middle School students created a sustainable, waste-free, municipal city.

Check out this video to see the Nevada team’s visit to the White House as part of the U.S. Science Fair Engineering Festival. The video was produced by FabLab TV, which is taking a new approach to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. FabLab, a mix of entertainment and education, is focused on showcasing groundbreaking STEM stories and using digital and social elements to attract youth.

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