Future City will have a booth at Saturday’s Expo at Cashman Center – please stop by to say hello! Also, be a part of the Expo FUN and join the Saber Light flashmob! Details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/113338208867576/
The Las Vegas Science & Technology Expo is the biggest science celebration ever seen in our community and will be FREE and open to the public from 10am – 7pm at Cashman Center. Over 80 organizations will be demonstrating hundreds of super cool hands-on science, technology, and engineering concepts. There will two stages featuring hours of science-themed entertainment and special programs including the The Banana Slug String Band, Rubik’s Cube speed-solving competition, and Cox Communications “Stars of Science” presentation and so much more.
SimCity judges! We have instructions and an Excel document for you to use when judging the SimCity models!
SimCity Rubric Spreadsheet
Thanks to the new Competition Management System (CMS) we can use it to upload files this year. Just follow these instructions to zip your city and upload it.
How to Zip your SimCity Region to Upload
How to use the CMS to upload your city
The PowerPoint presentation from this past week’s Teacher Workshop can be downloaded here.
Thanks to all who took time to come out!
From the national committee…
It is my pleasure to share with you an exciting webcast on February 23rd from 2:00-3:00pm EST – eWeek themed “Introducing Girls to Engineering”, where a panel of women engineering professionals will respond to moderator and live audience questions. The meeting Invitation & RSVP can be accessed/shared here: http://bit.ly/GirlsInEng12
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Southern Nevada Region Future City Competition winners!
First Place – Triland from Hyde Park Middle School
Our first place team wins a trip to Washington D.C. in February to compete in the national competition.
Second Place – Falcon from Alexander Dawson
Third Place – Concordia from Del Webb Middle School
Fourth Place – Star City from Las Vegas Day School
Fifth Place – Firestone from Mannion Middle School
Best Computer City Design – Concordia from Del Webb Middle School
Best Essay – Triland from Hyde Park Middle School
Best Physical Model – Firestone from Mannion Middle School
Best Presentation – Triland from Hyde Park Middle School
Congratulations to all the participants and we hope to see you back next year.
From the national committee…
Title: Future City Mentors Meeting “Coaching Teams to Deliver Outstanding Presentations”
When: Wednesday January 11th, 11:00 am EST/10:00 am CST
Less than three weeks remain until the competition.Here is your rundown for the remaining deliverables.
- Essay & City Narrative turned in digitially through the teacher portal before Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 5PM.
- Physical model Competition Setup at the NWCTA on Friday, January 20, 2012 starting at 2PM. Checklists for what will be needed on Friday will be provided in the next few weeks so check your email!
Also I restyled the website. Still working on a few things here and there though. If you see any issues with the website, email me!
A study funded by Intel has found that just exposing teenagers to engineering will double their interest in becoming an engineer.
Any facts about engineering, including what engineers actually do and, specifically, how much money they earn, motivate more than half of teens to say they are more likely to consider engineering as a career. Programs such as robotics and science competitions offer teens the real-world, hands-on experience with engineering that improves the likelihood that they will get hooked on the subject and pursue it in college.