Upcoming Webcast: “Introducing Girls to Engineering”

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

Southern Nevada Future City 2012 Winners!

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

Other Awards

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.

Upcoming Mentor Webinar – Coaching for Outstanding Presentations

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
Invite Sign up & Calendar Details:  http://anyvite.com/khneagehfe
*You may also be interested in visiting the Mentors Community Wiki – Presentation Tips for video examples to share with your teams.

18 Days and Counting!

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!

Exposure to Engineering doubles teens interest

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.


Future City Mentor Virtual Workshop – Physical Model

The National Future City Competition is having another mentor seminar, this time covering building the physical model. It takes place Thursday, December 1 from 10-11A PT. More details here.

This web meeting will cover the mentors guide to helping your Future City Competition (http://www.futurecity.org) team build an outstanding and visually striking physical model of their future city. The session will be lead by guest speaker Karen Armfield, P.E., Associate Vice President of AECOM Transportation and Future City Regional Coordinator, with Bentley System’s Be Mentors Community Leader, Martin Pflanz, P.E. as moderator.
To find out more about the Be Mentors program, go to www.bentley.com/BeMentors

At the start of the meeting click here

Suggesting testing your system 15 min prior HERE