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Registration for the 2015 Future City Competition is Now Open! Print E-mail
Teams will soon be gearing up for the 2015 Future City Competition. This is a great program for middle school students, if you know any interested students have their teachers register their school. Also please consider mentoring a team. Register a team of students or register as a mentor at

This year the essay topic the students write will focus on feeding the citizens of their future city. Many thousands of years ago, humans learned to domesticate animals and grow plants for food. Because we no longer needed to hunt and gather, we could stay in one place and start to build cities. It was the beginning of civilization.

Today, agriculture is the largest global enterprise on earth.  And while some regions still farm in ways similar to our ancient ancestors, for most of the world the mechanization of planting and harvesting, chemical fertilization and pest control, advanced irrigation, and other modern farming tools and techniques led to increased crop output—which, in turn, became a major contributing factor to rapid population growth.

NYC Regional Future City Winning Team Goes to National Finals Print E-mail
The winning team from the Future City Regional Competition spent Engineer's Week at our nation's capital competing in the National level against the winning teams from around the United States. The New York City team won a specialty award for Most Holistic Approach presented by CH2M HILL Foundation.
Engineering Mentors Needed for Future City Competition Print E-mail
The Met Section is presently seeking mentors to participate in this important engineering community initiative. Mentors are a key part of the experience for the students; unfortunately, every year 2 or 3 schools never get matched with a mentor despite these announcements and requests.
Islip MS Team Wins 2012 NYC Regional Future City Competition Print E-mail
First Place Team from Islip Middle School A team of students from Islip Middle School has won the New York City Regional National Engineers Week Future City® competition. The winning students, Chris Lopez, Kenny Ortega, Jack Morrissey, teamed up with their teacher, Julia Johnson. The competition took place at the SONY Wonder Technology Lab in Midtown Manhattan on January 14, 2012.
"Fa'a Filemu" Wins New York City Regional Future City Competition Print E-mail
Fa'a Filemu The research essay topic of the 2010 Future City Competition took on a special meaning following the recent earthquake in Haiti and the large number of people in the United States that have been losing homes due to foreclosures. Since September, middle school students have been using their creativity to solve these current problems facing society by writing a paper on "providing an affordable green living space for people who have lost their home due to a disaster or financial emergency" and making a model of a future city.
"Xi Wang Zhi Cheng" Takes First at NYC Regional Competition Print E-mail
Future City Competition The ASCE Metropolitan Section and Polytechnic Institute of NYU hosted the New York City Regional Future City Competition on January 24, 2009. Volunteers from both the Met Section and Polytechnic Institute of NYU helped to make this another successful year for the competition. Forty-three teams consisting of middle school students throughout the metropolitan region arrived at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU with the excitement of presenting the products created by five long months of their efforts.
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