SC Regional Future City Competition

Teams from 18 South Carolina middle schools participated in the South Carolina Regional Future City Competition on January 27th at USC Aiken. Paul Knox Middle School from North Augusta, SC, took home first place with their city, “Knoxonia.” The students – Sydney Scaggs, Julie Mundy, and Logan Smith – teamed up with their teacher Helen Campbell, and volunteer engineer mentor Thomas Edison to win this year’s competition. The ”Knoxonia” team received a trip to the National Engineers Week Future City Competition in Washington, D.C. where they had a chance to compete against the other 35 regional winners from across the country.

At the SC Regional Competition, second place went to Our Lady of Peace School, from North Augusta, SC for their Future City “PIE.” Kennedy Middle School from Aiken, SC, took third place honors for their Future City, “Southern Exposure.”

Our sponsors presented several special awards:

American Nuclear Society-Savannah River Section
(Most Innovative Power Generation System)
Midland Valley Prep, “Juscadia”

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) - Central Savannah River Section
(Most Energy Efficient Design)
Our Lady of Peace, “PIE”

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc
(Most Innovative Application of Electrical Systems)
League Academy, “Jamadralex View”

American Society for Engineering Management - CSRA Chapter
(Best Engineering System Integrations)
New Ellenton Middle School, "Colli Island"

Project Management Institute - Savannah River Chapter
(Best Project Management Plan)
Palmetto Middle School, “Protocol”

Washington Group International
(Best Essay)
Paul Knox Middle School, “Knoxonia”

National Management Association - Savannah River Site Chapter
(Student Choice Award)
A.L. Corbett Middle School, "Poseidon"

National Management Association - Savannah River Site Chapter
(Best Model)
Cardinal Newman Middle School, “Coastalina”

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International
(Best Planned City)
Kennedy Middle School, “Southern Exposure”

American Society for Mechanical Engineers - CSRA Section
(Excellence in Futuristic Concepts)
Evans Middle School, “E”

The SC Regional Future City Competition is hosted and managed by the RPSEC and Washington Savannah River Company.