Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and Washington Savannah River Company Co-Sponsor the South Carolina Regional Future City Competition

Students from Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, S.C. received first place recognition at the 2008 South Carolina Regional Future City Competition, sponsored city of tomorrow, was held January 26 on the USCA campus.

This year’s winning team created the futuristic city, Polaris Arctic Circle, and included Matthew Bracey, Pascale Rocca, and Lisa Wiesenberger, 8th graders at Cardinal Newman School, along with Mary Burts, 7th grade life science teacher and faculty sponsor of the Future City Team, and Engineer Mentor Pat Curry.

In addition to a $1,000 USC Aiken scholarship sponsored by AT&T, students on the winning team received a trip to the 16th Annual Future City National Finals in Washington, D.C., held Feb. 18-21 during Engineers Week. Team members were also awarded $75 each, luggage, a trophy, and medallions.

Sponsored by the nation’s professional engineering community, Future City is the nation’s largest engineering education program, encouraging interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through hands-on applications.

South Carolina Regional Future City Competition Winners and Special Award Sponsors

1st Place
Cardinal Newman “Polaris Arctic Circle”
2nd Place
Paul Knox Middle School “Erutuf”
3rd Place
North Augusta Middle “maKVille 427”

“Best Integration of Engineered Systems”
American Society for Engineering
Management - CSRA Chapter
North Augusta Middle School, Nanu

“Best Use of Green Chemistry & Materials”
American Chemical Society
Savannah River Section
Palmetto Middle School, Energeticity

“Most Innovative Power Generation

American Nuclear Society
Savannah River Section
Midland Valley Prep, PROJECT

“Best Electrical Engineering Innovation”
Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) - CSRA Section
Palmetto Middle School - O’Zonia

“Best Essay”
Washington Group International (WGI)
Aiken Christian School, Mynute, Australia

“Best Project Management Plan Award”
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Savannah River Chapter
JET Middle School, Eagle City

“Best Planned City"
Association for the Advancement of Cost
Engineering International (AACEI)
Central Savannah River Section
New Ellenton Middle School, Kalimdor

“Most Energy Efficient Design”
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
(AIChE) - CSRA Section
Our Lady of Peace, Perelandra

“Excellence in Futuristic Concepts”
American Society for Mechanical
Engineers (ASME) - CSRA Section
Paul Knox Middle School, Avenir Sante’

“Best Model”
National Management Association
SRS Chapter 773
Kennedy Middle School, Mars City

“Student Choice Award”
National Management Association
SRS Chapter 773
Our Lady of Peace, Perelandra