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.
of Engineered Systems”
“Best Use of Green Chemistry & Materials”
“Most Innovative Power Generation
“Best Electrical Engineering Innovation”
“Best Project Management Plan Award”
“Best Planned City"
“Most Energy Efficient Design”
“Excellence in Futuristic Concepts”
“Student Choice Award”