Westinghouse Savnnah River Company in Partnership with the Ruth Patirck Science Education Center

Proudly Sponsors the 2005-2006 South Carolina Regional Future City Competition

The mission of the National Engineers Week Future City Cometition is to provide a un and exciting educational engineering program for seventh and eighth grade students. This program combines a stumulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application as students present their vision of a city of the future.

This will be accomplished by:
-Fostering engineering skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem solving skills
-Providing interaction among students, teachers, and engineer mentors
-Informing the community about the multi-disciplines within the engineering profession
-Inspiring students to explroe futuristic concepts and careers in engineering

The National Engineers Week Future City Competion requires:
-Problem-Solving
-Teamwork
-Research and presentation skills
-Practical math and science applications
-Computer Skills

Competition Guidelines:
-Limited to the first 25 registered schools
-Teams consists of three students, a teacher and a mentor
-Up to five teams from each school may participate in the regional competition. However, only one team from each school may be in the final round in the regional competition
-Workshops to train teachers and mentors will be held at the Ruth Patrick Science Center in August and September

This competition employts a team-based approach. All members of the team have an important role that is neccessary for the completion of the project.