Washington Savannah River Company in partnership with the
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

Proudly Sponsors the 2006-2007 South Carolina Regional Future City Competition

The mission of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students. This program combines a stimulating 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
• Providing interaction among students, teachers, and engineer mentors
• Informing the community about the multi-disciplines within the engineering profession
• Inspiring students to explore futuristic concepts and careers in engineering

The National Engineers Week Future City Competition requires:
• Problem-solving
• Teamwork
• Research and presentation skills
• Practical math and science applications
• Computer skills

The competition employs a team-based approach. All members of the team have an important role that is necessary for the completion of the project.

Competition Guidelines:
• Limited to the first 30 registered schools
• Teams consist 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 at the regional competition
• Workshops to train teachers and mentors will be held at the Ruth Patrick Science Center in August and September

To register email Bonnie Toole at bonnie.toole@srs.gov

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