Return to Headlines

Future Cities Competition

After learning SIM in the spring of 2018, students met independently over the summer and came back to school in the fall with the framework for their city location and basic functions. At this point they received the competition theme for the season: "Powering the Future" and worked with their engineer mentor (pictured), Jared Voge PE Bolton and Menk. To qualify for the state competition they needed to complete the SIM requirements and submit a research essay in response to the theme by mid-December. They went on to build their city model and prepare a 7 minute formal presentation. 

Mentor

Then on to the Future City Competition, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Dakota Technical College in Rosemount, MN.  The morning of the event entailed interviews from seven teams of engineers, each with a special award theme. Students rotated in teams of three, to respond to questions regarding their city of the future, Joya del Mar, a man-made island off the southern coast of Baja, Mexico.

Presenting

Their formal presentation was given twice to two different engineering teams for further questions and judging. Of the 48 teams, NL-S made the top five and was scheduled to present to the audience during the afternoon events.

Formal Presentation

Formal presentation to an audience in the afternoon of the Future City competition. NL-S has participated in Future Cities Comp for a dozen or more years, as an extra-curricular, student-driven STEM project, competing with magnet schools and academies who are teaching FCC as a full time class curriculum. This is the first year that NL-S made the top five!

Formal Presentation

NL-S 8th graders were awarded an "Honorable Mention" as part of the top five teams and The 2019 BEST ESSAY for the competition theme. 

Awards

Receiving Awards L to R

Natalie

Denz

Ian
Mrs.

Carlson
Copley, educator

Anna

DeHaan

Wyatt

Anderson

Lydia

Depuydt

Micah

Thompson

Miller

Holland

Parker

Stone

Abby

Vanderwerf

Special "THANKS" to Last Year's Team for their mentoring through out the fall and leading into the competition.  They were 10th out of 62 teams in the 2017-18 competition. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our engineer mentor, Jared Voge PE Bolton and Menk. Jared has been mentoring NL-S teams for the past six years! Teams must work with an engineer in order to participate in FCC. Thank you, Jared!! 

Special Thanks

L to R and Back to Front

Dylan

Medford

Adeline

Hayden

Samuel
Jared

Gabrielson
Voge PE, mentor

Isabelle

Schmiesing

Eleanor

Wehseler

Maxwell

Slinden

Jace

Neal