DiscoverE’s Future City® Competition is a non-profit educational program that asks middle school students to imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Participating STEM teams across the country compete once a year in a regional competition in January. Finalists then proceed to present their projects at the National Competition during National Engineers Week in February in Washington, D.C.
48 teams will be competing in the Philadelphia Regional Competition on January 20, 2018. The theme of this year’s competition is “The Age-Friendly City,” and students will be showcasing their age-friendly table models to Special Awards Judges in the morning and presenting to a panel of 4 Finals Judges in the afternoon. The effort of amazing and dedicated volunteers makes Future City Philadelphia a success each year.
Competition support on the day of the event is very valuable to the teams, judges, and organizers. It’s truly a unique opportunity to participate in such a positive event surrounded by fresh ideas (read this post from one of last year’s APA volunteers: http://www.apapase.org/?p=2862). We encourage our members to sign up as volunteers for this great program.
Please sign up to volunteer here, whether judging your special award or signing up for other roles. Select “General Volunteer” if you wish to provide competition day support with any task needed. You will receive information, directions, and other details regarding your role when you arrive at the competition from the volunteer coordinator or model/presentation judging coordinator. Almost all volunteer roles are needed only in the morning.
WHEN: Saturday, January 20, 2018
8:45 AM — Opening Announcement
9:00 to 12:00 PM — Preliminary judging; special awards evaluation
1:15 PM — Announcement of Finalists
1:30 to 3:30 PM — Final judging (oral presentations, questions from judges)
3:30 to 4:30 PM — Awards ceremony and announcement of regional winning teams
WHERE: Archbishop Carroll High School
211 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087