DPS students participate in ESD Michigan Regional “Future City Competition”

Students from Clippert Academy and Golightly Education Centered participated in the annual Future City Competition, presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit, on January 28, 2013 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

A special congratulations and recognition goes to the following teams who received awards for their participation this year:

  • Clippert Academy, Team One: Best Planning & Resourceful Thinking Award
  • Clippert Academy, Team Two: Best Futuristic Transportation Award
  • Clippert Academy, Team Three: Best Land Surveying Practices Award
  • Golightly Education Center: Most Creative Use of Materials Award and Most Healthy Community Award

 To view the 2013 winners and a photo gallery from the event, visit:


The DTE Energy Foundation served as the presenting sponsor. Major sponsors included the Ford Motor Company Fund, ITC Holdings, and the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

Future City is a cross-curricular educational program where students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Over four months, students work as a team with an educator and volunteer mentor to design a virtual city using SimCity software; research and write an essay addressing this year’s theme; build a model of their city using recycled materials; write a brief narrative promoting their city; and present their city before a panel of judges at a Regional Competition in January.

Source: Engineering Society of Detroit

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