DPS students participate in 2015 Future City Competition

Students from Bates Academy, Blackwell Institute, Clippert Academy, Durfee Elementary-Middle School and Henderson Academy participated in the annual Future City Competition, presented by the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), on Monday, January 26 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

According to ESD, 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 a four-month period, 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 the contest 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 the Regional Competition.

DPS award recipients included:

Bates Academy
Best Use of Alternative or Renewable Fuels Award, Team 1
Technical Leadership Award, Team 2

Blackwell Institute
Best Communication System Award, Team 2
Best Neighborhood Development Award, Team 1

Henderson Academy
Best Use of Materials Award, Team 1
Most Healthy Community Award, Team 2

Clippert Academy
Best Design, Engineering & Construction, Team 2
Technological Innovation Award, Team 1 and Team 3

Durfee Elementary-Middle School
Electrotechnology Award, Team 1

Award sponsors included:
Society of Women Engineers, Detroit Section
Walbridge
Durr Systems, Inc.
ASM International, Detroit Chapter
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Southeast Michigan Chapter
Blue Cross Blue Care Network of Michigan
Technological Innovation

For more information about the Future City Competition, visit http://ww2.esd.org/EVENTS/futurecity.htm

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