Marietta, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2012) SPSU will once again host the Georgia Regional Future City Competition for approximately 150 teams of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students on Saturday, Jan. 21. The event will be held in the Engineering Technology Center and Student Center Theater from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Faculty and staff volunteers are needed to make this event a success.
Teams from a number of Georgia middle schools will present and defend their vision of a city of the future (designed in Sim City and brought to life as a scale model). Their presentations will be evaluated by a panel of engineers to determine which team will advance to the national competition in Washington, D.C.
Participants were required to submit a well-researched essay on this year’s theme, “Fuel your future: Imagine new ways to meet our energy needs and maintain a healthy planet.” The students had to come up with a way to run their cities with alternative energy sources that do not deplete natural resources and have minimal impact on the environment.
To volunteer your time as a Future City judge or competition assistant, please contact Dawn Ramsey, the event’s regional coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x. 4287.