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SPSU to host Future City Competition on Jan. 21

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 dramsey@spsu.edu or x. 4287.