Future Cities Team Goes to National Competition

February 17, 2020 01:44 PM

Congratulations and good luck to Harding Middle School’s Future Cities Team as they compete in National Competition.


The 8th- grade group has created the city of Potamoi and has already competed against 34 teams from across the state.  The students along with their teacher are currently in Washington, D.C. to compete against teams from across the country


The Future Cities Competition is an annual group program that Cedar Rapids Program for Academic and Creative Talent students participate in at the local, regional, and sometimes the national level. Students complete five deliverables: a virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500 work essay; a scale model built from recycled materials; a project plan, and a presentation to judges. Regional winners represent their region at the Finals in Washington, DC.  After completing Future City, student participants are not only prepared to be citizens of today's complex and technical world but also poised to become the drivers of tomorrow.  The 2019-2020 theme has been Clean Water: Tap into Tomorrow. Teams chose a threat to their city's water supply and designed a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.


The competition wraps up on Tuesday.




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