Each year teams of 6-8th grade students around the globe prepare to compete in the Future City competition challenging each other to learn more about the cities they live in and creatively considering current challenges and future fixes.

Teams of 3-20 students research the theme of the year, design a physical model of their city demonstrating their solution with moving parts, present their research and solution to a panel of judges and design a virtual city using SimCity® software.  We are delighted to host the Missouri State competition with Missouri S&T’s Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department on Saturday, January 13, 2019.

This year’s topic “Powering the Future” will ask these teams to select a natural disaster and determine an efficient way to restore power to their city.  The teams will research natural disasters and different types of power needed to support a quick recovery for their residents.

Interested in more information about joining a team or sponsoring at the State Competition?  Please email natalie@thekaleidoscope.org or go to https://thekaleidoscope.org/future-city/.