2023 Missouri future city competition

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Saturday, January 21, 2023


January 21, 2023
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
See detailed day schedule below

The Event

This State-wide Middle School competition is brought to you by the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center in conjunction with our Missouri S&T Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Partners!


Butler Carlton Atrium, Missouri S&T: 1401 N. Pine Street, Rolla, MO

Overall Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 am


8:30 am


9:00 am

Judging Begins

10:20 - 10:40 am

Judging Break

1:00 pm

Judging Complete

1:00 - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm

Climate Change Challenge Speaker Dr. Joel Burken, Department Chair Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Missouri S&T

2:00 pm

Announcement of Special Awards

2:15 pm

Announcement of Top Five Teams

2:20 pm

Top Five Team Presentations

3:30 pm

Winners Announced

3:45 pm

Event Concludes

We gratefully acknowledge our 2023 sponsors!


We are honored to announce Dr. Burken as the special speaker at the 2023 Future City competition.

He is currently the Department Chair and Curators’ Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. He has served as president of the Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and he is a Science Advisory Board Member, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Besides all of his impressive titles and credentials, Dr. Burken is a charismatic speaker who loves inspiring youth to take an interest in STEM-related areas, especially environmental, civil, and architectural engineering.