Future City Competition - Arizona Region

The Arizona Future City Competition is part of the national Future City Competition, sponsored by National Engineers Week.  We are a 501(c) 3 organization, supported by corporate and other donations and staffed solely by volunteers.  The competition encourages middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by presenting a set of technical challenges over a four-month season that each three-student team must address, culminating at regional finals in January.


                          Highlights & Events


The first team deliverable, the Computer Model,

was due on Wednesday, November 19th.

The Research Essay and City Design Narrative

are due December 12th.

ASU is the new site for the Regional Final on January 17, 2015.
Click here for a complete list of key Competition dates.

Remember the last regional competition?
Click on Awards and Recognition in the menu to see who won.  Are you there?
Click here to see your school photo and other official photos from the 2014 Regional Finals
Click here to view the candid photos taken at the 2014 Regional Finals

Let's make 2014-15 the best Competition ever!





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You Know It! Now Show it!
You will master SimCitytm to create a city of the future.  Your challenge this year is
 Feeding Future Cities.  Select one vegetable and one protein and design a way to grow enough of each within your city limits to feed your citizens. You'll write a narrative to entice others to visit or live in your city.  You even get to build a scale model of a portion of your city to demonstrate how great a solution you've designed.  Finally, you will explain your concept of a perfect city and the society that lives there.
Have a fun engineering experience!  See you at the Region Finals! 



Without you, there is no Future City Competition!  You are the key catalyst for your students to learn from  the Future City Competition experience. If you sponsor student teams, they will not only apply classroom learning, but develop new skills like teamwork, planning, time management, and public speaking.  They will build valuable lifelong knowledge and cherished lifelong memories. You will meet STEM objectives as defined by the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards as well the objectives of other programs like 21st Century Learner.

It all starts with you.  Register today!       For additional information, click here


We need Engineer-Mentors today!

If you are a member of the engineering, architectural, or technical professions, a retiree from those professions, or a college or university student pursuing a degree in those areas, our competition students and teacher-sponsors need your help right now!

It doesn't take a lot of time and your engagement with the students is very valuable.  Mentors can "job share", work with the teacher and students in the classroom or even mentor from a virtual environment!

Become a mentor today!  Register here

Competition Judge teams are forming now!  Click here for more information

Click here for Engineer-Mentor Page



There are two types of judges, competition judges and society judges.  Competion judges are teams of professional engineers who evaluate each student team's competition deliverables. The judges use competition rubrics to determine scores.  Competition judges work in teams and begin their activities in late October.

Click here to see the rules and rubrics for this years competion.
Click here for more information about Competition Judges.

Each year, Arizona Region professional societies present awards to competing student teams based on criteria estblished by the society.  Judges from each society are selected by the society from its membership.  Contact your society to volunteer to become a society judge.  Click here for the latest information from societies. 


We are ALL volunteers in the Arizona Region.  Every teacher-sponsor, engineer-mentor, judge, and member of the leadership team is a volunteer.  The spirit of helping others is strong here.  Each year our volunteers contribute thousands of hours to promote and produce the Future City Competition.  Our volunteers do everything...talk with teachers and students, work with the media, serve as judges, be a host at the library when the models are on display and help with hundreds of things on the day of the finals.

Join us today to help our Arizona Region students build a better future.

Click here for more information about volunteer opportunities


Do you want to produce a story on the positive achievements of Arizona middle school students?

How about discussing the impact the program has made on the parents or classroom performance?

Email:  Vi Brown,  v.brown@futurecityarizona.org

Click here for media resources


Parent encouragement is key to the success of student teams.  Teams with ongoing parent support are more likely to complete competition deliverables and have a lifelong learning experience.

Learn more now


The Future City mission is to encourage students in math, science, and engineering (STEM) skills and provide an early opportunity for academic teamwork.  Corporations and companies are the lifeblood of Future City. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and we are entirely dependent on donations and sponsorships to support the hundreds of students, teachers and schools participating in the competition each year.  By the way, student success is also impacted by the little things...the $25 registration fee, the plywood substrate for their model, the transportation to the regional finals or other special event.

Become a sponsor today

We want to hear your story!  How did the Future City Competition effect choices you made in high school, college or your job?  Are you volunteering at a school now?  Have you visited your teacher to let them know how you're doing?  What new adventure are you on now because of the experience you had in Future City?

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