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b|involved: Future Cities Judging

January 20 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

To volunteer, click here and follow the steps below. Judging will take place at Boise State in the Jordan Ballroom from 8-12 and lunch will be provided.

Volunteers will need to:

1: Select the “Idaho Region” under my choice of region.
2: I will serve as a “Competition Day Presentation Judge”
3: Be sure to reference Boise Young Professionals in the “Professional Societies” section.

About Future City™Competition: in its 26th year nationally and 14th year in Idaho, Future City is a free educational program for sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students run entirely by volunteers throughout the state. It is a national program that fosters an interest in math, science and engineering through hands-on, real world applications.

The Future City Program combines an engineering challenge with a “hands-on” application as students present their vision of a city of the future by working in teams along with their teacher and a volunteer engineer mentor. Teams of students (minimum of three per team) will perform the following tasks:

  • Students are given SimCity4 software, which they use to design their own “future city” while taking into account real life design considerations such as energy needs, traffic density, and pollution.
  • Next, the students research and write and essay on a given engineering topic.
  • The students must also build a model (50″ x 25″ x 20″) of a portion of their city using recycled materials.
  • Finally, they present the whole package to a panel of judges at the Idaho Competition.


January 20
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Boise State University, Jordan Ballroom D
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