Middle School Students Battle in Engineering Competition
Posted January 26, 2008 10:13 p.m. EST
Updated January 26, 2008 10:40 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Regional Future City Competition was held Saturday at the N.C. State University College of Engineering in Raleigh.
The competition is part of a non-profit engineering education program sponsored in part by the National Engineers Week Foundation.
The winning schools were as follows:
- 1st Place- Davidson IB Middle School (Davidson)
- 2nd Place- West Pine Middle School (West End)
- 3rd Place- Lumberton Junior High (Lumberton)
- 4th Place- West Cary Middle School (Cary)
In addition to overall awards, there were several winners in specific categories:
- Best Use of Energy – Northridge Middle School
- Best Transportation System – Calvary Christian School
- Best Environmentally Sustainable Design – A.L. Stanback Middle School
- Best Physical Model – West Cary Middle School
- Best Computer City Design – West Cary Middle School
- Best Essay/Abstract – Davidson IB Middle School
- Best Oral Presentation – West Pine Middle School
- Best Use of Building Materials – Quail Hollow Middle School
Cash prizes were awarded amounting to over $5,000.
The first place school, Davidson IB Middle School, will attend a week-long N.C. State Engineering summer camp and represent the NC region at the Future City National Finals in Washington, D.C., Feb. 18-20.
Future City is an engineering competition that challenges over 30,000 students from more than 1,100 schools nationwide to consider how to revitalize America’s cities.