As part of the Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition on January 18, 2020, the Philadelphia Chapter of ASPE sponsored a special award for Plumbing Technology, which was presented to the team from Downingtown Middle School in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
The mission of the DiscoverE Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for middle school students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a hands-on application to present their vision of a city of the future. The challenge for the middle-school teams this year was to identify a threat to their future city’s water supply and design a resilient system to ensure a reliable supply of clean drinking water. The students worked with their educator and engineering mentor to:
- Prepare a project plan
- Design a city using SimCity computer software
- Research and write solutions to an engineering problem
- Build a tabletop-scale model with recycled materials
- Present their ideas before judges at the Regional Competition
The Philadelphia Regional Competition draws schools from Philadelphia and surrounding counties including the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.
For more information on the Future City Competition, visit futurecity.org.