COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 28

September 30, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Future City Engineering Competition for Middle School Students

 

Student teams from middle schools in Virginia are invited to participate in the 2008-2009 Future City Competition. This program is endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Sponsors of the competition include major corporations such as the Shell Oil Company.

 

The mission of the Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application. Teams create a model city of the future. The project gives students an opportunity to see city planning and engineering issues as challenging and enjoyable. It puts into perspective the problems that our cities are trying to solve on a daily basis across Virginia.

 

The registration form is available at the Future City website at http://www.futurecity.org/ and the deadline for registration is October 31, 2008.

 

For additional information, please contact Selena Griffett by e-mail at sgriffett@hampton.gov or by phone at (757) 728-2038; or Dr. Lois Williams, STEM coordinator, Office of Middle and High Instruction, by e-mail at Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-8078.

 

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