Olympic Peninsula Academy (O.P.A.) Middle School Future City Regional Competition
Olympic Peninsula Academy (O.P.A.) Students are competing at the Washington State Regional Future City Competition on Saturday January 18th.
The purpose of the competition is for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students to foster interest in engineering, math, and science through hands-on, real world applications. The mission of the Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands-on" application to present their vision of a city of the future.
This year’s challenge is “Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow” and students are asked to identify an urban water system threat and then imagine, research, design and build a futuristic solution to ensure a reliable supply of clean water. OPA Students present their vision of the future through a virtual city design (using SimCity™ software); a 1,500 word city essay; a scale model of their city (built with recycled materials); and in a short presentation to a panel of STEM professionals. Keeping the engineering design process and project management front and center, students are asked to address an authentic, real-world question: How can we make the world a better place?
Good Luck OPA Middle School Students!