On Saturday, January 21, a team of students from Boeckman Middle School competed with nearly 50 middle school teams from across Minnesota in the Future City Competition, at Dunwoody College of Technology.
Students have been using the engineering-design process in which they imagine, design, and build a city of the future. Teams submit a virtual city, a written essay, and a project plan prior to the competition event in which they present their scale city model during multiple rounds of judging with professional engineers.
This year’s challenge problem required students to conduct research and develop a solution for redeveloping a brown- or greyfield, and a road, into public space for the citizens of their city. Students explained the engineering principles they used in creating their city, along with zoning, municipal services, and various opportunities for the residents.
BMS’s Team Sunnyside members are Rylee Eykyn, Erika Feshami, Ellie Partington, Ella Crosby, Soren Huebsch, JD Navratil, Tommy Ondrey, and Hobbes Reyes. They incorporated a hyperloop into their city transportation, included multiple methods of ensuring clean drinking water for their citizens, and added multiple moving parts to their city of future.
The model will be on display at the school, along with some of the other work the students completed for this competition.
Kristin Ammerman, GEL Specialist at Boeckman and Dodge Middle Schools, and Michael Tate, Great River Energy, provided support for the teams.
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