Middle schoolers compete at 15th annual Future City Competition

Posted at 4:46 PM, Jan 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-12 18:46:29-05

BOISE — Nearly 400 middle schoolers put their hard work on display for the 15th Annual Idaho Regional Future City Competition.

The project starts with each team building a sim city model on computer then they ake a portion of it and build it, using recycled materials they. It's part of a national future city competition and judged by professionals from all around Idaho.

Besides being a fun experience, the kids say the competition helps them see if they would want to pursue a career in a stem-related field one day.

"i think it'll be really cool to maybe go into architectural engineering, that would be something really fun, i got really into chemical engineering here with all the dome and aquarium injection of water for the power system," said 7th grade participant Sara Hollist.

The theme this year for all of the young participants is designing a power grid that's resilient towards natural disasters.