Something pretty special happened the other day.
Hundreds of grade 6-8 students from ACROSS CANADA joined us for a virtual Showcase to present their future lunar cities to a panel of engineers.
Image above: gallery of lunar city models designed and built by grade 6-8 students across Canada for the Future City Experience.
These students have been working for months to bring their ideas to life.
It was a momentous achievement to have so many students and teachers see the project through to the end given all the school disruptions.
Why are we so excited about this?
There were a lot of FIRSTS…
- first time Future City was done in French and English
- first time it was offered completely virtual.
- first time the program went beyond traditional schools (home schoolers participated creating a team made up of students from across Canada, as well as Girl Guide groups).
It was a shining example of how programs like these can be successful AND sustainable through collaboration!
Shout out to:
- Engineers Canada, who had the vision, brought everyone together and organized the live Q&A.
- DiscoverE for hosting the Future City Competition & endorsing the FCE pilot this year
- Ontario Tech University who took the lead in organizing the entire Showcase
- OIQ for their support in making this experience accessible to our French speaking participant
- And the live Q&A participants (a multidisciplinary group representing engineering and space).
And here’s the best part….
ThE fUn DoEsN’t StOp HeRe!
We’re looking for engineers, EITs, and engineering students to join our passionate team of volunteers.
We need you for our Engineer-in-Residence program!
It’s kinda like the Future City Experience…..but even bigger!
You’ll be connecting with class in elementary or high school and visit them every month to bring the STEM curriculum to LIFE!