HOBOKEN, NJ – January 17, 2017
On Saturday, January 14, three teams of Hoboken Charter School Middle Schoolers participated in the New Jersey Region Future City Competition. HCS eighth graders Sophie Bulatovic, Olivia Cahn, Leila Mullally, and Austin Rogers-Myers won third place out of seventy teams. Future City challenges middle school students to imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future around a sustainability issue. The topic this year focused on the power of public space and students were tasked to design innovative, multiuse public spaces to serve a city’s diverse population.
As a part of their first trimester Future City Elective, the students worked to simulate a city, wrote a research essay, built a model, and then this weekend, presented their work to judges who are professional engineers. The eighth graders developed Soleia City, which includes features such as: wind and solar power generation, gasification, ample green spaces and a STEM university. Before announcing the final rankings, the top three teams presented their work in front the entire competition.
Here is a link to their presentation: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxI8ySmc4aUYblhSeEdwRGR5M2c.
More information about Future City can be found on their website: http://futurecity.org/
PRESS CONTACT: Elizabeth Niesz, K-8 Vice Principal, Hoboken Charter School, 713 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030, Tel: 201-963-0222