VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Future City Competition

We are in earnest need of your help. Through volunteering in support of the 2018-2019 Future City Competition, you and your colleagues can make all the difference. You can also help spread the word by posting the following Call for Volunteers to your members and encouraging them to volunteer.

VOLUNTEER NOW TO IMPACT THE LIFES OF FUTURE ENGINEERS

The Future City Competition – sponsored by DiscoverE (National Engineers Week) – inspires young students about engineering by challenging them to solve the real-world problems associated with building a livable city of the future. This year’s theme is “Powering the Future.” More than 50 schools are working hard on their city concepts and their solutions for resilient power grids.

North Texas conducts two parallel activities:
• The Future City Competition – the original DiscoverE middle-school program, and
• Future City Junior – pioneered by NTX to introduce 4-5th graders to engineering.

So, please take a minute now and sign up … then help us spread the word about these volunteer opportunities.

SIGN-UP NOW AND SEE THE FUTURE!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Virtual Judges – (Nov-Dec) Set your own pace, hours and location by judging online deliverables: the Virtual City slideshow and the City Essay. Rules and rubrics provided.

Competition Judges – (Jan 26, 2019 at UT Arlington) Interact directly with the students as they present their models and solutions for the cities of the future. Training and rubrics provided.

Event Coordinators – (Jan 26, 2019 at UT Arlington) Help ensure everything runs smoothly on the day of the competition. Non-technical volunteers welcome.

For additional information visit http://www.dfwfuturecity.org/part_vols.html or contact Jean Eason, regional@dfwfuturecity.org.

Or sign up directly at (each competition has its own sign-up):
https://secure.futurecity.org/NorthTX/Judge – Future City (middle school) Competition
https://secure.futurecity.org/NorthTXJunior/Judge – Future City Junior (elementary school).

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December Luncheon

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Canyon Creek Country Club
Address: 625 W. Lookout Drive Richardson, TX 75080

This month we’re happy to welcome Lacey Rodgers from TxDOT to discuss the 2019 UTP, along with a brief discussion of the 2020 UTP.

Please make sure to RSVP for the Luncheon before Noon Monday, December 17th.

REGISTER NOW!

Career Night at Allen HS!

Jim Waldbauer, Rodrigo Vizcaino, and Felicia Jackson attended the Allen High School Career Exploration and Endorsement Night on Wednesday, November 14th. They shared their enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise with the students to help them learn more about what engineering career opportunities could be in their future. Thank you for your volunteer contribution!

Allen HS

Career Day at Renner MS!

Priya Mistry and Rebecca Philp attended the Career Day at Renner Middle School in Plano on Friday, November 9th. They shared their knowledge and expertise with the students to help them learn more about what engineering career opportunities could be in their future. Thank you for your volunteer contribution Priya and Rebecca!

Call for Nominations – Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year

We are currently accepting Engineer of the Year and Young Engineer of the Year Nominations. Please send the names of individuals in our Chapter that you feel have served our chapter above and beyond that you feel should be honored with these awards. We will be accepting Nominees through Friday, Nov. 16th, so please send them in ASAP.

Nominations can be sent to Jeremy White at jwhite@rockwall.com.

Career Day at Armstrong MS!

Casey Berend attended the Career Day at Armstrong Middle School in Plano on Friday, October 26th. He shared his knowledge and expertise with the students to help them learn more about what engineering career opportunities could be in their future. Thank you for your volunteer contribution Casey!

Check out the video below, provided by Armstrong Middle School!