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This secure site will:
- Allow you to set up teams
- Add and change members
- Allow you to upload deliverables
- SimCity files and forms
- Essays, Narratives and forms
- Automatically time-stamp deliverables
- Send acknowledgements for uploaded files
- Obtain detailed scoring reports
Orientation and Training for 2012-13
[Sep-12] Orientation and training sessions have been planned for Saturday, 6 October at UT Arlington, Nedderman Hall. Topics to be covered include:
- 9:00 - Orientation and Overview
- 10:30 - SimCity and Virtual City Design
- 11:40 - Stormwater Management (Essay)
Educators and mentors are invited to attend. Parents and students are welcome. Feel free to bring computers and questions about SimCity. All sessions will be recorded and posted online for participants who can't attend in person.
[Aug-12] Significant changes this year:
- Certain youth groups are now eligible to register and participate in the Future City program. Groups include, but are not limited to, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys & Girl Clubs, and 4-H. Future City national and regional will determine eligibility.
- Point allocation for SimCity deliverable: 90 points for virtual city design (judge-scored). The 10-point self-scored benchmark has been eliminated.
- Essay and Narrative are each worth an additional 5 points: Essay is 75 points, and Narrative is 25 points.
- Rubrics for essay and virtual city design.
This Year's Theme: Managing Stormwater Pollution
[Aug-12] Global warming or not, we now seem to be experiencing more extreme weather changes. Regions throughout the world find themselves experiencing prolonged drought, then are suddenly hit with torrential storms. When this happens, rainwater quickly turns into runoff, especially in cities, where hard surfaces—like roofs, sidewalks, and parking lots—prevent rain from soaking into the ground. This leads to damaging and sometimes catastrophic flooding, with runoff carrying pollutants to the waterways used for recreation, fishing and drinking water. Student teams are being asked to imagine and design new and creative ways to manage stormwater that will make city landscapes act more like natural landscapes: reducing runoff, increasing the amount of water that soaks into the ground and improving water quality.
[Aug-12] The FC Preliminary round of presentations (schedule) frequently coincides as one of the SAT testing dates for the Duke Talent Identification Program.
Avoid the conflict
- Take the ACT in Dec
- Take the SAT in Dec or Mar
Those with a conflict - Notify the Regional Coordinator by 20 Dec to request a special, late presentation time
- There are a limited number of presentation times between 12:00 and 1:00 pm
- Slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
- Take the test at UT Arlington
- Note: Special Awards judging will take place during the morning. Remaining team members can represent the team for this judging, however, there will be no make-up times or alternate team members allowed.