Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania


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Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Ā 2023-2024 Highlights

Using the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and project management skills, students showcase their solutions to a citywide sustainability issue. This yearā€™s challenge asks students to build 100% electrically powered city with energy generated from sources that keep your citizens and the environment healthy and safe.


Future City National Finals

Congratulations to our Regional winner, Fort Couch Ms, who took home 5th Place in the National Competition!


Thank you to everyone who participated this year and we look forward to seeing you all in next year’s competition.


Regional Competition Roundup

Despite the freezing cold temperatures on Saturday, January 20, 2024, the Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition went off without a hitch!

Thanks to the efforts of our judges and volunteers we had a terrific day, filled with student model displays and presentations! During the morning session, our sponsoring judges were able to identify numerous Special Awards Winners while teams presented their models to the panels of Judges. Ā Following lunch, schools were announced by team name upon arrival into the General Assembly, and each participant was presented with a Future City medal to acknowledge their participation. From there, the Special Awards winners, and the three Finalists were announced. Finalists then returned to present their model to our panel of Finalist Judges. After Judge scoring and deliberations, the Competition winners were announced!

Thank you again to all of the participants and we hope to see you again for the 2024-2025 Future City Competition.

Congratulations to our top 3 teams;

  • 1) Fort Couch Middle School

  • 2) The Ellis School

  • 3) Marion Center Area Jr/Sr Hs



Special Awards

Award Name Sponsor Winner
Outstanding Future City Project Plan PMIEF National Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy
Best Land Surveying Practices NCEES National Fort Couch Ms
NEW! Best Visualization of a Smart, Sustainable City ASCE National The Ellis School
Best City Layout Society of Women Engineers Baden Academy
Best Use of Green Construction Society of American Military Engineers ā€“ Pittsburgh Post Derry Area Middle School
Best Use of Nuclear Technology American Nuclear Society Lincoln Park Performing Arts
Quality of Life ASCE Pittsburgh Section Derry Area Middle School
Best Integrated City ASHE The Ellis School
Most Innovative Transportation Concept Award Mid Atlantic Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Lincoln Park Performing Arts
Best Transportation System for the Community Bowman Lincoln Park Performing Arts
Most Creative Use of Recyclable Material ACHD Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy
Best Moveable Part ASME Queen of Angels Catholic School
Best Power Supply System ASME Marion Center Jr/Sr High
Outstanding City Model American Planning Association ā€“ PA Chapter, Southwest Section Fort Couch Ms
Excellence in Resilience Engineering Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania Queen of Angels Catholic School
Outstanding City Essay Engineersā€™ Society of Western PA Fort Couch Ms
Student Choice Award Engineersā€™ Society of Western PA The Ellis School
Most Innovative Design of Infrastructure Systems GPD Baden Academy
Best Water & Wastewater Systems GPD Marion Center Jr/Sr High



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