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Future City Competition

The future is being designed right here in Modesto. Five teams from two Stanislaus County schools will participate in the Stanislaus County Future City Practice Competition on Saturday, January 12. The final round of the competition is open to the public and begins at 11:30 AM. This event, sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and supported by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, is designed to help prepare Stanislaus County students for this year’s Northern California Regional State Finals Future City Competition on Saturday, January 26, 2019 in the Sacramento area. The winner of the Regional State Finals will advance to the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in February.

The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software; research and write a city description; build tabletop scale models with recycled materials; create a project plan, and present their ideas before judges. The theme for this year is “Powering Our Future.” Teams will build a future city with a resilientpower grid that can withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster. This could be really cool.

January 12 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Stanislaus County Office of Education
1100 H Street, Modesto



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.