Published January 29, 2004
A team of four middle school students from Queen of Angels School won the southeast regional competition of a national engineering competition, “Engineering Future Cities.” The regional contest was held in Aiken, S.C.
The team, called Ciudad De Oro, will travel to Washington, D.C., to compete in the national competition during the last week of February, which is National Engineers Week.
Members of the Queen of Angels team include Kit Anderson, Will Mehall, Trent McMullen and Mike Sabula, who are all eighth-grade students at the school.
The Future City Competition challenges students to design a city of the future and enjoy doing it. This program was designed to promote technological literacy and engineering to seventh and eighth grade students. The program fosters an interest in math, science and engineering through hands-on, real world applications and helps students better understand the practical applications of mathematical and scientific principles.
The competition is a team-based program consisting of students, a teacher, and an engineer mentor. Students learn to apply their knowledge to real world situations, while seeing first hand how an engineer turns ideas into reality. Through participation in this program, students develop their problem-solving skills, as well as their ability to work as a team.