Future City Logo Past Philadelphia Future City Competitions

The first Philadelphia Future City Competition was held at the Franklin Institute in 1996. Every year since then the competion has provided an outstanding experience for hundreds of 7th and 8th grade students. The compeition also injected a vitality into the Philadelphia engineering community that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. In the words of one of the volunteers "Working with these kids helps me remember why I wanted to become an engineer." Exposing the middle school students to engineering concepts opens up new doorways to learning and provides a motivation for taking the "hard math" and "hard science" courses that many students shy away from.

 

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01 First Competition
1996 Franklin Institute
John Carusi Middle School
Cherry Hill, NJ
02 1997 Franklin Institute Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
03 1998 Franklin Institute Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
04 1999 Franklin Institute Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
05 2000 Franklin Institute Choice Homeschool Network
Bensalem, PA
06 2001 Drexel University Drexel Hill Middle School
Drexel Hill, PA
07 2002 Widener University Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
08 2003 Widener University Drexel Hill Middle School
Drexel Hill, PA
09 2004 Widener University Drexel Hill Middle School
Drexel Hill, PA
10 2005 Villanova University Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
11 2006 Villanova University Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
12 2007 Villanova University Kutztown Area Middle School
Kutztown, PA
13 2008 Villanova University Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
14 2009 Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Kutztown Middle School
Kutztown, PA
15 2010 Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
16 2011 Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
17 2012 Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Our Lady Help of Christians
Abington, PA
18 2013 Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Queen of Angels Regional CS
Willow Grove, PA
19 2014 SAP America, Inc. Lionville Middle School
Exton, PA
20 2015 Arch Bishop Carroll High School Queen of Angels
Willow Grove, PA
21 2016 Arch Bishop Carroll High School Lionville Middle School
Exton, PA