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Students compete in Nat'l Engineers Week regional finals
Students compete in Nat'l Engineers Week regional finals

TURLOCK - Middle school students from Northern California schools will compete in the National Engineers Week Future City Competition regional finals on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at CSU Stanislaus, One University Circle in Turlock.

Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades have created future cities in large tabletop models as part of the non-profit educational program's competition. Students have worked with a teacher and volunteer engineer mentor since September to present and defend their cities to judges at the regional finals.

This year's theme is "Providing a Reliable and Effective Health Care Product or System that Improves a Sick, Injured, or Disabled Patient's Quality of Life and Comfort."A

The winning team will go to Washington, D.C. to compete against 34 other regions at Future City National Finals from Feb. 18-22.

Future City students see engineering as a direct influence on their lives -- why math and science are relevant to their world -- and make a hands-on connection between their education and future.