On Saturday, January 11, seven teams of North Colonie elementary students competed in the Future City-Albany Regional Competition at the Armory at Sage College in Albany. The teams included a team from Boght Hills and six teams of sixth grade students from the North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program. This year, our teams brought home a total of 9 awards, including for the first time ever, a top five finish.
The Capital District Future City Competition is an opportunity for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade to use their creative imaginations to design a city of the future. The students work with their teacher coach and an engineer-volunteer mentor from the community to design and build the city. The students apply math, science, engineering and technology, as well as enhance their writing and presentation skills, through this project. Students spend approximately four months creating cities that exist at least 100 years in the future and represent the team’s solution to a citywide sustainability issue.
The regional competition is in it’s 19th year locally and is organized by volunteers, with support from local engineering/technology professionals, businesses and organizations.
Congratulations to our teams on earning the following awards:
- Fourth Place Overall, Sponsored by American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE), Albany Section, North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – Maineland Bay
- Best Utilization of a Transportation System, Sponsored by Foit-Albert Associates, North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – Cydro City
- Most Innovative Transportation Infrastructure, Sponsored by Barton & Loguidice, DPC, North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – Hydroville
- Best Green Roadway Design, Sponsored by Valley Paving & Construction, North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – Leerica City
- Most Innovative Water Supply, Sponsored by Bayly’s Rentals, North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – AquaKay City
- Innovative Recycling in Public Places, Sponsored by County Waste and Recycling, North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – Leerica City
- Best Use of Recycled Materials in a Model, Sponsored by Capital District Planning Committee, North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – Maineland Bay
- Excellence in Efficient Energy Applications, Sponsored by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Schenectady Section, Boght Hills Elementary School
- Best City Skyline, Sponsored by Screen-It, Ltd., North Colonie Learning Enrichment Program – Hydroville