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Kids compete to design ideal 'Future City'

The annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition asks teams have to create an ideal urban environment.  (KBOI Staff Photo)

Middle schoolers put their engineering skills to the test Saturday at Boise State University.

The annual National Engineers Week Future City Competition asks teams to create an ideal urban environment.

The vision is brought to life through a 1,500 word essay, Sim City 4 Deluxe computer simulation and a large 3-D model. Future Cities spokesperson Yuri Mereszczak says the tasks really bring out creativity in the kids.

"When you think about cities in the future and what kinds of innovative things they might be able to come up with to help us in terms of supplying energy, moving people around the cities, providing healthcare, providing different forms of transportation," says Mereszczak.

Future Cities is designed to engage young people in thinking about STEM in ways that are both exciting and connected to the real world.

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