SMS Engineering Club builds the future

Group of students standing with teacher in front of a sign that reads Capital District Future City Competition The Schalmont Middle School Engineering Team designed the best space-age public transportation system recent Future City Competition.

The Future City Competition is a project-based learning experience where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Keeping the engineering design process and project management front and center, students are asked to address an authentic, real-world question: How can we make the world a better place?

For this year’s comptetition, students were tasked with designing resilient cities that adapt to challenges.

Students and teacher at a table building a miniature future city

The students, inspired by Japan, designed a city that harnessed the power of tidal waves, as a means of protection and a source of power!

“That is a huge accomplishment and one to be incredibly proud of,” said SMS Principal Scott Ziomek. “Great job to all staff, students, and parents who came together to support this team and make this possible!”

Mrs. Sandbrook has worked diligently with the club for the past three years.

“I am so proud of the team this year,” she said.