Students from Three Rivers Homelink in Richland will participate in this year’s Washington State National Engineers Week Future City competition, which invites junior high students from across the U.S. to create “a city of tomorrow.”
The competition is a national, project-based learning experience where junior high students are challenged to address real-world problems by imagining, researching, designing and building solutions. This year’s theme, “Waste Not, Want Not,” encourages students to design waste management systems to deal with solid waste not as trash, but as a resource.
The Three Rivers Homelink team has worked for months to prepare a model, speech, essay, and computer simulation and will soon travel to Seattle to present its work.
The state competition is held Jan. 23 at the DigiPen Institute of Technology. Winners of the regional competition will compete nationally in Washington, D.C.