Future City Winners!
Congratulations to Team Xiwang, (Cambrie Hickman, Rachel Fisher, Jessie Friedman and Timothy Graunke) on winning the Arizona Future City Competition! And a big Thank You to the team for running their city on aneutronic fuel, dubbed “HB Fuse”!
Prize Winning City, Fueled by Aneutronic Fusion
In a note from the team to Aaron Blake:
Dear Mr. Blake,
My team won the Arizona Future City competition and is going to Washington DC for nationals. Thank you for the information about your product. It helped us win. To win, we had to write a narrative of our city and explain all of the aspects of it. We also had to write an essay about aneutronic fusion. Then we had to make a virtual model on Sim City 4 Deluxe and make a physical model. Finally we had to present to judges. Since we made it to the top five, we had to present in front of about three hundred people.
The first attachment is the news release from Future City. There are pictures of our model and us winning. Also, there is one of my teammate Rachel presenting aneutronic fusion to a judge.
Thank you for all of your help,
Headed to Nationals
The team is now headed to Washington DC for nationals.
They will be in DC Friday Feb 17-Wednesday Feb 22. We wish them all the best!
Update on Feb 20:
The kids do their preliminary round presentation from 1:00 to 1:40 today. There will be two sets of judges for 20 minutes each. Yesterday morning we unpacked the model and it shipped with minimal damage. Yesterday afternoon the kids answered questions to about 20 sets of judges from 2 to 5pm. The judges seemed very impressed from what I could tell.
Saturday the kids were treated to geocaching at the monuments and then a buffet lunch of macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers, french fries and cookies. They are getting very special treatment, thanks to Bentley Systems. They are really enjoying the experience.
And today (Updated Feb 21)? The National Finals and Special Award Ceremony will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in the Regency Ballroom (Hyatt Regency Crystal City - 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA). The five top teams from the competing 37 regions will via for the grand prize of a trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, AL provided by Bentley Systems, Inc.
Thank you for a stellar job! Rock them in the Nationals!