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WDJH FUTURE CITY TEAM ON A WINNING STREAK

Despite the continuing challenges COVID presented this year, the Wood Dale Junior High Future City Team competed in the Chicago Regional/State Competition for the seventh time and won FIRST PLACE, which earned them a spot in the International Finals representing Illinois. The team, comprised of 17 seventh- and eighth-grade students, worked for over six months and were tasked with designing a waste-free city using the principles of a circular economy. In both the state and international competition, the team won several awards:

AWARD NAME & SPONSOR (Chicago Regional/State Competition):

  • Best Geotechnical Analysis and Foundation Design (The Illinois Section ASCE – Geotechnical Group)
  • Best Electrical/Electronic Solution for Improving the Quality of City Life (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Great Engineering Feats (The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE)
  • Project Management Award (Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF)
  • FIRST PLACE: Q&A
  • FIRST PLACE: PRESENTATION

OVERALL PLACE: FIRST

AWARD NAME & SPONSOR (International Finals):

  • Best Transportation System for the Community (Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

OVERALL PLACE: 21st