Middle School claims 5 awards at Future City event
In the field of engineering, the future is bright for a number of students in Wilbraham & Monson Academy’s Middle School.
Competing against teams from throughout New England, WMA landed five awards at the Future City Regional competition, which was held in Boston Jan. 21.
The Titans won awards in the following categories:
· Best Waste Management
· Best Craftsmanship
· Best Moving Part
· Best Education System
· Best Essay
“This year's experience was awesome,” exclaimed Middle School Science teacher Jamie Gouin. “I could not be more proud of the way our students presented their ideas for creating cities 100 years into the future that will adapt to a changing climate. They spent six weeks of research, writing and building. Their models were to specified engineering scales, creative and innovated. Our students completed this project in approximately six weeks, compared to their competitors, who started in August.”
Twenty-two WMA students attended the event, which carried the theme of climate change. More than 40 teams from 20 schools participated.
“I felt that it was important for our students to attend this year's Future City Regional event so they could have the experience of competition,” Mr. Gouin said. “They were able to travel to Boston and present in front of real engineers at the AECOM (consulting) company. In addition, they were able to see what students from other schools were able to produce.”