On January 18, the CABPES Junior Engineers, Tomorrow’s Scientists (JETS) student’s team, Team Tropicana, participated in the Colorado Future City Competition at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. Team Tropicana student team members include: Jahmil Butler, Kori Hill, William Mitchell, Rahil Shah, Benjamin Yimer and Zachariah Yimer.
Future City is one of the nation’s leading engineering education programs and has received national recognition and acclaim for its role in encouraging middle school students to develop their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Future City is for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and challenges them to provide an answer to the question, “How can we make the world a better place?”
Team Tropicana designed a Future City that had one of the most advanced technological water quality systems in the competition. This was our first time ever competing in the Future City Colorado Regional Competition. Our students took the 3rd Place Team Award; the John Elway Future Transportation Award; and the American Society of Civil Engineers, “Dream BIG Award.”
Congratulations, CABPES is proud of our JETS students!