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paulf
01-26-2014, 10:21 PM
I've been a coaching/ mentor for a group of 7th-8th graders for the Future City engineering competition.

My Grandson is in the class and I was recruited.

They worked very hard since September. Their design was a floating Ocean City made up of floating islands and a main dome structure. The competition was held at The Boeing Museum of flight (if you can go there do it!!!!! Great Museum).

They had renewable solar, hydroelectric and geothermal energy. They even had a MAG-LEV high speed train and Hover craft.

Moving sidewalks and the whole bit! They did a great job!!!

They were asked questions from 10 Engineers from Microsoft, City of Seattle, Puget Sound Power and CH2M Hill.

They did great!
Won 2nd Place!!!!!! of 16 teams from Washington and Alaska.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa66/farley_p/FutureCityCompetitionJan252014056_zpscfd41911.jpg (http://s199.photobucket.com/user/farley_p/media/FutureCityCompetitionJan252014056_zpscfd41911.jpg. html)

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa66/farley_p/bdffbf57-fe71-45a0-b9a8-953e0c3b2416_zps97b2287c.jpg (http://s199.photobucket.com/user/farley_p/media/bdffbf57-fe71-45a0-b9a8-953e0c3b2416_zps97b2287c.jpg.html)


Proud Grandfather

Full Tilt
01-26-2014, 10:32 PM
Congratulations Paul.

Must have been helpful to the kids designing a floating city to have a boat builder as a Coach.

Mike

Full Tilt
01-26-2014, 10:53 PM
If you want to post some pictures from the Boeing Museum that'd be alright by me. BY:D

Is that a NASA F-104 behind your right arm?