Future City Engineering Fair Recap

APAPA-SE participated in the 2nd annual Future City Engineering Fair at SAP America in Newtown Square, PA on Saturday, October 26. This year’s competition theme is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow. Volunteers Addison Larson (Princeton Mathematica) and Bill Deguffroy (McMahon Associates) engaged students in a hands-on activity to demonstrate the benefits of incorporating green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) into roadway design. The activity, which was devised by Bill Deguffroy, showed students how GSI (kitchen sponges) absorbs and filters stormwater by capturing pollutants Southeast Chapter's booth at Future City(breath mints) and forcing water to drain slowly, thereby minimizing flooding and helping maintain a healthy urban environment. The children liked the learning activity, and students, parents, and teachers asked questions about applying this concept to their models, as well as careers in planning! A special thank you to our volunteers!

APAPASE booth at the Future City Engineering Fair. Our volunteers Addison Larson (Princeton Mathematica) and Bill Deguffroy (McMahon Associates) engaged students in a hands-on activity that demonstrated the benefits of GSI and its relation to clean water.

Mentor Opportunities

Also, Future City Philadelphia is still looking for mentors for the following middle schools in the Greater Philadelphia region:


  • Keith Valley Middle School – Horsham, PA
  • Lehighton Area Middle School – Lehighton, PA
  • Montgomery County OIC – Norristown, PA
  • Penn Wood Middle School – Darby, PA
  • St. Alysius Academy – Bryn Mawr, PA
  • St. Hilary of Poitiers School – Rydal, PA
  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal School – Easton, PA
  • St. Katherine of Siena School – Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Martin de Porres Catholic School – Philadelphia, PA
  • Stewart Middle School – Norristown, PA
  • The Anderson School – Eagleville, PA


For more information about your role as a mentor go to: https://futurecity.org/participants/mentors.


For more information on mentoring, please contact: Mike McAtee at mjmcatee@urbanengineers.com.  

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