It’s that time of year again. Hopefully everyone had a great summer. I can’t believe it’s over! The school year is off to a great start. To date 43 schools have signed up and have started designing their cities of the future.
Our greatest need at this stage of the competition is for mentors. Each school is assigned a mentor to work with the students and share their real world experiences to help them develop their future city. Just 1 or 2 hours a week can make a big difference in how students approach their project and how they start to address it. The following is a the current list of schools that need mentors:
Arcola Intermediate School Eagleville, PA
Bachman Davision Home School Downingtown, PA
Collingswood Middle School Collingswood, NJ
Eisenhower Science Technology Norristown, PA
G.A. Stetson Middle School West Chester, PA
Governor Mifflin Middle School Shillingotn, PA
Haverford Middle School Havertown, PA
Holy Cross School Springfield, PA
Mary Mother of the Redeemer North Wales, PA
Penn Wood Middle School Darby, PA
Philadelphia Performing Arts Center Philadelphia, PA
Pottsgrove Middle School Pottstown, PA
Sandy Run Middle School Dresher, PA
St Lucy Day School Philadelphia, PA
Stewart Middle School Norristown, PA
Upper Merion Middle School King of Prussia, PA
Valley Forge Middle School Wayne, PA
Please let me know if you are interested in working with any of the schools listed above. If you’d like to be a mentor but don’t see a school in your area, send me an e-mail and I’ll keep you posted as schools register.
Please visit our website at www.futurecityphilly.org and “Click here to sign up as a Volunteer” on the top left of the page. There you can register to be a mentor, judge, or general volunteer. We will need judges and general volunteers for the day of the competition.
Any questions please contact me via e-mail or phone. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends, co-workers, and technical society members.
Karen R. McManuels, PE
Philadelphia Regional Volunteer Coordinator
Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc.
485 Devon Park Drive, Suite 113
Wayne, PA 19087