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Zeanah Complex Hosts Future City Competition

Middle school teams from around the region took part in the 2023 Future City Competition, sponsored by LDA Engineering and held in the Zeanah Engineering Complex over the weekend.

Annoor Academy of Knoxville took the top spot, and will move on to compete in the national competition in Washington, DC, February 17-23.

“It is always fun and so inspiring to work with the kids in the Future City Competition to see what ideas they have to make our communities better by dreaming of big ways to engineer cities of the future by using STEM principles,” said Jason Brooks, CEO of LDA Engineering and a regional coordinator for this year’s event. “Our company is invested in STEM and engineering education, and we’re proud of all of the teams and partners who worked so hard to make this event possible. We wish the students from Annoor Academy of Knoxville best of luck in the national competition.”

Students participating in the Future City event

Billed as “the ultimate STEM competition,” Future City challenges students to come up with ideas of how to make cities more sustainable and then design and build a model of their city.

Other teams taking part in the Knoxville regional were Northwest Middle School, Lenoir City Intermediate/Middle School, Surgoinsville Middle School, and Croft Design Center Middle School in Nashville.

A full story on the competition, including other awards given at the event, can be found here.