Plymouth Meeting Friends School alumna Isabella (Izzy) Dickstein, '09 was part of an award-winning team of Middle School student engineers from Springside School that participated in the 2011 Future City Competition, a program of National Engineers Week. The team took home the event's "First Winners Award," an award granted by the very first winners of the Future City Competition.
As part of Springside's Future City team, Izzy (front row, far right) worked with her teammates to build a city using Sim-City software, create a scale model (called "Misty Hollow") of their simulated city with recyclable materials, write a 1,000 word research essay on green building techniques and the role of the engineer, and write a 350-word essay describing their computer model.
The mission of the National Engineers Week Future City Competition is to provide a fun and exciting educational engineering program for middle school students that combines a stimulating engineering challenge with a "hands on" application to present their vision of the future.
As a graduate of PMFS, with our emphasis on hands-on learning, environmental stewardship, and exposure to engineering principles through the sixth grade egg drop competition, the Future City competition was no doubt a great fit for one of our alumni. Congratulations Izzy!