Team Nova Zitra advances to Future City finals this month!
On Saturday, January 21, three of Mirman's students took top honors in Future City's Southern California Regional competition. Future City is a middle school STEM design challenge where students must present solutions for a sustainability issue via virtual city design (using SimCity); a 1,500-word city description; a scale model; a project plan, and a presentation.
This year’s annual regional competition attracted 45 middle school teams to The Rhoades School in Encinitas, CA. Internationally, the competition brought more than 40,000 students from 1,350 middle schools together for this year's theme - “The Power of Public Space!”, where teams created city models involving multi-use public spaces that serve a diverse population of people
Since October 2016, US3 students Mina E-U., Otto D., and Olivia G.. and their coach Director of STEM Jeffery Flagg put in several late evenings at school and home to develop an innovative Southern California city set in the year 2186 known as Nova Zitra ("new tomorrow").
Their research, planning, and design concept earned Mirman School's Nova Zitra engineers 1st Place out of 45 teams in Saturday's competition. They will move on to an International Competition in Washington DC on February 18-21, 2017 to face off against other regional champions (Including teams from China, Canada, and the Middle East). Congratulations to Nova Zitra for your excellent achievement!