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(Maricopa) On February 16th -20th, the National Engineers Week Future City Competition took place in Washington D.C.  We are proud to announce that four students, three teachers, and an engineering mentor from Maricopa Wells Middle School represented the state of Arizona at the competition.  Team Innovacia, consisting of 8th grader Morgan Witte, 8th grader Rylee Tarcola, 8th grader Joseph Abel, and 6th grader Aubryana Pick, won the Arizona Regional Competition on January 20th, solidifying their place among the rest of the nation’s best.  On Monday, February 19th, Innovacia presented in front of prestigious engineers from around the country. The next day, Innovacia was presented with the award for "Most Sustainable Environmental Practices" from the North American Association for Environmental Education.


The students began devising Innovacia in August, and worked through the winter break to finish the extensive project.  The students were tasked with designing a city that is "age-friendly." 8th grader Morgan Witte said "At first it was difficult finding solutions for the problems that the aging population faces, but with extensive research and a lot of engineering, I think we were successful." Congratulations to all the students and teachers that representInnovacia


For more information about the Blended Learning Programs at our Middle Schools or the Maricopa Unified School District please call 520.568.5100 or visit the District’s website at


About Future Cities Competitions - This flexible, cross-curricular educational program gives students an opportunity to do the things that engineers do—identify problems; brainstorm ideas; design solutions; test, retest and build; and share their results. With this at its center, Future City is an engaging way to build students’ 21st century skills. Students participating in Future City:


ü  Apply math and science concepts to real-world issues

ü  Develop writing, public speaking, problem solving, and time management skills

ü  Research and propose solutions to engineering challenges

ü  Discover different types of engineering and explore careers options

ü  Learn how their communities work and become better citizens

ü  Develop strong time management and project management skills

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