CVM Encourages Future Engineers

CVM again sponsored the Philadelphia edition of the Future City Competition, held this year on January 20 at Archbishop Carroll High School in Radnor. The competition introduces students in grades six through eight to engineering concepts through the design and construction of a model city. The winning team, from Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Willow Grove (pictured above), will now move on to the National Competition in Washington, DC in February.

CVM’s involvement included sponsoring a special award (entitled “Preserving Our Past – Envisioning Our Future”) and volunteering our expertise to the participating students and the competition’s judges. Senior Project Manager Kevin Coll, PE mentored a group of four young women who happened to win the CVM award, as they were the only team to base their future city on the evolution of an existing historic city that considered the need to balance new technology with the preservation of the city’s cultural heritage. The team, from the Hatboro-Horsham School District, was also given the First Winners Award in recognition of the fact that they were a small team with exceptional enthusiasm. In addition to Kevin’s support, our Contract Administrator Gailynne Ferguson contributed her keen eye for detail by reviewing over thirty essays.

We are proud to have supported this endeavor and to encourage area students to explore a future in engineering. We look forward to next year’s competition!