2020 Future Cities - 7th Grade Captures 5th

2020 Future Cities - 7th Grade Captures 5th
Posted on 02/18/2020

2020 Future Cities

The 2020 Central PA Future City Competition was held on January 25, 2020. 
This year's challenge was to choose a threat to the city’s water supply and design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.
Middletown Area Middle School sent a team of 7th graders and a team of 8th graders.
The MAMS 7th grade team captured fifth place with their city Jalaabinav!

Future Cities Grade 7
THE 7TH GRADE TEAM
Noah Sheaffer, Cassidy Pomraning, Ellie LeKites, Landen Freeman, Tyson Bomberger

The City of Jalaabinav
Placed 5th in the Future Cities Competition
Earned “Best City Highway Layout Award”

Jalaabinav, meaning “innovative water,” is a thriving city made of a very innovative mindset. The largest industry is its information technology which has developed companies all the world. Jalaabinav’s transportation system is extremely innovative with maglev bullet trains and levitating cars, transporting citizens through both mass and private methods. The city was the first to use nuclear fusion and also uses “anem” (wind) energy within microgrids such as WinderGrinder, a type of wind turbine that senses wind and sends out a cable attached to a machine that spins and generates energy for up to 10 houses for 24 hours with each spin of its turbines. Jalaabinav has revolutionary holographic technology that allows schools and hospitals be able to show more graphic images. A voice command system allows users to speak to the room and use 3D holographic projections such as a patient's heart, an interactive math problem, etc., allowing schools to have more visual aids.

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THE 8TH GRADE TEAM
Ryan Foreacre, Luke LeKites, Max Dupes, Rachel Trefz and Tyler Rosser (not pictured)

The City of Thalassius
Earned “Best Transportation Award”

Thalassius, the beautiful city of 2120, is located where historic Djibouti City once stood in Africa. Known as the “gem of the sea,” Thalassius has approximately 885,000 citizens and continues to thrive due to its innovative water technology, solutions, and resiliency. Many of the citizens in Thalassius work as highly trained technicians to design and build the world’s most innovative systems and structures. Thalassius has multiple futuristic aspects to its infrastructure. In order to be resilient toward earthquakes and the corrosiveness of seawater, buildings in Thalassius are constructed of flexible yet tough material called ferrock which is made of all recyclable materials. This substance traps carbon dioxide and its strength increases when salt water comes into contact. For transportation, All-Atmospheric-Vehicles (AAV) are used to travel across water, land, and the sky. In addition, Thalassius innovated power using proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers. Using treated wastewater, electrolyzers split water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis to power much of the city.

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