URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — A group of middle school students is taking its creativity to a competition in Chicago.
Future City Club is a nationwide middle school program. Students design and build a model of a futuristic city. The competition has a different theme every year. This year, it is “Powering Our Future.”
Eighteen Urbana Middle School students came up with a way to do that through grids and solved a problem along the way. “We decided to do a microgrid where there’s more than one grid, there are several grids. So if one of them shuts off the power will still go to the same houses because there’s more than one way for the power to get there. That’s another thing that sets our city apart,” said Eve Foley, a 7th grader at Urbana Middle School. The competition is on Saturday.