National Engineering Month - Hackathon - Future City

Date: From March 5th to 28th, 2021

Location: Zoom

Student Team Registration:


Students from grades 7 to 12 will present solutions to challenges in developing a modern city and present their ideas using a physical or virtual prototype in a short video. Students will form teams of 1 to 4 to research ideas, receive mentorship, and present ideas to city planners over two weeks. Students may prepare physical prototypes using crafting material or use free online collaborative design tools such as ThinkerCAD or AutoCAD to draw their 3D design.

There are two levels: Junior (Gr.7-9) and Senior (Gr.10-12)
The top three teams in each level will receive a $100 gift card

Event Breakdown:

March 5th Agenda
12:00 p.m - 1-page proposal submission & Feedback
4:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m - Kickoff event
The Kickoff Event is jointly hosted by National Engineering Month and PEO York Chapter.
Our guest speaker is Steve Sutherland from Trellis Transit (, who is an autonomous transportation system engineer. He will talk about a futuristic transportation system and how 3D computer aid design software is used in his work.
The registration is free and open to the public. Parents and those interested in future cities are welcome to join.
Kickoff Event Registration:

Kickoff Event Schedule
4:30 - 4:35 Welcome and Introduction
4:35 - 5:05 Guest Speaker Presentation
5:05 - 5:20 Competition rule
5:20 - 5:30 Q&A

March 7th Agenda
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ThinkerCAD Workshop
Introduction to ThinkerCAD
Location: Zoom

March 7th - 19th
The student prepares drawing & presentation
The student prepares recorded presentation and editing

March 19th Agenda - Submission deadline
Student's video submission and a 1-page summary plus reference

March 19th - 27th - Judges Evaluation

March 27th Agenda - Interactive session
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m - Project presentation, Q&A & Project evaluation

March 28th Agenda - ranking announcement
The ranking will be posted on
Prizes will be sent to the email associated with the tickets.


Daniel Cho, EIT.
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Education Director
PEO York Chapter