Future City is a four-month civil-engineering program for middle-school students, culminating in an annual design competition in January. The program seeks professional engineers as mentors to work with educators and share their real-life STEM experience, offer technical guidance, and introduce students to engineering and city design. Mentors can be working professionals, retirees, or college/graduate students with experience in STEM, urban planning, architecture, or related fields. Apply here. The New England region is sponsored by the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section. In the annual competition, student teams led by an educator and a volunteer mentor spend the fall researching and designing a solution to a city-wide issue, using SimCity. This year’s theme: The Age-Friendly City!