Team AMERIDHIKA takes #4 in Future City Competition

Each year the Future City program challenges teams around the world to design a city of the future while answering a real-world problem.  The challenge for 2019-2020 was Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow. This year, our SMS team chose to design a resilient system to maintain a reliable supply of clean drinking water.

For the last five months, our nine team members researched and designed their solution to this real world problem.  The result is Ameridhika, a futuristic city with clean drinking water in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.   Team members developed a project plan, completed a virtual city simulation, wrote a 1,500 word essay, built a physical model and prepared for a verbal presentation!

Ameridhika was created by Alex Zgoda, James Eskra, Annabelle Lewis, Audrey Jensen, Matthew Carver, Dylan Leong, Mia Gilham, Michael Masci, and Alex Kania.  At the competition, local engineers reviewed the models, listened to presentations and asked lots of questions. Aas the 4th pace winner, we were one of two Catholic schools to make the top five finalists. 


Special congratulation to Annabelle Lewis, who won the Mount Saint Mary Women in Science Award!!

Endless thanks to our dedicated coaches, Mrs. Julie Leong and Mr. Paul Kluczynski, whose commitment to the team has helped form them into blossoming engineers!