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Fort Worth PMI sponsors Riskonator Award

At the 2024 North Texas Region

Future City competition


The 2024 North Texas Region Future City competition was held at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth on Saturday, January 27th. This competition challenges teams of middle school students to build a model city using STEM skills to address a real-world challenge.  The 2024 challenge was to build 100% electric city 100 years in the future.  Over 60 student teams from around Texas competed in the North Texas competition.

Representatives from the Fort Worth and Dallas PMI Chapters were on hand to serve as judges and recognize student teams who demonstrated exemplary project management skills.  Kathy Harvel, PMP presented the Fort Worth PMI “Riskonator” award to Team Weilei for doing the best job identifying and mitigating risks and Lynn Anderson, PMP, from the Dallas Chapter of PMI, presented the PMIEF Best Project Plan award to Team New York.



← Team "Weilei" won the Fort Worth PMI Riskonator Award

Team New York won the PMIEF Best Project Plan Award →



The Future City competition is a program of Discover Engineering, based in Alexandria, VA. Each year, over 60,000 students, representing 1,800 schools and 38 regions in the US, take part in the Future City® Competition. Teams present their ideas at Regional Competitions in January. US regional winners then face off at the Future City Finals, where they are joined by a growing roster of international teams, including those from Canada and China. Taking place in Washington DC, February 16-19, 2024, during Engineers Week, the exciting competition culminates with one team taking home the grand prize including $7,500 for their school’s STEM program (provided by Finals sponsor Bentley Systems) and a STEM experience.

Other events sponsored by Discover Engineering include Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day™ (February 23, 2023), World Engineering Day (March 4, 2023), the Persist Series, Chats with Changemakers, and outreach for the Dream Big film. 

FutureCity2.png Thank you to PMI volunteers Kathy Harvel, PMP, PMI-ACP (shown right) and Lynn Anderson, PMP (shown left).


Academic Outreach Team

This team strives to advance the profession and practice of project management by developing relationships with local academic institutions (middle school, high school, colleges and universities).   They create awareness of PMI Education Foundation and academic standards and work with these institutions to create demand for project management programs, clubs and curricula.

Do you remember being a student? If you could go back and give your young self the project management skills you have today, how would your personal and academic life have been different? Or consider this: How much more could your favorite charity accomplish if it applied project management principles?  And what is the likelihood that project management tools could impact the future of classroom learning and nonprofit success?

It’s not only possible, it’s happening!

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