Building the model

Lily Kenn and Elizabeth Zollner are busy painting the city buildings.

Stacey Lamer, Mentor, CH2M HILL mentor

Lawrence, Kansas

The West Middle School Future City students are back to work after a much deserved holiday break. With the virtual SimCity™, research report, and narrative complete, the kids are focused on the to-scale physical model. Built from nearly 100 percent recycled materials, the model must best represent the team’s vision of their future city. This is no easy task as both technical and artistic qualities must be blended to accurately scale each feature in an aesthetically appealing manner.

Luke Longren works on the required self-contained moving part.