PMI-DVC at the 2020 Future City Competition
PMI Delaware Valley Chapter is a Gold Sponsor of the Future City Competition - Philadelphia Region where 17 PMI Delaware Valley Chapter members volunteered at the January 18, 2020 competition held in Radnor, PA.
The Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition is a 501.c.3 educational outreach program of DiscoverE, a 30-year-old organization that helps young students discover engineering via their local schools. The regional competition attracts middle school students (sixth, seventh and eighth grades) from Philadelphia and surrounding counties including the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.
Students work with a teacher and an engineer mentor from September to January during the academic year to prepare for the competition which includes:
- Preparing a project plan
- Design a city using SimCity™ computer software
- Research and write solutions to an engineering problem
- Build a tabletop-scale model with recycled materials
- Present their ideas before judges at the Regional Competition held annually in January
2020’s Regional Competition showcased 44 model cities. Over 1,000 students were involved in the competition. PMI-DVC presented an award for Excellence in Project Management to Independence Charter School from Philadelphia, PA. See 2020 Winning Team photo below – credit: futurecityphilly.org.
PMI-DVC also supports the annual Future City Engineering Fair held in October. 17 chapter members volunteered their time in 2019, including Mark Schwartz, who presented a session on Project Management for the Future City Competition.
For more information, pictures and videos about the Future City Competition - Philadelphia Region, visit their website at futurecityphilly.org or follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/FutureCityPhilly.
Call for Nominations: 2020 PMI-DVC Board of Director Positions
The PMI-DVC Nomination and Election Committee, as appointed by the PMI-DVC Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020-2021 PMI-DVC Board of Director Positions are being accepted now through Thursday, July 25, 2019; nominations must be received by midnight, ET.
This is an opportunity for PMI-DVC members to state an interest in leading the Chapter by self-nominating, or to nominate a fellow PMI-DVC member they feel would serve well as a leader in the organization.
Term: The term of office is two calendar years beginning January 1, 2020 and applicable through December 31, 2021. Potential candidates should be aware that participation in the PMI-DVC Board of Directors is expected to require a commitment of an average of 15 hours per month in addition attendance at events to represent the Board.
Positions: All elected positions are considered Director At Large and this year there are five (5) open positions, After the election, functional roles are determined by The Board. Positions that are open next year are:
- President Elect
- Vice President of Technology
- Vice President of Governance
- Vice President of Education
Nominations: The requirements for nominations are provided on the Nomination Form;
please review carefully prior to submitting a nomination. The completed nomination form must be emailed to nomelect.
Information regarding PMI-DVC Bylaws can be found here: pmi-dvc.org/about/bylaws
PMI-DVC Nominating and Election Committee