Future Problem Solvers
Future Problem Solvers requires imagination, strong skills in logic, and concise thinking. If you are creative, intelligent, and also a good writer, you will want to consider being a member of Future Problem Solvers. Future Problem solvers is an academic competition that combines creativity, high level thinking, wrting, and cooperative learning skills. Students write solutions to two practice situations called "fuzzies" which are based on scenarios set tweny-five years in the future. Competitions are held in October, November, and December. In March, members write a State Qualifier packet in anticipation of competing in the State Bowl which is held in Indianapolis in April. Riley's teams have had success in the state tournament in previous years.
Currently there is no Future Problem Solvers team, however if you have interest in restarting it, contact Mrs. Wiand.
Q&A with Mrs. Wiand
How long has Future Problem Solvers been here at RILEY?
-Riley has had F.P.S for around 10 years
How do the Students get involved in this Club?
-Students learn the problem-solving program from the 4th-grade DEPTH and feeder schools such as St. Jude. Participation is on a volunteer basis, with a call at the opening of every school year. Most come from Honors and AP English classes.
In 1998 our most successful team graduated, having attended state bowl every year, Internationals twice, winning a trophy in 1997 at Ann Arbor, MI. In 1999 we had our Intermediate team go to the state bowl. They placed 2nd in the skit competition. Our most recent senior team qualified for the International bowl in Athens, Georgia.