Future Problem Solvers (FPS)
Future Problem Solving is an academic club that prepares students for competitive problem solving. Students will learn a six step problem solving process in order to address issues confronting humanity in the near future. Teams of three to five students research an assigned topic, then respond to a scenario set at least twenty years in the future. The problem solving process involves analysis, critical thinking and creativity. Teams complete two practice problems in October and December, followed by a qualifying packet in February. Based on these results, teams can qualify for state and international competitions. FPS is open to any student who is willing to put forth the time and effort to learn the process and research the yearly topics.
FPS Advisor: Sabrina Tirpak, Orchard Middle School Teacher