Could your problem solving skills make you the WINNER of an international competition?
What is Future Problem Solving?
Future Problem Solving (FPS) is a dynamic international program involving thousands of students annually from around the world. FPS provides competitive and non-competitive components for today’s curriculum via a six-step process which teaches critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making.
What We Do?
Club Meetings, Researches, Community Services & Competitions
Future Problem Solving Program provides the tools and strategies students need to face the challenges of today and the future.
Curriculum: Six Step Model
Future Problem Solving teaches students how to think, not what to think.
Community Problem Solving (CmPS)
Team & Individual
CmPS bridges the gap between school and the real world. Students in both team and individual CmPS apply problem solving strategies and skills to real-world concerns. Students create change, deal with local authorities and organizations, and make a positive impact.
Global Issue Problem Solving (GIPS)
Team & Individual
GIPS can be accomplished as a team (of 4) or individual activity in which participants research a series of global topics and learn a six-step creative problem solving process. Problem solvers apply their topic and creative problem solving knowledge to address a charge presented in an imagined situation.
Scenario Writing (SW)
SW is a competition in which individuals develop short stories related to one of five FPS topics for the year. The story is set at least 20 years in the future.
Scenario Performance (ScP)
ScP is connected to one of five FPS topics for the year as participants develop futuristic stories to present in a creative and entertaining manner.
2020 - 21 Important dates
January 20, 2021
February 3, 2021
Global Issues Problem Solving
Qualifying Problem due
Human Environmental Impact
February 12, 2021
Community Problem Solving
February 24, 2021
Performance Recording Due
April 16-18, 2021
All Competitive Components
Texas State Bowl At San Marcos