The Texas Future Problem Solving Program (TXFPSP) is an affiliate member of the Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI). Texas Future Problem Solving Program’s (TXFPSP) mission is to prepare students to be successful leaders through problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication strategies.  Skills are practiced and refined by applying them to multiple topics related to STEM, business, and global issues.  Participants learn authentically while researching and engaging collaboratively to solve problems focused on real world topics presented in futuristic scenario competitions and community projects.  This academic experience is invaluable, creating leaders capable of applying unique skill sets to educational, business, and life opportunities. We like to say, “Texas FPSP teaches students how to think, not what to think.”


Texas FPSP State Bowl

The Texas FPS State Competition will be April 12-14, 2019 at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center in San Marcos, TX!  Thousands of students will come from around the state to showcase their problem solving skills focused on the global issues topic of Coping with Stress.

State Bowl Location:

Embassy Suites & Conference Center

1001 E McCarty Lane San Marcos, TX 78666


Brief Event Schedule:

Friday April 12, 2019

4:00-7:00 PM Registration & FPSP Store:  Ballroom Foyer

5:00-6:00 Scenario Performance Finals

6:00-7:00 Community Problem Solving and Scenario Writing Storyboard Fair

7:00-9:00 Opening Ceremony including CmPS and Scenario Awards

Saturday April 13, 2019

8:00 AM -10:30 AM GIPS/Packet Competition

9:00-10:00 Parent Meeting

10:00- 11:30 CmPS/Scenario On-site Community Engagement Event

2:00-4:00 Presentation of Action Plan/Skit Competition (will be finals if needed)

*2:30-4:30 PM New**Optional SPOT Critical Thinking & Creativity Activity

7:30-9:00 PM Junior Mixer/Dance

9:30-11:00 PM Middle/Senior Mixer/Dance

Sunday April 14, 2019

8:45-11:00 Awards Ceremony



Funderburgh for the Future Scholarship Winner for 2018!

The Funderburgh family and the Texas Future Problem Solving Program were extremely honored by the donations to the Texas FPSP scholarship fund, known as the Funderburgh for the Future Scholarship in Chris Funderburgh’s memory.

We are excited to announce that Reagan Stone, from Paris High School, received this scholarship!  She will be attending Ole Miss in the Fall!  Congrats, Reagan! We are excited to see what the future has in store for you!

Donations may be sent to: the Texas FPSP, 2200 Berkeley Avenue #402, Austin TX 78745.

Chris Funderburgh (center) with 2010 State Bowl Champions from

Prestonwood Christian Academy