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A group of students work together on a hands-on project during the SPARK competition.

SPARK Competition

Students will compete in high school and college teams to engage in creative design and team-building exercises in a fun, challenging contest.

SPARK Creative Design Competition

Bring your brains, creativity and teamwork skills to the SPARK Competition. In this hands-on event, you’ll learn, test your problem-solving ability, and make new friends in the process. There will be a guest speaker and lunch will be served.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 12 Noon to 5 p.m. 

Rose-Hulman Sports and Recreation Center, Field House

You'll learn team-building skills, time-management techniques, coping strategies, and networking skills. SPARK includes seminars and informal activities throughout the year. SPARK helps prepare you for summer research experiences, internships, and a career in engineering! You'll also gain improved study habits, time management, and classroom performance skills!

SPARK's mission is to promote growth for students in innovation and creative design, through the use of teamwork, networking, and mentorship, in an exciting and challenging environment. Projects are based on the Grand Challenges -- a list of the world's biggest engineering challenges as selected by the National Academy of Engineering.

For registration and other information, please contact Dr. Carlotta Berry or Dr. Deborah Walter

See SPARK in action!

Students participating in SPARK

Student Projects Advocating Resourceful Knowledge

Creativity, teamwork, problem-solving and fun! That's what SPARK is all about!

Kids participating in SPARK

SPARK 2016

About 100 high school and college students participated in the 2016 SPARK competition at Rose-Hulman! 

Images of SPARK

About Rose-Hulman

Deborah Walter

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering