Program Details

SPARK has been converted to an online format for the Summer of 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Engineering Through the Ages (July 20-24, 2020):

Jump into the past, present, and future of sustainable engineering.  This week will give an overview of many different engineering focuses. Students will work together with fun, hands-on competitions in architecture, fluids, materials, coding, and electricity, while time-travelling to learn about influential women engineers.

Designing and Flying Drones (July 27-31, 2020):

Fly into the future with drones (AKA quad-copters). In this week we will use 3D printing, material science engineering, and photography to design, build, test, and fly your personal drone.  Besides aviation, students will explore practical applications of drones, bring their own ideas to life, and experiment with materials to solve real-world problems.  Computer-aided design software, like SolidWorks and TinkerCAD, will fuel student's thoughts and innovative designs for fun competitions. 

Coding (August 3-7, 2020):

 This week focuses on ingenuity and creativity to control the ever-changing technological world around us.  Students will apply software programming and hardware circuitry first-hand, while also learning how to work individually and in teams.  Students will explore the possibilities of Arduino, web design and how programmers work together despite possibly being thousands of miles apart.  This week is designed for beginner and intermediate programmers, no prior experience is necessary.  

Beginner and Intermediate levels are available.

 


Weekly Activities: Virtual game nights.

Program Fee: $495 per session to attend the program. This covers project materials, supply and shipping costs.

  Who?

  • 6th - 9th grade female student (during the 2019 - 2020 school year)
  • Applicants who are not in the grade range but are interested in the program are encouraged to apply to be placed on the waiting list.

  When?

  • July 20 - 24, 2020
  • July 27 - 31, 2020
  • August 3 - 7, 2020

  Where?

  • Online via Zoom and other platforms

  Why?

  • Learn about coding, robotics, 3-D printing, or general engineering
  • Discover new opportunities
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Expand your mind