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

High school students will have fun collaborating with other teens and Rose-Hulman students as they complete science, engineering, and math challenges for bragging rights and to win spectacular prizes. The event will be held on March 12, 2022, 1-4 p.m. in the Rose-Hulman Sports and Recreation Center.

The free design competition, called SPARK! (Student Projects Advocating Resourceful Knowledge) has been organized by Rose-Hulman Building Undergraduate Diversity (Rose-BUD) program since 2015 to increase high school students’ interests in engineering and computer science, regardless of their current background or their future plans.

Teams with the best technical and creative designs, as determined by student judges, will win prizes. Snacks will be provided.
The event is currently planned to be in person in the Student Recreational Center contingent upon no changes in campus COVID-19 protocols. 

Register here.

The Rose-BUD program is a networking and professional development organization focused on increasing women and underrepresented group inclusion, specifically in the areas of Computer Science and Software Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. High school seniors with approved applications for Rose-Hulman enrollment are eligible for Rose-BUD scholarships. Find out more information at the Rose-BUD website.

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.

Questions? Contact ROSE-BUD SPARK organizers, Olivia Sexton and Isabel Wilson.

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