SPARK

SPARK
If you are a current 6th through 9th grade female student during the 2017-2018 school year, the University of Connecticut invites you to challenge yourself by incorporating your math and science skills into hands-on projects and experiments, exciting engineering concepts, and fun activities. SPARK is UConn’s latest initiative to shrink the STEM gender gap. Participants will be taught and mentored by outstanding female undergraduate engineering students. Students will live in residence halls, supervised by Residential Counselors who are members of the UConn Engineering community. Each week’s curriculum will focus on a different engineering discipline: Coding in Space (July 8 - 14): learn the basics of coding and its real-world applications using Arduino Underwater Robotics (July 15 - 21): learn how to build an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and miniature robot 3-D Printing a Better Earth (July 22 - 28): learn how to use scanning devices and to input variables into the 3D printer to print solids Engineering Through the Ages (July 29 - August 4): creating and solving problems, we will be time travelers conquering challenges as engineers of the past, present, and future Students will be encouraged to have fun while learning, and to learn while having fun. No prior experience is required.

Prices range from $450.00 to $895.00 (price depends on options selected)