SPARK Engineering Program

UCONN School of Engineering Diversity & Outreach Center
191 Auditorium Road
Unit 3187
Storrs-Mansfield, CT 06269

P: (860) 486-5536
F: (860) 486-3045

Director: Kevin McLaughlin

Contact: Kevin McLaughlin
P: (860) 486-5536
F: (860) 486-3045

SPARK Engineering Program

Year Program started: 2017

Max. Participants/Year: 4o/week; 120/year

Application Deadline: June, then Rolling Application Deadline

Program Timeframe: Summer (July)

Academic Level Targeted: other

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group, other

Type of Program: education, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, financial aid provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: Array

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: Array

Additional Comments: SPARK is UConn’s latest initiative to shrink the STEM gender gap. Participants will be taught and mentored by outstanding female undergraduate engineering students. The University of Connecticut invites current 6th through 9th grade female students, to challenge themselves by incorporating their math and science skills into hands-on projects and experiments, exciting engineering concepts, and fun activities.