Spark engages women and gender non-conforming students in the STEM fields — that’s science, technology, engineering, and math — through a year-long design-thinking process to develop, prototype, and pitch an invention.


Generator links high school Spark teams with trained educators, experts in the teams’ field of interest, and community partners to help teams design and pitch their inventions to an authentic audience.

 Spark utilizes the curriculum from Project Invent which used design-thinking and physical computing to create new technologies that solve problems that affect their communities.

Learn more about Spark in our March 2019 story about the program.

In 2019, Generator partnered with:

  • Winooski High School
  • Spaulding High School (Barre)
  • The LUND Center

Spark participants are spending the entire academic year working with Generator’s maker-educators both in their schools and at Generator to conceive of, prototype, and develop their inventions.

The Spaulding High School Spark team went on to Project Invent’s National Demo Day at Stanford University.

Here’s a video featuring one of the teammates and Generator’s Education & Outreach Director talking about the program and experience:


High school educators: are you interested in bringing life-changing learning experiences that empower girls and non-binary students to make the difference they want to see in the world through invention and design?

Please contact our Outreach Director for more information!


We are grateful to our 2019 Spark partners including Dealer.com, the Bay & Paul Foundations, the Winooski School District, Spaulding High School, and the LUND Center.