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.
2019 SPARK TEAMS
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 Spauling 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: