What is SPARK?
We're "sparking" interest in engineering and computer science! The mission of the SPARK program is to inspire, support, and empower undergraduate women majoring in engineering and computer science at Texas State University.
The SPARK Scholars Program has been funded by the National Science Foundation since 2013 and concludes in May 2017. We express our deep appreciation to the National Science Foundation for its support of this important project in the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State.
Students who were selected for SPARK received the following program benefits:
Scholarships: $10,000 (need-based) scholarship
Housing: First-year SPARK students lived in our STEM Living Learning Community in Sayers Hall.
University Life: Co-enrolled in courses, participated in academic study groups, interacted with female faculty mentors, and belonged to a special community of like-minded students and friends!
Activities: Special programming and group events throughout the year helped students explore interesting careers in engineering and computer science, engage with our industry partners, find research opportunities, and meet many successful women working in these fields.
Although the SPARK program ends in May '17, the College of Science and Engineering will continue to inspire our female students to pursue degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and enter professional STEM careers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1153688. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.