Welcome to SPARK!


Why do we call it SPARK? Because 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.


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This unique program is funded by the National Science Foundation and reflects the College of Science and Engineering's goal to increase the number of women graduating with degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and entering professional STEM careers.

Students selected for SPARK participate in the following program benefits:

  • Scholarships: $10,000 (need-based) scholarship 
  • Housing: First-year SPARK students live in our STEM Living Learning Community in Sayers Hall.
  • University Life: Co-enroll in courses, participate in academic study groups, interact with female faculty mentors, belong to a special community of like-minded students and friends!
  • Activities: Special programming and group events throughout the year will help you explore interesting careers in engineering and computer science, meet our industry partners, find research opportunities, and introduce you to successful women working in these fields. 

Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for SPARK; our program is full!

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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. 

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