MAKE AN IMPACT...

Your donations and time can ensure another 50 years of SPARC success...

"SPARC was more than 'science'- it was a preface to the opportunities provided by living and being in the USA.”

 

Dr. Stanley Schwartz, Class of 1965 

OUR IMPACT

Because of our donors, the SPARC students were able to accomplish the following in 2017-18

 

  • Completed Spring 2018 Flight - Four astronauts flew the SPARC Odyssey spacecraft on a mission to Mars, Europa, Uranus and Pluto.    

  • Robotics placed 3rd overall out of 31 teams in Philadelphia’s division of the FIRST TECH competition at Central High School going up against some very stiff competition from private and public high schools across the region.  

  • Robotics won 1st place for Computer Aided Design for their robot in both the First Tech Challenge and the M.A.T.E. ROV competitions

  • 31 students earned their CPR and First Aid Certificates from the American Red Cross

  • 6 Teams of students successfully launched and returned to Earth their student-designed rockets. These will be used to redesign a winning rocket in the TARC challenge next year. (Team America Rocket Challenge)

  • More than 100 Hours of Code were logged by 5 dedicated students.  Students learned the following computer languages- Python, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.

JOIN THE BOOSTERS AS A VOLUNTEER

The NEHS Project SPARC Boosters is looking for interested alumni, parents, educators and community members with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels to support our activities.  There are opportunities to serve on Booster committees or to support specific activities or events. Support the Booster activities by serving on a committee. 

DONATE

Support Project SPARC: Your generous donation will help maintain Project SPARC as a preeminent and high-quality STEM education program and ensure current and future students can experience the “hands-on” and “real-world” projects in computers, robotics, aerospace, science, medicine and engineering that can prepare and inspire them for careers in these fields.  All donors will automatically become members of the Boosters and receive periodic updates on SPARC activities and invitations to Booster related events.

 

Please contribute whatever you can today!

BECOME A MENTOR

Do you have training and professional experience you would like to share with students? 

 

Project SPARC is looking for subject matter experts that can serve as student mentors.  Your role as a mentor is to guide and support the students with their activities and projects.  You can help the students develop new skills and knowledge and watch as they put these abilities into practice through their SPARC activities.  

 

Whether you have one hour to give or you can come in a few days a week after school, have technical or non-technical expertise, Project SPARC has a mentoring role for you. 

“My experience in SPARC played an important role in my future success.”

 

Gary Rosenzweig, SPARC Computer Manager, 1984-87