(Science Professionals As Resource Knowledge)
Students seeking membership in S.P.A.R.K. must have completed or be enrolled in Accelerated Chemistry. Teacher recommendations are required.
The student should plan on a six to eight week summer commitment. A S.P.A.R.K. student begins work with their mentor in June at the end of their sophomore or junior year. Completed projects are due in September or October.
Procedure for Joining
Students interview during the second semester of their sophomore or junior year. Research projects are completed during the summer.
The purpose of S.P.A.R.K. is to provide an immersive summer internship experience for exceptional students interested in pursuing careers related to scientific research and engineering. Each student is assigned to job-shadow a local practicing scientist, participate in the educational programs offered by his/her scientific organization, and work collaboratively with the scientist on a problem or experiment that will benefit the organization. Selected students will participate in these internships during the summer prior to their junior or senior year. In September or October following their internship experiences, students share what they have learned via PowerPoint presentations to their AP science or math classes. Some summer internship experiences may include projects that can be modified for submission to state and national scientific competitions.
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