Spark! Engineering is modeled after cutting-edge engineering schools like, MIT School of Engineering, Olin College of Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Purdue University, inspired by Project Lead the Way, and endorsed by local universities. The course is designed for students who are interested in engineering and manufacturing fundamentals, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Immerse yourself with engineers and manufacturers using state-of-the-art tools and software to create and test 3D prototypes solving complex problems. Apply lean manufacturing processes that create value for customers and drive out the waste in production. Students experience hands-on, active learning with full immersion in real-world projects sponsored by business partners. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative solutions to a company’s real-world problems. Engineering projects are tailored to student interest in the fields of chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental, software/ computer, architectural, advanced manufacturing, robotics, biological, and environmental.

Spark! Technology Solutions is located in the Cyber Fusion Center at Maryville University.

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Projects

A key piece of engineering is for students to learn by doing through projects submitted by outside companies and organizations.  Below is a list of completed projects that have been submitted by engineering students.

  • Designed adaptive playground equipment for early child centers
  • Optic and telescopic devices
  • Biomedical devices to track blood pressure
  • Lightweight body armor
  • Devices to track lost luggage while in flight
  • Wireless phone charger

Internships/Apprenticeships/Field Experiences

Students in engineering gain a greater hands on experience of what industry looks like and are able to work side by side with industry professionals and hone both hard technical skills and essential skills for professional success.

Internships

  • Parkway School District
  • Taptl (FL)
  • EDSI
  • Black & Veatch
  • Mynah Technologies
  • Monsanto
  • Express Scripts

Field Experiences

  • GlobalHack
  • TRex
  • Cortex
  • Venture Cafe
  • Mynah Tech
  • Contegix
  • Mastercard
  • Worldwide Technologies
  • Monsanto
  • CTY
  • Boeing
  • Washington University