SPARCS News & Events

Sep
27

Cyber Security – Exploring Career Opportunities | October Event

Do you know a female high school or college student who is trying to decide if cyber security would be a good fit for them?

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Sep
27

Bright Ideas Hackathon | December Event

Bright Ideas Hack-A-Thon online event involves pitching the idea of a product or service that solves a social or business problem.

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Feb
19

Calling All High School Students – Social Justice Hackathon

Calling All High School Students – Social Justice Hackathon Saturday, March 13, 2021
10 AM CST – 4:30 PM CST
Price: Free

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Dec
03

Past Event- The Minnesota Twins SPARCS a Field of Dreams

The Twins’ team hit a technology home run with the SPARCS visiting team this past October. Young women who are passionate about tech took part in an exclusive “behind the scenes” tech tour of Target Field.

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Feb
27

How to Maximize I.T. Talent Gain and Minimize Talent Loss

Minnesota Women Technologists weigh in on what MN Businesses can do to increase the number of women in tech roles while retaining existing talent.

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Feb
23

Microsoft Introduces SPARCS Students to New Innovation Center

Microsoft welcomed over 100 high school aged young women and I.T. professionals to an interactive day of learning and networking at their new Edina, Minnesota innovation lab.

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Feb
15

32 Minnesota High School Students Honored in Fifth Annual Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Awards

Two Minnesota students named national winners and six named national honorable mentions as program sees continued growth.

By Russell Fraenkel | Featured News . SPARCS News & Events
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Feb
14

SPARCS at GlitchHQ

Over 20 young women with an interest in game development had the opportunity to learn from 8 Game Development Sages during SPARCS GAME : IT at GlitchHQ

By Russell Fraenkel | General . SPARCS News & Events
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