SPARCS News & Events

Prepare to Launch Video Series

This series is ideal for classroom use by educators, by parents desiring to support their children’s college and career readiness, and by students hungry for real-world tech career advice and experiences. The IT Center of Excellence and the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Program are delighted to work in partnership with TWIST (Target Women in Science [...]
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Feb
16

Your Time to Shine

Learn more about the recent webinar about how to stand out in a virtual interview in this blog written by by Lauren Loeffler of SPS Commerce.

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Jan
03

Nailing the Virtual Interview

Minnesota Aspirations in Computing, SPARCS, and long-standing partner SPS Commerce offer this must-view webinar about how to stand out in a virtual interview.

By Russell Fraenkel | Front Page . General . SPARCS News & Events
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Sep
09

Hackathon Event Shines Brightly…..Again!

During August, for the second year in a row, the IT Center and the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing - SPARCS program hosted two-day Bright Ideas Hackathon for students in high school and college freshman who identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary.     We had a such a wonderful turnout!  Five small teams under the guidance [...]
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Apr
28

Students – College & High School Don’t Miss A Gals Guide to the Galaxy

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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Mar
23

SPARCing College Success — Illuminating the Path

SPARCing College Success — Illuminating the Path

A recent SPARCS event event hosted by the Minnesota Aspirations in Computing (MNAiC) program provided a STEM passionate audience made up of high school students with an informative view of higher education. Panelists host questions about what comes next and how they should best prepare for the future.

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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

SPARCing Creativity with Securian Financial

On October 28th, Securian Financial’s Women in STEM Alliance along with six other female leaders within Securian Financial hosted 23 high school students from across the state of Minnesota for a two-hour virtual career readiness event with Minnesota Aspirations in Computing and Minn State I.T. COE SPARCS called, “Becoming the Imagineer”.

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