SPARCS News & Events

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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Aug
03
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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Oct
07

Aspirations in Computing Summer Intern Program Succeeds Amidst COVID Disruptions

MNAiC seeks additional summer internship partners for 2021. Learn more about how internships can help your company achieve business goals, including opportunity to play a critical role in building and sustaining a Minnesota technology pipeline filled with diverse, high quality talent. For more information, email Russell.Fraenkel@metrostate.edu.

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(612) 659-7221

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IT Center of Excellence 

Midway Center
1450 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul

St. Paul, MN 55108

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The ITCOE is part of the Minnesota State College System, and is hosted by Metropolitan State University

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What is a Center of Excellence?

A COE is a dedicated team that works close with industry and educators to attract students to, and prepares students for, high demand industries in Minnesota that face workforce shortages currently and in the future.

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