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SparkShop Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

SparkShop, an immersive and interactive STEM program, today announced it has received a grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. 


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SparkShop: On The Road To Shaping Future Engineers in Chicagoland

SparkShop is an immersive and interactive STEM program that was adopted and developed by Shonali Ditz and Tiernan Murrell in August 2017. The program is designed to show 4th and 5th grade students that engineering is not what they think it is...

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SparkShop Finishes Pilot Phase

With the end of the school year comes the end of our pilot programs. We served over 500 students at 11 schools. Check out more stats on our accomplishments below!



SparkShop Receives Donation from Instron

SparkShop received their newest machine through a partnership with Instron, and industry leader in material testing technology. Instron's single-column test machine will be used by 4th and 5th grade students in SparkShop's Applied Engineering course. With this new technology, students will be able to destructively test, gather information, and interpret data to create stronger, improved components for a model bridge. 



Engineers in Action: SparkShop At Glencoe West School

SparkShop visits Glencoe West School to bring hands-on experiences in engineering to fourth grade students. Students got to learn about how raw materials become the things around them during our Materials & Manufacturing program!



SparkShop Launch Party

Our launch party was a blast! We're off to a very busy 2018, made possible by your support. We can't thank you enough! Check out some highlights from the event back in November at the Chicago Design Museum!