TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — High school students can collaborate while designing creative projects in Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s SPARK! event, taking place from 1 to 4 p.m. on March 12.

The event, according to a news release, aims to “stimulate youths’ interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, regardless of their backgrounds and current future study plans in high school and college”. 

SPARK! stands for Student Projects Advocating Resourceful Knowledge. This year’s competition will have projects centered around outer space and will deal with robotics and decoding wireless communications, the release said.  

The free event has been organized by Rose-Hulman’s Building Undergraduate Diversity program to give high school students the opportunity to use creativity, problem-solving skills and teamwork to complete activities.

Students wishing to participate must register online at http://bit.ly/244pQpY by March 5.  

Teams with the best technical and creative designs, as determined by student judges, will win prizes provided by the Rose-BUD program. Snacks will be provided for all participants.  

The event is currently planned to be conducted in Rose-Hulman’s Sports and Recreation Center and will adhere to the college’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including wearing face masks and following social distancing procedures, the release said.