Spark! Engineering is modeled after cutting-edge engineering schools like, MIT School of Engineering, Olin College of Engineering, Stanford School of Engineering, Purdue University, inspired by Project Lead the Way, and endorsed by local universities. The course is designed for students who are interested in engineering and manufacturing fundamentals, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Immerse yourself with engineers and manufacturers using state-of-the-art tools and software to create and test 3D prototypes solving complex problems. Apply lean manufacturing processes that create value for customers and drive out the waste in production. Students experience hands-on, active learning with full immersion in real-world projects sponsored by business partners. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative solutions to a company’s real-world problems. Engineering projects are tailored to student interest in the fields of chemical, electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental, software/computer, architectural, advanced manufacturing, robotics, biological, and environmental.

Spark! Engineering is located at 670 Mason Ridge Center, Suite 100, St. Louis, 63141.

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A key piece of engineering is for students to learn by doing through the Project Lead the Way Engineering Design and Development (EDD) project.  The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify a problem then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solutions to a panel of engineers.  Students apply the professional skills they have developed in Spark! to document the design process, reach out to industry and present their project in a variety of settings.  Below is a sample list of projects from previous school years:

Field Experiences and Professional Excursions

Students in engineering gain greater hands-on experience of what industry looks like and are able to work side by side with industry professionals and hone both hard technical skills and essential skills for professional success.  Previous field experiences and professional excursions include:

Engineering Mentors Provided By: