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SPARCS Alliance

Igniting the next generation's computing talent

The world of technology and computing is evolving rapidly. To keep up, the U.S. needs more people who are inspired to work in scientific, engineering and technical fields that require computing skills. 

The University of Cincinnati’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is leading outreach to ignite computing interest among students and teachers in Southwest Ohio high schools and community colleges through SPARCS — Specialized Programs for Attracting and Recruiting Computing Specialists. 

We aim to provide the tools to promote the teaching of computing skills to students as early as middle school to inspire their interest and pursuit of technology and computing fields — and ultimately help meet the growing demand for a skilled computing workforce in Ohio.

The SPARCS Alliance will join UC with local high school partners to enhance education around programming and computing. 

Learn More

Are you a middle school, high school, or community college educator interested in learning more about the SPARCS Alliance? Fill out this form

Future Programs

  • Intro to Programming Camp at UC for High School Students
  • Intro to Cyber Summer Camp at UC for High School Students
  • Computer Science Summer Training at UC for Middle and High School Teachers
  • Much more to come, including modules for teaching and programs geared toward middle schoolers!