Spark Saturdays

2023 registration is LIVE! Click here for the interest form to RSVP!

SPARK Saturdays 2023 will be held on the following dates:

In order to guarantee your student a spot in our program, please register them using the following form as soon as possible. This form will be closed on Friday, March 24th, 2023. We will email you the release form for you to fill out once your registration is confirmed.

The Program

SPARK Saturdays is a program created by ECE Outreach that aims to introduce high school students to concepts within the field of electrical and computer engineering and expose them to engineering as a potential career choice. There are typically 4-5 labs, held on Carnegie Mellon's campus each semester, ranging from topics like the binary number system and boolean logic to programming in Python to building circuits with LEDs and that can be used as radios.

Our program is free of charge and will be held in-person at CMU's campus!

The labs assume no prior knowledge, and students are provided with assistance from Carnegie Mellon graduate and undergraduate students.

To apply, students must fulfill the following criteria:

This semester, we have space for 20 students in the program, and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please fill out and submit the registration form above to reserve a place electronically. Within a few days of making your submission, you will receive an email with further details.


Boolean Logic Lab

Arduino Lab

Smart Light Lab

Arduino Lab

Radio Lab

Radio Lab