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MSU Spartan Coding Clubs (SPARCC)

Technology's future begins in today's classrooms!

The Office for Women in Engineering, Recruitment, Civic Engagement and K-12 Outreach and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University are committed to empowering the next generation of leaders in technology through K-12 outreach.

Mission

We aim to broaden participation in computer science among K-12 students in Michigan and beyond. By engaging K-12 students in face-to-face and virtual programs led by near-peer university student mentors, we aim to build excitement across the rapidly growing fields of information technology, data science and software engineering.

In particular, we aim to remove the many barriers to entry in computer science which disproportionately affect female- and LGBTQIA+-identifying, Black, Latinx, Native American and socioeconomically underprivileged individuals.

In achieving its goals, the Office for Women in Engineering, Recruitment and K-12 Outreach does not unlawfully discriminate. All events and programs are open to students of all genders.

Programs

Learn more about the various outreach programs we offer.

Team

Our outreach programs are led by undergraduate students under the supervision of faculty and staff from across the MSU College of Engineering.

Sponsors

We are happy to acknowledge the following sponsors for their generous support:

If funding permits, we plan to partner with the Detroit Public Schools Community District to offer after-school coding clubs in several middle-schools in fall 2022 and spring 2023. We are also hoping to offer international clubs with a partner in Turkey in the coming year.

Your tax deductible gift will help sustain our current clubs and make these additional clubs possible! Ask your employer if they have a matching program to potentially double the impact of your gift!!

You may charge your gift using the University Development Online Gift Cart: https://www.givingto.msu.edu/gift/index.cfm.

  1. Type Women in Engineering into the search box; scroll down and select Women in Engineering Recruitment and K-12 Outreach.
  2. Enter the amount and select Proceed to Checkout.
  3. After submitting your credit card information and approving payment, you will receive a receipt by email. Save this receipt for your tax records. (Gifts to MSU are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.)
  4. Please forward a copy of the receipt to Teresa VanderSloot to ensure that the gift is credited to the SPARCC Program.

If you prefer to mail your gift, please include your credit card number, the expiration date, the name under which the card is issued, and the program (SPARCC) on your gift pledge form (.pdf).

Pledge forms should be mailed to:

Office of Development
College of Engineering
Michigan State University
428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3536
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226

Ph: 517-884-1000 (Local)
Ph: 800-232-4678 (Toll Free)

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