As part of our commitment to outreach, two students working with David Chenoweth in this IRG (Alexander Kasznal and Samuel Melton) are involved in Spark mentoring programs. Spark Students are paired with a mentor based on mutual interests. Students visit their mentor’s workplace once a week for 10-13 weeks. Students experience the value of planning, implementation and practice with the creation of a Spark Project. Mentorships culminate in Share Your Spark, an event where students and mentors present their projects–anything from working electrical circuits to marketing plans– to their colleagues, friends, families and the community.