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SparkAlpha inspires the future leaders of STEM and advanced manufacturing. We partner with leading colleges and companies to engage students with education and career pathways.

What is SparkAlpha?

This innovative project-based learning program introduces K-12 and college students to advanced manufacturing and entrepreneurship through the lens of integrated photonics and semiconductors.

The program culminates in a live business plan pitch.


Learn from leaders in academia and industry


Bring integrated photonics, semiconductors, and advanced manufacturing to your classroom

SparkAlpha In Action

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What's Involved?

Problem and Product Workshops

Students identify a problem and conceptualize a product solution

Education Day and Industry Day

Students visit an education partner and an industry partner to get a taste of future education and career opportunities

Final Pitch

Students pitch their final business plan to a panel of experts.

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