Project SPARK thrives to nourish and expose ENTC undergraduates to the latest technologies by providing them a platform to cultivate ideas and develop solutions to real-life problems. The project is fully sponsored and it will be spanning for a year and the undergraduates will participate in a challenge to especially address the issues in achieving the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations Organization.
This project will provide the students an open platform to enhance their knowledge, soft skills, and will be exposing them to research/product development at the early stages of their undergraduate life. The requirement of zero financial investment for the students is one of the major intrinsic benefits packaged with this project. This year-long challenge is undertaken by the second and third-year undergraduates of the department and they will be gaining other extrinsic advantages such as,
- Receiving hands-on experience with a project management platform prior to internships.
- One Additional Project to the CV.
- Learning to submit a well-documented project proposal.
- Defining the scope and feasibility of a project.
- Get experience in dividing tasks & planning a year-long project which is similar to FYP.
Developing a Raspberry pi community is one of the other major objectives of project Spark where Raspberry Pi boards were gifted to all the second year and third-year undergraduates as a kickstart to this project. The aim is to expose students to new technologies related to Raspberry Pi and practicing them to use those in solving real-life problems. Apart from that, a Raspberry Pi community group is to be maintained in parallel to the project where the end goal is to gather around 1000 pi enthusiasts and extend the community worldwide.