Category: General News

Spark! Demo Day Fall 2022 Changes Locations and Sets Record

By now, it’s essentially a fact that Spark! students continuously show up and show out, and Fall Demo Day 2022 was no different. In record fashion, almost 220 people came together in the Questrom School of Business Auditorium in person and virtually to witness what’s been a semester’s worth of innovation for students in the […]

BU’s Center for Computing and Data Sciences, the University’s Most Environmentally Sustainable Building, Officially Opens Doors

It wouldn’t be a proper opening of the most environmentally sustainable building that Boston University has ever seen if it wasn’t in a climactic fashion. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu stood alongside BU President, Robert A. Brown, distinguished members of CDS faculty, City Counselor Kenzie Bok, and Dean of Arts & Sciences, Stan Stan Sclaroff, for the […]

Spark! Hosts Most Successful Demo Day to Date

Over 200 people laid eyes on Spark! students at the conclusion of the Spring 2022 semester with one intention: to witness the debut of groundbreaking technology that the marketplace hasn’t seen. Attendees gathered in person and virtually in the George Sherman Union at Spark!’s most successful Demo Day to date. Throughout the semester, students in the […]

The Latest Move to Revolutionize Diversity in Tech: DEI Town Hall

The absence of diversity and inclusion in the tech industry isn’t just a surface-level issue. The homogeneity in the field is a major reason that flaws exist within emerging technology. It’s hard to ignore the disparities that have become overwhelmingly obvious — just think about facial recognition’s algorithmic bias that harms communities of color.  BU’s […]

Spark! Alum, Where Are They Now? – Josh and Jameson Hollis

Spark! alum continue to carry their innovative mindsets and creativity beyond their undergraduate experience. Josh (MET’19) and Jameson Hollis (SAR’17), brothers and Spark! alum, took their knowledge from Spark! To shape their work that makes them the inspiring innovators they are today.  After graduating from BU, Josh works at his own SaaS startup, Movez, while […]

Giving Day – The Many Faces of Spark!

On April 6th, 2022, BU is holding a 24-hour fundraising campaign for parents and alumni to donate to BU and make an impact on students’ learning experiences. We hope that you’ll join us in supporting and giving back to BU Spark!.  Meet some of our Spark! Squad members, their projects, and hear what they have […]

Black Leaders Breaking Barriers in Tech

In honor of Black History Month, Spark! is remembering and featuring influential black leaders who have profoundly shaped science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Katherine Johnson Katherine Johnson, the “human computer,” calculated NASA’s flight paths which contributed to the first mission to space. “Let me do it. You tell me when you want it and where […]

Spark! Shows How Creative Tech Can Be at First Ever BU Bazaar

Before a record-setting blizzard enveloped Boston on Saturday, BU students took over the Charles River campus for BU Bazaar. Innovate@BU sponsored the first-ever event of its kind, where student creativity and innovation was celebrated in the form of a campus-wide meetup and sale. Free clothes, art, jewelry, home goods, and more were up for grabs, […]