Category: Spark! News

Resiliency Challenge Winners – Project Gallery

The Resiliency Challenge was a nine-week, virtual hackathon, with three-week sprint challenges aimed at catalyzing student innovation in response to the unprecedented situation facing colleges and communities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The goal was to bring the talents of the university technology community together with subject matter experts to envision, design, develop, […]

Spring Demo Day 2020

An entire semester of time, dedication, and innovation resulted in Demo Day. A shift to an online platform did not stop BU Spark!’s community from attending Demo Day to support our students and their projects. The presence of 185 participants at Demo Day was a touching reminder that the Spark! community remains as strong and […]

BU Spark! Launches Resiliency Challenge

The Resiliency Challenge is a nine-week, virtual hackathon, with three-week sprint challenges aimed at catalyzing student innovation in response to the unprecedented situation facing colleges and communities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Our goal is to bring the talents of the university technology community together with subject matter experts to envision, design, develop, […]

Student Spotlight: Michael Hendrick

Michael Hendrick (CAS ’20), WinWin College is hard; there is no denying that. For freshmen and incoming students, it may be even more daunting when entering college-level courses and not really having someone to study with or share notes. BU Senior Michael Hendrick recognized this problem, and wanted to make the studying process a lot smoother […]

BU Spark! Hits a Home Run

You Can Track Umpire Performance with UmpScores Mobile App! Written by Adriana Diaz Baseball fans can rattle off player or team statistics as easy as listing their favorite pizza toppings. James E. Freeman Lecturer Chair, Mark Williams “found it odd that while there is a mountain of pitcher, batter and other player data, when it […]

Student Spotlight: Sydney Gullet

Sydney Gullet, Juriscape In today’s political climate, it is crucial for people to be aware of their legal rights, something that BU senior Sydney Gullet thinks is important information to spread to as many people as possible in order to ensure their own safety. “Essentially, the problem I found was that many people are misinformed, […]

Student Spotlight: Sameer Chaturvedi

Sameer Chaturvedi (CAS ’21), Software Developer and Founder of  FollowThrough Practice makes perfect, especially for athletes who work hard everyday in practice in order to perform their best for their games and competitions. Sameer Chaturvedi (CAS ‘21) is devoted to the game of basketball, but realized that the learning techniques on proper form and movements […]

Student Spotlight: Sarah Greisdorf

Sarah Greisdorf (CAS ’20), CEO & Founder of Holdette Sarah Greisdorf has a substantial yet growing list of roles since arriving at Boston University. Among the general responsibilities that any student has, Sarah can include being the CEO & Founder of Holdette, Director of BostonHacks and UXD Program Lead at BU Spark!  “When I was […]

A CAS Student Comes Home to Mentor

June 27, 2019 | in Features By Siena Giljum Post graduation, every Terrier chooses a different career path. Some scatter across the country (and the world), some move back home, and some stay in the Boston area. And some, of course, don’t cut their ties to Boston University just yet. Ben Lawson graduated from the College of Arts & […]

BU Spark! event helps Terrier entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level

05.13.2019By Rich Barlow. Photos by Cydney Scottshare it!+ *Find the original article here: http://bit.ly/2W00Tyi “Do you want somebody that’s an axe murderer to park in your driveway?” Judith S. Hurwitz’s question was strictly business. She and three other alumni with innovation expertise were listening to a pitch about a start-up, ParknGo. Looking for a Boston parking space can […]