Bright Spark offers programs for students 4th-grade through college to build design skills such as empathy, problem solving, prototyping and experimenting to innovate new solutions with Design Thinking.
2019-2020 Bright Spark Programs and Membership
Sign up for the Design Competition by December 14.
Teachers annually report their students grow in critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills—all while having fun. Students also grow in empathy. By continually practicing design thinking, students begin to more frequently see the world through the eyes of others.
Programs & Membership
“The Bright Spark Design Competition presented my students with an opportunity to creatively problem-solve with real-life parameters that not only impact the Chattanooga area, but many other communities around the country. It is an opportunity for them to think and design on a local scale then apply the solution to a larger context.”
—David Burghy, Columbus College of Art & Design
“It was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn and grow in problem-solving methodology while receiving positive and meaningful feedback from industry professionals.”
— Hannah Williams, Baylor School
Bright Spark Sponsorship Opportunities
Invest in the next generation of innovators.
With your help, dozens of students will be able to participate in Bright Spark programs. Immersive design challenges help students build creative confidence, critical thinking, and empathy skills to prepare them for the job market of the future.
In addition to making it possible for students to experience game-changing design challenges, sponsoring organizations also receive:
Program, social media, and website recognition
Mentorship and speaking opportunities
Companies already investing in the next generation of innovators: