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The SPARC Festival

The SPARC Festival is a campus-wide celebration of academic and artistic accomplishments of Mount students. Modeled after an academic conference, this three day event offers a wide variety of activities including:

  • Student "Lightning" Talks

  • Honors Presentations

  • Student Art Exhibition

  • Poster Presentations

  • Live Performances

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Doan

  • Honored Faculty Speaker: Dr. Sean Lewis

2016 SPARC Festival

SPARC Festival 2016 will be held April 19, 20 and 21. See the schedule of events and our SPARC app for more details, or download our Senior Honors Projects brochure(.pdf) and the abstracts for poster and lightning talks (.pdf).

Guidelines for Presenters

Poster guidelines
Lightning talk guidelines

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding the SPARC Festival, please contact:

Frederick Portier, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
(301) 447-5561

Jennifer Staiger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
(301) 447-8387

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Map & Directions | | 301-447-6122
Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
Map & Directions | | 301-682-8315