Deadline: Monday, January 25th, 2017
We will let you know if your school has been accepted by Friday, January 27th, 2017
Group Leader:
Deadline: February 24th, 2017

What Is Enspire

Enspire is an event that TESC’s Spark hosts every year during Winter quarter. We invite middle schoolers from local San Diego middle schools to come to UCSD. These students come to be inspired and learn about engineering and what it has to offer.  Throughout the day, students will be able to experience a taste of college life, interact with various engineering clubs, and take part in an engineering activity.  This past year students created a tweenbot, which is a mini robot.  Overall, the event has been a success in accomplishing our goal of giving back to the San Diego Community and motivating young minds with engineering.

If you have questions about ENSPIRE, please email both coordinators at the following emails: and

Contact Us!

Tenative Schedule

Time/Location: March 2nd, 2017 @ PC West Ballroom 8:30am – 2:30pm

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    8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Check in/Registration (PC Ballroom West Lobby)

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    9:30 am - 9:55 am

    Opening Ceremony and Presentation

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    10:00 am - 10:30 am

    Icebreakers (PC Ballroom West)

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    10:40 am - 11:40 am

    Engineering Activity

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    11:40 am - 12:50 pm

    Lunch/Org Fair (2 Sessions)

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    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

    Hands on Engineering Activity (PC Ballroom West)

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    1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

    Closing Ceremony and Presentation, Word of Thanks (PC Ballroom West)

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    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Frequently Asked Questions

Will transportation be provided?No, transportation is not provided, but we will reimburse up to $200 to offset the cost of transportation.
What is the recommended chaperone to student ratio?Each group will have about 20 students. We would recommend one chaperone per 20 students as groups will also have a group leader to lead the students and help the chaperone.
Can younger students come? i.e. 6th graders Please email us at to check with us as we will be allowing students from other grades to come on a case by case basis.
Is food provided?Yes, food will be provided with various options for special dietary needs (vegetarian, vegan, etc). Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch.