SPARC Research is committed to our involvment in the local community. Below are just a few things that we've participated in, and we look forward to new events in the coming year as well.
Old Bust Head 5K
SPARC Research was proud to participate in the Old Bust Head 8th Annual Benefit 5K Walk/Run in Vint Hill, Virginia to benefit Finley’s Green Leap Forward www.finleysgreenleapforward.org
Fauquier Free Clinic
Annual Christmas Parade
SPARC Research was happy to participate in the Annual Warrenton Christmas Parade and to be a Platinum sponsor for the event! Click here for the article.
Dr. Hewitt gives the Highland School Kindergarten class a lecture on engineering!
Dr. Hewitt shares his passion for science and math by partnering with the local schools and going into the classroom to teach. Last month he proved it’s never too early to gain a love of STEM by giving the Highland School Kindergarten class a lecture on engineering!
Kettle Run High School AP Research Celebration (May 2021)
Students at Kettle Run High school proved that this pandemic would not halt their progress and education through a rigorous, year-long AP Research project on a topic of their choosing. In celebration of the completion of their projects and oral defenses, a dessert celebration was held for the students, their mentors, and families. It was a great opportunity for the students to mingle and share the results of their hard work. SPARC Research’s Angel Royston mentored senior student, Peter Tessier, on his project titled, “How Likely Are Teenagers To Support Funding For Nuclear Energy?” Pictured left to right are students Ashley Hume, Mohammad Sarsour, SPARC Research’s Angel Royston, and student Peter Tessier.
NO CHILD GOES HUNGRY (June 2020)
Thanks to the generosity of Fauquier FISH, A Little Heart, and Saint James’ Episcopal Church and School, every family who came to Grab-and-Go Meal sites left with food this past summer. Working together, these organizations, along with help from SPARC Research and the Highland School community, assembled more than 1,000 “snow day kits” to address the needs of Fauquier County children who may be food insecure.
Little Hearts Charity Lunch (2020)
Little Hearts Charity was asked to provide 500 bags of food a month for June, July and August for 500 Fauquier School children. SPARC Research was happy to be a part of this effort.
Little Hearts Backpacks (August 2019)
SPARC Research was proud to team up with Little Hearts Backpacks to provide school supplies for students in Fauquier County.
Highland Fairy Garden (outdoor classroom)
SPARC Research funded this project, consisting of 6x6 timber edging, drainage trenching, playground mulch, gravel path, etc. Here are the before and after photos:
Other Local Involvement:
- Sponsorship of future scientist – https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-eleanor-hitchhike-to-microgravity/
- Mountain Vista Aerospace engineering seminar
- Adjunct teacher at Highland school
- Intern programs at SPARC Research
- Highland senior design mentoring
- Science fair judging
We look forward to other opportunities to be involved with local efforts as well!