To build a community of capable and compassionate students who are committed to solving real-world challenges through human-centered design. We aspire to cultivate an open and nurturing environment for all communities.


Sparkathon is an innovative, impact-driven design thinking competition that challenges teams of 4 - 6 students to collaboratively solve some of the most pressing societal problems. As the largest student case competition of the Claremont Colleges (5Cs), Sparkathon attracts students from across California. More than just a one-day event, Sparkathon supports winning teams over a six-month-period with generous funding, mentorship, and prototyping labs to implement their solutions in target communities.


Fabian Fernandez-Han

Angela Shea Tran

Vanessa Hsia

Nicole Talisay

Cameron Edward

Annabel Walsh

Tiffany Madruga

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