"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting"
What is Project Ignite?
Project Ignite is a student-run outreach organization at Carnegie Mellon University offering an interdisciplinary project-based educational program for high school students in the greater Pittsburgh area. We provide a valuable opportunity for students to work in a team and gain hands-on experience planning and executing a project with funding for materials provided to each group.
Our vision is that all students, regardless of socioeconomic standing or prior academic achievement, will have the opportunity to participate in the program.
Our ultimate goals are to expose students to subject areas that they would otherwise be unable to explore, and to allow students to pursue a new or existing interest that they lack the knowledge and/or support to engage with on their own.