Engineering and Design

Students in this SparkTank program will have the opportunity to:

  • Work alongside professionals on projects for industry, education, government, and commercial clients
  • Be exposed to multiple design professions including architecture, interior design, structural and mechanical engineering, electrical and civil engineering, landscape architecture and surveying
  • Gain experience with the design process and begin to develop an understanding of construction technology and technical aspects of the building environment

“I learned that you don’t have all the time in the world to work on a project. Time management skills are a very important role here at SparkTank. Also I learned how to write a professional email, talk to clients and how to shake one’s hand the proper way.”

Blaine Webster, OHS Junior 2019

Businesses we’ve worked with:

  • John Deere
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • GOPIP (Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress)
  • Ottumwa Symphony Guild
  • Ottumwa Community School District

“SparkTank was an opportunity to gather connections with businesses, gain experience and possibly receive a couple scholarships”

Justin Chapple, OHS Senior 2019

Featured Project: John Deere Mail Room

If you have any questions, here’s a way to contact us!


Riley Guest

Engineering and Design Instructor

Contact Information

325 E. Main
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Monday—Friday: 8:10AM–3:15PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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