bp Spark at Research Park at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign - Sparking New Ideas

Interns from bp Spark and bp’s summer internship program participated in a virtual ‘hackathon’.

From designing machine-learning tools for wind turbines to building a program that tracks market-moving events using social media, a group of budding data scientists is helping bp develop digital solutions for complex energy challenges — that is, when they’re not taking classes or cramming for finals.

This year’s program includes 25 students whose majors range from computer science and statistics to graphic design. Since the program launched last year, six bp Spark students have started working for bp full-time or have accepted offers to join the company after they graduate. Learn More