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Qualcomm for Good

Empowering people. Transforming communities. Protecting the planet.

At Qualcomm we invent breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates. As Qualcomm continues to push the boundaries of what is possible, we embrace the opportunity to tackle global challenges, inspire tomorrow’s workforce and make a difference for decades to come. A core pillar of our Corporate Responsibility portfolio is STEM education, and our homegrown Thinkabit Lab is one of our signature programs.

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The Thinkabit Lab Program

At the Thinkabit Lab, students explore engineering and non-engineering careers available at tech companies and engage in a fun and unique hands-on engineering project. Together, the career exploration and engineering activities help students understand where they might fit in the future workforce and how they could contribute to solving real-world problems using technology.

Fundamental elements of our program

Exploring careers at Qualcomm®️

Explore your strengths, interest, and values and use them to help you explore careers you may like at tech companies. Watch the Video.

Internet of Things

Engineering Activities

Engineering Design Process

Internet of Things Invention

Impact

Investing in our future inventors

Qualcomm cares about contributing to a successful, robust, diverse, and expanding pool of talent in STEM fields.

Videos

Students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds can dive into the world of engineering and invent Internet of Things themed projects to solve a problem of their choice. The journey to inventing today and tomorrow’s wireless world begins here!

Importance of Computer Science

Why should you learn how to code? Thinkabit Lab students, teachers, and community partners share their thoughts.

Student Experiences with Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™

Lewis Middle School students reflect on the Thinkabit Lab experience and their aspirations to become engineers in the future.

Thinkabit Summer Camps

Learn about our summer programming.

Student Invention

A Thinkabit Lab student from North Carolina demonstrates the Hale Bale Conveyor.

Collaborators

Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ collaborates with 22 educational organizations across eight states to implement our hands-on invention-based program.

4School Districts
3Universities
11K-12 Schools
1Library
3Non-profits
Find out more about the
Nationwide Network of Sites/Collaborators

California

  • Feaster Charter School
  • Innovation Station
  • Porterville Unified School District
  • Vista Innovation and Design Academy

San Diego Unified School District

  • Lewis Middle School
  • Morse High School
  • Sweetwater Union High School District

Louisiana

  • Cohn Elementary School

Massachusetts

  • Global Learning Charter Public School

Michigan

  • University of Michigan

North Carolina

  • Perquimans County Middle School

American Association of University Women

  • California
  • Florida
  • Washington

Virginia

  • Harrisonburg County Schools
  • Virginia Tech Falls Church
  • Virginia Tech Roanoke

Fairfax County Public Schools

  • Dogwood Elementary School
  • Katherine Johnson Middle School

Prince William County Schools

  • Cedar Point Elementary School
  • Innovation Elementary
  • Neabsco Elementary

Learning Center

Sample both career exploration and hands-on engineering activities for you to use in your own classroom, home, or organization