Since 2014, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab has served over 78,000 students nationwide through our engaging career exploration and hands-on engineering activities for students. Whether experiencing the program during the school year with the Thinkabit Lab Signature Experience or in the Summer with our various Internet of Things (IoT) themed invention projects, students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds can dive into the world of engineering. The journey to inventing today and tomorrow’s wireless world begins here!
Before expanding the Thinkabit Lab summer program into the themed summer camps showcased above, Qcamps began offering students an invention-packed summer in 2015! Hosted in the Thinkabit Lab at the Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego, middle school students toured the Qualcomm campus, gazed at the famed Wall of Patents, met Qualcomm engineers, and jumped into an exhilarating week of IoT-inspired inventions.
Through the Thinkabit Lab program, students explore engineering and non-engineering careers available at tech companies and engage in a fun and unique hands-on engineering project. Using various engineering concepts, collaboration, and their imagination, students invent solutions that solve real-world problems or reflect their Strengths, Interests, and Values.
During Thinkabit Lab’s Wearable Tech week-long camp, students build an automated hat using an Internet of Things (IoT) framework. Historically implemented as an all-girls camp, this project tasks participants to creatively represent their Strengths, Interests, and Values with engineered and coded components, such as LEDs and servo motors. Take a look!
As a company invested in creating technology for good, The Tech for Good project draws inspiration from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach. Through its five impact sectors committed to advancing worldwide communities socially and economically with technology, students are tasked with a similar goal. Using engineering and non-engineering concepts learned in this one-week camp, students create an automated invention to solve a real-world problem in Education, the Environment, Health Care, Public Safety, and Entrepreneurship.
Agriculture is the backbone of our modern civilizations around the world and technology is big part of this industry. The AgTech for Good project inspires students to leverage their every-day experiences in agricultural communities for “good.” Creating inventions everywhere from improved irrigation systems to transporting goods efficiently, students incorporate agricultural technology to invent the tech of tomorrow!