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!
The Thinkabit Lab Signature Experience combines our engaging career exploration and hands-on engineering activities. 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!
The Wearable Tech week-long camp is designed to engage all-girl groups in a fun, hands-on engineering experience. Students explore their unique strengths, interests, and values while engaging in hands-on engineering activities using LED lights and servo motors. Students get to use these newly found skills to invent creative Internet of Things inspired, automated wearable technologies. The gender gap in STEM ends here!
The Tech for Good program draws inspiration from Qualcomm efforts to advance worldwide communities socially and economically. Students learn about Wireless Reach and harness the power of Bluetooth technology to invent an automated Internet of Things inspired solution to a real-world problem. Students learn that they can use technology to solve societal challenges at any age!
The AgTech for Good project inspires students to leverage their every-day experiences in agricultural communities for “good.” Students learn more about both agriculture and technology as they use Bluetooth wireless communication to invent an innovative solution to problems in their community. Qualcomm is committed to ending the digital divide. This program shows the power of technology to students in rural communities!
Qcamp™ began offering students an invention-packed summer in 2014! 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 Internet of Things-inspired inventions. These camps at Qualcomm are what lead to the now themed summer camps that occur across the country!
In 2020-21, everyday life was suddenly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Schools closed, hospitals were overwhelmed, and masks became essential. Students, naturally observant, were drawn to the pandemic-related problems and inspired to invent relevant and highly valued solutions. Watch how they used an Internet of Things framework to mitigate the challenges and help people in this much needed time.
Feeling inspired to try coding yourself? The Thinkabit Lab Learning Center offers free online resources, developed to help adult instructors and parents introduce coding and engineering to students. Click here to learn more!