What are Qualcomm’s goals for the Thinkabit Lab?

Our goal for Thinkabit Lab is to inspire the next generation of STEM innovators.  We want to demystify engineering and the possibilities of being an inventor; and to guide students through activities where they can unlock their unique talents and see the careers that are open to them . The Thinkabit Lab team defines success as students leaving our space every day feeling a new self-confidence that a STEM career may be in their future, and an understanding that STEM concepts are found in many careers.   

How can my child apply for Qcamp?

Each year, Qualcomm works directly with school districts to collect applications from students for Qcamp. In the past, we have worked with San Diego Unified School District, Vista Unified School District, and Chula Vista Elementary School District. Once students have applied, the team uses a randomization process to select the students who will attend the camp.

What STEM programs for girls does Qualcomm support?

In addition to creating our unique summer camp program at the Thinkabit Lab, we are a lead partner in the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech®) program and collaborate with organizations like Girls Who Code and Girl Develop It! to work towards our shared goal of closing the gender gap in the tech industry. Through our various programs, we are able to inspire and expose girls (and boys) to STEM activities and address issues that may otherwise deter underrepresented students from pursuing STEM education and careers.

How can my organization support a summer camp using Thinkabit Lab Signature Activities?

We’re glad you asked! We’re currently working on a resource guide to help other organizations who are looking to create their own camp experience Inspired by Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab.  This guide will include sample timelines and necessary forms for campers to complete as well as some of the logistical considerations you’ll want to think about throughout the planning process.  We also are working on creating the Teaching Resources necessary to support the Signature Activities we’ve done at Qcamps in the past.   

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