How many students and teachers have you hosted at the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab in San Diego?

Since opening in 2014, the Thinkabit Lab at our San Diego headquarters has:

• Promoted STEM career awareness to more than 15,000 students, teachers and parents

• Hosted more than 500 classes and camps

• Built more than 7,000 robotic crafts. 

• Collaborated with 16 school districts

Why is Qualcomm committed to exposing students to STEM education at the Thinkabit Lab?

As a company of inventors and technologists, we care deeply about STEM. It is part of who we are and the foundation for everything we do. We are committed to contributing to a successful, robust, diverse and expanding pool of talent in STEM fields. Therefore, we invest in sustainable, STEM programs that reach, inspire and engage students of all ages, at all levels and from all backgrounds.

Do you have any other cornerstone facilities besides your headquarters in San Diego?

In 2016 we began a collaboration with Virginia Tech, launching a Thinkabit Lab at their Northern Virginia Center in the National Capitol Region.  Since opening its doors in September 2016, the Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech has hosted more than 4,000 students and more than 500 teachers.  For more information on the Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech or to contact Jim Egenrieder, the director of the lab, please visit

What is Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab?

The Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ provides students with a unique STEM experience and exposure to careers they may not know exist. It also provides an opportunity for educators to learn best practices for engaging students in STEM.  Students engage in hands-on engineering activities that involve problem-solving, creativity and collaboration.


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