Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ Is Creating the Next Generation of Inventors

By Matt Parke
Jan 20, 2020 11:00 AM ET

Qualcomm for Good STEM initiatives are designed to promote a​nd improve STEM education at all levels and to expand upon opportunities for underrepresented students. Our Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ inspires students of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to imagine future careers in STEM by designing an invention that uses an Internet of Things solution to solve real-world problems.


The ideas which shape our future technology can come from anywhere.

One idea which could help farmers tend their livestock came from the mind of Luis Gomez, with a little help from the Future Ready Lab Inspired by Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ in Porterville, California.

Gomez, 12, is a member of the 4-H Club and he’s got a problem he thinks he can solve. What kind of invention would help him keep his sheep, Lamar, on a regular feeding schedule?

He’s a busy seventh-grader at St. Anne’s School and must dedicate a portion of his day to preparing Lamar for the year-end show and sale. Between school, 4-H and participating on St. Anne’s Academic Decathlon team, it’s a wonder that he has the time for his other hobbies. He’s also a tinkerer who take things apart and rebuilds them and dabbles in video editing too.

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