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How Today’s STEM Education Leads to Tomorrow’s Female Founders

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Qualcomm loves to make long, industry-changing bets. It’s why we created STEM engagement programs, like Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ , that encourage students to pursue STEM careers in the future. It’s also why we set up Qualcomm Ventures, our investment arm that supports dozens of up-and-coming tech companies that are changing the way the world connects.

New Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Opens at Michigan Engineering Zone

Detroit-area middle school students will have access to STEM engagement opportunities
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DETROIT, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — More than 3,000 middle school students a year will be introduced to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), thanks to a collaboration between Qualcomm Incorporated and the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

These organizations are bringing the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, a hands-on engineering and career awareness program, into the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ), known for its makerspace and high school robotics program.

Belle Heth Builds New Thinkabit Inspired Lab

By Alex Doiron, Radford News Journal
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The school has been implementing new technology such as Chromebooks for each student and new robotics. One of the new additions to the elementary is the Qualcomm inspired Thinkabit Lab. There are only two Thinkabit labs in the entire country and the school is working over the summer to have their inspired lab ready for the school year.

Qualcomm Collaborates with Schools, Libraries and Non-Profits to Provide More Students Free, Hands-on STEM Camps this Summer

Qualcomm Welcomes Participants from American Association of University Women’s Summer Camp TechTrek
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Building on three years of successful hands-on STEM camps, this summer the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ continues to grow, with a total of 10 one-week-long camps in San Diego, the DC Metro Area and China. These programs are designed to introduce, inspire and encourage middle school students’ interest in STEM.

Qualcomm’s Susie Armstrong Talks Thinkabit Labs, STEM, and Inspiring the Next Generation

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Since it began, Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ has exposed more than 12,000 students, teachers and parents to hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities and career exploration discussions that will prepare them for 21st-century jobs.

Wearable Robotic Fashion: Tentacles, Fabric & DragonBoard 410c

By Saura Naderi, Thinkabit Lab
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Ever since high school, I’ve had a wild fashion dream: to design a robot dress. Not just any robot dress, mind you, but an elegant gown that can do things like hug people and move with me as I wear it. Never did I imagine that by revealing this fantasy during an interview, I’d have the opportunity to inspire so many people.

Qualcomm Cultivates Interest in STEM Education

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known collectively as STEM, are essential for inventions that we bring to life. It’s easy to imagine that technology will always get better, faster and cheaper – but without disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist. We must lead the next generation of great thinkers and inventors by showing them the possibilities that lay before them in areas such as robotics, connected cars, IoT and 5G. Our STEM education efforts are helping to do just that and more.

Narrowing the Digital Education Gap and Expanding the STEM Pipeline

Erin Gavin - Senior Manager of Government Affairs at Qualcomm
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This ongoing blog series features articles written by a few of the speakers we’re looking forward to seeing at the 2016 Net Impact Conference.  Erin is Lead for Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab & Women Enhancing Technology Programs. She will be speaking at the "EdTech: More than Just Hype?" session on November 4th.

‘Innovation Station’ Opens in the Chula Vista Public Library, Civic Center Branch

Inspired by Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, new ‘makerspace’ extends hands-on learning to community
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CHULA VISTA, Calif., August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ Tinkering in the basement has just taken on a whole new meaning at the Chula Vista Public Library. Inspired by the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and the City of Chula Vista collaborated to open “Innovation Station” in the basement of the Library’s Civic Center branch, located at 365 F Street. Today, a community ribbon-cutting formally celebrated Innovation Station, which was modeled after Qualcomm’s lab in Sorrento Valley.

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