By Elisabeth Best, Sustainability and Wireless Reach Program Manager
At Qualcomm, we define sustainability as a strategy that drives long-term growth and profitability by including environmental, social and corporate governance issues in our business decisions as they relate to our key spheres of influence: our workplace, our supply chain, local communities, our industry and the public policy realm. For us, innovation isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are.
Inspired by Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, new ‘makerspace’ extends hands-on learning to community
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.
Student teams, sponsored by Goldman Sachs and Qualcomm, recognized for homemade mobile apps
BENGALURU, India, August 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ Multinational corporations and local students are coming together in a grassroots effort to enable new opportunities and empower women in technology and entrepreneurship. Middle and high school female students will compete in the Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) Graduation Pitch Event in Bengaluru, India, on August 20th.
After three summers of Qcamp for Girls in STEM, I am excited to report that the seeds we planted two years ago and continued to nurture in order to positively impact the way girls learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers have bud
The San Diego pilot program includes office and research space, labs, outdoor areas and parking structures and shows how our technologies can be more broadly applied to smart cities of the future.
Qualcomm has served as the essential accelerator to the mobile device market for more than 30 years. Our mobile processors and modems have been “under the hood” of thousands of flagship mobile device models. Now, the need for mobile connectivity is expanding beyond — far beyond — smartphones and tablets. The Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded the market for mobile connectivity. And one of the main benefactors of the IoT revolution are Smart Cities.
“I’ve always liked creating things that are autonomous; it’s like giving life to this thing that’s going to interact with its environment.” — Guy Kayombya
My earliest memory of working with technology is in the fourth grade. I grew up in Nairobi , Kenya, and lucky for me, my school had a computer lab. I remember being drawn to its computers. And then my teacher introduced us to programming. What’s fun about programming is that you get to create things that can then run by themselves.
My passion for technology and science actually started when I was a kid. I'm one of five kids, and I am the only girl. So I have had the pleasure of blowing up things and setting off rockets and doing kind of all of those guys' things since I was a little girl.
Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to march in the San Diego Pride Parade alongside 300 other “Qualcommers,” their families, and friends. It’s the sixth year in a row that I’ve participated in this celebration of our LGBT community, and I always find it a personally rewarding experience. In a way, the parade is a reflection of our company: a diverse community, marching forward together.