Qualcomm, Virginia Tech open Thinkabit Lab to focus on STEM learning, training

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Virginia Tech have begun a multi-year collaboration with the launch of the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab at Virginia Tech´s Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, the company said.

Thinkabit Lab offers teachers and students a learning environment–part lab, makerspace and classroom–focused on STEM learning and training.

The company said the lab is designed to serve as a cornerstone facility, leveraging Virginia Tech´s academic depth in engineering and education, to develop educators who may lead further Thinkabit STEM experiences in schools and community programs.

The Thinkabit Lab has served more than 8,000 students and educators since launching at Qualcomm´s San Diego headquarters in 2014, and has been replicated in three middle schools and a library in San Diego.

Virginia Tech serves 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world.

Qualcomm Incorporated provides 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated, operates Qualcomm´s engineering, research and development functions.