Thinkabit World of Work and Robocrafting Labs

The mission of the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region, is to serve Washington, D.C. area students, teachers, administrators, parents, and collaborators in technical career exploration and the hands-on electronic and programming foundations of IOT and Smart Cities sensors, actuators, and data collection and analysis. In doing so, we are preparing our future STEM workforce and our increasingly diverse, technology-driven community for jobs that may not yet exist. VT-Thinkabit will work with like-minded teams, organizations and individuals interested in promoting curiosity, innovation, creativity, and students’ self-actualization and self-determination.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thinkabit Intern Wins First Place in Photo Contest

As part of Arlington's PRIME Internship program, Madelyn Wood was our very first Thinkabit Lab intern in Summer 2016, and she was involved in nearly every aspect of the Lab's construction.  She even taught younger students programming and robocrafting.

This semester she won first place the Kaspar Awards for Excellence in the Arts for her photograph called Shadow Dancer.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Governor McAuliffe recognizes our Urban Alliance Partners

“Thank you Urban Alliance for the great work you’ve done. This real life work experience is a real game changer in many people’s lives. Thank you to all the companies who already support Urban Alliance…and I would hope others hear how Urban Alliance is impactful for companies, and jump on it. I have too many jobs in Virginia I cannot fill…36,000 cybersecurity jobs to fill or they’re going to go elsewhere. The work that Urban Alliance does to get people in the workforce…we need to do this for the Commonwealth…we need to do this together.”

-Governor Terry McAuliffe

Employing local youth is good for business, and there is no shortage of eager youth from Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria public schools ready to intern this fall. That is where Urban Alliance comes in.

Urban Alliance is a national leader in youth employment, using our results-driven model to help put young people on pathways to economic independence. Click here to learn more about Urban Alliance, or take the next step to find out how to partner by clicking here.