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.


VT Thinkabit Team Resources

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  • Implementation Report (Year 1 - November 18, 2016) - LINK
  • Implementation Report (Year 2 - November 17, 2017) - LINK 
  • Interim - August 2018 Report (end of two years_ -  DRAFT (June 15)  new!
  • 2016-2017 bulleted summary (first 10 months) - LINK
  • Participation data to-date (unique visits) - LINK


     Teaching and Learning Activities
  • Engineering Diversity Camp Teacher Resources: LINK    Slides: LINK
  • Outline of the VT-Thinkabit Experience (handout): 
  • Outline of the Hands-On programming activities - LINK
  • Elementary one-day Experience (Cedar Point) - LINK
  • Sensors (Varied) - LINK
  • Relevant Virginia APG and VERSO tools - LINK  
  • Free online Arduino simulator (when kits are not available) - LINK
     Recent Slides
  • End of Year 2 (August 3, 2018) - LINK
  • January 20, 2017 - President's Academic Council - LINK 
  • May 22, 2017 - Advisory Committee Meeting - LINK
  • Foundations of STEM and STEAM for Librarians - LINK
  • Internships and Experiential Learning - LINK
  • Engineering Diversity Camp Instructor Training - LINK

     Twitter Accounts

  • Photos (know your colleagues!) - LINK

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