Dr. Rosemary Blieszner is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Human Development.
Her Dean's Roundtable was held in Northern Virginia on November 9 and 10. On Friday afternoon, her group visited the Lab to see and understand how the Thinkabit Lab provides a school and community connection to Virginia Tech's STEM education programs, the computer science and engineering foundations for IoT and Smart Cities initiatives, and our special emphasis on providing equity in opportunities and outreach to diverse thinkers.
Exploring Technical Careers and College, Programming, Engineering Design, Creative Robotics, and all Hands-On STEM Education Strategies
Virginia Tech's DC Metro Area Thinkabit Lab STEM Education and Workforce Development Programs is the longest-serving collaborator in the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab network. The mission of our Thinkabit Lab 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. The VT-DC STEM Labs team will work with like-minded teams, organizations and individuals interested in promoting curiosity, innovation, creativity, and students’ self-actualization and self-determination.