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.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Dean Watford talks about college applications with our HS Interns
Dr. Bev Watford spent the day in the Lab today and then spent the last part of the afternoon talking with our 14 high school interns.
Dr. Watford is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, and her office is responsible for all matters pertaining to undergraduate students. This includes activities related to recruitment, matriculation and graduation of students. Curriculum and accreditation issues are also within the scope of academic affairs.
Dr. Watford is also the Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity and Director of the Ware Lab. She oversees the overall Thinkabit Lab Project and helps us navigate university procedures in Blacksburg.