When more people pitch in, communities get stronger. That’s why we’re committed to creating educational opportunities, building transformative technologies, supporting programs financially and enabling our employees to support their local communities more easily.
By improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education at all levels, we’re expanding opportunities for underrepresented students and inspiring the next generation of inventors and technologists—ultimately helping the world better solve its future challenges. Below are just some of the STEM education initiatives we’re proud to support.
Part STEM Lab, part makerspace, and part classroom, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab gives students from all backgrounds access to hands-on experience in engineering. To date, we’ve hosted more than 3,000 students, 72 classes and 230 teachers.
Over the last 10 years, Qualcomm has been a sponsor of FIRST Robotics, an international competition in which more than 400K students from 40 countries have learned to program robots in a real world-engineering environment.
To ensure that we’re building a future where more women pursue STEM careers, we’ve helped more than 5,000 women enhance their technology skills through summer camps, team challenges, online mentoring and global sponsorships.
We’re always looking to innovate for the greater good, and our products are the key to providing solutions for a more sustainable world. See all the ways our technologies are helping to enable economic development, cost-efficient health care and so much more.
One of our basic aims is to change the world for the better, and our philanthropic programs help us do just that. Since 2000, more than $240 million combined cash donations have been made by Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Foundation.
We believe that when company resources are put towards supporting the causes our employees care about, amazing things happen. That's why we continually invest in programs that allow all employees to connect with local volunteer opportunities and serve on nonprofit boards.
At Qualcomm, we are committed to inventing a better tomorrow. Learn more about our sustainability programs and progress in our fiscal 2015 Sustainability Report