VT Thinkabit Lab
THINKABIT LABS @ VIRGINIA TECH
Inspiring students to become the next generation of inventors
High school and
Title I Participants
Saturday and Summer Camps
VT - Thinkabit Lab, Falls Church, VA
Launched in September 2016, this cornerstone facility primarily serves Title I schools and other under-resourced schools for school-to-work activities in STEM, and professional development training for teachers. This program has reached 21,000+ students and teachers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and has helped to inspire other school-based labs in the region (almost 40, across 11 school districts). Falls Church was the first university hub site in the program and is guided by the College of Engineering’s Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED).
To schedule a class visit to the Thinkabit Lab at Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church or to learn more about resources for teachers, email Jim Egenrieder at: Thinkabit@vt.edu
VT - Thinkabit Lab, Roanoke, VA
Opened in April 2019, the Virginia Tech Thinkabit Lab at the Roanoke Higher Education Center serves primarily 6th grade students, mostly from rural Title I schools in southwest Virginia. Here, students spend an inspiring day immersed in a STEM environment with hands-on learning. The one-day field trip experience is planning to expand to other grades soon.
To schedule a Roanoke Thinkabit Lab class visit or an educator tour, email Scott Weimer or call (540) 767-6100.
James A. (Jim) Egenrieder
Engineering and Education Research Faculty and Director Virginia Tech DC Metro Region STEM Education and Workforce Development Labs
Associate Dean of Equity and Engagement, College of Engineering
Interested in supporting the lab with your time, talent, and financial support? LINK, the Center for Industry Partnerships at Virginia Tech is your one-stop-shop for university opportunities.