Quantum Undergraduate Education & Scientific Training

Thu., Jun. 03, 2021, 12:00am-Fri., Jun. 04, 2021, 11:59pm (EDT/GMT-0400

The Quantum Undergraduate Education & Scientific Training (QUEST) workshop will bring together faculty from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) to develop strategies for implementing quantum information science & technology curricula at PUIs. The virtual workshop will run June 3-4, 2021 with faculty online learning communities continuing next academic year. Registration is free thanks to support from the APS Innovation Fund, but space is limited. Website: https://www.csusm.edu/quest/ Education and workforce training in quantum information science and technology (QIST) exists primarily at the graduate and postdoctoral positions, with few undergraduate efforts now growing out of these. This workshop aims to maximize the impact of these efforts in undergraduate QIST education by bringing together faculty from the CSU and other Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) to learn the state of undergraduate QIST education, identify challenges associated with implementing QIST curriculum at PUIs and to develop strategies and solutions to deal with these challenges. The workshop will be held virtually June 3rd and 4th, 2021. For more information please reach out to Justin Perron or Shahed Sharif. Registration Thanks to support through the American Physical Society’s Innovation Fund registration for this conference is free. We will confirm registration by April 30th. Registration Form APS Physics Innovation Fund – logo with a lightbulb 1 2 3 Previous Next Show All Agenda The two-day workshop will take place on Thursday June 3rd and Friday June 4th. Day one of the workshop will consist of presentations and panel discussions with speakers from academia, industry, and goverment sectors. The day will be broken into three sessions focusing on Knowledge and skills desired in a quantum capable workforce Current efforts in undergraduate quantum information science education Best practices for developing thriving and inclusive departments Confirmed Speakers: Emily Edwards, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Quantum Information Science and Techonlogy Center Brian La Cour, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Quantum Research Robert Hilborn, Amherst College, and the American Association of Physics Teachers Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Ohio State University, QuSTEAM Lincoln Carr, Colorado School of Mines Heather Lewandowski, University of Colorado Boulder, QED-C J?rge Lopez, University of Texas at El Paso Chris Rasmussen, San Diego State University Day two of the workshop will consist of breakout sessions among attendees to discuss various challenges associated with implementing quantum information science curricula in a primarily undergraduate and regional universities. These sessions will aim to identify specific challenges unique to these institutions and propose strategies to overcome these issues.

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