Education

Quantum education and workforce development is integral to our efforts to understand and manipulate materials on the smallest scales. QSEC is revolutionizing how we recruit and prepare a diverse group of students for this new and rapidly expanding field. We are working to develop interdisciplinary programs that prepare students K-20.

QSEC is partnering with Fairfax County Public Schools and Loudon County Public Schools to develop quantum programs to excite and prepare the next generation of students. We are collaborating with students and teachers to develop some of the first curricula for the schools, building internships for high school students that will allow them to learn about the growing quantum industry and better understand what it will take to pursue a career in this field in the future, and creating a teacher externship program paired with a professional development program that will allow teachers to learn about this new area and understand the opportunities that are becoming available for their students. For questions about any of these activities, please contact Jessica Rosenberg.

QSECworks to create new programs that will allow students to explore this multidisciplinary field, creating internship experiences for students, expanding research opportunities, and providing forums and presentation opportunities for students. The QSEC Student Speaker Series and group seminar series engage students to develop and showcase their research, get feedback from members of the Center, and to gain valuable communication experience. For questions about any of these opportunities, please contact Fangyu Cao (fcao4@gmu.edu) for additional information.

New in Fall 2021, we have an MS program in QISE (link to information page). This MS concentration within the MS in Engineering and Applied Physics program is designed to be accessible to any student who has taken introductory physics and mathematics through linear algebra.  Program information is available here. Please contact Jessica Rosenberg for additional information.

We are working to create new programs that will allow students to explore this multidisciplinary field, creating internship experiences for students, and expanding  multidisciplinary research opportunities. QSEC also  provide forums, like our QSEC Student Speaker Series and research group seminars, for students to showcase their research, get feedback from members of the Center, and to gain valuable presentation experience. For questions about any of these opportunities, please contact Patrick Vora or correspondent team leads of the Computing, Materials, or Sensing groups.

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Courses

This course introduces science and engineering students to quantum compung code and quantuminformaon using a linear algebra based approach. Prior experience with quantum mechanics is notrequired. Over the semester counterintuive concepts, such as quantum entanglement and quantumteleportaon, will be demysfied. Basic quantum algorithms will be analyzed to understand quantumspeedup over classical compung. Hands-on training in quantum circuit design and wring quantum code will be provided, culminang in running this code on simulators and quantum computers. Course contentwill include disncons between classical and quantum compung, the qubit, quantum gates and circuits,and quantum algorithms for query, data base search, factorizaon, and error correcon. State of the art andfuture prospects of quantum technology will also be discussed.