Quantum Tunnel Webinar: Building a Quantum Workforce
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About the event
Join us for the first Quantum Tunnel webinar, presented by the Potomac Quantum Innovation Center and Mid-Atlantic Quantum Alliance. It will feature the Quantum Education in Science and Technology (QuEST) program, established by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) to introduce high school and college interns to quantum information science (QIS).
The demand for qualified workers in quantum is increasing at exponential rates; meeting this demand requires developing the early-stage talent pipeline today. Quantum information science relies on physics that is highly non-intuitive relative to our daily experiences and interactions with the world around us. Nevertheless, it does not imply that this field of study, which has the potential to yield significant impacts on science and technology, is intractable for high school and college students. The QuEST program’s mission is to facilitate the early development of knowledge and intuition in QIS without sacrificing principal technical elements of the field.
The talk will focus on:
- The importance of building earlier-stage quantum workforce development programs;
- The evolution and lessons-learned of the QuEST program; and
- Opportunities for collaborating to expand participation and impact of the QuEST program.
Join Dr. Gregory Quiroz, Theoretical Physicist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and co-chair of the MQA Computing & Simulation Workgroup, to learn more about the program.