The award for $998,448 has been awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to principal investigators Karen Jo Matsler and Ramon Lopez of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) for development of a training program that trains high school teachers how to incorporate quantum physics into their math, science and engineering curricula. The project will include partners from the University of Pittsburgh and Brigham Young University. The building up of a quantum workforce is a universal concern within the quantum industry because if they cannot hire enough qualified people, it could hinder the industry’s growth. In recent years many programs have been started at the university level to educate college students on quantum technology, but curricula that covers this at the high school level or even younger levels are still very rare. This program will be a step to improve this situation. For more about this award, you can view a news release available on the UTA website here.

June 16, 2021