The Grainger College of Engineering’s Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center (IQUIST) and the University of Chicago will co-lead an ambitious program to support quantum education workforce development across the country.

Called Q2Work, the program is supported by a three-year, $750,000 award from the National Science Foundation. The program will include collaborations with the Chicago Quantum Exchange, the Joint Quantum Institute, and the New York Hall of Science.

Q2Work is also a leading member of a new Q-12 Partnership, spearheaded by the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. This partnership brings together more than a dozen U.S. industry and academic leaders including Amazon Web Services, American Physical Society, Boeing, Google, IBM, IEEE-US, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Montana Instruments, The Optical Society, Rigetti, and Zapata.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign news release

University of Chicago news release