Josh Grossman, professor of physics, served on the organizing committee and facilitated sessions at the Quantum Undergraduate Education & Scientific Training (QUEST) workshop held virtually June 3-4.
Quantum Information Science & Technology (QIST) is beginning to transform computing, communication and sensing. With exploding investment and workforce hiring, new academic programs are in demand.
QUEST brought together faculty from Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) to learn the state of undergraduate QIST education, to identify challenges associated with implementing QIST curriculum at PUIs, and to develop strategies and solutions to deal with these challenges. Panels included representatives from industry and government. Also participating in the virtual workshop from St. Mary's College of Maryland were Charles Adler, physics professor and chair of the department, and Erin De Pree, associate professor of physics.
The workshop was funded by the American Physical Society's Innovation Fund. Grossman chairs the APS Committee on Education, and is involved with multiple aspects of preparation of the APS Guide to Effective Practices for Physics Programs (EP3).
Grossman's research focuses on quantum sensing and quantum measurement. This fall, he will teach a course on quantum computing and quantum communication.