QIST Education at Virginia Tech: from High School to Graduate School by Ed Barnes

Ed Barnes efbarnes@vt.edu and Sophia Economou economou@vt.edu, Virginia Tech

Expanding and diversifying the QIST workforce requires engaging students from early stages up through graduate school. A successful curriculum should be both pedagogical and rigorous. I will describe high-school QIST outreach activities that avoid advanced math yet still enable students to perform hands-on calculations and understand simple quantum algorithms in a quantitative way. I will also give an overview of QIST undergraduate/graduate courses and our plans for a new minor degree at Virginia Tech that are designed to be accessible to students from across STEM fields.