Qubit by Qubit: Creating Accessible and Inclusive Quantum Education for High School Students by Rachel Zuckerman

Rachel Zuckerman, Qubit by Qubit

IEEE Quantum Education Online Meeting October 25, 2020 10:15 AM EST

Significant technical progress has been made in the field of quantum computing in recent years. Current K-12 students will be impacted by these developments, and literacy in the underlying concepts, especially for students from underrepresented groups, is critical to ensure a future diverse quantum workforce. However, limited K-12 education – and subsequent research – exists in this space today. In this talk, The Coding School’s Qubit by Qubit team will discuss its approach to inclusive program design and developing quantum computing curriculum that is accessible at the high school level. We present the results of two introductory, high-school level QC educational initiatives: an intensive 1-week, 300 student summer program and an ongoing 8,000 student, 8-month introductory course..