Homemade Quantum Dots
WELCOME to the wonderful world of quantum! Quantum for All is a project, partially funded by the National Science Foundation, focusing on supporting K-12 educators and students in the quest to learn about the intriguing quantum world. The project was initially designed to provide opportunities for students and teachers to attend conferences to learn about quantum. They were to be hands on, engaging, exciting opportunities to share resources that could be utilized in the classroom. Unfortunately, it was funded about a week prior to the COVID pandemic shutdown, so we had to pivot and go a slightly different direction. The new direction includes providing online professional development for teachers coupled with some resources to use in the classroom. Hopefully, there will also be an opportunity to provide a workshop and/or student camps in the summer of 2021.
For more details about the project visit: http://stelar.edc.org/projects/23580/profile/preparing-secondary-teachers-and-students-quantum-information-science
This page will identify any upcoming PD quantum workshops or sessions that are relevant to quantum, but we also encourage you to follow us on social media, join our email list, and browse any prior sessions that have been offered (see Resources).
As we continue to develop and disseminate materials relevant to K-12 students, we will be offering those resources in our Store. We encourage you to check back regularly, as we develop these resources, as well as suggest topics you feel would be of interest to the K-12 educational community.
October 9 from 8:30-10:00 AM Central we will take a peek into some connections of quantum to future work and current classroom. Two guest speakers will address how quantum is related to banking security and the principles of laser cooling. To join you must register as spaces are limited. Bring your questions and your own cup of coffee. Note: The actual speakers will take about 30 min each but the extra time is for questions and discussion.
Speakers: Emily Edwards and Richard Toohey
Emily Edwards received her Ph.D in physics at the Univ. of Maryland. She is currently the executive director of IQUIST at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign and PI for the Q2Work (https://q12education.org/about) project which provides support for the QIS education ecosystem through digital tools, outreach and collaborative workshops. Previously, Edwards was the Director of Communications and Outreach at the Joint Quantum Institute and has 10 years’ experience in science communications and public engagement. In addition to co-leading the development of the QIS Key Concepts in 2020, she is co-leading the NSF-funded Q2Work program, which is the academic lead on the US National Q-12 Education Partnership, spearheaded by NSF and WHOSTP. She also has an NSF AISL project to develop an online multimedia glossary of quantum physics terms called The Quantum Atlas.
Richard Toohey attended the University of Wisconsin Madison where he got his MS in physics and quantum computing, he is currently a PhD student at Cornell University for earth and atmospheric science. He is also a technology analyst for Wells Fargo’s advanced technology and information security groups where he works in post quantum cryptography, quantum networking, and quantum sensing . Richard is a working member of QED-C’s standards committee and X9’s quantum computing work group.
Registration for this session is currently closed. If you registered you should have received an email with the link. If you did not receive the email please contact us directly at email@example.com and put Oct 9 registration in the subject line.
If you are in Texas, join us at CAST for 4 sessions on quantum. Nov. 11-13, 2021 in Ft Worth TX at the Convention Center. Room 200
Nov. 11: 2:30-3:30 PM The Golden Rules of Quantum. Session 5074
Nov 11: 4-5PM Where is the Quantum in Chemistry? Session 5073
Nov. 12: 9:30-10:30AM Malus Law and Mutual Exclusive States. Session 5075
Nov. 12: 2:30-3:30 PM Wave Particle Duality Introduction Session 5076