An article published by APS details background information on the "quantum trek" of Karen Matsler https://aps.org/publications/
Q2Work is hosting a workshop Feb. 24 aimed at people working on designing, implementing, and/or scaling quantum education programs. The list of speakers is attached Q2Workshop Speakers
The National Quantum Initiative Program was signed into law January 2019. It was designed to invest in our future technology workforce pipelines by preparing our current students K-12. There was a recognition that national efforts were going to be necessary in order to maintain a role in quantum information, systems, and technology applications.
Latest release (Dec 2020) summarizing National K-12 Efforts
On behalf of the Interagency Working Group on Workforce, Industry and Infrastructure, under the NSTC subcommittee on Quantum Information Science (QIS), the National Science Foundation invited 25 researchers and educators to come together in March 2020 to deliberate on defining a core set of key concepts for future QIS learners that could provide a starting point for further curricular and educator development activities. The group outlined 9 Core Concepts for QIS Learning. For more information on the meeting: https://qis-learners.research.illinois.edu/about/
- Quantum information science (QIS) exploits quantum principles to transform how information is acquired, encoded, manipulated, and applied. Quantum information science encompasses quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum sensing, and spurs other advances in science and technology.
- A quantum state is a mathematical representation of a physical system, such as an atom, and provides the basis for processing quantum information.
- Quantum applications are designed to carefully manipulate fragile quantum systems without observation to increase the probability that the final measurement will provide the intended result.
- The quantum bit, or qubit, is the fundamental unit of quantum information, and is encoded in a physical system, such as polarization states of light, energy states of an atom, or spin states of an electron.
- Entanglement, an inseparable relationship between multiple qubits, is a key property of quantum systems necessary for obtaining a quantum advantage in most QIS applications.
- For quantum information applications to be successfully completed, fragile quantum states must be preserved, or kept coherent.
- Quantum computers, which use qubits and quantum operations, will solve certain complex computational problems more efficiently than classical computers.
- Quantum communication uses entanglement or a transmission channel, such as optical fiber, to transfer quantum information between different locations.
- Quantum sensing uses quantum states to detect and measure physical properties with the highest precision allowed by quantum mechanics.