DIVERSIFYING TALENT IN QUANTUM COMPUTING

OUR PROGRAM

The project led by Lukas Chrostowski at the University of British Columbia (UBC), along with co-investment from the Canadian Digital Technology Supercluster, academic (UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach) and industrial partners (D-Wave Systems and Microsoft) delivers ready-to-use education kits and curriculum targeting K-12 students; workshops, summer camps, and public forums, including specialized programming for girls and Indigenous students; teacher training through an online quantum computing resource hub and a EdX course for Grade 10-12 teachers; and a limited series Quantum Bits podcast that hosts well-known international academics and experts.

The computing kits and curriculum tools includes software that interfaces to the D-Wave quantum processor. The kit includes a teacher’s guide to the concept of quantum computing and its applications, and a basic handbook to enable students to create their own software experiments. All materials are developed using evidence-based practices, with content designed for a diverse audience. With indigenous people underrepresented in STEM careers, the project also works with Indigenous education leaders to deliver proactive community-based outreach to one of the fastest-growing populations in the country.

QUANTUM KIT

A collection of educational resources for bringing quantum into the classroom!

Great for young age groups! Explore the exciting world of quantum computing through this interactive comic booklet with activities. Guides our hero Roo through a quantum world to find and rescue their best friend, Charlie in time for their soccer game!

Explore the exciting world of quantum information through the eyes of Joey, our wonderful cheery hero.

Ever wanted to play games or run apps on a quantum computer? Well, with our Quantum Hub, you can! Visit our gallery of web applications that solve problems on a real quantum computer!

Curriculum from our Quantum Computing Summer Camp

Five 2-hour modules of hands-on quantum themed curriculum, videos, lesson plans on quantum computing fundamentals and basics. Do you enjoy using Scratch and coding, and learning about cutting edge technologies? Then you’ll love this!

A collection of standalone, one hour workshops you can run in the classroom today! No background knowledge of Quantum Computing is required.

We understand that quantum can be a challenging field to bring into the classroom. There’s a ton of information, including our curriculum, on the internet and navigating through it is tough. That’s why we created this course, to guide educators through bringing quantum computing into their classroom in an accessible way!

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CONTACT

If you’d like to contact us, please fill out this form, or send us an email at quantum@geeringup.ca!