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Into the Quantum World! Introduction to Quantum Computing (middle school)

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Into the Quantum World! Join us for an "Introduction to Quantum Computing" workshop designed for middle school students and their families.

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At tiny length scales, smaller than the cells in our bodies and smaller than the atoms that make up those cells, there are rules that don't apply anywhere else!

In this tiny quantum world, things can be in two places at once, teleport, and even go through walls!

Join us to learn about the quantum world, and how it is being used to make the most powerful computers ever - quantum computers.

Our instructor, Dr. Sarah Goodman, will walk participants through interactive activities that demonstrate how quantum computers work, and how they are different from classical computers.

By registering for this event, you (or your parents, if you are under the age of 18) are agreeing to our Data Privacy Policy, Event Photo Release, and Event Code of Conduct.

This workshop is part of the Cambridge Science Festival's 30 Days of Science. For more information about the festival and other events, visit CambridgeScienceFestival.org.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for middle school students (parents and families welcome, too!). We also welcome elementary and middle school teachers who want to learn more about quantum.

Not in middle school? Don't worry! We also have a workshop for high school students and above!

*This is an introductory workshop not intended for students currently enrolled in Qubit by Qubit's year-long course.

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This event will be hosted via Zoom. The link is available on our online event page on Eventbrite once you've registered. We'll also email it to you a few days before the event!

About the instructor

Dr. Sarah Goodman received her BA in Chemistry from Rutgers University in 2014 and received her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2020. During her PhD, she worked on improving the efficiency of LEDs as part of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics and Electronics, and improving the experience of graduate students as part of the MIT Graduate Student Council. Sarah’s passion is for teaching, and she has worked with students from the preK-college level. In her free time, Sarah can be found singing, writing, and thinking about the interdisciplinary nature of quantum mechanics.

Summer programs (for middle school, high school, and university students)

  • Camp options include 1-4 week virtual camps for students grades 6-12 and incoming university students
  • Taught live by MIT PhD graduates, including Dr. Sarah Goodman (who led the workshop!)
  • Through hands-on activities, students explore exciting topics in quantum computing, such as quantum mechanics and quantum algorithms - they’ll even code on a real quantum computer!
  • For more information, visit our website

About Qubit by Qubit

Qubit by Qubit is the quantum computing initiative of The Coding School, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering the next generation through code. As a leader in K-12 quantum education, Qubit by Qubit offers accessible, hands-on, and innovative programs for K-12 and university students to learn real quantum skills, run codes on quantum computers, and work alongside leading global quantum researchers. Our programs include: workshops, summer camps, and a year-long quantum computing course. For more information, visit: https://www.qubitbyqubit.org/

Questions about the workshop? Email outreach@qubitbyqubit.org.


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About the Cambridge Science Festival's 30 Days of Science

This year CSF will be the entire month of April – a 30 day celebration of science. We’re challenging our audience to pledge to spend just a few minutes every day learning about science every day in April.

Each day, we’ll prompt our audience with an interdisciplinary topic to explore, highlighting curated content from the CSF April Showcase aligning with that day’s theme.

For more information, visit Cambridgesciencefestival.org or cambridgesciencefestival.org/30-days-of-science/

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