Quantum Camp for Middle School

Grades 7-9

June 21 - 25, 2021

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Virtual
Program

Taught by
MIT PhDs

Live
Instruction

Grades
7-9

Camps created with quantum researchers at:

About the Program

Be one of the first middle school students in the world to learn about the exciting field of quantum computing! Through hands-on activities, students learn about key concepts of quantum mechanics and quantum computing, including qubits, superposition, and entanglement. They will even learn how to create quantum circuits that can be run on a real quantum computer!

What students will learn

  • Learn key concepts in quantum computing, such as qubits and superposition
  • Develop an understanding of how quantum computing relates to cryptography and other fields
  • Construct circuits from quantum gates
  • Create a quantum circuit that entangles two qubits
  • Send a circuit to a quantum computer and analyze the results

Lead Instructor

Sarah Goodman

Sarah 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.

Logistics

Grades

Incoming 7th - 9th grade students

Dates

June 21 - 25, 2021
9am-12pm PST daily

Cost

$350 with Early Registration
Need-based scholarships are available.

Prerequisites

None! We welcome all interested and curious students who are excited to learn about this emerging technology.