ATTENTION STUDENTS: Summer registration for camps and courses is now open! 📢

Quantum Camp for Middle School

Incoming 6th - 8th grade students

July 18 - 22, 2022

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Virtual
Program

Taught by
MIT PhDs

Live
Instruction

Grades
7-9

Camps created with quantum researchers at:

Be one of the first middle school students in the world to develop skills in the cutting-edge tech field of quantum computing!

So you think teleportation is just science fiction? Not in the world of quantum computing. In this camp students will dive into sci-fi concepts that are turning into reality with the emergence of quantum computers. Learn what a qubit is, how one item can be in two places at the same time with superposition and the bizarre phenomena of entanglement. You’ll even run code on a real quantum computer!

What students learn

  • Key concepts such as qubits, superposition and teleportation
  • How quantum computing relates to cryptography, space travel, AI 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

Akshay Agarwal

Akshay graduated from MIT with his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Recently, he completed a postdoctoral research position in the Research Laboratory for Electronics at MIT. In his research, he applies principles of quantum mechanics to improve the efficiency of electron microscopy and make the technique applicable to live biological samples. Akshay obtained his PhD. He holds a B. Tech. and M. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay in 2014. Outside of his research, Akshay enjoys teaching, writing, and playing the violin.

Logistics

Grades

Incoming 6th - 8th grade students

Dates

July 18 - 22, 2022

12pm - 3pm ET

Cost

$495 through May 31st with early registration

Full and partial scholarships are available for students with financial need or from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.

Prerequisites

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