The online quantum computing course for 5,000 students and above
Quantum computing is believed to completely revolutionize the world; from healthcare to finance and even national security. However, only a few opportunities exist for K-12 students or the general population to access quantum today. As a solution, The Coding School and IBM Quantum collaborated to offer a first-of-its-kind quantum computing course for 5,000 high school students and above.
The quantum computing course is designed to provide quantum education globally along with high-quality virtual STEM education for free; ensuring an equitable quantum workforce.
Building the future quantum workforce
IBM Quantum is a global leader in quantum computing, and through collaboration, The Coding School ensures that the next generation will be equipped with the skills necessary for the future of work. Stating it a great challenge, IBM Quantum is excited to sponsor 5,000 students from around the world who are curious about quantum computing. The interested high school students will begin with learning the fundamentals of how to program real quantum processors.
“We’re proud to be collaborating with the Qubit by Qubit initiative on this Introduction to Quantum Computing course, working together to deliver a community-based approach to learning with our own best educational experts, tools, and resources such as the Qiskit Textbook,” said Liz Durst, Director, IBM Quantum & Qiskit Community.
Course beyond the traditional classroom
The virtual weekly course, Qubit by Qubit’s Introduction to Quantum Computing, will run live consisting of lectures, labs, and problem sets for a full academic year, from October 2020 to May 2021. Accredited by the University of California A-G, students are eligible to receive high school course credit for this course. In addition to students registering independently, TCS is working with high schools to adapt the course during the school day. Such practice makes it the first time quantum computing is widely available as a for-credit course at the high school level.
The course will be taught live by MIT and Oxford University quantum scientists. The course introduces students to the foundational concepts of quantum computing, including quantum mechanics, quantum information and computation, and quantum algorithms. In addition, students will work with Qiskit, an open-source quantum software development kit, and the IBM Quantum Experience platform to run quantum circuits on real quantum computers.