Early Quantum Education highlighted at White House Summit on Quantum Industry and Society
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October 7, 2021

Earlier this month, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) convened industry stakeholders from across the country to discuss how quantum computers and quantum sensors will benefit American society. Challenges and opportunities for increasing United States competitiveness in this critical industry of the future were also discussed.

At the event Presidential Science Advisor and OSTP Director Dr. Eric Lander spoke about the importance of growing the American high-tech workforce and expanding its diversity by, “not just cloning the people who are in it but expanding to include everybody in this country who wants to be part of it.”  The Q-12 Education Partnership was highlighted as a great example of something many of the companies are already doing together to engage students early and broaden the future workforce.

This text was excerpted (with minor edits for event dates/professional titles) from the full event press release at Quantum.gov  https://www.quantum.gov/white-house-summit-on-quantum-industry-and-society/

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