On October 7, 2020 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, the National Q-12 Education Partnership, in coordination with the White Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation, held its kick-off meeting. There was a 1 hr opening session to highlight the initiative, discuss quantum information science education, and provide information on the partnership to stakeholders across academia, government, industry, professional societies, and K-12 education. Following the first 1 hr session, there will be a 2 hr closed, working session of the partnership to exchange ideas, share information on current activities, develop goals, and identify near-term deliverables. The meeting will also serve to create avenues for connectivity among the partnership and with the larger quantum education community such that members can begin working together on shared goals.
This meeting was by invitation only, with a public pre-registration option.
About the partnership:
The National Q-12 Education Partnership includes tech companies, scientific professional societies, academics, and the NSF-funded Q2Work Program. Together, we aim to support and grow a quantum workforce that is diverse and equitable, such that the QIS innovators of tomorrow can make discoveries, invent new technologies and drive societal change. Beginning with K-12, we want to increase opportunities, access, and the quality of age-appropriate QIS educational experiences for students from all backgrounds.
Summary of the meeting
On December 7, 2020 The National Quantum Coordination Office provided an overview of the meeting, which is available on https://quantum.gov. Click here to directly view the summary. The agenda for the meeting is available here.
The partnership, in coordination with the NQCO and NSF, has made a recording of the opening session publicly available. The video for that part of the meeting is viewable below.