U.S. Quantum Information Science Summer School Program

Application Deadline: March 15

Oak Ridge National Laboratory will hose the second US Quantum Information Science (QIS) Summer School facilitated by the US Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Centers from July 15 to 26, 2024.

The summer school is an in-residence learning experience for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students and early-career scientists seeking hands-on experience with quantum science and technology in a laboratory setting. The curriculum will be taught at a graduate level.

Curriculum Topics:

  • Topological approaches to quantum computing
  • Cold atoms and ion traps
  • Error mitigation and error correction
  • The current state of the quantum information science field
  • Applications of quantum technologies, quantum materials, and quantum sensing

For eligibility and application information, please visit the QIS Summer School webpage.

Vanderbilt Nanoscience/ Nanoengineering REU

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

The summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings 10 students each summer to work with Vanderbilt faculty from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine. Students will gain interdisciplinary experience working with physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers all working together to solve problems and create new scientific understanding.

Through VINSE, more than 50 faculty participants from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

Program Highlights include:

  • $5,000 stipend for room and board, plus $500 for travel to Nashville
  • Field trip to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Optional outreach opportunities with local high school students
  • Choose from over 30 projects
  • Participate in a poster competition to receive a travel award to attend a national professional meeting

This program will take place from May 29 – August 4, 2024.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 95% of former VINSE NSF REU students either attend graduate school or are employed in STEM related fields.

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