EPB, partners announce launch of GigCityGoesQuantum.com
The new site is part of an initiative designed to prepare for education, jobs, and business opportunities in the emerging quantum technology sector.
Following up on this teknovation.biz article from late March, Chattanooga’s EPB and Qubitekk have joined with a range of educational, non-profit, and corporate partners to launch GigCityGoesQuantum.com. It is an interactive website with a variety of educational resources to engage people of all ages in 1,000+ Quantum Learning Activities to celebrate World Quantum Day, beginning this Friday and continuing through May 31.
“Gig City Goes Quantum” is an initiative to prepare for education, jobs, and business opportunities in the emerging quantum technology sector by leveraging EPB Quantum NetworkSM powered by Qubitekk to accelerate the commercialization of quantum technologies. Efforts focus on collaboration with community leaders, universities, schools, and companies, starting in Chattanooga and spreading cooperatively across the U.S.
Quantum Learning Events were collected and curated with support from Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga State Community College, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga 2.0, Public Education Foundation Chattanooga, National Science Foundation, National Q-12 Education Partnership, EPB, Qubitekk, and Xairos.
- Watch – Videos will be available for high school through university students, including a series of live-streamed demonstrations and presentations beginning April 14 (see below for schedule).
- Play – Games for 5th graders to adults teach students to build a virtual quantum computer, use AI to teach computers skills and other activities, none of which require any experience or prior knowledge about quantum physics.
- At School – Activities can be easily incorporated into lesson plans. Educators are encouraged to register for a free Quantum Education Kit with links to videos and educational resources for use in classrooms.
- At Home – All resources are accessible and most can be completed at home (though a few do require some extra items that you might need to obtain separately).
To learn more, click here to read the EPB news release.