(QuantumUChicago.edu) QISE-NET, a one-of-a-kind national training program for graduate students pursuing careers in quantum science and engineering has accepted 18 new students from across the US.
This is the second cohort for the Quantum Information Science and Engineering Network (QISE-NET), which is funded by a $2.5 million award from the National Science Foundation. QISE-NET is co-led by the University of Chicago and Harvard University and managed by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a leading national hub for the science and engineering of quantum information and for training tomorrow’s quantum workforce.
Students taking part in the network receive up to three years of funding. They also benefit from the mentorship of both an academic advisor and one from a leading technology company or national laboratory. These groups, comprised of each student and their two mentors, take on a pressing research question that they pursue over the course of up to three years.
The first QISE-NET cohort, which includes 20 students, began in 2018. The UChicago-Harvard run network, which was the first of its kind, is now the model for similar programs starting up across the country. It enables students to build connections and develop pathways to careers with industry.