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The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) shares quantum information science and technology with those fascinated by it and those who will benefit from it in the very near future. Through world-class outreach programs, IQC sparks curiosity and enthusiasm for quantum information science and technology across all age groups. We offer outreach activities for:

  • Youth of all ages, from K to 12 with specialty programs for high school and undergraduate students
  • Teachers, including outreach opportunities for professional development and for students in the classroom
  • The community 

If you are new to the world of quantum, Quantum computing 101 is a great place to start. You can also browse through the resources in the Quantum toolbox to learn more about quantum information science and technology.

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Are you a teacher interested in learning more about how you can introduce quantum mechanics to your students? Let us know - we can work with you!

The most recent quantum explorers

IQC welcomes the following groups this month to explore the world of quantum:

  • Shad Valley, Waterloo chapter
  • Catalyst Waterloo
  • International School for Young Physicists (ISSYP), Perimeter Institute

Educational programs

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

USEQIP - Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

QCSYS - Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

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