Harrisburg, Pa. – Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has partnered with quantum computer manufacturer ColdQuanta to introduce the company’s cloud-based quantum design platform, “Albert,” to HU Information Systems and Information Technologies undergraduate students this spring.
Each student enrolled in the ISIT Quantum Technologies course used Albert to develop their own project. Albert users can design Quantum Clocks, Gravimeters, Accelerometers, and Gyroscopes.
“Using ColdQuanta’s Albert in the classroom provided our students with real-time and hands-on experience handling quantum matter; an experience that will last them a lifetime and possibly inform and guide their future STEM-based career choices,” said Dr. Saeed Emaili-Sardari, who leads the ISIT program. “Our ISIT program is a hands-on highly practical program, and this is one of the many tools that we use to prepare our graduates for their future careers.”
Harrisburg University is blazing a trail in the quantum computing world to introduce students to what is widely considered the future of computational science.
“As I see it, the project worked out as desired. Using Albert gave the students a virtual “hands-on” experience with something that is very abstract, in practice,” said Alex Khan, Corporate Faculty in quantum computing at HU who investigated Albert and organized the learning experience for the students.
This summer, ColdQuanta’s Albert will also be a featured learning unit of a Quantum Technologies course for High School students offered by HU.
“Students also learned how to work within the challenges of science and new engineering and how to bounce back from unforeseen complications. Since Albert takes BEC out of the textbook, students will remember their hands-on experience using Albert for decades,” said eBusiness and Cybersecurity Professor, Dr. Terrill Frantz, who is leading HU into the world of quantum computing.
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