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Faculty Workshops

To help increase the number of faculty capable of, and actively working towards, including quantum information science and technology in their curriculum we are hosting two faculty workshops. Both workshops will be held on CSUSM's campus in north county San Diego and travel expenses for participants will be covered. If you have questions please contact Justin Perron at

(review of applications will begin the week of April 14th and continue until available spots are filled)

Update. The workshops have filled and there is a wait list of additional applicants. If a spot opens up due to a cancellation we will reach out to those on the wait list.

Workshop 1:laser beam through optical element
Introductory QIST and Educational Modules

June 14th through 16th, 2023.

This workshop is designed for quantum adjacent faculty, those with expertise in QIST related fields like computer science, math, and physics but with minimal experience in QIST.  The first day of the workshop will be a crash course in introductory QIST concepts to build the foundational knowledge of QIST. During day 2 and 3 of the workshop participants will work through lessons and activities subject matter experts have used to deliver QIST content. Participants should leave with a firm understanding of the basic QIST concepts and be equipped with tools they can adapt and use in their existing STEM courses.

semiconductor chip bonded to pcb board

Workshop 2:
Quantum Systems and Hardware

June 21st through 23rd, 2023.

This workshop is aimed at faculty with some familiarity with basic QIST concepts. This year's workshop will focus on quantum systems and hardware. The workshop will start with sessions covering how controlled quantum systems work, how they can be used in information science, and an introduction to open quantum systems and the concept of noise and decoherence. Following this there will be sessions focusing on how these concepts play out in specific qubit architectures being actively pursued. Specifically sessions will cover superconducting qubits, trapped ion qubits and qubits based on spins confined in semiconductors.