DSU joins nation’s first quantum education and research initiative for HBCU’s
DOVER, Del. – Delaware State University announced that it has joined the nation’s first quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The initiative is aimed at driving quantum skills development and building a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce. Basically the center is a platform for future computers which can solve encryptions, and search algorithms, which current computers cannot.
Del-State is one of 10 newly added institutions that comprise the 23 HBCU’s that have joined the center. Program officials say they’re excited to bring this advanced technology and education to the University and their students. “So this is unique because not many HBCU’s have programs in this area,” says a physics and engineering professor at DSU, Dr. Gour Pat. “That’s going to strengthen and enhance this activity at the DSU. Our students are going to benefit the most from this collaboration with IBM.”
Dr. Pat also tells 47 ABC, the HBCUs participating in the center were prioritized based on their research and education focus in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science and other STEM fields.
For more information about the IBM-HBCU quantum center, you can click here.