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How to Teach “Quantum” in the Age of the Second Quantum Revolution
May 16 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Quantum mechanics is among the most challenging scientific topics and students constantly struggle to master basic concepts. Yet, we are in the midst of a second quantum revolution, which will be responsible for many of the key physical technological advances for the 21st century.
The future STEM workforce need to be familiarized with quantum concepts as well as gaining hands-on experience in the instrumentation widely used in emerging technological areas (e.g., nanotechnology and biomedicine).
Join us as we share experiences in the teaching of quantum topics at different levels; K-12, technical college, and university (from freshman to senior and graduate student levels).
The topics include:
- lecture classes and easily understandable and affordable experiments with single and entangled photons;
- how to improve students’ learning, especially at large enrollment, and how to evaluate what the students learned;
- how to elicit average students’ interest;
- training technicians;
- K-12 education, outreach activity and public engagement using animations, educational websites, software simulation tools and games devoted to “quantum”.
This symposium will comprise of a presider overview, 30-min invited talks, 15-min contributed talks and posters.