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SC State Partners With IBM’s Quantum Computing Program

February 26, 2021

SC State Partners With IBM’s Quantum Computing Program

When the opportunity to team up with IBM was brought to his attention, Clark thought, “If you don’t make dust, you eat dust.” Clark, who studied computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the partnership with IBM amounts to over $2 million in additional resources for the university. This, he said, will enhance computer science and IT course offerings to include quantum computing. “We’re extremely excited to work with SC State, which already has a strong physics program,” Lee said in an email to Government Technology. Lee noted that IBM hopes to enhance institutions’ course offerings, with an emphasis on research collaboration in quantum information science for under-represented communities in STEM. As explained on IBM’s website, quantum computing relies on the laws of quantum mechanics to make some computations faster than ordinary computers can. “When a corporation looks at our students and their degrees, and they have additional experience in those areas, they are highly valuable.

Article from Government Technology.