Already collaborators in quantum research, Princeton University and IBM launched a unique program for undergraduates in 2019. The inaugural Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton (QURIP) summer school offered ten students from across the United States the opportunity to engage in both theoretical and experimental research in quantum information.
The participants began the summer on the Princeton campus, engaged with academic research in quantum science and engineering. They then spent the second half of the program gaining industry experience at the IBM Q lab at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. The aim of the program was to provide experience to aspiring scientists and engineers early in their careers and to connect research in quantum information to industry applications. Nathalie de Leon, assistant professor of electrical engineering, led the program for Princeton, working with IBM colleague Pat Gumann. Manager of Quantum Processor & System Integration, IBM Research.
For more information about the program and partnership, visit IBM’s Research Blog.