Physicists To-Go

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National Q12 Education Partnership logo blueQuantum To-Go is a collaboration of Q12 Partnerships and the American Physical Society in celebration of World Quantum Day on April 14, 2023.

Both organizations recognize the importance of a thriving scientific community where everyone is invited to participate. Our program aims to expand students' understanding of what quantum science and technology is and who it engages. Quantum To-Go's goal is to inspire students of all ages to pursue quantum science and technology careers by matching classrooms with quantum professionals. In honor of World Quantum Day, we are celebrating all April-long with these virtual classroom visits. This classroom experience with a quantum professional will provide early exposure to science and build excitement among our students to discover more.

Virtual Visit Details

When you sign up as an educator or quantum professional, you will be paired for a virtual visit based on your desired topic, school level (elementary through college level), and time zone. Quantum professionals can specify the topics and grade levels they prefer to present to and educators can choose topics their students would like to hear about.

All virtual visit specifics will be decided between the matched pair but should take place in April 2023.

Find more information about the Q12 partnership and quantum educational resources

How to sign up:

Educators:

Quantum to Go teacher iconAre you interested in bringing a quantum professional to your classroom? If you are a K-12 educator, please sign up using the K-12 form. If you are a two- or four-year college educator, please use the two- and four-year college form. All K-12 teachers and two- or four- year college professors are welcome. You will receive your match in March 2023, and all virtual visits will be held in April 2023 in celebration of World Quantum Day on Apr 14, 2023. Registration closes on February 17, 2023.

National Lab Professionals:

Do you work at a national lab? Interested in students coming to you? Signup to host an in-person lab tour.

Quantum Scientists:

Quantum to Go professional iconAre you interested in bringing the world of quantum science and technology to classrooms nationwide? Sign up for Quantum To-Go. You will be matched with a educator in March 2023, and all virtual visits will be held in April 2023 in celebration of World Quantum Day on Apr 14, 2023. Required training webinars will be held in March 2023. You will receive an email with dates and times once you sign up. At the training you will receive a customizable slide deck to help you facilitate your visit. Registration closes on February 17, 2023.

Eligibility and classroom visits:

  • This program is open to K-12 educators as well as two-year and four-year college educators.
  • Any professionals within the field of quantum science, engineering, and technology are welcome to sign. If you are not APS member, sign up and receive 25% off your first year of APS membership.
  • Visiting scientists will be required to attend a one hour training session and will receive a customizable slide deck to use during the visit.

If you have any questions, please email APS Public Engagement.

List of potential Quantum To-Go virtual visit topics:

  • General
  • Engineering
  • STEM
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Technology
  • Computer Science