Quantum Science Camp returns to Casper College

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

Feb 22, 2024 | Casper College News

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The acclaimed Quantum Science Camp will be held for the third year at Casper College. The summer camp provides a unique opportunity for high school seniors and their teachers to study quantum science from professors and scientists at Texas A&M University’s Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering. This year’s camp will be held July 15-26, 2024.

The lead instructor for the camp will be M. Suhail Zubairy, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M. The camp will delve into selected principles of quantum science in the first week. The second week will examine applications of quantum science to the study of quantum biological systems.

In addition to Zubairy and the professors and scientists from Texas A&M University’s Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering, members from the National Academy of Sciences and other world-renowned scientific organizations will teach during the two-week camp.

The camp is the brainchild of Marlan Scully, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Texas A&M University. Scully is a laser physics pioneer, and his work includes the first quantum theory of the laser with Nobel Prize laureate Willis E. Lamb.

Thanks to the generous support of donors, those selected to attend the Quantum Science Summer Camp will attend tuition-free and receive on-campus housing and dining at no charge during the camp program. Students will only be responsible for transportation and travel-related expenses before or after the camp dates.

The camp will accept 12 high school teachers. Each teacher should bring one student to the camp. Both the teacher and the student need to complete applications, and each application should refer to the other. Teachers will receive a stipend of $100 per day for 10 days of the camp. An additional 12 students will also be accepted based on their application to the camp. All applications must be received by Tuesday, March 12. Applications and more information can be found here.

The Quantum Science Summer Camp is funded through donations from the Wyoming Community Foundation, Wold Foundation, Zimmerman Family Foundation, John P. Ellbogen Foundation, Kemmi Creek Foundation, McMurry Foundation, Tate Foundation, and the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation.

Partners include the Institute for Quantum Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University, Princeton University, Casper College, Natrona County Schools, and Members of the RISE HUB: the University of Illinois, Colorado State University, Cornell University, and Stanford Linear Accelerator National Laboratory.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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