Quantum Information Science Programs & Research at Historically Black Colleges & Universities: An overview and needs

Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE) supported the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C) by performing a HBCU Quantum Information Science Capability Study survey of the ten (10) Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Schools of Engineering curriculum and research capabilities to assess how to prepare students for participation in the Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) workforce.

This report details an overview of the current state of QIST at the HBCUs. It also contains recommendations on how to more effectively engage underrepresented students with a focus on increased engagement at the HBCU Schools of Engineering. The overview includes information on the QIST curriculum and research capabilities; the flow of information for research opportunities to faculty; the flow of information, opportunities and jobs involving QIST to students, and materials, curricula and resources needed to equip students for participation in the QIST workforce. The overview concludes with the strengths, readiness and opportunities of improvement for developing a new workforce ready to participate in the QIST workforce.