It's Good News Monday!
Virginia Union University is a center of excellence for the preparation of students and the development of scholars, leaders, and lifelong learners of a global society. Today, we celebrate VUU student DaJah Wilkins ‘22 who has accepted a paid summer internship with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Wilkins, a rising senior, was selected for the 2021 Quantum Computing Internship for Physics Undergraduates (QCIPU) program. During the three-week online-only program, participants will gain hands-on experience programming for existing quantum computers using Python and Qiskit. This will be supplemented by daily lectures on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and quantum computing. The program will culminate in participants running their own code on an IBM quantum computer.
The program, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, aims to increase the representation of underrepresented groups (Black, Hispanic/Latino, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Alaska Native/American Indian) and women in scientific research and the engineering workforce. Upon completion, Wilkins will have the opportunity to apply for a paid year-long internship at Fermilab to research quantum computing.
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