Educational Outreach


TeachQuantum is a multi-year program that immerses participants in real-world quantum research environments and prepares them to teach quantum-focused STEM concepts in their classrooms. Participating teachers take part in a 6-week summer research experience, develop new quantum-inspired activities to implement in their classrooms, and participate in quarterly meetings throughout the school year to share their outcomes and best practices. 

  • Who: High school STEM teachers in Kenwood, Woodlawn, Hyde Park, and Englewood neighborhoods.
  • When: Six weeks over the summer of 2021 (late June to early August).
  • What: Mentored research experience in a quantum lab and cohort-based development of quantum-focused classroom activities. The program includes a stipend and funds to assist in the development of a teaching module.
  • Where: The research labs of PME faculty members at the University of Chicago.

TeachQuantum is part of the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks (HQAN), a partnership between the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To learn more about the program, visit our partner website.

How to apply

Sign up for our upcoming information session to learn more about the program. 

Apply for this opportunity by filling out a program application form.

Contact us

If you have questions, contact Prof. Tian Zhong at or Laura Rico-Beck at

Complete this interest form to receive the latest information on this program.