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IBM plans $100M investment in HBCU computing program

September 17, 2020


The programs are “very specifically targeted” to help develop talent among students and research faculty at HBCUs, said Kayla Lee, growth product manager at IBM Quantum and Qiskit.

A research-focused effort, the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center, led by Howard University, will provide HBCUs with access to quantum computers and scientists, Lee said. The schools will work collaboratively to develop research capacity in this sector. “That was one of the big goals with the quantum center: What are ways that these schools can work together so that they can accomplish their goals better,” Lee said.

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