As Special Assistant to the Provost for Quantum Education, Chandralekha Singh will work to develop undergraduate and graduate programs in quantum science, convening a committee of faculty members from across the University who share interests in quantum science and contribute to our Quantum Science Initiative.
She will work with Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Joe McCarthy and Vice Provost for Graduate Studies Amanda Godley to envision and formally propose the educational offerings.
Chandralekha is uniquely suited to develop exceptional educational opportunities that leverage our pre-eminent quantum science faculty.
Chandralekha is a part of Q2Work, a National Science Foundation-funded program that provides support for the Quantum Information Science (QIS) education ecosystem through digital tools, outreach, and collaborative workshops. Q2Work is a member of the National Q-12 Education Partnership launched by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the NSF. Q-12 is a consortium that will expand access to K-12 quantum learning tools and inspire the next generation of quantum leaders and foster a range of training opportunities to increase the capabilities, diversity and number of students who are ready to engage in the quantum workforce. Additionally, Chandralekha’s research focuses on how to improve the teaching and learning of subjects like physics at all levels.
Chandralekha was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, and she earned a PhD in physics (theoretical condensed matter) from the University of California, an MA in physics from the University of California, and a BS with Honors in physics (five-year integrated BS/MS physics) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India.