Singh Named Special Assistant for Quantum Education

  • By Jennifer Zheng
  • 9 November 2021

Congratulations to Chandralekha Singh, who has been selected as special assistant to the provost for quantum education. 

In her new role, 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. 

Cudd said in her announcement that, “The importance of quantum science has emerged as a space that is key to Pitt’s academic and research portfolios. Pitt’s efforts in quantum science are distinctive strengths to build upon: to develop programs and create a robust learning environment, to build skill, to create and access, and to grow diversity and numbers of engaged students.”

Singh is a part of Q2Work, a National Science Foundation-funded program that provides support for the Quantum Information Science 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. Additionally, her research focuses on how to improve the teaching and learning of subjects like physics at all levels. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, and she earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in physics from the University of California and a B.S. with honors in physics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. 

From Pitt University Times