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QU-REACH - Quantum Undergraduate Research Experience at the Center for High Technology Materials (UNM)

Quantum Technology harnesses the unique features of quantum mechanical systems for devices that hold the promise to revolutionize the fields of computing, communications, and sensing and deepen our understanding of the universe.

QU-REACH leverages the longstanding and growing research infrastructure in Quantum Technology at UNM to provide New Mexico undergraduate students with an early hands-on research experience in Quantum Technology.

Projects are available in a broad range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, etc.) related to the three cornerstones of Quantum Technology: Quantum Sensing, Quantum Communications, and Quantum Computing.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a college or university in the state of New Mexico at the time of application
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older at the beginning of the program
  • Domestic and International students are welcome to apply
  • No specific background is required, but 1-3 years of undergraduate coursework in a physics, chemistry, math, or engineering major is preferred


May 30 – Aug 4, 2023 (10 weeks)


University of New Mexico, Main Campus, Albuquerque


$6,000 stipend. A limited number of housing stipends for students attending schools outside of the Albuquerque metro area will also be available.

Application Deadline

March 17, 2023 Learn more and apply:

Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of New Mexico
Physics, Astronomy, and Interdisciplinary Sciences building (PAÍS)
210 Yale NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-277-1520 fax