Prof Jessica Rosenberg
Quantum Materials Center, Director of Education & Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University, USA
Jessica Rosenberg, PhD, is the Education Director of the Quantum Materials Center and an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University. She received an NSF CAREER award, an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship in the NSF Office of the Director, and has been PI on NSF STEM education projects. When she is not unravelling the mysteries of the universe as an astrophysicist, she works to improve the education and retention of a diverse group of students in the STEM disciplines and build new models of graduate student preparation. She has developed and implemented education programs that span K-20, researched improvements to STEM classroom education, and examined how scientific research projects can have a broader impact on society though research, education, and outreach. As the Director of Education for the Quantum Materials Center she is building internship programs, transdisciplinary undergraduate experiences, and broadening graduate student preparation for the workforce. As quantum grows as an industry, she is committed to creating programs aimed at developing a diverse quantum workforce.