Center of Quantum Information Sciences Bill Signed at DSU

Posted on: March 15, 2024   |   Categories: Announcements, News & Updates
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Pictured: South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signs the bill that funds a new Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology at Dakota State University on Wednesday, March 13 in Madison, SD.

What is Quantum Infromation Sciences (QIS) and why is important to South Dakota? To sum up QIS, it is a cutting-edge area that provides an integrated set of activities that are timely and secure with quantum computing and fold into a multitude of industries and organizations. QIS is supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Science, and National Institutes of Health – Office of Data Strategy.

South Dakota noticed this opportunity of expanding QIS and took action. With QIS, four of South Dakota’s public universities will unite to lead the future of quantum computing. These universities include Dakota State University, South Dakota Mines, South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota.

South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem has said tech research is the state’s next big industry, which she reiterated with the signing of the bill, SB 45, in Madison, SD at Dakota State University on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. South Dakota is a leader in emerging technology, and this center will make significant strides with combining numerous fields to make advancements in cybersecurity, agriculture, healthcare, and beyond.

This bill which by definition, “Make an appropriation for the establishment of a Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology and to declare an emergency.”

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Pictured holding the QIS bill (pictured above), South Dakota Board of Regents Executive Director, Nathan Lukkes, in attendance with key QIS stakeholders and Governor Kristi Noem.

A milestone in the making, this Center for QIS will open opportunities for learning and leading the future of quantum computing. This center will help expand economic development in this next big industry for South Dakota.

At the signing Noem said, “this kind of high tech can help to diversify the state’s economy.” Three million dollars of Noem’s budget will help fund this center.

Exciting times ahead with QIS and South Dakota. More information here on Quantum Information Science Centers and national impact.

Credits: (Pictures from Dakota State University LinkedIn Page). Related infromation from Argus Leader & Brookings Radio Newsletter.

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