In September of 2020, Dr. Lee championed an initiative that brought quantum computing to HBCUs known as the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center. As part of IBM’s social justice efforts in creating economic opportunity for underrepresented minorities, Dr. Lee was instrumental in helping to change the way HBCUs engage in quantum research. The multimillion-dollar, multi-year investment brought together researchers and students at 13 HBCUs. And in less than six months since its launch, the Center has nearly doubled the number of participating universities, announced during Black History Month.
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