Quantum Undergraduate Research Experience at CHTM (QU-REACH)

The QU-REACH Program at the University of New Mexico is a ten-week summer undergraduate research program run by the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) and academic departments on UNM’s Main Albuquerque campus.

The 2022 program was held from May 31 - August 5. See the schedule here.

The first QU-REACH program was held in 2021. Read about it in this UNM Newsroom article.


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

This is a full-time, in-person research program. More information is available on the FAQ page.

Application Information

Check back for application info for the 2023 program beginning in December 2022

Applications to the program are welcome from all undergraduate students currently attending any College or University in the state of New Mexico who are interested in Quantum Technologies research. Participants will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the summer. A limited number of housing stipends for students attending schools outside of the Albuquerque metro area will be available. Students from historically-excluded groups in STEM (including women, Hispanic, American Indian, and Black students) and students who are the first generation in their families to attend college are strongly encouraged to apply.