Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


1. What is the target group?

This virtual program is for quantum-curious learners of all ages, genders and nationalities from all over the world!
Most participants will be undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from STEM+E.

2. What are the prerequisites to enroll?

Basic python programming skills, basic linear algebra (vectors, matrices) and high-school physics.

3. Can I enroll only in the Hackathon?

Yes, it is possible for advanced participants to enroll only in the hackathon (Aug 8-25) and skip the Womanium Quantum Training (July 10 - Aug 5). We will ask for proof of previous experience (Git repository, university course work, QWorld Summer School, QubitxQubit, etc). Of course, you are welcome to attend lectures of your interest before joining the hackathon!

4. Is enrollment free?

There are three enrollment categories:

A: Womanium Quantum Computing Scholar
❯ Free

You must apply to be a Womanium Quantum Computing Scholar and commit to active and full participation from beginning-to-end of the program and submitting a short evaluation at the end.
Applications will be made open for those who enroll in the program in June.

B: Student
❯ $ 25 USD

Undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who don’t apply for a Womanium Quantum Computing Scholarship (A)

C: Executives & Professionals
❯ $ 900 USD

For Industry professionals and Executives

Choosing your category will be made available for those who enroll in the program.

5. Are men allowed? (Are only women allowed?)

Womanium programs are open to each and all! Everyone is allowed and encouraged to apply and learn.
All Womanium programs are equally open to all on the basis of interest and merit.
A higher proportion of all Womanium Scholarships are geared towards young women in STEM between 15-25 years of age, as Womanium aims to advance cutting edge STEM+Entrepreneurship domains with an added focus to encourage and enable young girls and women to enter cutting edge STEM domains and become leaders in STEM+Entrepreneurship.


1. What time zone is the program in?

11am – 1:30pm US Eastern Daylight Time Zone
Find your corresponding local time ❯ HERE

2. How much time do I need? Will there be homework?

A: Quantum Training ❯ July 10 – Aug 5

Your daily Quantum Bit of ~2.5h consists of talks, lab tours and programming tutorials (Mon-Sat).
Additionally, there are weekly quizzes and optional additional programming exercises.

B: Hackathon ❯ Aug 826

The time is up to you and your team!

3. Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, a Womanium Quantum Computing Certificate will be provided to all participants who have successfully completed the weekly quizzes with a passing score and participated in the hackathon.

4. Can I ask questions outside of the program hours?

Yes! Discuss your quantum questions with mentors during virtual office hours and on the Discord server.

5. What equipment do I need?

Computer. Internet. Interest!


1. Mentors

We look forward to welcoming more technical mentors, hackathon coaches, career mentors and role models! Email us any time at Quantum [at]

2. Industry & Academic Partners

Are you interested in contributing to the program? Send us an email at Quantum [at]


Washington DC USA



Womanium is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Womanium works with US government agencies such as ARPA-E, DARPA, NIH, NASA, etc. for women’s advancement in STEM+ Entrepreneurship in domains ranging from Energy, Space, Astronomy, and Telescopes, Computational Neuroscience, Industrial Additive Manufacturing Automation, Transportation to Nuclear Weapons Safety.


More questions?

Email us at: Quantum [at]