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Raymer receives the Innovation and Impact Award

The innovation and impact award will be presented to Michael Raymer, a professor in the Department of Physics. The award is given to an outstanding individual or team that distinguished themselves and the university through entrepreneurial activities that resulted in innovations with a measurable societal or environmental benefits.

Raymer was chosen for his scientific leadership and lobbying efforts on behalf of the National Quantum Initiative Act, a $1.2 billion initiative that promises to revolutionize everything from computing to navigation to encryption. Raymer traveled to Washington, D.C. numerous times to meet with congressional committees and staffers and co-authored the original proposal for the initiative.

Over five years, the initiative will support federal efforts to boost investment in quantum information science, support a quantum-smart workforce and allow the UO and institutions like it to play important roles in training the next-generation workforce in quantum information science and technology.

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