RPI Celebrates 200 Years with Quantum Freeze Ice Cream

Picture of man holding a waffle cone of Quantum Freeze ice cream and a sparkler. There's a maroon wave in front that reads "Quantum Freeze!".

No birthday party is complete without ice cream. And this year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is celebrating 200 years of innovation and technology.

At RPI’s bicentennial event, Stewart’s Shops served “Quantum Freeze” ice cream to hundreds of attendees. This popular flavor, temporarily renamed from Fireworks, pays tribute to RPI’s bicentennial year and introduction of the IBM Quantum Systems One. It’s the first ever quantum computing system installed on a university campus in the world. Quantum computing has the potential to solve problems in the areas of finance, health, weather, and more. We’re excited to see what discoveries will be made at RPI in the years to come.

Quantum Freeze features a tart cherry swirl and red and blue Pop Rocks in vanilla ice cream. Last November, RPI students, faculty, staff and alumni submitted more than 500 names for the celebratory ice cream, and Quantum Freeze won the final vote.

Given that the IBM Quantum System One reaches temperatures colder than outer space, there’s no better way to celebrate than with Stewart’s ice cream!

Here are some photos from the event:

Quantum Freeze RPI mini flag. 2 Stewart's partners holding Quantum Freeze mini flags.      

Image of the Stewart's banner and many people at an event in front and behind on the stair case. Stewart's partners scooping at RPIs Quantum Freeze event.