Quantum information science (QIS) is an emerging technology and a key area of research. Advancement in quantum technology can help us improving traffic patterns, financial modeling, cyber-security and even weather forecasting and medical procedures. The Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center, or SQMS, led by Fermilab, brings together national laboratories, academia, and industry to make revolutionary advances in quantum computing and sensing, including the building and deployment of a beyond-the-state-of-the-art quantum computer. The quantum devices developed at SQMS will have game-changing impacts in basic science and in our everyday lives. The SQMS research center is also committed to empowering the next generation of quantum scientists and engineers and steward the related ecosystem to bring innovation in QIS. This ecosystem is particularly developed in the Chicago area.