Dr. Shengwang Du earns $450,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his work in the Entanglement Distribution among Six Remote Quantum Nodes through Cold Atomic Ensembles and Photon Polarizations. In this project, Du proposes a new approach to overcome experimental drawbacks based on cold atomic ensembles and their interaction with single-photon polarization qubits and experimentally realize distributing quantum entanglement across a six-node quantum network.