All QESST Scholars are invited to the first panel of “Excelling Beyond the Lab: A Professional Development Seminar Series” for MSE Graduate Students will take place TODAY sept. 14. Title: “The many career paths for MSE-PhD’s ” Description: You might be surprised by all the career options available to STEM PhD’s. Why not start thinking […]
Electricity is the lifeblood of modern society.
Powering everything from cities to pacemakers, our electricity generating system faces challenges. These include harmful environmental impacts, threats to national security, resource supply problems, difficulties in powering autonomous applications, and over a quarter of the world’s population without access to electricity. These all indicate the need for a new electricity generation system.
Addressing the challenges one at a time.
QEEST addresses these challenges by supporting a system of photovoltaic science and innovation—a system that breaks away from the waste and inefficiencies of unsustainable fossil fuels and generates power using our favorite sustainable and unlimited resource: the Sun.
We're kind of a big deal.
The Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) lab is an Engineering Research Center. QESST is an Engineering Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that focuses on advancing photovoltaic science, technology, and education in order to address one of society’s greatest challenges: sustainably transforming electricity generation to meet the growing demand for energy.
CTO of Canadian Solar, Guoqiang Xing, at the Solar Power Labs, interacted with QESST Scholars during his all-day meeting this 22nd of August to the Solar Power Labs. Students from UofA, UDEL and ASU had the opportunity to brief him on their research. Great opportunity to interact with industry!
Dr. Delia Saenz, Diversity Director at QESST, talked to QESST Summer Program about diversity and inclusion, in its particular form of tokenism. Dr. Saenz is a Professor of Psychology at ASU. The presentation was broadcasted to all QESST Universities. To see the recording click below (also available for download on our Webinar webpage).