Category: Industry News/Events Updates

Canadian Solar visits Solar Power Labs

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!


Compete in the QESST Perfect Pitch on Sept. 26

QESST is having its annual “Perfect Pitch” Competition via Zoom on September 26th. Presentations should be a 90 second pitch about any innovative or entrepreneurial idea. If you are interested in participating, please email Alex Killam at qesst.slc@gmail.com so you can be added to the presentation schedule. For more information, check out: – 2017 Perfect […]


APS Distribution center visit

Eleven QESST students, from ASU and UofA, had the opportunity to tour the APS distribution center on April 20th. The distribution center is in charge of receiving calls of outages, finding the issue in the distribution line, and sending teams to fix those issues. With an impressive array of tools and know-how, APS manages to […]


MRS Student-Industry Mixer

Network with industry while dinning with us at the MRS event.  When: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20th Where: Lucky Strike, 50 W. Jefferson St. Arcade, Gypsy Bar Private Room (one block from the Phoenix Convention Center) Some of the confirmed companies: Idaho National Lab Biotectix MForesight National Institue of Standards and Technology General Motors […]


Scholar Industry Meeting: NREL

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work at NREL? Would you like to know how you can get to work with them? This Thursday at 9AM MST we will have our next Scholar/Industry Meeting with Sarah Kurtz, and Linda Lung, both scientists from NREL. This will be a Zoom Conference (check the […]


Scholar Industry Meeting: APS Solar Operation tour

Courtesy of General Manager Bradley Albert, on February 10th from 1-3pm more than 15 QESST Students, from ASU and UofA, visited the headquarters of the biggest utility company in Arizona. GM Albert gave a detailed explanation of how the energy portfolio works at state and SW region levels, and showed us the daily challenges the […]


Scholar Industry Meeting: Prism Solar tour in Tucson

Jose Castillo-Aguilella and Paul Hauser, from Prism Solar, entertained 12 QESST students from ASU and Tucson this past February 2nd of 2017. Prism Solar produces bifacial modules with glass-on-glass technology. During the meeting, they gave an excellent overview on how the silicon market has changed over the last decade and how their company, as a […]


QESST Scholar: Connect with QESST Industry Partners

Do you want to gain valuable experience communicating your expertise to industry audiences? We are working to create opportunities for QESST scholars to communicate with industry. Thus, we would like to coordinate face-to-face or virtually presentations. If you are interested in participating, please complete this 5-item survey. Scholars who are nearing graduation should see this […]