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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 […]


Production of PodQESST Is Underway!

PodQESST is a new podcast series being produced by ASU graduate students Joe Karas and Sebastian Husein that will begin releasing news stories and interviews with QESST researchers on a monthly basis starting this fall. The goal of the podcasts is to provide a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in a solar energy research […]


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Join Outreach events this year!

Help spread the word about your research at QESST and awareness of solar energy by doing outreach! If you have an event planned, let us know at qesst.slc@gmail.com so that it can appear on our Calendar page, or check that same calendar page and our main news page to see what events you can join […]


QESST Student to appear on Arizona PBS (tonight)

Finally, QESST graduate student Joe Karas will appear on Arizona PBS (tonight) August 1st. He’ll be talking about his volunteer work with the nonprofit, nonpartisan climate advocacy group Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Catch the show live at 5:30pm/10pm on Channel 8 locally, or on azpbs.org. On Twitter: https://twitter.com/cclatasu/status/892097789009809409


QESST Research Experience for Undergraduates Ends Another Successful Summer

The QESST research experience for undergraduates (REU) of 2017 ended another successful summer for those involved. To program was concluded with a poster session where the participating students had the opportunity to present their individual research and accomplishments from the summer. Check out the highlights from the poster session at the QESST twitter page. The […]


“ASU Now” Highlights QESST Faculty for Recent Grant Awards

The news page for ASU, ASU Now, released a story detailing the six U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Awards that were awarded to the university. The winning faculty members included QESST professors such as Dr. Mariana Bertoni and Dr. Stuart Bowden. The photovoltaic research grants awarded to ASU total $4.3 million out of the total […]


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Join our Literature Seminar in its 4th session!

When: Tue June 6th, 2017, 6 pm – 7:30 pm (MST). Where: Engineering Research Center (ERC), first floor, Room: 189. Thanks to all those colleagues who attended the past three sessions of our short story reading club. For the forth session of these series, we are honored to have Prof. Melissa Free as the guest […]


Volunteer now! The Tonto Creek Camp Project is back in business!

The Tonto Creek Camp Project is back in business! (Oh yeah) Dr. Goodnick has delivered the previously built solar panels to Tonto Creek. They will be used during this year’s summer camps. Now, we need to write up two different brochures so they can be shown to the young campers: Documentation of the process so […]


Join us for the Literature Seminar: The Practice of Uselessness

After the success of the 1st literature seminar (where “A Report to an Academy” was read), comes the 2nd iteration of The Practice of Uselessness, organized by our Advocacy leader Mehdi. For this coming session we are honored to have Dr. Jason Bryant as our guest speaker. He has suggested to read a short story […]