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 […]

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Want to teach Children & Adolescents about PV engineering research? Take the QESST 1000 Word Challenge!

                    QESST Education and Outreach is challenging QESST scholars to explain their research to the general public using only the 1000 most common words in the English language: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:1000_basic_English_words QESST Education and Outreach is challenging QESST scholars to explain their research to the general public. Describe […]

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ASU Homecoming: Saturday, Oct 22

ASU homecoming outreach

Come join the fun for one of ASU’s largest signature homecoming events- the 2016 Homecoming Block Party.  This event will feature activities for the whole family, including interactive displays, games and activities.  This year, QESST will be hosting a booth outside the Engineering Research Center.  We will be featuring solar cells made by QESST scholars, […]

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QESST Teachers use curriculum developed during the summer CompuGirls Program

Achievement date: June 2016 Outcome/Accomplishment: The Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST) at Arizona State University (ASU) implemented a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program that provides teachers with unique opportunities to develop and implement new solar curricula in their classrooms. QESST partnered with the CompuGirls Program at Arizona […]

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QESST participates in MESA Advisor Training

QESST Scholar Alex Killam working alongside teachers with solar technology at the MESA Workshop.

On Saturday, September 9, QESST participated in the annual MESA Advisor Training Institute (MATI) at South Mountain Environmental Education Center.  Sixty teachers gathered from both the Central and Southern Regions of Arizona to learn about the competitions, share experiences and best practices, and make connections with peers, MESA staff, and Industry partners.  QESST’s education team […]

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QESST REU/REV/RET/YS Wrap-up

QESST celebrated a successful end to the 2016 summer REU, RET, and Young Scholar programs on July 29th.  Undergraduate students and teachers from the states of Arizona, Mississippi, Ohio, Hawaii, South Carolina, California, and New Mexico met at the ASU Engineering Research Center and shared their research during a poster presentation.  QESST hosted a luncheon […]

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Solar Energy Harvesting Shingles at the University of Delaware

Exploded view of final solar shingle design

Outcome/Accomplishment: Bob Opila, QESST faculty from the University of Delaware, partnered with Faculty Advisor, Liyun Wang of the Mechanical engineering department, leading five mechanical engineering seniors (Team 109) in designing solar energy harvesting shingles. Andrew Koster, Colleen Gegeckas, Kangning Guo, Kenneth Eland and Jessica Booth chose the solar shingles over 20 other projects for their […]

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QESST Scholar gives an extended oral talk at IEEE PVSC

Antony Aguilar, QESST scholar

Outcome/Accomplishment QESST scholar Antony Aguilar was invited to present the extended oral talk at the 2016 IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference in Portland, Oregon. Antony presented the paper, Development of Cu Plating for Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells, representing the High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cell (HESSC) team directed by QESST faculty, Stuart Bowden. Co-authors included other QESST […]

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