Category Archive: Industry News/Events Updates

Sep 20 2017

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 …

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Apr 21 2017

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 …

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Apr 17 2017

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 …

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Mar 09 2017

Various Musings on Getting a Job, Keeping It, and Beyond, a Q & A Session

All QESST Scholars are invited to a talk by Tim Reblitz: “Various Musings on Getting a Job, Keeping It, and Beyond.”  Join us for the talk and Q & A session April 4 11 am MST via Zoom or in ERC 189. Tim Reblitz was President of the QESST SLC in Year 4. He graduated …

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Feb 27 2017

Scholar Industry Meeting: Utility Scale PV, with First Solar

Want to learn more about utility scale PV? First Solar is coming to ERC 189 this 1st of March, at 1 PM (MST), to talk more about this very important market of photovoltaics. If you can’t attend presentially, a webinar will be available through zoom.

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Feb 13 2017

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 …

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Feb 10 2017

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 …

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Feb 03 2017

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 …

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Nov 21 2016

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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Jan 16 2015

Industry and Innovation Program

This past summer, many of the QESST Scholars took short-term positions and internships in industry. Hiring companies included First Solar, Veeco, Applied Materials, and Solexel. For example, Ph.D. students Yeongho Kim and Chaomin Zhang worked at Veeco’s facilities in Somerset, New Jersey. By meeting and interacting with Veeco’s management and technical teams, they learned first-hand …

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