Category Archive: Outreach News

Sep 09 2016

QESST participates in MESA Advisor Training

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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Aug 05 2016

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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Permanent link to this article: http://qesst.asu.edu/qesst-reurevretys-wrap-up

Dec 08 2015

QESST Hosts Delegation from Tec De Monterrey

On September 23-24, 2015, QESST faculty and scholars taught 21 architectural undergraduate students and 2 faculty members from Tecnologico de Monterrey how to design their own photovoltaic module. The visiting undergraduates worked with sixteen QESST Scholars during the two-day workshop, which was hosted by the Solar Power Lab in the ASU Research Park (Tempe, Arizona). …

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Mar 02 2015

QESST Installs Solar PV System in Monument Valley

On November 1, 2014, QESST Scholars and faculty completed the first phase of a solar PV system on a residence in the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. The residence has no connectivity to grid electricity and thus has few options for electricity. The installed system ultimately will provide lighting in each room, as well as …

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Jan 16 2015

Alhambra Elementary School District

In an ongoing effort to create a culture of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Arizona State University’s QESST program is proud to team up with the Alhambra Elementary School District to offer monthly opportunities for K-12 students and teachers to engage with STEM subjects. On Oct. 4 this program was kicked off. QESST provided …

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Permanent link to this article: http://qesst.asu.edu/alhambra-elementary-school-district

Jan 16 2015

Carrie Culp gains experience with QESST REU

Carrie Culp is a QESST REU success story and exemplifies how expanding authentic research opportunities to students from a diversity of backgrounds can impact lives. Carrie, a single mother of three kids, was frustrated after many years of working a minimally skilled, low paying job. Seeking to transform her life, she returned to college and …

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Jan 16 2015

QESST RET Teacher Wins Teacher of the Month

Joni Hood teaches 7th grade at Wingate Elementary School, a Bureau of Indian Education school, in New Mexico, and has participated in the QESST Research Experience for Teachers (RET) at UNM the last two years. She uses the stipend she receives from the QESST RET program to purchase Raycatcher cars to use in her classroom …

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Permanent link to this article: http://qesst.asu.edu/qesst-ret-teacher-wins-teacher-of-the-month

Jan 16 2015

QESST Participates in Houston Energy Day

The Houston Energy Day on October 18, 2014, attracted over 15,000 people, including students, educators, families and business leaders. QESST team members from University of Houston were one of the more than 70 interactive demonstrations and exhibits teaching students and their families about solar energy technology.

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Jan 16 2015

QESST at South Valley Academy

For the second year in a row, the QESST team at UNM talked up photovoltaics to the entire 6th grade class at South Valley Academy on October 22, 2014. South Valley is a Title 1 school that serves a heavily Hispanic community. Most students from South Valley will be the first in their families to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://qesst.asu.edu/qesst-at-south-valley-academy

Jan 16 2015

MESA Regional Workshop

On Sept. 20, 2014, QESST participated in the annual MESA Regional Workshop at Arizona State University’s Chandler Innovation Center. Forty teachers gathered from both the Central and Southern Regions of Arizona for a MESA Advisors Retreat. QESST’s Joe Carpenter and Tiffany Rowlands paired up and presented a lesson on maximizing the power of a solar …

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Permanent link to this article: http://qesst.asu.edu/mesa-regional-workshop

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