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Education

 

Through both formal and informal education at the pre-college, undergraduate and graduate levels, the goal of QESST is to provide learners—students, teachers, policymakers and the general public—with a rich and engaging set of resources and experiences related to solar energy and photovoltaics. Emphasis is placed not only on learning the basic concepts underpinning solar energy and photovoltaics, but to place this knowledge in a context of sustainability, transdisciplinary research and conversation, economics and importance to local communities. Emphasis is placed on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in all QESST education and outreach programs.  QESST programs include public outreach, summer research programs for young scholars and undergraduates, year long research opportunities for young scholars, undergraduates and graduate students, teacher education and research experiences, and K-12 classroom and teacher development opportunities.  Although ASU is the only partner school engaging in every educational opportunities to engage in education, research, and trainings are organized by all QESST partner schools.

 


jordan-michelle-157x213.jpg (157×213)Michelle Jordan

Education Director
Associate Professor
Arizona State University
tiffany photoTiffany Rowlands
K-12 Education Coordinator
Arizona State University

 

Resources

Electronic textbook on photovoltaics at: http://www.pveducation.org/pvcdrom

Bill Dauksher and James LeBeau show one of the first single-cell modules to come from the student-led pilot line. These modules in projects to explain photovoltaic concepts in K-12 and university education.

 

These photovoltaic cells were fabricated by QESST scholars.  The design of this mini-module was developed by Bill Dauksher, James LeBeau, and other QESST scholars.  These mini-modules are used by graduate students to demonstrate solar energy to the public, teachers as part of science curriculum, and undergraduates who are exploring solar energy as part of their first year design projects.

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ASU homecoming outreach

Outreach

Through both formal and informal education at the pre-college, undergraduate and graduate levels, the goal of QESST is to provide learners—students, teachers, policymakers and the general public—with a rich and engaging set of resources and experiences related to solar energy and photovoltaics. Emphasis is placed not only on learning the basic concepts underpinning solar energy …

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2016 REU students working at the Solar Power Lab at ASU.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Dates: May 30 – July 29, 2017 Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017 REU students 2013 at the Solar Power Lab Overview Solar electric systems are popping up everywhere and the industry is growing at 30 % per year with sales over $30 billion. At ASU we have an industrial scale pilot line for making solar …

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Research Experience for Teachers

Rethink, rebuild, and re-engineer science education An intensive five-week research experience for K-12 and community college faculty at ASU’s Solar Power Laboratories. Conduct research with nation’s top photovoltaic scientists with open access to the lab equipped with industrial grade fabrication equipment. Work with engineering education researchers to develop connections between laboratory and classroom. Spend one day a …

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Research Experience for Veterans

Description Research Experience for Veterans (REV) participants will work with QESST Research Experience for Teachers (RET) middle school teacher who will be teaching her science students about solar energy.  REV participants will assist with preparing labs for the class, working out some of the engineering details, and providing in class instructional assistance. Qualifications Requirements Must …

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Solar Cell Fabrication 101

Solar Cell Fabrication 101 One week and two week programs for QESST scholars are ongoing. Latest Program: January 9th-12th, 2017. Please email Michelle Jordan if you are interested in participating in future workshops.   Solar Power Lab Arizona State University Research Park 7700 South River Parkway TEMPE, Arizona 85284 United States Solar electric systems are popping …

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