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Task-Teams 2017-2018

For the year 2017-2018 the QESST Student Leadership Council is shifting from a committee-based to a task-based structure. At the 2016 site visit QESST students identified the major tasks for the coming year and volunteered to handle them. These assignments, along with rough task descriptions, are given below. Ideally, about three students will work together on each task. Please consider volunteering to help with the tasks below. If you would like to help with a task or have any questions, please contact your University Liaison, the other students assigned to the task, or the SLC at qesst.slc@gmail.com

 

 

TASKS

President/Vice President: Alex Killam (ASU), Alex Routhier (ASU)

Task Description: Maintain a current list of graduate student membership. Facilitate communication between QESST leadership (e.g., Dr. Honsberg, Dr. Fraser) and students. Attend monthly videoconference with Keith Roper (NSF ERC Program Leader). Attend ERC Director’s Meeting in Washington, D.C. Compile SLC budget and submit it to QESST leadership by August 2016. Coordinate events with university liaisons. Persuade students to organize/participate in SLC events/programs. Oversee SLC events schedule. Give general presentation and SWOT presentation at Site Visit

 

Welcome Packet Preparation: Rebecca Glaudell (ASU)

Task Description: Assemble a document and videos that describe what QESST is and how QESST students can be involved in the center. Disseminate the packet to all QESST students and faculty. Persuade faculty to give brief talks describing thrusts, testbeds, and collaboration vehicles once/semester.

 

Seminars/Workshops

Task Description: Identify and recruit a speaker, work with University Liaison to schedule the seminar, publicize the seminar, ensure that the seminar is available to all QESST students via Zoom, and if possible, record the seminar and distribute it within QESST.

 

Annual Site Visit Student Retreat: Ehsan Vadiee (GaTech), Alex Killam (ASU)

Task Description: Reserve bus transportation to and boats at Bartlett Lake. Shop for and transport food for retreat. Prepare student retreat schedule and distribute it to QESST students several days before the retreat.

 

Site Visit Student Coordination: Simone Bernardini (ASU)

Task Description: Disseminate Site Visit poster template to QESST students and collect electronic copies of posters in advance of site visit so that QESST leadership can review them before printing. Assist QESST administrators with poster displays as necessary. With Rebecca, prepare student site visit schedule with additional activities (e.g., SWOT discussions, hikes, etc.). Distribute this schedule to students.

 

Industry Mentorship Program: Sebastian Husein (ASU)

Task Description: Recruit students and industry mentors. Pair students and mentors. Send out and receive feedback surveys once/semester.

 

Conference Coordination: Sangpyeong Kim (ASU), Eshan Vadiee (GaTech)

Task Description: Work with University Liaisons to identify conferences that will be highly attended by QESST students. Obtain dates and times of attending students’ posters and presentations and disseminate that information to other attending students. Organize conference-specific dinners/luncheons (esp. PVSC and MRS).

 

Coordinate Website Maintenance: Silvana Ayala Pelaez (UofA), Tara Nietzold (ASU)

Task Description: Obtain photos and extremely brief résumés of all current QESST Scholars and alumni. Update QESST Scholar (https://qesst.asu.edu/about-2/students) and SLC (https://qesst.asu.edu/about-2/student-leadership-council) pages on QESST website.

 

QESST Products: volunteer needed

Task Description: With QESST leadership and admin., design and purchase products emblazoned with QESST logo. All QESST students ought to have at least one QESST shirt (t-shirt or polo). Other potential products include sweatshirts, cell phone chargers, water bottles, sunglasses, etc. Distribute products to QESST students and other relevant groups.

 

Outreach Support: Joe Carpenter (ASU), Silvana Ayala Pelaez (UofA), Alex Killam (ASU)

Task Description: With QESST outreach coordinator Tiffany Rowlands, compile lesson plans for various PV-centered activities. Collect lesson plans in easily accessible online location.

 

Twitter AccountJoe Karas (ASU)

Task Description: Describe recent QESST and SLC events via Twitter. Post a few times/month.

 

University Liaisons: 

Caltech: Philip Jahelka

University of Arizona: Benjamin Chrysler

Arizona State University: Max Cotton, Simone Bernardini, Abhinav Chikhalkar

University of New Mexico: Emma Renteria

University of Houston: Michael Fitchette

University of Delaware: Nicholas Valdes

MIT: Zhe Liu

Georgia Tech: Ehsan Vadiee

Tasks Description: Consistently (at least once/semester) update President/Vice President on QESST graduate student membership for their university. Persuade students at their university to organize/participate in SLC events/programs. Assist President and Vice President in organizing SLC events schedule. Tell Conference Coordinators Eshan and Sangpyeong when students at their university are planning to attend major conferences. Update university equipment lists.

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