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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.


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Education Director
Associate Professor
Arizona State University
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K-12 Education Coordinator
Arizona State University


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Community Outreach

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Pre-College Education and Outreach

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QESST Partners Arizona State University California Institute of Technology University of Delaware Massachusetts Institute of Technology The University of New Mexico Georgia Tech University of Houston Imperial College - London The University of Tokyo The University of New South Wales The University of Arizona