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Pre-College Education and Outreach

Targeted outcomes for the first five years of the QESST Pre-College Education outreach program include:

  • Establishing Young Scholars programs at all partner institutions with PV engineering projects
  • Initiating Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) site grant
  • Developing and distributing culturally relevant PV engineering curricular materials to partner schools as a part of the RET and REU programs
  • Offering monthly curricular modules at ASU teacher education hub sites through Fulton Teachers College to reach teacher certification candidates, thereby impacting the next generation of K-12 teachers
  • Including solar engineering in existing after-school programs offered by ASU and partner institutions
  • Conducting small-scale teacher professional development with follow-up curricular implementation in K-12 classrooms
  • Supporting existing programs like Solar Decathlon with industry partnerships
  • Embedding energy, solar energy and PV education with workforce development emphasis in teacher professional development and after-school programs
  • Developing interactive displays about PV education on ASU campus as outreach to K-12 students and the general public
  • Offering topics related to QESST PV research at Arizona Science Center’s Science Caf√© events each year as outreach and engagement with the general public
  • Installing a solar tracker with industry partner support on the ASU campus that will aid pre-college and outreach program efforts with data about PV usage
  • Establishing networks with partner universities for K-12 dissemination

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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