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Intro to QESST for New Scholars

Knowing where you fit in:

  1. ID your affiliated project from the list of QESST Year 5 Research Projects: http://dev-qesst.pantheonsite.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Project-List_Y5.pdf


  1. See how your project connects to others on the 3-plane diagram: http://qesst.asu.edu/research
    1. Scroll down to explore each of the Thrusts and Testbeds, and see the faculty leads for each project on the Research Matrix


  1. Main QESST webpage: qesst.asu.edu
    1. QESST mission: http://qesst.asu.edu/what-is-qesst-what-is-our-purpose


Knowing who to contact:

  1. Admins for QESST – Katie Taylor, Katherine.Taylor55@asu.edu, and Bob Sampson, Robert.Sampson@asu.edu
    1. Contact them to receive your username and password for qesst.net
      1. qesst.net is the medium we use to report any and all poster presentations, conference talks, journal publications, outreach activity, etc. which the National Science Foundation then uses to evaluate us as an Engineering Research Center (ERC)


  1. University Student Liaisons – find the one at your institution
    1. http://qesst.asu.edu/about-2/student-leadership-council


  1. Connect with other QESST Scholars by filling out this form: https://qesst.asu.edu/students/new-student-update-student-information-form-for-slc-use
    1. This will add you to the student leadership council email list to receive announcements about upcoming seminars, events, and find other ways to get involved.


  1. Research equipment list across all 8 universities (needs updating): All-QESST equipment info


Getting involved:

  1. Check out the various activities of the student leadership council: http://qesst.asu.edu/about-2/student-leadership-council/task-teams-2016-2017


  1. Ask your university liaison to invite you to our https://qesstscholars.slack.com/ page to be a part of conversations leading to our next SLC activities


  1. Check out upcoming events on the QESST scholar caldendar: http://qesst.asu.edu/students/calendar-of-scholar-events


Supplementary – What is an Engineering Research Center?

  1. QESST is a National Science Foundation & DOE funded Engineering Research Center (ERC): http://erc-assoc.org/content/erc-program
  2. Main areas of focus for the current ~22 (?) ERCs: http://erc-assoc.org/centers
  3. Other student leadership councils at other ERCs: http://erc-assoc.org/current-slcs


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