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QESST Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates


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Description:
The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, students will:

have access to state-of-the-art facilities and gain experience directly relevant to industry, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate the commercial impact and relevance of their ideas by guiding them through the steps required to bring new ideas to commercialization;

bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment;

work in a facility that allows new equipment or processes to be analyzed and assessed jointly with industry. Students will play a key role in this process.

partner with a local student participating in the Fulton Schools’ Solar Energy Research program.

Program Details:

The program will take place at Arizona State University. Participants will be provided with a double-occupancy dorm room and round-trip travel funding. Participants will also receive a $400 per week stipend.

Enrollment Requirements:

Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university with at least one year completed by June and at least one more semester before graduation after the summer. (Graduating seniors are not eligible.)

Students must be U.S. citizens.

Participants are prohibited from taking courses or working while participating in the program.

Students must be available to begin the program on the start date.


Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
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Program Dates: 5/30/2018 - 7/26/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Arizona State University (Lead)
California Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of Arizona
University of Houston
University of New Mexico

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Physics

Keywords:
Solar Energy

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)


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