Student-led solar cell fabrication pilot line: Engaging the next generation of PV engineers

Guy Pickett, Stuart Bowden, Jenefer Husman, Krista Ross, Duane Shell, Katherine Nelson

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Abstract

A student-led solar cell fabrication pilot line has been formed with the goal of encouraging young engineering students to pursue PV related research careers, and to better prepare them for addressing our future energy needs. One example of its impact is a five week REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) that was implemented on the pilot line. From evaluations administered at the start and end of the program, the most notable outcomes are the improvement of the participants' self-efficacy resultant from hands-on experience and a general increase in PV related knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2389-2391
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 21 2013

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period6/16/136/21/13

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Keywords

  • Education
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Pickett, G., Bowden, S., Husman, J., Ross, K., Shell, D., & Nelson, K. (2013). Student-led solar cell fabrication pilot line: Engaging the next generation of PV engineers. In 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 (pp. 2389-2391). [6744955] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744955