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Graduate Student Assistants for the 42th PVSC

Applications are now being accepted for Graduate Student Assistants (GSA) at the 42th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, June 14-19, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans!

The GSAs play a very important role in the PVSC, with responsibilities ranging from assisting with conference publications (proceedings), providing support to the oral presentation session chairs, managing the poster sessions, and providing general assistance to conference attendees. Additionally, some GSAs will help in tutorial sessions, Solar Day activities, and general conference preparation starting on June 13.

You will be expected to work between 15 and 20 hours over the course of the week. This can be a very rewarding experience as GSAs have the opportunity to interact with many of the conference attendees and organizers, as well as get to know all the other students in the program.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Complimentary conference registration (up to $350 value)
  • $400 compensation toward room costs for staying in the conference hotel
  • Free ticket for the conference banquet (approximately $75 value)

Given the large number of applications every year, and to encourage students to present their work, priority will be given to students who have also applied for the Best Student Paper Award. Additional considerations include, but are not necessarily limited to, whether you are presenting a paper (oral or poster), the length of your attendance (partial vs. full conference), your graduate program degree goal and year, and prior experience as a GSA. We encourage all students to apply, as we strive to support a diverse group with national and international representation.

Please complete the application no later than noon EDT on April 3, 2015. Selected students will be notified on or about April 17, 2015.

The GSA application window is now closed. Thank you to all who have applied. Notifications regarding your application status will be sent out on or around April 17, 2015.


If you have any questions, please contact us at: GraduateStudentCoordinator@ieee-pvsc.org. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Dr. Christopher Bailey
Graduate Student Coordinator
Old Dominion University

Dr. Tyler Grassman
Deputy Graduate Student Coordinator
The Ohio State University


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