Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Student Assistants

Graduate Student Assistants for the 37th PVSC

Applications are now being accepted for Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) at the 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, June 19-24, 2011 at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington. All students planning to attend are eligible to apply.


The role of the GSA includes such responsibilities as sitting in on sessions to help the session chair in the event of technical failure, helping out in the speaker ready room or providing general assistance to conference attendees. Additionally, some GSAs will help in new Solar Day activities on Sunday the 19th. You will be expected to work between 15 and 18 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, as well as get to know all the other students in the program.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • Complimentary conference registration ($100 value)
  • Stipend of $500 to help with travel and lodging costs.

In making our selections we will consider, among other things, whether you are giving a presentation (oral or poster), able to attend entire conference, degree you are working on, year in graduate program, and recent publications. We encourage all students to apply as we like to have a diverse group with international representation.

Please complete the application no later than noon EDT on April 18, 2011. Selected students will be notified on or about April 29, 2011.

GSA Application

Thanks for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in Seattle!

Dr. Abasifreke Ebong
Graduate Student Coordinator
Georgia Institute of Technology

Mr. Kyle Montgomery
Graduate Student Team Leader
Purdue University