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Newsletter #8 - October 2023

🎃 Happy Halloween, Samhain, All Saints' Day, Dia de Muertos...

@ U.S. Department of Energy

Debriefing SolarPACES 2023 in Sydney

A lot happened this year for underrepresented genders and Women+ in Concentrated Solar! Here are some highlights. Click on the buttons to read more!

W+CS was here

This year with the support of the organizing committee, the Women+ in Concentrated Solar group was quite visible and active! We presented our group during the opening session, held a desk to meet attendees, offered an informal networking happy hour... Thank you for the fruitful discussions and your positive feedback!

Underrepresented genders participation

This year, the voice and talent of underrepresented genders were well heard!
Our gender statistics indicate a constant participation of underrepresented genders and a notable increase in female track and session chairs. Let us continue this way!

A gender diverse team wins SolarPACES technical innovation award

This year the SolarPACES Technical Innovation award was granted to a gender diverse team including two women, for a record-breaking solar absorber coating. Special kudos to Ms. Kaoru Tsuda (CEO of Nano Frontier Technology, Japan) and Ms. Sahar Hosseini (PhD candidate at ANU)!

Dr. Aránzazu Fernández García

joins SolarPACES ExCo

Succeeding to soon-to-be retired Dr. Eduardo Zarza, who received SolarPACES Lifetime Achievement award 2023 with Pr. Robert Pitz-Paal, Dr. Aránzazu Fernández García (CIEMAT) will be the next Spanish representative at SolarPACES Executive Committee. Kudos to her!

Don't miss this workshop on materials challenges for renewable energy

On November 9 (9:00 - 13:00 CET), the CST4ALL EU project holds an online workshop on "Cross-Cutting Materials Challenges of Renewable Energy Technologies".
Contact Dr. Yelda Erden Topal for more information.

HelioCon webinars featuring women experts

HelioCon "Resources, Training and Education" topic area organizes valuable webinars, some recent ones featuring women experts. You can find replays on their website.
Contact Dr. Rebecca Mitchell for more information.

Impostor syndrome?

You have studied concentrated solar during your formation? Worked on CS related topics during an internship, a PhD? You already know much more about CS than the common folk, and can explain and advocate for CS to non-specialists, students, etc.
Yes, you ARE an expert in concentrated solar and you can join our expert database!
Please share this with your colleagues and students who have not joined yet!

You can still be a mentor!

At SolarPACES 2023, many of you have manifested their interest in participating to our mentorship program. We will soon be recruiting mentees, so you have a few days left to become one of our 2023 mentors. Just follow the link below for more information!

You can share your news!

Don't forget that you can share your news and announcements directly with our members and community. If you are a member, go to News/Submit news. You can also post it in our LinkedIn group. Or you can contact us and we will share it for you.
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