HILLSBORO, Ore. — SolarWorld is now accepting applications for the 2014 SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award. Now in its ninth year, the Junior Einstein Award is for young scientists doing research relevant to the solar photovoltaic industry. The award offers prize money and also helps open professional doors for young scientists. As part of the award ceremony, winners meet important figures in the solar industry.

 “Today’s solar technology has its roots in our nation’s research laboratories and universities,” said Mukesh Dulani, president of SolarWorld Americas. “SolarWorld understands the importance of supporting young scientists, whose ideas will shape the way our industry powers the world.”

Graduate students in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy, engineering, chemistry, physics, process engineering, or a similar discipline with a thesis focused on solar technology or a related area are eligible to apply. The applicant’s scientific thesis in German or English must have been written between June 2013 and April 2014. The application deadline is April 15, 2014.

A jury composed of well-known photovoltaic experts will choose the recipient of the prize, which will be presented this year during Intersolar, a solar industry trade show, in Munich, Germany.

For more information and the application form, go to www.einstein-award.de/en/junior-award/.

Publication date: 3/17/2014

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