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Women in PV Networking Event

Time: Monday, June 11th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 
Location: Welcome Reception 
All are welcome – no registration necessary.

Join the Women in PV on the evening of Monday, June 11th to take advantage of one of the greatest benefits of attending a conference – Networking! Previous networking events were a great success, bringing many people from all types and stages of career together to share their ideas, questions, support, and experiences. You may even meet your next mentor/mentee, collaborator, or lunch companion for the Women in PV luncheon on Thursday! This is an informal session designed to foster conversation, and we can’t wait to see you there!

Women in PV Lunch

Time: Thursday, June 14th, from 12pm to 1:30pm 
Water's Edge Ballroom
Invited speaker:
Sheila Bailey, Senior Physicist, NASA

Sheila Bailey has been a senior physicist working in photovoltaics at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) for 33 years. Her most recent projects include nanomaterials and nanostructures for space photovoltaics, quantum wire  III-V solar cells and quantum dot alpha-voltaics. She has authored or co-authored over 170 journal and conference publications, 16 book chapters and two patents.  She is on the Editorial Board of “Progress in Photovoltaics”.  She is a member of the American Physical Society and a speaker for the American Institute of Physics Visiting Scientist Program.  She is a member of AIAA Aerospace Power Systems technical committee and past member of the IEE Electron Devices Society Photovoltaic Devices Committee.  She was the chair of the 4th  World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion in 2006. She is president of the Lewis Engineers and Scientists Association, IFPTE Local 28. She was an adjunct professor at Baldwin Wallace College for 27 years and is currently an associate faculty member of the International Space University.  She has a B.S. from Duke University in physics, a M.S. in physics from the Univ. of N.C. at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the University of Manchester in England.  She spent a post-doctoral year at the Royal Military College (part of the Univ. of New South Wales) in Canberra, Australia, She is the recipient of the faculty excellence award from Baldwin Wallace College and the Federal Women's Program award.  She is an Ohio Academy of Science "Exemplar".  She was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for her work in space photovoltaics.  She has completed the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Potential Program. She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2003 by Ohio Gov. Taft.

Sheila has long been an advocate for women in STEM careers and is an active speaker with the NASA GRC Speakers Bureau as well as the APS speakers.  Her world of space photovoltaics is a relatively small community across the world and she has met many interesting people and traveled to many places.  The excitement of working with individuals putting solar power on Mars and traveling to other planets has always made her job fun and unique.

Sheila will share insights from her career during a presentation and Q&A session.  

A seated luncheon will be provided.  Registration is required.  Please register through the main registration portal.  
Registration Fee: $20.00 for regular attendees, $10.00 for student attendees.


Visit our Past Speakers page to learn about previous speakers at the Women in PV Lunch.

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