Montana State University

EELE 591-801: Solar Cell Basics for Science Teachers

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Bozeman, MT
Jun 23-Jun 27, 2014
Credit: 2 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $677.00
Instructor(s): Todd Kaiser

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Course Description

Solar Cell Basics is a course for science educators, grades 6 – 12, to promote understanding of the operating principles and the fabrication processes of solar cells that convert light energy into electrical energy. The course involves a laboratory in which participants will fabricate solar cells in the Montana Microfabrication Facility (MMF). Each student will enter the cleanroom and process 4-inch silicon wafers through the various steps necessary to make solar cells.

Meeting Place and Times

Class: MTWRF 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Cobleigh Hall, Room 632


Todd Kaiser, PhD.


Graduate standing.

Target Audience

Restricted Entry for Science Educators.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $137.00
 Computer Fee$7.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials

  • Course materials will be provided by your instructor.

For More Information

contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

How to Register

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