Thea M. Yagerlener is a candidate for a BS in Chemical Engineering with a Business Management minor from Case Western Reserve University. While at CWRU, Thea has earned Dean’s High Honors for six semesters and researched triboelectric charging with the Sankaran Lab for three semesters. She also has assisted teaching ENGR 225 with Dr. Sankaran for two semesters.
Thea is committed to developing clean energy generation processes, and using public policy to help achieve green energy goals. In 2014, Thea developed an application of existing solar energy for use in greenhouses, and presented the technology in the Saint Gobain and Clean Energy Competitions. She also participated in the 2015 Cleveland Sustainability Summit. Thea is very involved in the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, including reviving the Pi Mile Run. Thea enjoys camping and backpacking, especially in northern Michigan.