Bridget Powers Beggs

Bridget is a second-year student majoring in Materials Science and Engineering with a concentration in Electronic Materials and a minor in Social Justice. Originally from Spokane, Washington, Bridget is excited to participate in the ThinkEnergy Fellowship program to learn about barriers and opportunities in energy policy and the relationships between policy, research, and entrepreneurship. She is especially interested in battery technologies and solutions for improving the electric grid. Currently, she assists in research on All-Solid State Lithium Ion batteries for Dr. Alp Sehirlioglu’s research group. Outside of class she is on the executive board of CWRU’s Humanitarian Design Corps/Engineers Without Borders and on its Malawi team, which is working to install solar panels to provide electricity in Kasungu National Park. Additionally, Bridget participates in CWRU’s Global Ethical Leaders Society, Food Recovery Network, and Undergraduate Materials Society. She also enjoys playing her french horn, board games, and debating politics.