Nicole Schauser is an incoming senior studying Materials Science Engineering. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in this field with a research focus on materials for renewable energy technologies. Her career goal is to perform industry-based research on photovoltaics or energy storage devices to help mitigate climate change. She has been involved in two research groups at UC Berkeley, studying 3D laser scanning techniques and also dendrite grown in lithium solid polymer electrolyte batteries. Nicole was a Summer Intern for Next Energy Technologies, where she researched efficient methods for depositing the back metal electrodes onto devices. During her active involvement in CalSol, the UC Berkeley Solar Vehicle Team, Nicole had the opportunity to drive a solar car she helped design and build across the Australian outback in a 3000 km race.