On the first day of March 2019, Dr. Megan Sassin gave a research seminar on enhancing energy storage on the macroscale via architectural design on the nanoscale. Dr. Sassin is a scientist working in the Advanced Electrochemical Materials section of the US Naval Research Lab in Washington DC. In her talk, Dr. Sassin described development process of a new electrode material consisting of nanoscale metal oxides and conducting polymers, and its resulting larger faradaic charge-storage capacities than conventional composite electrodes. It was an interesting research topic to mechanical engineering undergraduate students. Dr. Sassin provided a snapshot of how research is conduced in a federal government research facility.