Studio Feature: BIODESIGN CHALLENGE X GOOGLE

Studio Feature: BIODESIGN CHALLENGE X GOOGLE

Molly Powers

During the second studio session of our Fall Term, a group of students had the opportunity to participate in a Biodesign Challenge in partnership with Google. Their task: pitch an idea for a new product, or process of creating products, that is truly renewable and has a positive impact on the environment. 


We’re delighted to announce that students Amiyr A., Elijah R., and Aveen N. placed third out of twenty total projects with their project BIO-PCB. Their design replaces elements of a normal printed circuit board that are harmful to the environment, with mushroom spore bioplastic and water soluble glue. When dipped in water the rare metal components slide off the circuit board, and the PCB can then be planted, grown and harvested to re-make the bioplastic material it originated from. 

Congratulations to you three, we are so proud of you!

To view the team's final project please follow this link