December 8, 2015 —Baton Rouge, LA - Team IBM wrapped up their bioplastics mentor project at Brookstown Middle Magnet Academy. For this project, students were given the task to create recipes to engineer a bioplastic. Materials used included, corn starch, glycerin, agar, and more. The students tested different recipes with different proportions. Today, they examined their final product after it had time to dry. There was cracking, but the students learned all about the engineering process and the pros and cons to bio vs regular plastics.
Great work everyone! Good way to wrap up the year. Check out more photos below.