Chemical Engineering

Developed by Engineering is Elementary, Museum of Science Boston
Plastics are all around us, from the rubber in our shoe soles to the linings of our cell phone cases and even in the artificial turf we play on. But where do plastics come from and how are they engineered to fill so many functions? In this course, you will explore exciting new polymers that use environmentally friendly, biodegradable ingredients from plants to replace traditional plastic processing. Your challenge will be to put your chemical engineering skills to work as you engineer bioplastics from corn, tapioca and even algae to create novel materials for your own unique applications.