2017-2018 Competitive Scholarship

  • 2017-2018 Competitive Scholarship
    Shangtong Li

  • Sustainable 
    Material 
    Exploration
  • Transforming Waste
    2017-2018
    Plastic bags, thread scraps, leafs, corn husks
    Utilizing waste found in everyday life and transforming them into new materials.
  • Bio-composite 1.1 (Organic Mat)
    2017-2018
    Tapioca starch plastic mixed with organic waste: corn husks, corncob, straw, leaf, eggshell.
    Material quality: Bio-degradable, flexible, water-resistant, easy to cut.
  • Bio-composite 1.2 (Recycled Textile)
    2017-2018
    Tapioca starch plastic mixed with textile waste found in Fiber department: fabric scraps, tangled threads, polyfill. 
    Material quality: elastic, flexible, water-resistant, sewable, easy to cut.
  • Bio-composite 1.3 (Sustainable Chipboard)
    2017-2018
    Tapioca starch, potato starch, cornstarch plastic mixed with sawdust found in the wood shop.
    Material quality: biodegradable, rigid, strong, water-resistant, machinable.
  • Bio-composite 1.4 (Starch Concrete)
    2017-2018
    Potato starch, cornstarch mixed with sand, salt, threads, ground orange peels
    Material quality: biodegradable, rigid, strong, machinable
  • Bio-composite 1.4 (Mycelium)
    2017-2018
    Mushroom roots, organic waste: pecan husks, garlic peels, magnolia, tree bark, straw.
    Material quality: biodegradable, insulated, strong when grown in larger volume
  • Recycle Plasticbags
    2017
    Melted and pressed plastic bags
    Material quality: rigid, strong, thermoplastic, machinable
  • Continuing experiments: Banana plastic + Paper board
    2018
    Pulped banana peels; pulped paper mixed with cornstarch

    Material quality:  Banana plasticbiodegradable, rigid
                                  Paper board: biodegradable, rigid, strong, machinable


  • Testing materials
    2018
    Corn starch+paper board, potato starch+sawdust board, potato starch + cotton threads, potato starch + synthetic threads