Johns Hopkins
Engineering Design Day

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Johns Hopkins Engineering community is creating a better future, translating theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions.


Join us on Tuesday, May 4 for a virtual celebration showcasing student innovation and creativity at Hopkins Engineering annual Design Day!

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Design Day Projects

Bioplastic Accessories Made from Potato Starch

Team: Mo.Na. Gems

Program: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

For the past two semesters, we have worked hard to develop a bioplastic formulation suitable to mimic that of conventional plastic accessories. For our pilot product, we made biodegradable earrings. Our goal is to make bioplastic accessories that are modern, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable enough to replace plastic accessories used in the fashion industry.


Team Members

  • Mecca McDonald
  • Mia Dunn
  • Andrea Thurnheer

Proof of Concept

A powerpoint presentation of what we’ve accomplished this past school year.

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