Published: April 26, 2020
Fiona Bell peels bioplastic from window.

In the accompanying video, Fiona Bell shares a class research project that explores bioplastics, including making bioplastic that changes color in ultraviolet light, concocting edible bioplastic packaging for ramen that has flavor impregnated and a variety of decorative applications. Conducted in the Living Matter Lab, directed by Mirela Alistar, Bell's work provides a refreshing exploration of sustainable alternatives to traditional plastics that are choking ecosystems around the planet, while illustrating the diverse interdisciplinary fields students are able to explore in the ATLAS Creative Technology and Design professional master's program. 

In recognition of both her bioplastic research and academic achievements, Bell recently won two CU Boulder awards totaling $5,000: