CSM Team Wins Biodesign Challenge 2017

Olivia Bargman and Nina Cutler from Central Saint Martins took home the Overall Prize at the Biodesign Challenge 2017 with their project, Quantworm Mine. 

Quantworm Industries is a nanotech wormery housed on former coal mining sites in South Wales that utilizes the earthworm’s natural ability to bio-remediate contaminated soil and bio-synthesize nanoparticles called quantum dots (QDs) from heavy metals. 

On June 22nd and 23rd, 24 student teams from 22 universities around the world gathered at the Biodesign Challenge Summit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The teams, chosen from more than 400 participating students, showcased their projects and competed for prizes including the Glass Microbe. 

Daniel Grushkin