● natural polymer ● abundant ●affordable ● renewable ● widely used ● biodegradable
Vinegar / Citric acid
● easy-manufacturing ● occurs naturally in citrus fruits ● affordable ● renewable ● biodegradable
● obtained from plant and animal resources ● non-toxic ● affordable ● renewable ● biodegradable
Development of 3D Biocement Structures for Oyster Population Restoration
The Chesapeake Bay oyster population had been thriving under the care of Indigenous Americans for centuries but it took only a few generations of European settlers to over-harvest oyster populations in the Bay to dangerously low levels, and are now on the brink of becoming an endangered species. The goal for this research is to participate in the restoration of ecological and cultural damage done by settlers and our current, unsustainable practice. The intent is to make a positive impact on the environment by helping facilitate the re-growth of oyster reefs through ethical and sustainable lab practices.