Minnesota State Fair

CSP at the State Fair: Eco Experience

More than 50 CSP faculty, researchers, students, and the administrative team volunteered their time to interact with the 250,000+ people who annually visit the Eco Experience Building at the Minnesota State Fair. The CSP debuted a new exhibit focused on bioplastics in 2016. Researchers showcased real examples of their work at a mock laboratory set up at the fair, and in a series of larger-than-life, interactive comic book pages, the Polymer Team superheroes, Jane and Hank, led visitors through a lesson on plastic generation and waste and the future of sustainable plastics.

bioplastic comic pages