CoE student team is No. 1 in Purdue's soybean innovation competition

Three engineering students who created a soy-based renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing called "Filasoy," won first place in Purdue's 20th-annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Contest.

Filasoy replaces harmful petroleum-based plastic with a low-energy, low-temperature, renewable and recyclable filament. It retains similar properties found in a bioplastic with an added "green" twist: It allows printing without waste.

Team members are Carmen Valverde-Paniagua of Chihuahua, Mexico, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering; Nicole Raley Devlin of Rockville, Md., a doctoral student in chemical engineering; and Yanssen Tandy of Jarkarta, Indonesia, a senior student in chemical engineering. The team will receive a $20,000 prize.

For more on the students' winning work, watch this video.