Ohio-based sculptor and ceramic artist Lauren Herzak-Bauman will collaborate with students at Penn State Behrend’s state-of-the-art plastics manufacturing laboratory. Herzak-Bauman will create a new sculptural work for the campus. The Plastics Processing Lab, located in 127 Burke, is a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art processing lab. This lab is the largest and best equipped plastics lab for students in the country.
This lab emphasizes an educational focus, namely the practical application and integration of new technologies in Design, Processing, Materials, and Tooling. In addition to computer skills, the foundational skills of processing, materials, and design are stressed as central to creating a great plastics engineer.
Herzak-Bauman will work with the School of Engineering and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students from both the Plastics Engineering Technology and Arts Administration programs will be involved in project development and fabrication.