Zach Bonham, Philip Evans, Erin Matheson, Charles Scott, Donovan Steele, Aaron Williams have been guided by faculty mentors, Jessica Hoover ( Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Chemistry), Jason Lee ( College of Creative Arts, Sculpture) and Todd Hamrick ( Statler College, Engineering and Robotics).
The installation is a public interactive sculpture that teaches a science concept through art. The sculpture combines the molecular structures of glucose (sugar) and a bitter tasting compound phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). This combination is the fictional molecule titled “Bittersweet” or "Glukupikron", the German term for "sweetbitter", in reference to the often bittersweet nature of life. Prose, poetry, and scientific text will connect the chemical aspects of bitter and sweet with the human experience.
Read about the sculpture build process at http://cesta2016.blogspot.com/.