Students Create Inflatable Martian Greenhouse in Christina Ciardullo's Course at Carnegie Mellon

From Carnegie Mellon University students are developing green thumbs for the Red Planet. Two new courses introduced this spring challenged the budding space gardeners to design and build a prototype biome in which to grow plants on Mars.

School of Architecture faculty members Christina Ciardullo and Daragh Byrne designed and led the Mars Studios as part of CMU's Integrative Design, Arts and Technology (IDeATe) Network. Students from any major can pursue one of eight IDeATe minors or concentrations.