When complex mathematical algorithms meet traditional Japanese paper folding you create the potential for engineering design innovation. By linking core sciences with artistic practice it is possible to devise methods to save lives and explore the universe as outlined by this specific example. Although the delicate shapes created by origami appear artistic they are, at their foundation, formed from a strong layer of math. Incredible shapes and designs can be created beyond a simple animal shape or a paper airplane. Engineers currently use algorithms use in origami to determine the best way to fold airbags for optimum deployment and astronomers use them to compute the optimum configurations of space telescope lenses.