A committed group of senior engineering students at the University of Minnesota started this important work as part of their senior design class. Under the supervision of professional engineer Dawn Bardot, we’re bringing reality to the design in 2016.
Courtney has accepted a full time position with Flint Hills Resources as a Maintenance Engineer, she stays actively involved on campus through her officer position in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, as well as her membership in Gamma Phi Beta. Her other hobbies include snowboarding, rockclimbing, wakesurfing, and playing board games. She’s excited to be on this team with her peers and is looking forward to being a part of the first ever LacPod prototype!
Alex is active in Minnesota Microlenders: a non-profit student group that strives to alleviate poverty through financial empowerment of entrepreneurs in third world countries. His hobbies include film studies and running marathons. He is passionate about acoustics and is excited to help soundproof the LacPod to provide a comfortable, distraction-free space for mothers on campus.
Katie is especially interested in the social aspects of this project. A few of her hobbies are watercolor, music, and rollerblading. She is excited to help create a beautiful, clean, private
space for lactating women, to find solutions that make them feel comfortable and safe. She’s excited to raise awareness and create the first LacPod prototype for the mothers on campus.
Megan is excited to start as a Maintenance Engineer at Flint Hills Resources after graduation. On campus, Megan plays hockey for the Women’s Club Ice Hockey team and holds officer positions in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi. On her free time, Megan fills her time with fishing, camping, skiing, and hiking with friends and family. She is excited to make a difference for mothers on campus with this project!
Tianqi is an international student from China majoring in mechanical engineering. His hobbies are photography and swimming. He thinks people should pay more attention to lactating women, and that a lactation pod can significantly improve their feelings about privacy and comfort.