LacPod Backgound

The future location of our first LacPod: Coffman Union at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

The future location of our first LacPod: Coffman Union at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Lactating women on campus need close, comfortable, secure, and readily available lactation spaces. However, at the University of Minnesota, there are only 19 lactation rooms total and only 2 lactation rooms on the Saint Paul campus.

We are a group of Mechanical Engineering students at the University of Minnesota, and this is our senior design project for ME 4054W, initiated by the Student Parent HELP Center and the Lactation Advocacy Committee. The goal of the Lactation Pod (or LacPod) Project is to produce the first full size working Lactation Pod that will be implemented at the University of Minnesota to demonstrate its usefulness and gain momentum towards the future production of more pods.

 

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