Pum Prototype, 2016, Tupperware container, balsawood frame, and hemp canvas painted with a natural resin
Pum is a bioinspired relief package airdrop device modeled after mono-wing maple seeds. Like maple seeds, Pum falls slowly and lands gently within a given space, keeping food relief and medical supplies from being damaged or blown into inaccessible areas. Its wing is biodegradable and waterproof, helpful for areas where temporary storage is needed, and its container is reusable. Pum is intended for use in war-torn regions, refugee camps, and areas stricken by natural disaster. In creating Pum, our team aims to design a faster, easier, and more effective method for delivering help to the people who need it most.
Pum Team: Lina Jemili, Julia Solano, and Maggie George
Julia Solano, B.A. Architecture & Engineering (2016)
Maggie George, B.A. Integrative Biology (2016)