Plan Bee

CNN Tech Buzzes Over IDSA Student Member’s Project

Mar 7 2017 - 1:13pm

Savannah College of Art and Design industrial design senior Anna Haldewang, S/IDSA, has been featured on CNN Tech for developing the Plan Bee prototype—a small, yellow-and-black drone that would spread flower pollen, like a real bee does.

CNN Tech reports that In North America alone, honeybees' role in pollination enables the production of at least 90 commercially grown crops such as apples, blueberries, melons and broccoli. “One student wanted more people to understand the significance of bees to human life, so she created what's essentially a ‘bee drone’ to be a functional teaching tool that couples technology and design.”

Haldewang says she joined SCAD to study fashion design, but felt she wasn’t as passionate as her classmates were about that subject. “I spoke with my college advisor and she brought up industrial design and right away I felt like this was where I’m supposed to be,” she tells IDSA.