Engineering Projects In Community Service
Safe Routes To School (SRTS)

Connecting the trip to school with Safety, Health, Community, Choice!

Team Members


Team Formed: September 2015

Our Mission

We are currently working towards implementing an SRTS program at a local elementary school that would one day improve the overall health of the children of West Lafayette while creating a stronger sense of community.

This program is intended to be a pilot program that started at Glen Acres Elementary School. The goal is to expand to other schools in West Lafayette and eventually around the United States.

The final product must be affordable and efficient. 150 students must be able to enter the school in the span of 20-30 minutes and our system must record how many student walked to school that day. The system must be safe, reliable, and durable in order to succeed in the task it must accomplish. It also must be an easily mass produced product since it is intended to be implemented in schools across the country.


Released April 2016

Current project

The spring semester of 2017 for the SRTS team was all about establishing the team and fully understanding the given problem and the specifications that our end product must meet.

We are focusing on redesigning our project to deliver again in the next few semesters. We plan on implementing our project at Oakland Elementary School in Lafayette, IN. In the following summer and fall, we plan to focus on actually making the product and delivering to the school. This semester we are divided into four different subteams, focusing on testing and analysis, circuits, coding, and creating an enclosure for the product.


  • Oakland Elementary School: A Lafayette Elementary School that seeks to encourage students to become contributing members of society and lifelong learners. Their goal is to provide a learning environment which fosters intellectual and social development and to promote active transportation amongst children by rewarding them.

  • United Way: Works to better the lives of the citizens of Greater Lafayette through initiatives in health and education. This orgnaization envisions a healthy and active Tippecanoe county. The organization hopes that "one day all children in Tippecanoe County will be physically fit through healthy eating and regular physical activity." In order for this to occur the children must be exposed to a variety of healthy foods and lifestyle changes that incorporate daily physical activity.

  • Safe Routes to School: The main goal of SRTS is to improve the health of children by encouraging an active lifestyle beginning at an early age. The organization accomplishes this by improve community safety, decreasing traffic around schools, improve air quality around schools, and by making walking or biking more appealing choices of transportation.
  • Contact us

    Armstrong Hall of Engineering
    701 West Stadium Avenue, IN 47907-2045
    765-496-1068 (phone)