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.

Our work will hopefully impact not only our community, but other communities both close by and far away, as we receive feedback and improve upon our current program.

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 February 2018

Current Project

The fall semester of 2017 for the SRTS team involved focusing on building a refined prototype that can be tested in the field, while designing the next version with manufacturability in mind in order to enable increased production rates in the future.

Currently, we are working to complete the software side of the project. This will involve finalizing the project website with a working database and using python to complete the backend functionality of the project. Later in the semester, we will be testing the full system.

Our penny press team is working on a penny press design for Purdue's homecoming on its 150th anniversary. They are currently working on finalizing their design, researching what materials need to be used, and identifying the construction process of the project



Oakland Elementary School (Fall 2015 - Fall 2016):

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 organization 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)