Engineering Projects In Community Service
Safe Routes To School (SRTS)
Connecting the trip to school with Safety, Health, Community, Choice!
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.
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.
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.
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.