Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.


The purpose of our groups IQP was to develop a better, safer and more technologically advanced security system for schools. Our first initial step was to research past active shooter scenarios to see if we could determine a pattern or conclude on the typical profile of an active shooter. Next, we interviewed numerous school officials of both public and private schools, grades K-12 to determine if there were patterns in their safety protocols as well as lapses in their protocols that could place students in danger. Finally, we developed a system that we thought would increase the safety for students and faculty as well as increasing response time from the Police and Fire Departments. Our results are as follows.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering