Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Faculty Advisor

Somasse, Gbetonmasse Blaise


The goal of our project was to create a Resource for Emergency Planning (REP) for the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi. We conducted an online survey and coordinated in-person interviews with family members, staff and security guards to gauge the level of awareness concerning seismic risk on campus. We evaluated the campus terrain with regard to earthquake vulnerability. Lastly, we met with officials in Mandi District to understand the government's policies toward preparing communities for a quake. In completing these tasks, we identified gaps in preparedness on campus and were able to provide recommendations in the REP manual for the institute, including evacuation maps for residents to follow in the event of an earthquake.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2019

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project