Emergency Management Capstone Projects
As a culminating experience in the program, MScTRM students complete a capstone project. Students draw on the knowledge, skills and experiences that they have gained in the program to produce original and applied academic research that solves a real-world emergency management problem.
Students work in teams, alongside a faculty advisor, to complete their capstone project during their second year in the program.
- In Autumn, students develop their research proposals
- In Winter, students implement their projects, conducting their research and analyzing results
- In Spring, students write their capstone projects and present their research at our annual Capstone Showcase
Examples of Capstone Research
Signal-Detecting Drone for Earthquake Response
Interested in uncovering a use for unmanned arial vehicle technologies, or drones, that might de-stigmatize the popular image they’ve acquired through their military use abroad, TRM capstone students sought to outfit a drone with a signal-detecting device capable of locating cellphone signals as a way to improve the detection of humans following a major earthquake. Read more about the signal-detecting drone project.
Previous Capstone Project Titles:
- 10kT Improvised Nuclear Device: Are Chicago’s Hospitals Prepared?
- An Investigation of Current Guidance for Private Sector; Planning, Preparedness and Perceived Threat of Virulent Influenza Pandemic
- Civilian Response to Active Shooter Incidents – Knowing What To Do, No Matter Where You Are
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Social Intelligence, Poverty Data, and a Comprehensive Approach to all Hazards
- Risk Assessment and Resource allocation for Dam Safety in the Cascadia Subduction Zone
- Understanding the Relationship Between Natural Disasters and Violent Conflicts