As a culminating experience, Master of Science in Threat and Response Management students put into practice the knowledge and skills they have learned during their coursework by completing a capstone project. The project is a degree requirement and is completed during the last three quarters of their program.
Program staff support these efforts by curating a portfolio of projects with capstone sponsors which include industry partners, governmental agencies, and program graduates. The program also facilitates matching students to projects based on skills and interest and helps assign scientific advisors to provide guidance and mentorship. The capstone process is an opportunity for students to develop and implement an emergency management solution and explore potential networking and employment partnerships. Students work together in small teams and begin the experience in the Autumn quarter.
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.
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