Faculty Advisor

Bar-On, Isa

Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


The National Cleaner Production Center of Costa Rica envisions a future where companies utilize responsible chemical care. To facilitate the safer and more conscientious handling and manufacturing of chemicals we developed a road map for bringing Responsible Care to Costa Rica. We devised a strategy to determine the host of the Responsible Care program, how the program will be supported, the verification process, and the public relations aspect of initiating the program. The results from our research lead to the creation of a road map for the chemical industry, a database of chemical companies, and a promotional pamphlet.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs