Faculty Advisor

Traver, Robert W.


The San Francisco Agricultural School in Cerrito, Paraguay, is a school that provides self-sustaining education, home, and career support for all 150 of its students by way of a hands-on, vocational approach to education. Students here alternate throughout the week between classroom learning and working to provide an income for the school. The school is managed by Fundación Paraguaya.The project group’s main goal was to find a way to alleviate some of the school’s cost to maximize profits. Specifically, the group was concerned with making the school’s dairy factory more energy efficient and sustainable. Recommendations included a list of best-practice techniques as well as design modifications of some of the equipment used in the production of the school’s dairy products.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies