Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Project Center

Sante Fe, New Mexico


The societal push for universal languages, known as a "language shift," causes countries to rely on universal languages for communication over indigenous languages. As a result, the Tewa language, spoken by six Native American Pueblos in New Mexico, has been slowly declining over the last century. The goal of this project was to contribute to the preservation of Tewa by designing a mobile application and a supplementary website that would aid in language education. Detailed interactive mockups were first designed to help visualize the final products. The application was then programmed for the Android platform, and the website was created with Google Sites. After extensive prototyping, we created a functional application and an interactive website design with learning tools.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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