Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard Francis

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


This project investigates communication strategies used to convey petrochemical pollution, HIV/AIDS, and motorcycle accident risks in Rayong, Thailand. Our goal was to characterize risk communication in Rayong to provide suggestions for improving risk communication in Rayong and Thailand. We accomplished this goal through interviews with government officials, civil-societies, academic researchers, and Rayong province residents. We identified successful strategies from other countries to develop recommendations, which we present regarding improving information flows, tailoring of information, collaboration among stakeholders, and building trust.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering