Faculty Advisor

Hart, Frederick L.

Faculty Advisor

Mendoza Abarca, Karla

Project Center

Puerto Rico


Vieques, Puerto Rico suffers from poverty and a high rate of unemployment. Our goal was to assess the feasibility of a mushroom farm that would provide employment to the people of Vieques by recommending a plan for the facility. Based on our objectives which focused around three areas of concentration: engineering, economy and community support, we established methods that included detailed research on renewable energy, rainwater collection, costs for equipment, as well as conducting surveys which gave us information about community support. The data lead to a detailed plan for further research and an initial determination for the likelihood of a mushroom farm being successful enough to employ 10 people.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department