Hart, Frederick L.
Mendoza Abarca, Karla
PR / Puerto Rico Project Center
Para la Naturaleza
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
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering