Faculty Advisor

Brattin, Joel J.

Faculty Advisor

Weininger, Stephen J.


Our team worked with the Mirror Art Group to install a solar electric unit in Ban Jalae, a rural hilltribe village in northern Thailand. The photovoltaic system provides electricity for educational equipment in a Cultural Center that showcases Lahu customs and traditions, as part of an effort to increase awareness and prevent their assimilation into mainstream Thai society. In addition, we analyzed the cultural and societal impacts of the technology.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry