Faculty Advisor

Elmes, Michael B.


Working from literature, interviews with an aquaponics specialist, and previously attempted system designs, an integrated aquaculture and hydroponics (aquaponics) system was researched, designed, built and monitored for Heifer Project International in Rutland, Massachusetts. This system, with its visual display, was created to provide an educational exhibit for HPI on using an aquaponics approach to providing the world's hungry with an economical food source. In this project we assessed: (1) the problem of world hunger, (2) the design and application of an economical aquaponics system, and (3) the establishment of an educational display to describe this effort.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department