Faculty Advisor

Clark, Constance

Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Mello, Natalie A.

Project Center

Washington, DC


Improper oil exploration and development practices have the full potential to destroy sensitive tropical ecosystems and the cultures of indigenous people, just as it happened in Ecuador as a result of Texaco's oil operations. Our research has led us to conclude that there is a lack of communication among all stakeholders involved and a lack of informed public participation. We developed two recommendations to improve dialogue among all stakeholders involved and to better represent the concerns of the indigenous people.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs