San Juan, Puerto Rico
University of Puerto Rico
Noise is a worldwide problem that has negative effects on academic performance. This project, in cooperation with Professor Angel David Cruz Baez from the University of Puerto Rico, evaluated noise levels and sources of noise that were present in San Juan public schools. Through the use of surveys and classroom data collection from four local schools, we determined poor classroom acoustics were problematic in selected schools. From our data and research, we made recommendations to local public schools and the Puerto Rico Department of Education for controlling noise distractions in Puerto Rico public school classrooms. Lastly, we made recommendations to companies located in Puerto Rico for producing acoustical treatments from recyclable materials currently existing on the Island.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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