Faculty Advisor

Doyle, James K.


This project proposed to study the social impact that environmental calculators can make if used as educational tools to promote pro environmental behavior. A 12th grade environmental science class used two computer calculators to measure initial resource consumption in their homes with follow-up readings. Students tracked their modified actions in journals, such as saving energy, water, or recycling. Statistical analyses of surveys, calculator readings and journals determined that the calculators were effective tools in raising environmental awareness and fostering sustainable behavior.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005


Humanities and Arts

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Program

Social Science and Policy Studies