2019

ISSP [2019] : Designing a Management Program for Empty Plastic Pesticide Containers in Karawang Regency, Indonesia

Karawang Regency is a large area used for agriculture which has a high volume of pesticide usage and harmful disposal of the pesticide containers. Most of the farmers do not know the proper way to handle the empty containers. In addition, inappropriate disposal methods have resulted in counterfeit products, an immense side effect of pesticide …

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ISSP [2019] : Assessing Jakarta as an Interactive Science and Social Project Center of Chulalongkorn University

This feasibility study, prepared for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry (BSAC) Program, details how the city of Jakarta, Indonesia could serve as the program’s first international project center for Interactive Science and Social Project (ISSP). Through interviews with the BSAC and WPI faculty, we outlined the characteristics of a successful project center. This …

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ISSP [2019] : Analyzing Energy Alternatives for an Orphanage in Rural Thailand

Sarnelli House lacks a reliable energy source affecting the completion of regular, everyday tasks including bathing, cooking, and studying in the evenings. The goal of this project was to perform a comparative study for Sarnelli House and recommend alternative energy options that would provide them with reliable power and lower their electricity costs. We made …

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ISSP [2019] : Promoting Alternatives to Harmful Pesticides on Small Farms

Tomatoes are an important cash crop in the Tao Ngoi District that are vulnerable to diseases, pests, and fungi. Pesticides are an affordable and easy pest management solution that increase crop yield and quality but have negative effects on farmer health and local ecosystems. Alternative farming methods such as organic fertilizers, Good Agricultural Practice, and …

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ISSP [2019] : Creating an Educational Program to Promote Sustainable Water Use in Baan Yang

In the village of Baan Yang, a sudden shift away from opium cultivation left farmers practicing unsustainable techniques to grow food. Residents are aware of the ecological impacts, but tradition and socioeconomic barriers prevent them from transitioning to new, sustainable techniques. Our project focuses on creating an educational program for the Baan Yang School to …

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ISSP [2019] : Promoting Culture and Tradition: Increasing the significance of coconuts in Amphawa

The recent coconut price fluctuations in Thailand have caused economic distress among its coconut farmers who rely on income from these sales. The Chaipattana Foundation seeks to mitigate this problem by implementing new coconut-related activities at the Amphawa Chaipattananurak Conservation Project that will not only improve the livelihood of farmers in Amphawa, but also convey …

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ISSP [2019] : Assessing the Potential Global Market for Organic Instant Noodles

Instant noodles are universally consumed because they are convenient, inexpensive, and tasty. However, the majority of instant noodles contain MSG and potentially harmful chemicals. The goal of Urmatt, our sponsor, is to produce an organic instant noodle product with biodegradable packaging. We conducted research to help Urmatt with strategic marketing to enter this saturated market. …

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ISSP [2019] : Resources for Recognizing Heritage Sites in Thailand

Throughout Thailand and elsewhere in the world, heritage sites are under threat. To alleviate this, our project’s goal was to increase the protection of heritage sites in Thailand. Initially, we aimed to create a resource for heritage site owners to understand and apply for official recognition by the Department of Fine Arts (DFA). We interviewed …

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