Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - SCU Access Only


Santa Clara University


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Tonya Nilsson

Second Advisor

Mark Aschheim


This senior design thesis is aimed at working with an organization named Grupo Para Promever la Educacion y Desarollo Sustenable (Group to Promote Education and Sustainable Development) (Grupedsac) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Grupedsac is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that promotes education and sustainable development in different regions of Mexico. Their headquarters are in Mexico City, but they have developed a site in Oaxaca near the township of Ejutla. This location is known as Instituto Tonantzin Tlalli. The organization is focused on generating environmental awareness, self-reliance, self-development and productivity including the appreciation and use of natural resources, specifically in rural and impoverished areas.

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