The New Frontiers of Engineering Award is an initiative promoted by the Portuguese Association of Engineers (Central Region) which aims to stimulate the interest of students in elementary and secondary education about STEM themes and in the engineering profession. Environmental (Bio)monitoring, was a work developed by students of the 7th year of Colégio da Imaculada Conceição, school and candidate for the prize in 2017. Consisting of the measurement, using microwave and radiofrequency, of the dielectric properties of leaves of the inula spiraeifolia plant in order to investigate its applicability to monitor environmental pollution. Comparing to contaminated water with different concentrations of heavy metals.
Poster with abstract and conclusions. Video about the development process and testing;