At the eighth edition of Medea, two special mentions were also awarded to the team 'Acima da Medea', from the Camilo Castelo Branco School Group, in Vila Nova de Famalicão, and to the team 'Fragmentados', from the Santa Cecília Music Academy, in Lisbon.
The ninth edition of Medea is already open for registrations. Registrations are open until 26 January. Students can sign up at http://medea.spf.pt/
Established in 2008, MEDEA is directed to students from the 10th to the 12th year of secondary and professional education. It enables practical application of the training provided in the educational institutions, combining scientific knowledge with the students' everyday lives via experiments carried out by the students themselves, inside and outside the classrooms.
The participants prepare a science project based on measurements of electrical and magnetic fields of very low frequency 0-300 Hz, in the environment, specifically at their school, at home and in the vicinity of electric power transmission lines; and on the search for scientifically credible information concerning possible effects of these fields on human health. Participating schools receive an instrument to measure electric and magnetic fields that the students use during the project. Each team then creates a website dedicated exclusively to MEDEA, where the team presents all obtained results, performed searches and other information relevant to the project. The teams with the best projects will be awarded.