Using seismo-acoustics to detect landmines may be an efficient and cost-effective demining method. It may also work in wet soils and allow discrimination between mines and metallic clutter. Bechtel, as a junior in high school, was a finalist in the 2012 Intel Talent Search for her research on seismo-acoustic detection and was invited to present at the second annual U.S. White House Science Fair.
"A Stand-off Seismo-acoustic Method for Humanitarian Demining,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 17
, Article 17.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol17/iss2/17