All other awards

2017

Fr Tom Burke Bursary

Award School Name School County Title Project Category Student
Fr Tom Burke Bursary Mary Immaculate Secondary School – Lisdoonvarna Clare Could rushes be used as a fuel? Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dylan Egan

Best School awards

Award Category School Name School County Presented to
NAPD Award Best REPUBLIC OF IRELAND School Best School Colaiste Treasa Cork Derry O’Donovan
MATRIX Best NORTHERN IRELAND School Best School Loreto College Colleraine Londonderry Maeve Close

Teacher awards

Award Category School Name School County Teacher Name
Perrigo Biological and Ecological Educator of Excellence Teacher Award Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan Dublin Niamh McNally
BT Social and Behavioural Educator of Excellence Teacher Award St Mary’s Secondary School Macroom Cork Jennifer Butler
Analog Educator of Excellence Teacher Award St Killians College Antrim Sean Connolly
Intel Educator of Excellence Teacher Award Pobalscoil Gaoth Dobhair Donegal Siobhan Uí Shearcaigh

Student travel awards

Award Title School Name School County Project Title Project Category Student Name(s)
RTE Award Gaelcholáiste an Eachréidh Galway MiContact Social and Behavioural Sciences Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa
Perrigo Christ King Girls Secondary School Cork An investigation on whether cereal is a healthy breakfast option for CHILDREN Biological and Ecological Romy Kolich
Analog Travel award student Coláiste Éinde Galway A unique approach to biomimicry in bipedal locomotion Technology Kevin McAndrew, Nico Amaya
Intel Travel awards student Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh Cork Case study of Data Mining in Observational Astronomy: The search for new OB stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Cormac Larkin

Highly commended

School Name School County Project Title Project Category Student Name(s)
Sutton Park School Dublin Protecting turbofans from foreign object damage. Technology Omar Salem
Desmond College – Limerick Limerick Ergonomic Planter Technology Jack O’Connor, Diarmuid Curtin
St Muredachs College Mayo EnableArm: The Facial Care Device for People with Limited Hand Dexterity Technology Aaron Hannon
St Mary’s College Londonderry SCOBY SCOBY Do Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Maeve Stillman
Our Ladys School – Templeogue Dublin Quantitative study of Portion Sizes in Irish takeaway restaurants. Biological and Ecological Hannah Spain, Siobhán Larkin
Mount Mercy College Cork When It All Goes Wrong – The Psychological Effects Of A Farm Accident Social and Behavioural Sciences Emma Kearney
Scoil Mhuire Community School Kildare The harmful effects of dry burning an electronic cigarette. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Gráinne Lawlor, Enya Nordon
Sutton Park School Dublin The design and testing of a safe drinking water system for developing countries Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Xiangyu Carbon Mallol, Méabh Scahill
C.B.S. Roscommon Roscommon The effects of recent floods on Farms in South Roscommon Biological and Ecological Jack Lohan, Michéal Beirne
St Vincent’s Secondary School Louth ARIA or Manual?- a statistical analysis into which method of grading retinal images for diabetic retinopathy is the most effective Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Rachel Campbell, Bronagh Cassidy, Aoife Lowth
St Vincent’s Secondary School Louth Do different sock materials affect the surface temperature of the foot during Racket sports? Biological and Ecological Eve Morrissey
Portmarnock Community School Dublin The study of spatial data and its applications Social and Behavioural Sciences Sam Barlow, Tom Finucane, Colin Mc Andrew
Tullamore College Offaly What range of frequencies affect microscopic water creatures on the grand canal Biological and Ecological Stephen Harte
Ursuline College Sligo 7 is Scarlet Social and Behavioural Sciences Eimear Kearins, Ailbhe Morgan, Ava O’ Grady
Christ King Girls Secondary School Cork Living with Hearing Loss: The Influence of Environmental Factors on Speech Audibility Social and Behavioural Sciences Nicole Marinos
Sacred Heart Secondary School Offaly The Effects of Chewing Gum on Shoulder Internal Rotation Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Rachel Conroy, Hannah Daly, Roisin Kenny
Coláiste Pobal Osraí – Kilkenny Kilkenny Anailís staitisticiúil ar thionchar cuairteanna chúraim dheonacha ar dhearfacht mheoin othair gheiriatracha. Social and Behavioural Sciences Maeve Shaw
Bush Post Primary School Louth Ultra Clean Caps Biological and Ecological Peter Suresh, Barry Dunne, Oliver McGuinness
Kinsale Community School Cork A statistical analysis of people’s awareness of the dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA) in reused disposable plastic bottles. Social and Behavioural Sciences Nia Daly, Tríona Nyhan, Úna O’Donovan
St Vincent’s Secondary School Louth How does music affect sleep? Biological and Ecological Damilola Alabi, Denise Walsh, Leah Finnegan
East Glendalough School Wicklow Mount Usher Navigator – The Application of new technology to engage young people in natural tourism Technology Donovan Web
Kinsale Community School Cork A Statistical Analysis of the General Public’s Opinions and Awareness to the Sea Levels Rising. Social and Behavioural Sciences Deirdre O Reilly, Anna Walsh, Mia Hynes
Clonakilty Community College Cork Investigation into Concentrated Cherry Extract to Aid Muscle Recovery Biological and Ecological Ciaran O’Neill, Ryan Scannell, Jack Wycherley
Gaelcholáiste Luímnigh Limerick The energy efficiency of the kettle/ imscrúdú ar éifeachtacht an chitil. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Seoda Ní Chaoimh
South Eastern Regional College – Bangor Campus Down Investigating the link between habitat and the antibacterial effect of honey Biological and Ecological Holly King, Molly McConnell
Presentation Secondary School Tipperary Diabetica Technology Aoibhin Foley, Caoimhe Woods
Moate Community School Westmeath Can Plants Lead the Way to Unleaded Soil? Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Ronan Murphy, Gerard O’Reilly
Blackwater Community School Waterford Close The Gap Social and Behavioural Sciences Fiona Martin, Sally English, Oisín Ormonde
Schull Community College Cork Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration Biological and Ecological Asa Curran, Tiarnan Collins, Jack Ryan-Purcell
Kinsale Community School Cork An Investigative Study into the Viability of Microbiotia in Commercially Available Probiotics Biological and Ecological Eve Casey, Cathy Hynes
Kinsale Community School Cork A statistical analysis of the public’s attitudes towards tattoos and an assessment of their impact on employment opportunities. Social and Behavioural Sciences Rachel Henderson, Meadhbh Hurley, Aoife Walsh
St Joseph’s College Tipperary Solar Sleeve Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Joseph O’Donoghue
St Muredachs College Mayo Is concussion in early life a contributing factor to Parkinson disease later in life Social and Behavioural Sciences Peter Harrison, James Hackett
John The Baptist Community School Limerick Shake it off! – An investigation into how dancing to music alleviates the effects of parkinsons Biological and Ecological Lloyd O’Dea, Robert Holmes, Evan O Callaghan
Glenstal Abbey School Limerick The Effects of Micro Gravity on Microorganisms Biological and Ecological Ivor Larkin
Marist College – Athlone Westmeath Get off my Tail Technology Padraig Mcdermott, Billy Dalton, Oisín Lough
St. Joseph’s Secondary School Clare “Don’t sweat the small stuff” can drawings on sensory be used to increase understanding of ASD. Our ‘ideal transition year class’ – A science for all approach. Social and Behavioural Sciences Luke Frawley, Conor Kelly
St Benildus College Dublin A smoke alarm geared towards alerting hard of hearing/deaf people to fires at home and in the workplace Technology Paraic O Ciaruain, Mihailo Manojlovic
Choláiste Cholmcille Donegal Can Mirror Therapy Improve Basketball Skills? Biological and Ecological Andrea McGlynn, Katie Slevin, Ana Keon
Coláiste Choilm Cork : To investigate the carbon footprints of various foods and to test how additional carbon footprint information would influence consumers decisions. Biological and Ecological Cliona Reardon, Hilary Scragg
St Aloysius College Cork Are our classrooms making us sick? Biological and Ecological Ciara Lawlor, Eimear Lawlor
Mary Immaculate Secondary School – Lisdoonvarna Clare Is vegetation on limestone pavement in the Burren advancing or retreating? Biological and Ecological Róisín McNamara, Sharon Daly
Ballymena Academy Antrim Branch Strike Detector Technology Connell McLaughlin
Kinsale Community School Cork Statistical Comparison of Irish Attitudes to Settled Migrants. Social and Behavioural Sciences David Daly
Meán Scoil an Chlochair Westmeath Does participation in Transition Year enhance Psychological Wellbeing for participating students? Social and Behavioural Sciences Caoimhe Clarke MacMahon, Katie Colton, Chloe Gannon
Coláiste Iósaef Limerick pocketKnow – Your ultimate tool for Revision Technology Alex Goodison
Cistercian College Tipperary What fitness types are best for our horses? Biological and Ecological Seán Clancy
St Marys College Wicklow The reaction’s of people to mothers breastfeeding in public Social and Behavioural Sciences Erin Connolly
Athlone Community College Westmeath MCPA Pesticide in Drinking Water Social and Behavioural Sciences Megan Coolahan, Ceara Mulry, Clodagh Moxham
Coláiste Chiaráin Limerick An investigation into the effect of desalinated water on the growth of plants. Biological and Ecological Caitriona Brady Halmschlag, Finnian Brady Halmschlag
Maynooth Education Campus Kildare To investigate the maximum height a water rocket can achieve Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Toby Markham
Regina Mundi College Cork Can listening to music while studying help students get better exam results? Social and Behavioural Sciences Aine Ginty, Clara Kellett, Eilíse Ireland
Meanscoil Gharman Wexford Funky Focail App Technology Níamh Tennant, Olivia Morris Nolan
Loreto Secondary School – Kilkenny Kilkenny Elderly Mobility: Move to Improve? Biological and Ecological Amy O’Connell, Sinead Flynn
St Joseph’s Secondary School Mayo Domestic God and Goddess: An assessment of teenagers ability to care for themselves and the factors that influence this. Social and Behavioural Sciences Niamh Breslin
Tullamore College Offaly The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Cillian Fogarty
Mary Immaculate Secondary School – Lisdoonvarna Clare An investigation into the composition of the gas found in the bladders of Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus Biological and Ecological Calum MacNamara
Sacred Heart Secondary School Cork Can music help us to retain our memories? Social and Behavioural Sciences Uzoma Ogwudiegwu, Eimear Mc Walters
Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Galway Home is where the smart is – use your sensors! Technology Lauren McMahon, Niamh King, Alannah Murphy
Loreto College Coleraine Londonderry Phone Book Physics Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dónal Close, Sian Donaghy
Loreto Secondary School – Kilkenny Kilkenny Intelligent Tablets – Does your learning intelligence suit your tablet? Social and Behavioural Sciences Lucy Keane, Sophie Shine, Anne Holohan
Ursuline Secondary School – Thurles Tipperary To investigate the effect on the milk for processing of the possible overuse of peracetic acid when sterilizing milking machines and bulk tanks. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Sarah Ryan, Lauren Cloonan, Laura Maher
Sandford Park School Ltd Dublin A Quantum Random Number Generator for cryptographic applications Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Louie Lyons
Comprehensive School – Tarbert Kerry Bristles, less power lost by Thistles. Technology Tomás Culhane, Ciaran Healey
Lanesboro Community College Longford Medical Cannabis: Is there a middle ground? Social and Behavioural Sciences Sean Maguire, Patrick Kenny
Magh Ene College Donegal A survey of parental attitudes in the North-West towards the HPV vaccine Social and Behavioural Sciences Tara Dolan, Chloe Kilkenny
Dominican College Dublin An analysis of the Brexit referendum by age immigration and area Social and Behavioural Sciences Palakshi Rattan
Coláiste Chríost Rí Cork Raising awareness and showing the benefits of A2 milk Biological and Ecological Niall Lyons
St Aloysius School Cork A comparative study of the natural sugar and vitamin C content in commercial Bear Yoyos, our own homemade equivalent and fresh fruit. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Lydia Punch, Sarah Lane
The Intermediate School Kerry An Investigation into the Effect the Lunar Cycle has on Students Social and Behavioural Sciences Cadhla Pigott, Orlaith Reynolds
Bandon Grammar School Cork How can we improve the mindfulness of young people in Ireland? Social and Behavioural Sciences Orla O’Sullivan, Laura Ryan, Amy O’Reilly
St Kieran’s College Kilkenny hydroelectric waste water turbines Technology Daire Cassin, Jim Kirby, Bill Bryan
St Attracta’s Community School Sligo To investigate does intensive agriculture effect the population of earthworms in heavy soils Biological and Ecological Brian Normanly, Fergal Monaghan, Shane Kennedy
Sacred Heart Secondary School Cork A natural safe pesticide to control varroa mites infesting Irish beehives. Biological and Ecological Rachel Hodnett, Aoife Minihan, Maeve O’Regan
Loreto Secondary School – Wexford Wexford An Investigation into the Public’s Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Antibiotic Use and Antimicrobial Resistance Social and Behavioural Sciences Amy Richards, Rebecca Thomas, Sadhbh Cullinane
Colaiste Chraobh Abhann Wicklow Innovations in feeding technology for livestock Technology Oisín Cullen, Dylan Symmes, Sam Ireland
Loreto College – St Stephens Green Dublin The Effects the Development of Technology has on Linguistics Social and Behavioural Sciences Hana Gallagher
Jesus & Mary Secondary School Sligo Fairly Biased? – Is the stroke index system in golf benefiting a particular handicap? Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Andrew Blakeney
Dominican College – Wicklow Wicklow Can coffee be used to remove lead and other heavy metals from drinking water? Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Rachael Millea
Sacred Heart Secondary School Cork An Investigation into Flexagons Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Caoimhe Diffley, Jennifer Deasy, Caoimhe Collins
Colaiste Chu Chulainn Louth Hydrobags – A protection against flooding Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Leon Browne, Victor Akinsowon
Mount Anville Secondary School Dublin Sycamore poisoning in horses, is it weather related ? Biological and Ecological Juliet Hill, Morena Fusciardi, Sarah Paran
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