Category awards

2017

Biological & Ecological Sciences

Award Title School Name School County Project Title Student Names(s)
3rd place Junior individual Sandford Park School Ltd Dublin Time as a variable in bread production Oscar Despard
2nd placeJunior individual Bandon Grammar School Cork A novel approach to growing Nannochloropsis in a controlled environment and it’s subsequent ability to produce oil Gregory Tarr
1st place Junior individual Christ King Girls Secondary School Cork An investigation on whether cereal is a healthy breakfast option for CHILDREN Romy Kolich
3rd place Junior group St Mary’s Diocesan School Louth 40 Licks ( trying to determine if being weaned onto certain foods as a baby can effect your development into a super-taster) Seb Lennon, Calum Agnew
2nd place Junior group Loreto College – Foxrock Dublin Does Simulating a Lack of Binocular Vision Have An Impact on performance? Jessica Oakley O’Kelly, Margot Moore, Jennifer Leavy
1st place Junior group Kinsale Community School Cork Impact of sound pitch on the biological gustatory perception mechanism, a quantitative comparative study between adults and children. Caoimhe Lynch, Sylvie Plant
3rd place intermediate individual Bandon Grammar School Cork A comparison of foot biomechanics in sport playing and non-sport playing teens Alex O’ Connor
2nd place intermediate individual Colaiste Choilm Offaly Investigating the use of natural plants oils and extracts as an antiproliferative cancer agents. Aivan Jose
1st place intermediate individual Ardscoil Ris Limerick ‘To Bee or not to Bee’: Investigating solutions to falling bee populations using a multifaceted problem solving approach. David Hamilton
3rd place intermediate Group Avondale Community College Wicklow Biodegradable plastic pots to minimise the effects of transplant shock. Ayyub Azmat, Niall Gaffeny, Christopher Makin
2nd place intermediate group Tullamore College Offaly Investigating The Difference In Bacterial Contamination When Handling and Using a Device to Insert Contact Lenses Lucy Leonard, Michele Mann
1st place intermediate group Loreto Secondary School – Balbriggan Dublin Does consuming certain varieties of potatoes as a staple food in a diet, increase blood glucose levels & chance of high blood pressure and diabetes in a sample of Rush residents Sophie Weldon, Laura Weldon, Emma Kleiser Byrne
3rd place Senior individual Scoil Mhuire Strokestown Roscommon An investigation into the quality of effluent discharging domestic waste water treatment systems (septic tanks) and an apparatus to improve this. Abbie Moloney
2nd place Senior individual Coláiste Choilm Cork An Investigation into the Application of Symsagittera roscoffensis & it’s symbiont Tetraselmis convolutae in Neurobiology and Biotechnology. Con Moran
1st place Senior individual Our Ladys College – Drogheda Louth The Antimicrobial Potential of Tree Bark Extracts Niamh Ann Kelly
3rd place Senior group St. Joseph’s Secondary School Meath Stimulating plant growth using electricity Niamh McHugh, Vitalija Janusonyte
2nd place Senior group Loreto Secondary School – Balbriggan Dublin To investigate whether contrast sensitivity can be improved from regular exposure to action video games and the impact on everyday tasks on a teenager with myopia Chloe Tap, Dagmara Dobkowska
1st place Senior group Midleton College Cork Foal sickness containment and prevention Cathal Mariga, George Hennessy

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Award Title School Name School County Project Title Student Name(s)
3rd place Junior individual Kinsale Community School Cork PROJECT TITLE: A Statistical Evaluation to Understand how Beliefs, Lifestyle Factors and Sensory Perceptions influence the consumption of Tap and Bottled Water Shane Collins
2nd placeJunior individual Colaiste Treasa Cork A statistical analysis of asthma awareness in Ireland. Isobel Hynes
1st place Junior individual Kinsale Community School Cork Intelligent Transport Management Systems Have Arrived; is Human Behaviour Now the Limiting Factor to the Minimisation of Phantom Traffic Jams? Mia Casey
3rd place Junior group Eureka Secondary School Meath Do You See What I See: A Investigation into Optical Illusions and How They Can Be Applied in Everyday Life Ruth Smyth, Katie Conachy, April Burke
2nd place Junior group Scoil Chaitriona Dublin Think Fast: Analysing the visual reaction times of GAA athletes versus non GAA athletes Aisling Ní Dhonnabháin, Meadhbh Ní Cheallacháin, Aoife Nic an Tuile
1st place Junior group Colaiste Treasa Cork Fresh air, Friend or Foe? The development of an app to combat rural seclusion among the Irish farming community . Maeve O’Connor, Aoidhe Sheill
3rd place intermediate individual Colaiste Treasa Cork Infantilisation of Youth: A study of the association between infantilisation of teenagers and mental well-being in later life. Conleth Aspel
2nd place intermediate individual Patrician High School – Carrickmacross Monaghan Analysis of responses to different types of anti-smoking campaign messages among 10 to 17 year olds Oisín Gartlan
1st place intermediate individual Kinsale Community School Cork ‘Not What the Doctor Ordered’: A statistical study investigating whether Cost is the main incentive for self-medication. Jennifer McCarthy
3rd place intermediate Group The Abbey School Tipperary Effects of non-selection for physical activities on adolescents’ mental health. Tadhg Carew, Jack Quirke
2nd place intermediate group Scoil Mhuire gan Smál – Blarney Cork Does science practical work, work Triona Twomey, Jennifer Rea, Sarah Bannon
1st place intermediate group Loreto Secondary School – Kilkenny Kilkenny An intervention to investigate if increased education on the topic of Osteoporosis and the importance of Dairy will increase Calcium and Vitamin D intake in Teenage Girls Ella Brennan, Jessie Oyenuga
3rd place Senior individual St. Clare’s Comprehensive School Leitrim A Study Of How Student’s attendance at school affect their overall grades John Keaney
2nd place Senior individual Lanesboro Community College Longford “We remember 95% of what we teach”:Peer tutoring in TY Brian Lyons
1st place Senior individual Gaelcholáiste an Eachréidh Galway MiContact Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa
3rd place Senior group Ringsend College Dublin Self-Diagnostic Tool Toni Mockler, Nicole Meir, Kyle Graham
2nd place Senior group Coláiste Muire – Crosshaven Cork The Power of Proximity Laura Cotter, Kate Cronin
1st place Senior group Our Lady’s Bower Westmeath Getting Out and About – The Free Travel Scheme and Older People Maeve McMahon, Julie Ryan

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Award Title School Name School County Project Title Student Name(s)
3rd place Junior individual St Mary’s Secondary School – Mallow Cork Assessment and evaluation of the production and combustion of fuel pellets made from waste coffee grounds; Impact on waste minimisation in Ireland​ Emily Murphy
2nd placeJunior individual Adamstown Community College Dublin Go Bananas! Using Banana Peel for Eco-Friendly and Low-Cost Nylon Production Haritha Olaganathan
1st place Junior individual Mary Immaculate Secondary School – Lisdoonvarna Clare Could rushes be used as a fuel? Dylan Egan
3rd place Junior group Sutton Park School Dublin The design and testing of a safe drinking water system for developing countries Xiangyu Carbon Mallol, Méabh Scahill
2nd place Junior group Synge Street CBS Dublin New Conjectures Concerning the Partition Function Talha Moktar, Abdulrhman Abouryana
1st place Junior group Synge Street CBS Dublin Generalisations of Feynman’s Triangle Theorem Carl Jones, Keiron O’Neill
3rd place intermediate individual Coláiste Muire – Crosshaven Cork Modelling the Mathematics of the Cork Accent Andrew Nash
2nd place intermediate individual Ballyclare High School Antrim Augmented Reality Sudoku Solver Alexander Baine
1st place intermediate individual Schull Community College Cork Comparing antioxidant levels of berries grown under different conditions using the Briggs Rauscher reaction in conjunction with a photometer. Fionn Ferreira
3rd place intermediate Group Scoil Mhuire gan Smál – Blarney Cork A Comparative Study of Willow and Other Woods for the Purpose of Ascertaining the Best Properties for the Manufacture of Cricket Bats Seanán Jones, Jordan Keohane, Callum Higgins
2nd place intermediate group St Mary’s Secondary School – Mallow Cork Uptake, accumulation and transfer of Alpha Radioactivity by five common food crops grown in selected Cork soils, some amended with Phosphate Fertiliser; impact for human health Shauna Murphy, Caoimhe Cronin
1st place intermediate group Synge Street CBS Dublin Proving New Theorems Using Barycentric Coordinates Benedek Goz, Gleb Kurilenko
3rd place Senior individual Sligo Grammar School Sligo To produce a filter incorporated with Graphene and to use this filter to purify contaminated water Paddy Bird
2nd place Senior individual Coláiste Phádraig – Lucan Dublin P-Adic Numbers: A Method for Determining Pythagorean Triplets Dáire Byrne
1st place Senior individual Loreto College Coleraine Londonderry Bead Fountains Emmett Brolly
2nd place Senior group Scariff Community College Clare An Application of Finite Element Analysis Techniques to Study How The Geometry of Common Sports Bats Affects The Performance of The Bat Danny Hynes, Aaron O Brien, Ciaran Hickey
1st place Senior group Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh Cork Epidemic Models for Secondary Schools Dylan Morley, Conor McKeown, Nathaniel Grant

Technology

Award Title School Name School County Project Title Student Name(s)
3rd place Junior individual Castletroy College Limerick Intelligent Traffic Light Sensor Liam O’Mara
2nd placeJunior individual Sandford Park School Ltd Dublin Cyberstick Finbar Giusti
1st place Junior individual Ardscoil Ris Limerick A referee wrist band that will connect all referees and will cause better and quicker decisions to be made Niall Meade
3rd place Junior group Athlone Community College Westmeath To determine the technical feasibility of using machine learning technology to predict when a mobile phone or charger may explode. Amy Fallon, Andrea Whyte
2nd place Junior group Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Galway Smart Plug Finn Regan, Emmet O Shea, Michael Moroney
1st place Junior group Portumna Community School Galway ‘Conglaturation’! You have completed an Arcade Cabinet! Gavin McGinley, Roy Flaherty
3rd place intermediate individual Mary Immaculate Secondary School – Lisdoonvarna Clare Saoránach Jessica Kelly
2nd place intermediate individual Loreto Secondary School – Navan Meath Investigating an Improved Method to Help Visually Impaired People Identify Euro Notes Eleanor Murchan
1st place intermediate individual St Andrew’s College Dublin Developing a Smart Water Meter Aaron Speer
3rd place intermediate Group St Joseph’s College Tipperary Unlicensed to Kill Liam Ryan, David Moran
2nd place intermediate group Ardscoil Ris Limerick Investock: Developing a simulated Trading Platform, Stock Market Index & Educational Resource to enhance 2nd level students’ financial literacy in an appealing & interactive manner Domhnall Coffey, Dara O’Brien, Ronan Randles
1st place intermediate group Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Galway The Hox Project – Using RFID technology to advance medicine Alaidh Fox, Deirdre Hughes
3rd place Senior individual Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh Cork PizzaBot Reheated: Using Random Generation to Create an Infinite Game Harry Moran
Joint 1st place Senior individual St Joseph’s College Tipperary Using Deep Neural Networks to find offensive text and use this to help combat online harassment John Ryan
Joint 1st place Senior individual St Declan’s College Dublin Li-Pi Stephen Cushen
3rd place Senior group Jesus & Mary Secondary School Mayo Make a Mark-Sheep Marking Gun Sarah Murphy, Mary Murphy
2nd place Senior group Luttrellstown Community College Dublin LifeStats Akhil Voorakkara, Steven Harris, Jack Lane
1st place Senior group Coláiste Éinde Galway A unique approach to biomimicry in bipedal locomotion Kevin McAndrew, Nico Amaya
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