Special awards

2017

Award Title School Name School county Project Title Project Category Student Name(s)
Science for Development Award (Worldwise global schools, Irish Aid and gorta self help africa) Desmond College – Limerick Limerick Ergonomic Planter Technology Jack O’Connor, Diarmuid Curtin
Bristol Myers Squibb 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
ABP Food Group Farm Safety Award Killorglin Community College Kerry Tractor Safe Lock Technology Jack Nagle
Institute Of Physics Ireland (IOP) 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
Alexion Presentation Secondary School Tipperary Diabetica Technology Aoibhin Foley, Caoimhe Woods
Sustainable Design and Innovation in the Built Environment (Irish Arcitecture foundation) St Joseph’s College Tipperary Solar Sleeve Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Joseph O’Donoghue
The UCC George Boole Award for Excellence in Mathematics, Synge Street CBS Dublin Proving New Theorems Using Barycentric Coordinates Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Benedek Goz, Gleb Kurilenko
“The Intellectual Ventures Insightful Invention Award”, St Joseph’s College Tipperary Unlicensed to Kill Technology Liam Ryan, David Moran
BT- Northern Ireland Best Project, Loreto College Coleraine Londonderry Phone Book Physics Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dónal Close, Sian Donaghy
COMREG – Commission for Communications Regulation, Ardscoil Ris Limerick A referee wrist band that will connect all referees and will cause better and quicker decisions to be made Technology Niall Meade
Ei Electronics Desmond College – Limerick Limerick The Fire “Tech” Stinguisher. Technology Kayla McMahon
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Colaiste Treasa Cork Prey availability for hen harriers in managed farmland Biological and Ecological Michael Sheehan, Jack Murphy
Eli Lilly, Adamstown Community College Dublin Go Bananas! Using Banana Peel for Eco-Friendly and Low-Cost Nylon Production Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Haritha Olaganathan
The Abbott “Life to the Fullest” Award Gaelcholáiste an Eachréidh Galway MiContact Social and Behavioural Sciences Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa
Health Research Board, 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 Biological and Ecological Sophie Weldon, Laura Weldon, Emma Kleiser Byrne
Nokia Bell Labs, St Declan’s College Dublin Li-Pi Technology Stephen Cushen
Best Impact on Human Health’ Project RCSI Christ King Girls Secondary School Cork An investigation on whether cereal is a healthy breakfast option for CHILDREN Biological and Ecological Romy Kolich
Irish Science Teachers’ Association, Coláiste Iósaef Limerick pocketKnow – Your ultimate tool for Revision Technology Alex Goodison
Bord Bia Origin Green Sustainability Award Athlone Community College Westmeath MCPA Pesticide in Drinking Water Social and Behavioural Sciences Megan Coolahan, Ceara Mulry, Clodagh Moxham
Irish Patents Office Tullamore College Offaly Investigating The Difference In Bacterial Contamination When Handling and Using a Device to Insert Contact Lenses Biological and Ecological Lucy Leonard, Michele Mann
Veterinary Council Of Ireland Midleton College Cork Foal sickness containment and prevention Biological and Ecological Cathal Mariga, George Hennessy
Jack Restan Display Award Merlin College Galway A Scientific Investigation of the Cures and Folkways of the Irish Traveller Social and Behavioural Sciences Ian McDonagh
HP “Innovation4Good” Award Colaiste Treasa Cork Fresh air, Friend or Foe? The development of an app to combat rural seclusion among the Irish farming community . Social and Behavioural Sciences Maeve O’Connor, Aoidhe Sheill
TEAGASC Schull Community College Cork Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration Biological and Ecological Asa Curran, Tiarnan Collins, Jack Ryan-Purcell
Irish Research Council Kinsale Community School Cork ‘Not What the Doctor Ordered’: A statistical study investigating whether Cost is the main incentive for self-medication. Social and Behavioural Sciences Jennifer McCarthy
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) Open Data Award Luttrellstown Community College Dublin LifeStats Technology Akhil Voorakkara, Steven Harris, Jack Lane
Health Product Regulatory Authority Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Galway The Hox Project – Using RFID technology to advance medicine Technology Alaidh Fox, Deirdre Hughes
HEAnet-Irelands National Research & Education Network Coláiste Chiaráin Limerick How Old Is The Universe? Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Hannah Lucey
IE Domain Registry Terenure College Dublin qCrypt: The quantum-secure, encrypted, data storage solution with multijurisdictional quorum sharding technology Technology Shane Curran
Geological Survey of Ireland Jesus & Mary Secondary School Sligo Flint on the Moy? A Geological Study of an Area of Shoreline on the Moy Estuary Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Matthew Blakeney, Mark Mc Dermott
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) St Joseph’s College Tipperary Using Deep Neural Networks to find offensive text and use this to help combat online harassment Technology John Ryan
National Council for Special Education Christ King Girls Secondary School Cork Living with Hearing Loss: The Influence of Environmental Factors on Speech Audibility Social and Behavioural Sciences Nicole Marinos
BT Best Project in Irish Gaelcholáiste Luímnigh Limerick The energy efficiency of the kettle/ imscrúdú ar éifeachtacht an chitil. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Seoda Ní Chaoimh
Road Safety Authority (RSA) Kinsale Community School Cork Intelligent Transport Management Systems Have Arrived; is Human Behaviour Now the Limiting Factor to the Minimisation of Phantom Traffic Jams? Social and Behavioural Sciences Mia Casey
UCD College of Social Sciences and Law Our Lady’s Bower Westmeath Getting Out and About – The Free Travel Scheme and Older People Social and Behavioural Sciences Maeve McMahon, Julie Ryan
Williams Lea Tag Our Ladys College – Drogheda Louth A mathematical study of Frieze patterns and their use in the early Celtic Manuscripts, The book of Kells Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Judith Ugwuja
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