2019 Special awards

Award TitleSchoolCountyProject TitleCategoryAge GroupStandStudent(s)
ABP Food Group Farm Safety AwardSt. Brogan’s CollegeCorkQuad Safety: Introducing the Quad Emergency Alert Device (QEAD)TechnologyJunior4407Adam Straub, Timmy Galvin
AlexionColáiste ChoilmCorkBuilding a medical device using piezoelectric polymer to monitor teeth grinding and clenchingTechnologyIntermediate4202Liah Cremin
BT Northern Ireland Best ProjectSouth Eastern Regional College – LisburnAntrimThe effect of natural food extracts on insulin secretion from pancreatic cellsBiological and EcologicalJunior1617Izzy McConkey, Kerri-Melissa Burns, Sarah Scannell
BT- Best Project in IrishColáiste AilighDonegalStaidéar ar cén glúin in Éirinn atá is gníomhach agus is eolach faoi athrú aeraideSocial and Behavioural SciencesIntermediate2203Oisín Ó Fearáin
COMREG – Commission for Communications Regulation AwardsArdscoil RisLimerickHow Now Brown Cow? : A collar with sensors to monitor cow movement, temperature, identification and more.TechnologyIntermediate4503Aidan Quigney, Jack O’Connor
Contest Unge ForskereColáiste Muire CrosshavenCorkFrom fish to fork – ingestion of microplastics by commercial fish off the Irish South CoastBiological and EcologicalIntermediate1510Rachel Cotter, Jack Mullen
Eli Lily AwardKinsale Community SchoolCork“Helping Hemp Heal; The Design Of A Nano-Formulation To Increase The Absorption Of Cannabidiol In The Gastro-Intestinal Tract”Chemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesJunior3312Jennifer McCarthy
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Loreto Secondary School, BalbrigganDublinReplacement of Standardised Primary Polyethylene Microbeads with Biodegradable AlternativesChemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesJunior3529Cleo Gallen, Zainab Shahid
Food Safety Authority of IrelandColáiste Chill MhantainWicklowWill Hydroxymethylfurfuraldehyde (HMF) Levels in Honey Affect: 1) The Quality of Honey and 2) Effects of the Honey on Human HealthBiological and EcologicalJunior1100Rían Byrne
Geological Survey Ireland (GSI)Portmarnock Community SchoolDublinCressing The Bridge From Earth To Mars: An Investigation Into Whether A Simulant Of Martian Soil Can Produce Plants in a Martian Environment.Biological and EcologicalSenior1606Aaron Cullen, Adam Doyle
Health Research BoardMount Mercy CollegeCorkImproving Cervical Cancer Screening with Artificial IntelligenceChemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesSenior3303Laura O’Sullivan,
HEAnet-Irelands National Research & Education NetworkSt Patrick’s Classical SchoolMeathCode-EdTechnologyIntermediate4410Jake Casserly, Matthew Clinton, Cian Perdissat
Housing AgencySt Marys CollegeWicklowHow to Build HappinessSocial and Behavioural SciencesIntermediate2212Liadain O’Sullivan
IE Domain Registry AwardArdscoil RisLimerickTagBuddy A Safe & Secure NFC authenticated messaging service for teenagersTechnologyIntermediate4214Niall Meade
Institute Of Physics Ireland (IOP) AwardSkerries Community CollegeDublinOptimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum CircuitsChemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesSenior3306Adam Kelly
Irish Research Council AwardThe Kings HospitalDublinUsing statistics to investigate changing use of language in Irish Primary students’ writing after 80 Years.Social and Behavioural SciencesSenior2418Kate Bagnall, Bobbi Beattie
Irish Science Teachers’ Association AwardSt Joseph’s CollegeDublinNatural Geometry – An extension of Alfred Meyer’s 1878 ‘Floating Magnets’ experiment.Chemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesSenior3215Niamh Doherty
Jack Restan Display AwardScoil na mBráithre ChríostaíCorkSmart Sliotar-A ball tracking systemTechnologyIntermediate4404Robert Troy, Rory Troy
Maxim Integrated AwardGaelcholáiste LuimnighLimerickAnti-Antibiotics!: Staidéar ar úsáid antaibheathaigh i gContae an Chláir / A study on the use of antibiotics in County ClareBiological and EcologicalSenior1507Seoda Ní Chaoimh, Muireann Ní Shé
Mental Health IrelandColaiste TreasaCorkA statistical analysis of the impact of playing golf on the self esteem and well being of female adolescents.Social and Behavioural SciencesSenior2403Ava Hynes, Katie Savage
Met Éireann AwardMuckross Park CollegeDublinIOT Rain Gauge systemTechnologyJunior4306Julia Aslambekova
National Council for Special Education AwardBandon Grammar SchoolCorkDyslexia: Learning difficulty or hidden talent?Social and Behavioural SciencesSenior2572Ashleigh Wood, Lucy Quirke, Elspeth McIntosh
Nokia Bell Labs AwardGonzaga CollegeDublinHow to Learn Quickly: An investigation of how to optimally train deep neural networks and its implications for human learningTechnologyIntermediate4302Luke Rickard
Road Safety Authority (RSA) AwardSt Marys CollegeWicklowWant a Safe Car? WHEEL Get Right on That!TechnologyIntermediate4523Aimee Bodell, Marguerite O’ Donovan, Leah Weldon
Royal College Of Surgeons Ireland AwardHoly Cross CollegeTyroneCategorising CVD patient risk using machine learning toolsChemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesIntermediate3317Oran Timoney
Samsung AwardC.B.S. ThurlesTipperaryDeveloping a new Obstructive Sleep Apnoea prevention deviceTechnologyIntermediate4543Oisin O’Brien, Sam Quinlan
Science for Development AwardAvondale Community CollegeWicklowAn Eggshell Filtration System to Remove Pollutants from WaterChemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesIntermediate3300Seán Byrne
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) AwardPobailscoil IosoldeDublinColorimetric Indicator for Early Screening of The Celtic Curse.Chemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesIntermediate3208Áine Measey
TEAGASCColaiste MhuireWestmeathFreshgraze: An automated cloud controlled moving fence for livestockTechnologySenior4308Charlie Drumm
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) Open Data AwardPobalscoil Inbhear ScéineKerryIs It Possible to Create a Mathematical Model to Predict Photopollution Based on Population Density in Munster?Chemical, Physical & Mathematical SciencesIntermediate3502Conor Casey, Hannah Coombs
The Department of Agriculture Food and The MarineColaiste TreasaCorkReducing Toxic Heavy Metals in the Global Food ChainBiological and EcologicalSenior1501David Grey, Cillian O Sullivan
The HP “Innovation4Good” AwardSt Eunan’s CollegeDonegalMaking Social Media a Better Place Using Artificial IntelligenceTechnologyIntermediate4217Leo Camacho
The Intellectual Ventures Insightful Invention AwardArd Scoil Na MaraWaterfordA Light Meal: An investigation of the impact of varying light levels on plant growth for sustainable vertical farmingBiological and EcologicalIntermediate1201Caoimhín O’Leary
The Portwest Workplace Safety AwardDesmond CollegeLimerickSafety Harness Attachment to Prevent Suspension TraumaTechnologyJunior4200Ciara Brouder
The Trinity College Dublin Global Challenges AwardSt. Angela’s CollegeCorkBuilding and Testing a Solar Powered Device to Aid Education in Refugee Camps and the Developing World.TechnologyJunior4300Anna O’Connor
UCD College of Social Sciences and Law AwardColaiste TreasaCorkWhat Do You Think Of Me? A statistical analysis of adolescents & elderly people’s perceptions of agingSocial and Behavioural SciencesSenior2407Abby Reynolds, Ailish O’Hanlon, Aoife O’Brien
Williams Lea Tag AwardColáiste Iognáid S.J.GalwayPAWS-itively Dangerous – Antibiotic ResistanceBiological and EcologicalIntermediate1409Aoibhe Briscoe, Ellie Concannon, Kate Owens

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