All other awards


Founders Medal

Joe Clowry who has helped to develop and run Young Scientist in Tanzania and now in Kenya which are modelled on the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition


Fr Tom Burke Bursary

Award SchoolName School County Title Project Category Student
Fr Tom Burke Bursary Colaiste Treasa Cork Addressing the global goals for sustainable development: An investigation into the use of CRISPR-Cas9 for targeted genome editing in Solanum tuberosum. Biological and Ecological Maeve O’Connor

Best School awards

Award Category School Name School County
MATRIX – Best Overall School Northern Ireland Best School St Killian’s College Antrim
NAPD – Best overall school Republic of Ireland Best School Synge Street CBS Dublin

Teacher awards

Award School Name School County Teacher Name
Analog Educator of Excellence St Joseph’s College Tipperary Mary Gorey
Intel Educator of Excellence Desmond College Limerick Donal Enright
BT Educator oF Excellence Schull Community College Cork Larissa Kelly
Perrigo Educator of Excellence Scoil Mhuire Strokestown Roscommon Modwena Geoghegan

Student travel awards

Award Title School Name School county Project Title Project Category Student(s)
Perrigo Best Biological and Ecological Project Colaiste Treasa Cork Feeding 9.6 billion people by 2050. The effects of Pseudomonas Fluorescens L321 on enhancing barley crop yield. Biological and Ecological Darragh Twomey, Neil O’Leary, Andrew Heffernan
Analog Best Technology Project East Glendalough School Wicklow River-Nanny – Analysis and Monitoring River Ecosystems – Balancing Drinking Water Use with Natural Environment in a Changing Climate Technology Donovan Webb
RTÉ Best Social & Behavioural Project Award Coláiste Bhréanainn Kerry An Investigation into conformity and how minorities can influence it Social and Behavioural Sciences James Knoblauch, Harry Knoblauch, Oran O’Donoghue
Intel Student Best Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Project Schull Community College Cork An investigation into the removal of microplastics from water using ferrofluids. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Fionn Ferreira

Highly commended

School Name School county Project Title Project Category Student(s)
St Killian’s College Antrim Dementia Aid Technology Alex McCormick, Claire McGuckian,
Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach Carlow Ag chuir comhtholgadh chun cinn Biological and Ecological Ciara Ní Ógáin, Niamh Ní Riain, Kate Ní Dhúlaoich
Colaiste Dun an Ri Cavan An investigation into the high prevalance of millipedes and beetles in Dún an Rí Forest Park in Kingscourt Co.Cavan, and the reasons for their high prevalence in various habitats in this location. Biological and Ecological Ilona Mc Carthy, Caoimhe Byrne, Eabha Garvey
Colaiste Dun an Ri Cavan An investigative study into the prevalence of waste segregation, and the influential factors on seggregating waste in Cavan/Monaghan Social and Behavioural Sciences Hana O’Connor, Kayla Mahon, Kelsey Buckland Morris
Colaiste Dun an Ri Cavan Fight the Light (Statistical Analysis of rural men and their perception of SPF in the fight against skin cancer.) Social and Behavioural Sciences Maria McCaul, Holly Gaughan, Daisy Cox
Colaiste Dun an Ri Cavan Gypsum – where does it come from and how does it compare to other continental deposits. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Max Kelly, Cein O’ Rourke, Alex O’Reilly
Colaiste Treasa Cork Invisible Parents, Inconspicious Children. A Study of Parent-Child Separation among the Homeless in Emergency Accommodation. Social and Behavioural Sciences Nóirína O’Sullivan, Shauna Linehan,
Millstreet Community School Cork An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. Social and Behavioural Sciences Mark Casey, Eimear Corcoran,
Coláiste Choilm Cork From Town to Country: How is the quality of life changing for families who have recently relocated to rural Ireland. Social and Behavioural Sciences Aoife Babington, Fiona Nagle,
Christ King Girls Secondary School Cork The Impact of Two Social Media Sites on the Body Image of Teenage Girls Social and Behavioural Sciences Aoife McTaggart, Cliona McTaggart, Alison Barry
St Mary’s Secondary School Cork Investing in the Early Years- the free pre-school scheme Social and Behavioural Sciences Jessica Buckley, Dominika Starzycka,
Schull Community College Cork An investigation into the difficulties faced by Irish youth due to a lack of sexual education in schools. Social and Behavioural Sciences Joe Arundel Mc Sweeney, Niamh Connolly, Áine Levis
St Mary’s Secondary School Cork Cost Benefit Analysis : Autism Assistance Dogs, Are They Worth It? Social and Behavioural Sciences Anna O’Leary, Hanna O’Donovan,
Coláiste Choilm Cork Overexposed- An investigation into the photo impairment effect and people’s propensity to give away living in the moment. Social and Behavioural Sciences Emma Drummond, Holly Butler,
Colaiste Treasa Cork Gauging the appetite of the Irish population for Inglorious fruits and vegetables: A feasibility study. Social and Behavioural Sciences Sarah Murphy, ,
Kinsale Community School Cork The Effects of Residential Solid Fuel Burning on Local Air Quality Biological and Ecological Freyja Hellebust, Klaudia Wisniewska, Patrick Gowran
Coláiste Muire Crosshaven Cork Do Sexist Judgements Trump Non-Sexist Attitudes Social and Behavioural Sciences Eve Bracken, ,
Kinsale Community School Cork An Investigation into the Properties and Practicalities of Agar-Based Bioplastics Technology Lucy Plant, Oscar Humphreys, Clíodhna Doyle
St Mary’s Secondary School Cork Blast from the Past: Can scents and tastes trigger your memories? Biological and Ecological Maryann O’Shea, Emma Cronin, Sarah Wynroe
Kinsale Community School Cork A Comparative Analysis of the Antioxidant Capacity of Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie Drinks: Is there evidence of a Synergistic Effect Biological and Ecological Shane Collins, ,
St Mary’s Secondary School Mallow Cork A study of the current status of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus Europaeus) in the North Cork area and factors affecting its decline in recent decades. Biological and Ecological Éabha Sampson, Clíona O’Connor,
Presentation College Cork Can full fat milk help control diabetes? Biological and Ecological Fionn Coleman, ,
Coláiste Choilm Cork Automation of a novel approach to increase biofuel production of nannochloropsis oculata by utilising copper ions to inhibit carnitine biosynthesis Biological and Ecological Ciarán Cotter, ,
Kinsale Community School Cork A statistical investigation into the decline of reading among Ireland’s youth and how we can prevent this from impacting future generations Social and Behavioural Sciences Sarah Fitzgerald, ,
Kinsale Community School Cork How has fake news affected how much we believe the news today? Social and Behavioural Sciences Madelyn Fahey, ,
Douglas Community School Cork Sunflower Pith as a Packaging Alternative Biological and Ecological Jamie O’Callaghan, Benjamin Velon, Eoin Cottrell
Kinsale Community School Cork A Statistical Analysis on the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cycle to Work Scheme Social and Behavioural Sciences Lily Gill, Emer Heery, Lucy Foley
Kinsale Community School Cork Peoples attitudes towards the say so causes of Autism Social and Behavioural Sciences Caoimhe McGuinness, Kaitlynn Compagno, Clare Cronin
Mount Mercy College Cork Using Machine Learning to Locate Exoplanets Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Laura O’Sullivan, ,
Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh Cork A Network Model to Analyse Peer Learning Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Aidan Mamo Cooney, ,
Kinsale Community School Cork An Investigation to Find Out the Quantity of Microplastics in Bottled Water Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Ivanna Janse Van Rensburg, ,
Kinsale Community School Cork String Save – New String Instrument Tuning Peg Design and Development Technology Rory O’Leary, ,
St Columba’s Comprehensive School Donegal Coastal Erosion in South West Donegal (1951-2017) Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Edward Moss, Conor Mc Crossan,
South Eastern Regional College – Bangor Campus Down Ecological stress reduction within a college Biological and Ecological Beth Morrow, Eloise Nabi,
Dominican College Dublin The effects of fast fashion Social and Behavioural Sciences Isobel Crerand, Katelin Bratt,
Coláiste Iosagáin Dublin Mental Health Education in public versus private schools Social and Behavioural Sciences Niamh Ní Chumascaigh, Sophie Beddoe,
Loreto College Dublin Let Science Influence The Voting Age Social and Behavioural Sciences Susie Gill, Sarah Kelly, Adrianne Ward
Ardgillan Community College Dublin Natural or Not? Comparing Microbead Face Scrubs and Naturally Exfoliating Cleansers to Determine the Optimum Product for Adolescent Females Biological and Ecological Emily Cathcart, Lucy Ellis,
Loreto High School Dublin Balancing Ability and Physical Activity. Biological and Ecological Aisling Murray, Amy McCabe, Amelia Rodgers
St Andrew’s College Dublin Guided Emergency Evacuation for the Visually Impaired Technology Yasmin Ryan, Aaron Speer, Oscar Doyle
Loreto Secondary School Dublin An Education Programme Investigating The Physics of Our Amusement Parks Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Ella Cooper, Emma Finnegan,
Terenure College Dublin Using sodium alginate and calcium lactate infused capsules as a method of drug delivery for young children and those on long term medication Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Michael La Grue, Jack Mulhern,
Loreto Secondary School Dublin Investigating the effect of silver nanoparticles on probiotics Biological and Ecological Jennifer Bura, Mizna Shahid, Alana-Foy Nicolleau
Loreto College Dublin Picture This: A study testing visual memory, comparing teens, adults and their environments. Biological and Ecological Margot Moore, Isabelle Kiely, Leah Clancy
Pobalscoil Neasain Dublin EchoCopter-A safisticated prototype of a model helicopter incorporating a built in Ultrasonic Sensor to allert cabin crew of nearby objects in the flight path of an aircraft. Technology Robert Torley, Scott Taaffe, Josh Hand
Marian College Dublin An investigation into the effect of lysozyme on the structural integrity of antibiotic resistant bacteria Biological and Ecological Dorian Dederko, Dean Gleeson,
St. Fintan’s High School Dublin Development of Theoretical Mathematical Models Regarding the Physics of Moment and Levers Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Michael Doyle, ,
Coláiste Phádraig Dublin An investigation Into the applications of de Rham cohomology to Riemann surfaces Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dáire Byrne, ,
St Marys College – C.S.Sp. Dublin Using Neural Networks to Mark State Exams Technology Aidan Dowling, ,
Sutton Park School Dublin The design and testing of a slow release drug system Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Áine Shiels, ,
St Pauls College Dublin Applying the brachistochrone to sport Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Michael Joyce, ,
Sutton Park School Dublin The Design for a Cooking Water Conservation System for Developing Countries Technology Amelie Kearney, ,
St. Mary’s College Galway How far will you go? Using Impulsivity to predict gambling instincts with a modified UPPS-P test Social and Behavioural Sciences Fergal Byrne, Michael Lukyanov,
Coláiste Mhuire Galway “Mental Health & Alcohol – What’s the relationship? Is it time to break up? “ Social and Behavioural Sciences Saoirse Ward, Amy Coleman,
St Raphaels College Galway Compensatory Growth and its Application to Irrigation in Drought Prone Areas Biological and Ecological Miriam Kennedy, Aisling Casserly,
Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Galway A wearable device to provide elderly care Technology Lisa Kelly, Eve Regan,
Presentation College Galway A Dual Sensor, Stereo-Feedback Headset For the Visually Impaired Technology Aibhe Regan, Niah McCarthy,
Mercy Secondary School Kerry An investigation into the teaching and learning of Junior Certificate Physics and the promotion of STEM to female students Social and Behavioural Sciences Olivia Moriarty, Tamila Khussainova,
Mercy Secondary School Kerry The Development of an Anti-microbial smartphone screen protector. Biological and Ecological Robin Porter, ,
Coláiste Bhréanainn Kerry Using science to reduce collisions between deer and vehicles Biological and Ecological Darragh Fleming, Colm Looney, Ethan O’ Neill
St Wolstan’s Community School Kildare An investigation into the use and awareness of e cigarettes among teens and a comparison of genders Social and Behavioural Sciences Emilie Donaghy, Grace Carragher,
Scoil Mhuire Community School Kildare An Investigation into the Deposition of Metallic Particles in E-Cigarette Vapour. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Gráinne Lawlor, Enya Nordon,
Salesian College Kildare Quantifying Whiplash : An IoT Sensoring Approach to Help Reduce Insurance Claims Costs Technology Odhran Brady, ,
Patrician Secondary School Kildare Nature vs Nurture : The comparison of organic spider silk vs silk-like polymer on the grounds of mechanical properties and viscoelasticity Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Evan Mather, ,
Loreto Secondary School Kilkenny Teaching: The Right Way? Social and Behavioural Sciences Rachel Kelly, Reece Carter, Sinéad Bass
Heywood Community School Laois The effect of wild bird cover (GLAS) on seed eating bird populations Biological and Ecological Caoimhe Murphy, ,
John The Baptist Community School Limerick An investigation to see if the quality of student’s handwriting has deteriorated due to technological advancements. Social and Behavioural Sciences Micheál Hennessy, Thomas Ryan, Anna O’ Dwyer
Desmond College Limerick Don’t Bin the Banana Peel- Biomass it! Technology Jack Corkery, Bryan Mortell, David O’Brien
Desmond College Limerick Alzheimer’s Alert Technology Lauren McMahon, Hazel Corbett, Orla Mullane
Gaelcholáiste Luímnigh Limerick Boilgeoga & Broidearnach! Staidéar ar ráta imoibríocht Berocca Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Anna Shaw, Teagan McGarvey,
Loreto College Coleraine Londonderry Water Bridges Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dónal Close, Siân Donaghy,
St Mary’s College Londonderry The development and testing of a simple, inexpensive wound dressing that indicates infection Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Kayleigh Doherty, Lesley Devlin,
Coleraine Grammar Londonderry Could the antimicrobial effects of plants be used to prevent the overuse antibiotics? Biological and Ecological Jonathan Green, ,
Loreto College Coleraine Londonderry Magic Marbles Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Susan McKendry, ,
Lanesboro Community College Longford The cure for poor health literacy?: An investigation into the readability of public health resources. Social and Behavioural Sciences Brian Lyons, ,
Bush Post Primary School Louth Trypophobia: Fear Or Disgust? Social and Behavioural Sciences Patrick Johnston, Andrew Moore, Liam O’Donnell
Bush Post Primary School Louth Are there benefits to using health-tracking technology Biological and Ecological Gary Murphy, Ciarán Murphy, Brendan Woods
Our Ladys College Louth A Hele-Shaw cell experiment Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Sorcha McGeown, ,
Loreto Secondary School Meath Attacking Eye Tracking Social and Behavioural Sciences Lauren Freyne, Johannah Fennessy,
Colaiste Choilm Offaly Investigating the coalesced effects of a neoteric diet with novel drugs as antiproliferative cancer agents Biological and Ecological Aivan Jose, ,
Castlerea Community School Roscommon the views of the Irish public based on age, religion and gender towards the life of the unborn. Social and Behavioural Sciences Tara Keane, Sandra Keane,
St Nathy’s College Roscommon Does Money Buy You A Smile? Social and Behavioural Sciences Niamh Flaherty, Arianna Cahill,
Ursuline College Sligo Does the Girl Fall Far from the STEM?- An Investigation into Gender Inequality in STEM Careers. Social and Behavioural Sciences Ellen Bastible, Laura Keane,
St Joseph’s College Tipperary No Mower Accidents Technology Aisling Dwyer, Hazel Reynolds, Kiara Hearty
Castlepollard Community College Westmeath Why don’t you drink? Social and Behavioural Sciences Megan D’Arcy, Rebecca O’Keeffe,
Our Lady’s Bower Westmeath Adaptive ‘L’ and ‘N’ Plates for use in cars Technology Katie Commins, Alicia Lawless,
Our Lady’s Bower Westmeath Cultivation on ocean Technology Nirmitha Premnath, ,
Meanscoil Gharman Wexford Ag fiosrú na heifeachtaí de phróibhitheacha E.M. Biological and Ecological Conn Caomhánach Ó Muiris, Con Ó Meachair, Jack Ó Nuallain De Fuitnigh
St Marys College Wicklow The secret to cleaning your gum shield in less than a minute, grab and go Biological and Ecological Anna Keating, Alaidh Kavanagh,
East Glendalough School Wicklow River-Nanny – Analysis and Monitoring River Ecosystems – Balancing Drinking Water Use with Natural Environment in a Changing Climate Technology Donovan Webb, ,
Coláiste Bhríde Wicklow The Fault in Our Stars Social and Behavioural Sciences Isabella Chonaill, Laura Gallagher,
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