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Category awards

2018

SB
Social & Behavioural Sciences

Award Title School Name School county Project Title Student(s)
3rd place Junior individual Colaiste Dun an Ri Cavan Rural Roundabout Wreckage:A statistical investigation to examine and improve the current driving practices in my local area Aimee Reilly
2nd placeJunior individual Kinsale Community School Cork A Statistical Analysis of Dental Phobia And Anxiety Prevalence And The Effects They Have On Regular Attendance At The Dentist. Lily Fitzgerald
1st place Junior individual Colaiste Treasa Cork A statistical analysis of the Impact of internet parenting style, parental attitude and family functionality on the susceptibility of an adolescent to internet addiction. Isobel Hynes
3rd place Junior group Pobalscoil Neasain Dublin A stastical analysis examining why the prevalance of Lyme Disease is more common in the south of Ireland Amy Molloy, Roisin Finnegan
2nd place Junior group Bandon Grammar School Cork Are You Ready For Life? Holly Warren, Emily Jane O’Mahony, Éabha Crowley
1st place Junior group Scoil Mhuire gan Smál Blarney Cork The positive and negative Psychological effects of Type 1 Diabetes on children Miriam Murphy, Sarah Healy,
3rd place intermediate individual Roscommon Community College Roscommon Attitudes to Public Green Space in Rural Irish Towns: An Investigation into Perceptions and Use of Roscommon and Longford Town Parks Michael Lough
2nd place intermediate individual Adamstown Community College Dublin Why Do Trans People Have Some of the Highest Suicide Rates in the World? Dylan Donohue
1st place intermediate individual Scoil Mhuire gan Smál Roscommon Creating Change: How reading can create empathy for marginalised groups. Niamh Petrie
3rd place intermediate Group Coláiste Choilm Cork The Sense of Being Stared At: A statistical analysis of extra sensory perception (ESP) Keri Murphy, Hazel Lehane, Brian O’Kane
2nd place intermediate group Midleton College Cork Light Emitting Sleep Assister (L.E.S.A) Liam Hoogstad, Sam Spillane, Stephen Moore
1st place intermediate group Colaiste Treasa Cork A Quantitative Study To Show the Effect of Female Role Models on Girls choosing STEM subjects at Second Level. Molly Browne, Sinead Moynahan,
3rd place Senior individual Loreto College Dublin An Extroverted Education? A Study of Personality-Based Bias in the Classroom Hana Gallagher
2nd place Senior individual St Andrew’s College Dublin What’s the deal with the HPV vaccine? Isobel Moloney
1st place Senior individual Coláiste Ailigh Donegal Triall eolaíochta chun taispeaint an tionchar atá ag “cúpla deoch” ar do thiomáint Iarlaith Mac Fhionnghaile
3rd place Senior group Mercy Secondary School Kerry An investigation into the teaching and learning of Junior Certificate Physics and the promotion of STEM to female students Olivia Moriarty, Tamila Khussainova,
2nd place Senior group The Abbey School Tipperary The Effects of Non-Selection for Physical Activities on Adolescents’ Mental Well-Being Tadhg Carew, Jack Quirke,
1st place Senior group Crescent College Comprehensive Limerick Asking the Future about the Present – The Statistics of Cognitive Conflict in Relation to Refugees in Ireland. Thomas Gomes, Donnacha Henchy, Jack Murtagh

CPM
Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Award Title School Name School county Project Title Student(s)
3rd place Junior individual St Mary’s College Londonderry Investigating the amount of synthetic dyes in various foods and drinks using a homemade spectrophotometer Ava Canney
2nd placeJunior individual Synge Street CBS Dublin An Unusual Problem Involving Sums of Powers of Natural Numbers Marton Goz
1st place Junior individual Synge Street CBS Dublin Extensions of Escott’s Infinite Product Method for Calculating Square Roots Yaduvir Arhangi
3rd place Junior group Avondale Community College Wicklow A Comparison of Predicted Weather Versus Actual Weather. Is There as Much of a Difference as People Think? Nathan Delamere, Luke Doyle
2nd place Junior group Dominican College Wicklow The physics of the trebuchet catapult Rachel Werner, Catherine Moyseyeva
1st place Junior group St. Brogan’s College Cork A Chemical Investigation of the effects that an Open Sewer Pipe has on the Sea Water Quality of Five West Cork Beaches Rachel Lordan, Emma Kelly
3rd place intermediate individual Synge Street CBS Dublin On the Constant Occurring in Haruki’s Lemma Chirag Joshi
2nd place intermediate individual Synge Street CBS Dublin An Unusual Continued Fraction Expansion for the Base of Natural Logs Benedek Goz
1st place intermediate individual Wellington College Antrim Modelling Electrochemical Cell Reactions Harvey Donnelly
3rd place intermediate Group Clonakilty Community College Cork A Quantitative Analysis of Marine Microplastics on the West Cork Coast Padraic Cullinane, James Moloney, Conn Dineen
2nd place intermediate group Athlone Community College Westmeath Classroom CO2 levels and its effect on student cognitive performance Danielle Greasley, Jenny Seery
1st place intermediate group Skerries Community College Dublin Generalizations Of n-Space Geometric Projections and Transformations Adam Kelly, Sam Enright
3rd place Senior individual Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh Cork Applications of Queuing Theory to the Public Orthodontic Treatment System Tony O’Halloran
2nd place Senior individual St Finian’s College Westmeath A Data Analytical Approach to Classifying Odours according to their Chemical Properties Eimear Kyle
1st place Senior individual Schull Community College Cork An investigation into the removal of microplastics from water using ferrofluids. Fionn Ferreira
3rd place Senior group Dominican College Dublin Using UVC Photometry to measure the caffeine content of various drinks Grainne Duggan, Caitlin Ni Shuilleabhain
2nd place Senior group Synge Street CBS Dublin Exactly Solvable Perturbations of Planetary Orbits Haroon Hussain, Gleb Kurilenko
1st place Senior group St Mary’s Secondary School Mallow Cork Assessing the enhancement of radioactivity in plants grown in selected Cork soils; environmental implications of long-term use of Phosphate fertilizer. Caoimhe Cronin, Shauna Murphy

BE
Biological & Ecological Sciences

Award Title School Name School county Project Title Student(s)
3rd place Junior individual Coláiste Ailigh Donegal Imscrúdú a dhéanamh ar an gcaoi a bhfuil amaláis sheileach ceangailte le strus agus scrúdú simplí amaláis sheileach chun leibhéal strus mhic léinn a thomais a fhorbairt. Chloe Ní Chiaráin
2nd place Junior individual Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna Clare Do Irish mussels contain microplastics? Cindy O’Leary
1st place Junior individual Kinsale Community School Cork To investigate the distribution of microplastics in the marine and aquatic enviorment in my local area Sean Collins
3rd place Junior group St Joseph Of Cluny Dublin Do some people have a genetic excuse for not liking vegetables? Cara McCrystal, Susie Holahan, Daisy Gavigan
2nd place Junior group Sutton Park School Dublin Investigating The Forces Transmitted When Heading a Football Sam Hendrick, Elle MacHale
1st place Junior group Coláiste Iognáid S.J. Galway THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK:MICROPLASTICS Aoibhe Briscoe, Ellie Concannon, Kate Owens
3rd place intermediate individual Gaelcholáiste Reachrann Dublin Cé mhéad baictéir a mbíonn ar barr buidéal uisce a bhí roinnte idir foireann spóirt go léir? An ligeann sé do ghalair scaipeadh? Diarmuid Ó’Duigneáin
2nd place intermediate individual Sandford Park School Ltd Dublin Sourdough Bread: an electrophoretic and chromatographic analysis of gluten content and degradation, with consequences for coeliac disease Oscar Despard
1st place intermediate individual 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. Maeve O’Connor
3rd place intermediate Group Glanmire Community College Cork To investigate the effects of micro-plastics on aquatic plants Sean Soden, James Byers, Jack Daly
2nd place intermediate group Moate Community School Westmeath Fridge Free Freshness Thérèse Hamm, Jack O’Donovan,
1st place intermediate group The Kings Hospital Dublin Identifying Bats from the Roost- Using an Inexpensive Raspberry Pi Bat Detector and PCR. Dylan Bagnall, Richard Beattie
3rd place Senior individual Yeats College Galway Heart Valve Design and Prototype Development Thomas Hayes
2nd place Senior individual Loreto Secondary School Wexford Use of Essential Oils for the Control of Bacteria Amy Richards
1st place Senior individual Colaiste Treasa Cork Short Term Fasting Influences the Chemosensitivity of Oesophageal Cancer Cells Conleth Aspel
3rd place Senior group Magh Ene College Donegal A test of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis on a rocky sea shore in Bundoran Aine Dillion, NIamh Creevy, Katie Curran
2nd place Senior group South Eastern Regional College – Lisburn Antrim Antifungal uses of oregano to stop the growth of mould on silage Stephanie Robinson, Jonny Elder
1st place Senior group Wesley College Dublin An Investigation into what Exercises Can Improve the Accuracy of a Person’s Peripheral Vision: A Case Study of Rugby Players Sara Rafter, Abby O’Sullivan

Tech

Technology

Award Title School Name School county Project Title Student(s)
3rd place Junior individual Ard Scoil Na Mara Waterford Clearwater: Correct UV energy for safe drinking water Caoimhín O’Leary
2nd placeJunior individual Gallen Community School Offaly A solar thermal collector efficiency measurement device and analysis Eoin Sheridan
1st place Junior individual Castletroy College Limerick Hel-Mate – A concussion monitoring device Liam O’Mara
3rd place Junior group Hazelwood College Limerick No keys, no problem!! An innovative key finder to aid individuals locate misplaced keys Conor Heenan, Stephen Long, Iain Kelly
2nd place Junior group Celbridge Community School Kildare Careful Crossings Éilis Pluymers, Fionn Reilly
1st place Junior group St Killian’s College Antrim Smart Desk Ellen Martin, Rachel McAuley
3rd place intermediate individual Meánscoil Na Mbráithre Clare Investigating the energy impact of crypto-currency mining Patrick Sheridan
2nd place intermediate individual Coláiste Iósaef Limerick FILTER | An algorithm to help detect and combat Fake News Alex Goodison
1st place intermediate individual Bandon Grammar School Cork Using facial recognition and AI as assistive technology for moderate stage dementia patients. Gregory Tarr
3rd place intermediate Group C.B.S. Secondary School Kerry BEAP: Blind and Elderly Assistance Project – Artificial Intelligence for the blind Kian Trant, Séamus Knightly, Conor Crowley
2nd place intermediate group Clonakilty Community College Cork SON Multisystem Console Oliwier Krawczyk, Nikola Tarczalowicz, Sean Cahalane
1st place intermediate group Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ Limerick Baby on Board- a device that prevents hot car deaths from occurring Claire Cooney, Ellen Murphy
3rd place Senior individual Scoil Chonglais Wicklow Music Through Neural Networks Agustin Plaza Reino
2nd place Senior individual Coláiste Muire Crosshaven Cork Machine Learning in the Treatment of Molar Cancer Andrew Nash
1st place Senior individual St Michaels College Dublin A Deep Neural Network to translate American Sign Language into English Devin O’Keefe
3rd place Senior group St Killian’s College Antrim Cot Death Eliminator Niall Black, Orla McNaughton, Ciaran Cairns
2nd place Senior group North Monastery Secondary School Cork An Economical Sensor That Leads To The Conservation of Water, Using Sound Frequency. Harold Ibarlin, Elvis Nzekwe, Filip Gajda
1st place Senior group Cookstown High School Tyrone PiView Renewable Energy Jack Scott, Simon Paine, TJ Lindsay
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