Special awards


Award Title School Name School county Project Title Project Category Student(s)
BT – Northern Ireland Best Project Wellington College Antrim Modelling Electrochemical Cell Reactions Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Harvey Donnelly
Science for Development Award Killorglin Community College Kerry An Investigation into using CRISPR-Cas9 to genomically edit Paramecium Caudatum to purify Vibrio Cholera infected water in 3rd world countries. Biological and Ecological Timothy McGrath
Irish Science Teachers Association Award Colaiste Treasa Cork A Quantitative Study To Show the Effect of Female Role Models on Girls choosing STEM subjects at Second Level. Social and Behavioural Sciences Molly Browne, Sinead Moynahan,
National Council for Special Education Colaiste Treasa Cork Spotting Dyslexia: A quantitative study to investigate dyslexia symptom recognition among Irish primary school teachers of children aged 5-7. Social and Behavioural Sciences Róisín Foley
HP “Innovation4Good” Award St Michaels College Dublin A Deep Neural Network to translate American Sign Language into English Technology Devin O’Keefe
The CSO Open Data Award Loreto College Dublin An​ ​Analysis​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Shortage​ ​in​ ​Ireland​ ​using​ ​Agent-Based​ ​Modelling Social and Behavioural Sciences Claire Gregg
The Department of Agriculture Food and The Marine 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. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Caoimhe Cronin, Shauna Murphy,
Williams LeaTag Skerries Community College Dublin Generalizations Of n-Space Geometric Projections and Transformations Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Adam Kelly, Sam Enright,
Road Safety Authority Laurel Hill Secondary School FCJ Limerick Baby on Board- a device that prevents hot car deaths from occurring Technology Claire Cooney, Ellen Murphy,
UCD College of Social Sciences & Law Award Loreto College Dublin Let Science Influence The Voting Age Social and Behavioural Sciences Susie Gill, Sarah Kelly, Adrianne Ward
Lilly Dominican College Dublin Using UVC Photometry to measure the caffeine content of various drinks Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Grainne Duggan, Caitlin Ni Shuilleabhain,
EI Electronics Celbridge Community School Kildare Careful Crossings Technology Éilis Pluymers, Fionn Reilly,
Institute Of Physics in Ireland Loreto College Coleraine Londonderry Water Bridges Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Dónal Close, Siân Donaghy,
Irish Reseach Council The Kings Hospital Dublin Identifying Bats from the Roost- Using an Inexpensive Raspberry Pi Bat Detector and PCR. Biological and Ecological Dylan Bagnall, Richard Beattie,
The Science at Trinity Global Challenges Award Crescent College Comprehensive Limerick Asking the Future about the Present – The Statistics of Cognitive Conflict in Relation to Refugees in Ireland. Social and Behavioural Sciences Thomas Gomes, Donnacha Henchy, Jack Murtagh
Alexion Coláiste Bhaile Chláir Galway A wearable device to provide elderly care Technology Lisa Kelly, Eve Regan,
Veterinary Council Of Ireland Castlerea Community School Roscommon An investigation into the best absorption material for horse bedding Biological and Ecological Cora Sharkey, Lisa O’Rourke,
Health Product Regulatory Authority 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,
Research and Innovation in the Built Environment Award Gallen Community School Offaly A solar thermal collector efficiency measurement device and analysis Technology Eoin Sheridan
Science Foundation Ireland Meánscoil Na Mbráithre Clare Investigating the energy impact of crypto-currency mining Technology Patrick Sheridan
Cisco “Data Privacy” Award Jesus and Mary Secondary School, Our Lady’s Grove Dublin VPN – One in Every Home Technology Emma Babos
The Intellectual Ventures Insightful Invention Award Schull Community College Cork An investigation into the removal of microplastics from water using ferrofluids. Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Fionn Ferreira
IE Domain Registry Coláiste Iósaef Limerick FILTER | An algorithm to help detect and combat Fake News Technology Alex Goodison
COMREG – Commission for Communications Regulation St Andrew’s College Dublin Guided Emergency Evacuation for the Visually Impaired Technology Yasmin Ryan, Aaron Speer, Oscar Doyle
BT – Best Project in Irish Award Coláiste Ailigh Donegal Triall eolaíochta chun taispeaint an tionchar atá ag “cúpla deoch” ar do thiomáint Social and Behavioural Sciences Iarlaith Mac Fhionnghaile
Abbott “Life to the Fullest” Award Coláiste Muire Crosshaven Cork Machine Learning in the Treatment of Molar Cancer Technology Andrew Nash
Nokia Bell Labs Bandon Grammar School Cork Using facial recognition and AI as assistive technology for moderate stage dementia patients. Technology Gregory Tarr
HEAnet 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
Irish Patents Office Castletroy College Limerick Hel-Mate – A concussion monitoring device Technology Liam O’Mara
Met Éireann Cookstown High School Tyrone PiView Renewable Energy Technology Jack Scott, Simon Paine, TJ Lindsay
Environmental Protection Agency Coláiste Iognáid S.J. Galway THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK:MICROPLASTICS Biological and Ecological Aoibhe Briscoe, Ellie Concannon, Kate Owens
ABP Food Group Farm Safety Award Colaiste Chraobh Abhann Wicklow The Use Of A Mechanism On The Gates Of A Livestock Trailer To Decrease Farm Injuries Technology Alexander Brady, Jack Brady,
Geological Survey of Ireland St Columba’s Comprehensive School Donegal Coastal Erosion in South West Donegal (1951-2017) Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Edward Moss, Conor Mc Crossan,
Health Research Board Yeats College Galway Heart Valve Design and Prototype Development Biological and Ecological Thomas Hayes
National Parks and Wildlife Services Coláiste Bhréanainn Kerry Using science to reduce collisions between deer and vehicles Biological and Ecological Darragh Fleming, Colm Looney, Ethan O’ Neill
Royal College Of Surgeons In Ireland Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh Cork Applications of Queuing Theory to the Public Orthodontic Treatment System Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Tony O’Halloran
TEAGASC 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
Jack Restan Display Award St. Mary’s Secondary School Tipperary An investigation of the effect of different materials on bee health Biological and Ecological Sarah Hennessy, Megan Freeney, Eah O’ Gorman
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