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Award Title Project Category School County Project Title Stand Student(s)
Highly Commended Technology St Andrew’s College Dublin Fungi and our food future: A study in how modelling the growth of Physarum polycephalum can help design smart food logistics systems 2221 Matthew O’Regan
Highly Commended Technology St Joseph’s College Dublin Recycle the Mask, Save Our Environment 2106 Agnes Martin
Highly Commended Technology The Kings Hospital Dublin The Development of a wearable, fast moving object warning system for visually impaired people 2114 Maura Moore-McCune
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan Dublin See ya later ALiGAEtor 3604 Keeva O’Reilly, Aimee Morris
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological St Marys College Wicklow Carbon Captures: Is Seaweed a Silent Superhero in the battle against Climate Change? 3514

Lauren Raftery, Ciara Kelly

Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Creagh College Wexford Analysing our World from Scratch 1101 Balazs Gyurko
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Loreto Convent Donegal Microplastics in water and fish guts 3600 Csenge Bodnar, Petra Bodnar, Lakshmi Shaji
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Rockford Manor Secondary School Dublin Does hearing information through someone wearing a face mask effect information processing in students in post-primary education ? 4410

Dibyashree Mistree, Annalise McNinch

Highly Commended Technology Sandford Park School Ltd Dublin Using AI and genetic algorithm to investigate the best deployment of control line in an agent-based forest fire simulation 2222 Alex Li
Highly Commended Technology Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School Dublin How much data can be gathered on someone using just an image of their face? 2407

Milo McCormack, Alexander Hayes Laydevant, Jackson Kaneswaran

Highly Commended Technology Tarbert Comprehensive School Kerry CPR Pedal Chest Compression Device 2404

Jim Culhane, Paula-Eve Culhane

Highly Commended Technology Ratoath College Meath Electricity Powered Jet Engine 2303 Cathal Hayes
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Loreto College Dublin Are Fidget Toys Beneficial for Neurotypicals? 4406

Chloe Drury Byrne, Alison Heeney, Evelyn Roche

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Loreto College Dublin Representation in children’s television 4418 Erin Sharp, Faye Cunningham
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Scoil Mhuire Strokestown Roscommon More Stress Less Success! A Statistical Analysis of Attitudes to the Leaving Certificate Post Covid-19 4700 Kate Wallace, Katie-Tara English
Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Oatlands College Dublin Did Deaths in my Local Area Increase in 2020 Due to Coronavirus? The Maths of Covid-19 1104 Conor Quigley
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Loreto Secondary School Meath How pre-game warm up affects reaction time. 3559 Carla Keogh, Becky Doherty, Hannah Stewart
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Colaiste Treasa Cork Investigating the range expansion of the Greater White-Toothed Shrew(Crocidura russula) in our local area(Duhallow) 3539 Rory Lynn, Joe McAuliffe
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Coláiste Choilm Cork How music affects our perception of food 3563

Thomas Kelly, Darragh Greene, David Lesiak

Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Moate Community School Westmeath Nature’s Solution to Foot Rot 3405

Jack Nally, Leah Connell, Lucy Hamilton

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Colaiste Treasa Cork Adolescent’s well-being during a cancer diagnosis- A quantitative study to investigate the availability and accessibility of supports to this student group 4204 Ciara Brennan
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Enfield Community College Meath A comparison of fitness and flexibility of Irish dancers versus non-Irish dancers 3409

Lily O’Reilly, Yasmin Callaghan, Ellarose Meade

Highly Commended Biological and Ecological St Joseph’s Community College Clare Coastal Coverings 3412 Liam Ferguson, Hana Haggag, Ava Walsh
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Moate Community School Westmeath Developing modified Buffer Strips to Increase Biodiversity and Water Quality in Grassland 3506

Dara Shortall, Dean Burns, Eoin Murphy

Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Lucan Community College Dublin How the Pandemic has Positively Affected the Air Quality in Lucan and What We can Do to Sustain these Levels 3602 Jessica Power, Clodagh McDonnell, Keelah Sisk
Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences St Andrew’s College Dublin How Would Using Non-Euclidean Paper Moulded from a Pseudosphere Transform Origami Tessellations? 1111 Alois Plissonneau
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Skibbereen Community School Cork Eyes Vs Ears; Testing Visual Reactions Vs Aural Reactions in Teenagers. 3556 Mark Keating, Ava Minihane
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Meán Scoil an Chlochair Westmeath Does Makeup Damage The Skin? 3547

Isabell Hayden, Martha Egan

Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Roscommon Community College Roscommon An investigation into a novel alternative to synthetic fertilisers for a future of sustainable agriculture in Ireland 3502

Sean Allen, Dylan Treacy

Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Ursuline College Sligo Posture and its Effects on the Presence of Asthma 3554 Ciara O’Conallain, Siofra McCarthy, Ellie Healy
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Moate Community School Westmeath High Frequency To Save Food 3521

Sive Brady, Poppy Hennessy

Highly Commended Technology Our Lady’s Bower Westmeath I’ll Play It My Way — A Machine Learning Algorithm to Individualize Sensory Play Room Stimulation 2532 Ciara Fallon, Amy Mc Govern, Martha McSharry
Highly Commended Technology Gonzaga College Dublin Developing an application to test security using python and web technologies 2520

Christian Barton Randall, Niall Morahan

Highly Commended Technology St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush Dublin GaelTalk – a virtual reality immersive Irish Language learning experience that can promote the practice of the Irish language. 2528 Aaron Dignam, Ciarán Leddy, Senan Byrne
Highly Commended Technology Marist College Westmeath An Investigation in to The Feasibility of Locating and Reporting Road Damages Using Technology 2506

Donal McDermott, Oisin Dolan

Highly Commended Technology Clonakilty Community College Cork Low Cost Air-Conditioning Kit 2511

Neil O’ Sullivan, Lyle Hatchett, Orrin Shanahan

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Carrick-On-Shannon Community School Leitrim How far are we from equality for LGBTQI+ people? 4607 Zoe Zasytyte, Amy McManus, Maria Fallon
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Bush Post Primary School Louth Is the Chinese government correct in limiting video game use in under 18s? 4562

Elizabeth Gillen, Rebecca Bothwell

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Roscommon Community College Roscommon Dream Recall and the link to Aptitudes 4501 Lyndsey Gibbons, Rachel Trimble
Highly Commended Technology St. Joseph’s Secondary School Meath To optimise domestic battery usage using a mobile phone app. 2513 Caoimhe Keyes, Lily Kilmartin Gath
Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Coláiste Choilm Cork A Comparative Study of the Durability of Conventional Plastics and Seaweed Plastics for Use in Food Packaging 1507 Diarmaid Lane, Éanna Whyte, Donnchadh Whelton
Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Scoil Pól Limerick To investigate the electrolyte levels of different sports drinks for the rehydration of athletes . 1520

Sarah Blade, Olivia Donohoe

Highly Commended Technology Coláiste Naomh Mhuire Kildare RecycleWise 2508

Aoibhe McKevitt, Aisling Reilly

Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan Dublin How a new form of a cough drop can thicken saliva in order to prevent the spread of airborne diseases. 1527

Grace Anderson, Aisling Song, Kayan Butt

Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences St Catherine’s College Armagh Comparing the strengths of modern glues and bonding products on different surfaces 1407

James Tennyson, Ethan Johnston-Caldas, Grace McDonald

Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush Dublin Py-Right Monitor 1410 Jack Howard, William McGann
Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences St Mary’s Secondary School Cork Investigating What Ice Cube is the Most Energy-Efficient 1512 Emer O’ Connor, Kirsten Bonnar
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences St Wolstan’s Community School Kildare The Truth of Knowledge 4595 Orla Glennon, Cathy Manning
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Coláiste Mhuire Ennis Clare Investigating the Relationship Between Risk and Happiness. 4557 Anna Browne, Emma Cantillon, Gemma Hannon
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences St. Brigid’s Secondary School Kerry What factors influence the perceived rate of exertion on students? 4581 Olivia Gaffey, Clodagh Lucey
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences C.B.S. Thurles Tipperary Voting Patterns 4513

Louis Ryan, Patrick Mohn, Justine Geronimo

Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Mercy Secondary School Kerry Designing A Surgical Forceps Incorporating Frustrated Total Internal Reflection For Energy Efficient Sealing and Cutting of Tissue Using Light Energy 1210 Rachel Feeley
Highly Commended Technology Cistercian College Tipperary Investigating the viability of hydroelectricity in our school as a renewable source of energy 2500

Robert Dunne, Harry Madden, Conor Kearney

Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences C.B.S. Thurles Tipperary Analyzing and improving the aerodynamics of foam based projectiles (darts) using CFD and CAD to decrease drag and other factors. 1206 Darragh Noonan
Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Mount Sackville Secondary School Dublin The Relationship Between a Bridges Design and how force and environmental factors affect its structural integrity. 1218 Orla Murphy
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Cross And Passion College Kildare Explaining and simplifying the Covid-19 vaccine 4590

Charlotte Darby, Emma Cremin

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan Dublin The Impact of Covid-19 on the Mental Wellbeing of Teenage Girls. 4598 Laetitia Nouaha, Sidra Shahzad, Melissa Asare
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences St. Brogan’s College Cork A statistical analysis into the pursuit of happiness 4500 Joshua Ross, Harry Ross, Tommy Nolan
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences St. Louis Secondary School Monaghan An investigation into the gendered nature of Irish apprenticeships 4535

Georgina McKenna, Rachel McKenna

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences St Columba’s College Donegal How does the influence of viral social media trends affect behaviour in a school environment? 4597

Corey McCloskey, Cormac Morris, Grace O’Connor Donoghue

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Roscommon Community College Roscommon An investigation into improving the recovery process of adolescents when moving from the Sympathetic Nervous System to the Parasympathetic Nervous System during times of stress 4503 Mairéad Lohan, Tommy Morris
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences St Columba’s College Donegal Fighting Fast Fashion for our Future 4583

Theresa McMenamin, Cathal Cannon, Charis O’Donnell

Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Kinsale Community School Cork A Statistical Analysis of Gender Difference in ADHD Diagnosis 4529 Giulia Moretto, Rachel Bogue
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Colaiste Treasa Cork An investigation into the potential adoption of anaerobic digestion for energy production on farms in the Duhallow region in Cork. 4203 Aisling Browne
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Colaiste Treasa Cork An investigation into consumer and farmer attitudes towards the use of insect protein in animal feed 4211 Sarah Humphreys
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Gonzaga College Dublin Blendlab 4240 Joe O’Grady
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Loreto College Dublin Is Grey Water The Answer To The Worldwide Shortage Of Safe Drinking Water? 3106 Chloe Kelleher
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Kinsale Community School Cork To investigate the world of fast-fashion and how to incentivise mending clothes instead of discarding them 4220 Lilian Gleave
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Enfield Community College Meath The effect of carbon dioxide on a student’s concentration. 4108 Robert Griffin
Highly Commended Technology Abbey Vocational School Donegal An app to improve writing in children with dysgraphia 2217 Hughie McShane
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Kinsale Community School Cork An investigation into the prospect of including boxing into the Paralympics and raising awareness of the sport within my own community. 4219 Paidi O’ Farrell
Highly Commended Social and Behavioural Sciences Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Cork Ad Astra per Aspera – the impact of including space exploration on the Junior Cycle Science curriculum 4113 Danny King
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush Dublin An Investigation Into The Acute Effects Of Post-Activation Performance Enhancement In Male and Female Athletes 3227 Niall Rudden
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Coláiste Muire Crosshaven Cork Check for VTEC 3226 Christian O’Leary
Highly Commended Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Castlerea Community School Roscommon A temperature scanning calorimeter for the investigation of small organic samples. 1304 Joanna Wojcik
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan Dublin Do seagulls divert from the colour red? 3414

Hazel Larkin, Katie Mallon

Highly Commended Biological and Ecological St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush Dublin Occupational Therapy in VR – a new approach to improve hand dexterity. 3222 Stephen Boyle
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna Clare An investigation into the effect of wind on tree shape 3102 Oisín Jackson
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological St Andrew’s College Dublin Can seaweed help combat acid reflux 3205 Ellie Walsh
Highly Commended Biological and Ecological Moate Community School Westmeath Seeing Sweetness 3212 Grainne Kelly