Category Award Winners 2013

Category Awards - Biological and Ecological Sciences

  • 1st - Junior Individual, Dublin, Newpark Comprehensive School, 'Investigating changes in air pollution since 1988 using lichens as an indicator'
  • 2nd - Junior Individual, Limerick, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, 'An féidir planda uisciúil eile a úsáid seachas Elodea chun ráta fótasintéis a thaispeáint?'
  • 3rd - Junior Individual, Dublin, Loreto Secondary School - Balbriggan, 'Spice up your diet: An investigation into the use of spices as effective food preservatives and in medicinal use'
  • 1st - Junior Group, Antrim, Rathmore Gs, 'Why did our Palm Trees (cordylines) die?'
  • 2nd - Junior Group, Londonderry, Oakgrove Integrated College, 'Developing methods to harvest seeds from crops for replanting by farmers in developing countries'
  • 3rd - Junior Group, Dublin, Sutton Park School, 'An investigation of ways of reducing fruit flies in compost bins'
  • 1st - Intermediate Individual, Dublin, Loreto Abbey Secondary School, 'Regional variation in birdsong - do robins have dialects?'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Individual, Clare, Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna, 'Are there morphological differences in the leaf of Geranium sanguineum that are separated geographically?'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Individual, Dublin, Loreto Secondary School - Balbriggan, 'A bioinformatic study of the genomes of MRSA and other superbugs'
  • 1st - Intermediate Group, Louth, Our Ladys College - Drogheda, 'Horse chestnut trees under attack'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Group, Dublin, Loreto Secondary School - Balbriggan, 'On target: A bioinformatics investigation of potential drug targets for cancer'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Group, Dublin, Loreto Secondary School - Balbriggan, 'Investigating the protective effects of chitosan on the tomato fruit'
  • 1st - Senior Individual, Cork, Christian Brothers College, 'Investigating the sensitivity of the honey bee to acids and bases'
  • 2nd - Senior Individual, Dublin, St Andrew's College, 'Can an exposure to a direct electric current, of increasing voltage, applied to a solution of rennet and milk change the yield of milk curd produced by this enzyme?'
  • 3rd - Senior Individual, Laois, Heywood Community School, 'An analysis of the pulmonary volumes of Heywood Community School's juvenile football team'
  • 1st - Senior Group, Dublin, Belvedere College, 'Does musical instrument playing or intense sport among male teenagers affect spirometric lung indices compared with their sedentary counterparts?'
  • 2nd - Senior Group, Kildare, Kildare Town Community School, 'Caffeine - the placebo effect.'
  • 3rd - Senior Group, Dublin, St Joseph's College - Lucan, 'Spent coffee grounds as a nutritious plant potting medium - promoting a circular economy through scientific research'

Category Award - Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • 1st - Junior Individual, Limerick, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, 'A study of the pouring characteristics of spouts'
  • 2nd - Junior Individual, Dublin, Newpark Comprehensive School, 'Calcium supplements and their reactions in the stomach'
  • 3rd - Junior Individual, Londonderry, St Mary's College, 'Investigating the fluoride content of shop bought drinks'
  • 1st - Junior Group, Dublin, Our Ladys School - Templeogue, '"Real Time" information?'
  • Joint 2nd - Junior Group, Dublin, Alexandra College, 'Space-efficient light harvesting with fibonacci patterns'
  • Joint 2nd - Junior Group, Wexford, Presentation Secondary School, 'To investigate the use of Wexford red silica sand to reduce phosphates in wastewater effluent'
  • 1st - Intermediate Individual, Dublin, St Pauls College, 'An investigation into the graph theoretical construct of Hamiltonian cycles and paths'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Individual, Cork, Coláiste Choilm, 'What not to Burn? A statistical analysis of what people burn in multi-fuel stoves and a further investigation into their effectiveness and environmental effects'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Individual, Monaghan, Largy College, 'Do different branded unleaded petrols (BS EN 228:2008) differ in quality and efficiency?'
  • 1st - Intermediate Group, Dublin, Gonzaga College, 'A series of experiments during a total solar eclipse'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Group, Dublin, Coláiste Iosagáin, 'Staidéar ar shreabadh gránach'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Group, Cork, Presentation College, 'The best way to write'
  • 1st - Senior Individual, Tipperary, Cistercian College, 'Extensions to Conway's game of life using biomimetic algorithms to produce practical uses'
  • 2nd - Senior Individual, Londonderry, St Mary's Limavady, 'Glitter Balls'
  • 3rd - Senior Individual, Londonderry, St Mary's College, 'The development of a handy indicator for determining the amount of active ingredients in simvastatin, crestor and ramipril part III'
  • 1st - Senior Group, Wicklow, Dominican College - Wicklow, 'An investigation in to the frequency of gamma rays hitting a photographic plate at high altitude'
  • 2nd - Senior Group, Galway, Coláiste na Coiribe, 'Safreeze-indicating whether frozen food is safe to consume or not'
  • 3rd - Senior Group, Monaghan, St. Macartan's College, 'Card-Counting: A Real Life Application of Probability'

 

Category Award - Technology

 

  • 1st - Junior Individual, Dublin, Terenure College, 'Libramatic: a fully automated cloud based library management system'
  • 2nd - Junior Individual, Cork, Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh, 'Robot Run'
  • 3rd - Junior Individual, Mayo, Mount St Michael, 'Biomass fuels: dust extraction'
  • 1st - Junior Group, Dublin, Sutton Park School, 'A Non-Electric Fridge for Africa'
  • 2nd - Junior Group, Dublin, Sutton Park School, 'An eco-house design'
  • 3rd - Junior Group, Dublin, Skerries Community College, 'An investigation into the use of infrared to make the watering of plants more efficient'
  • 1st - Intermediate Individual, Dublin, Gonzaga College, 'Automatic cloud-based medical alert platform'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Individual, Limerick, Castletroy College, 'A portable solar panel tracker getting the best out of the sun'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Individual, Offaly, Banagher College Coláiste na Sionna, 'Games based learning versus traditional classroom methods: which is more effective?'
  • 1st - Intermediate Group, Dublin, St Joseph's College - Lucan, 'To investigate, design and create a temperature lowering apparatus used to elongate endurance during exercise'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Group, Westmeath, Marist College - Athlone, 'Infra-Reddy, Steady, Go!'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Group, Mayo, Davitt College, 'The world at your fingertips'
  • 1st - Senior Individual, Kerry, Presentation Secondary School - Milltown, 'Ellipse compass'
  • 2nd - Senior Individual, Dublin, Gonzaga College, 'A speech recognition aid to learning'
  • 3rd - Senior Individual, Sligo, Grange Vocational School, ''Click N' Shoot' lense switcher - a lense switching solution'
  • 1st - Senior Group, Wicklow, Scoil Chonglais, 'I.C.E - Scan Me'
  • 2nd - Senior Group, Dublin, Coláiste Phádraig - Lucan, 'The log table app'
  • 3rd - Senior Group, Dublin, Coláiste Phádraig - Lucan, 'Developing a fetal pacemaker that utilises piezoelectric energy'

Category Award -Social and Behavioural Sciences

  • 1st - Junior Individual, Cork, Kinsale Community School, 'A statistical analysis of the public's awareness of blood sugar levels and their implications on health'
  • 2nd - Junior Individual, Dublin, Loreto Secondary School - Balbriggan, 'The role of music and sport in the development of hand eye coordination'
  • 3rd - Junior Individual, Cork, Kinsale Community School, 'A scientific study of public attitudes to and awareness of generic medications'
  • 1st - Junior Group, Cork, Kinsale Community School, 'A statistical analysis to investigate the usage of life jackets on commercial fishermen'
  • 2nd - Junior Group, Dublin, Loreto Secondary School - Balbriggan, 'Practice makes perfect: an investigation into the effectiveness of mental practice'
  • 3rd - Junior Group, Cork, Kinsale Community School, 'Flat or not? - A statistical study towards the public's awareness of tyre pressure in a motor vehicle'
  • 1st - Intermediate Individual, Cork, Christian Brothers College, 'How music affects student concentration'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Individual, Clare, Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna, 'Computer and internet usage among adults in North Clare'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Individual, Louth, St Vincent's Secondary School, 'A study on attitudes towards people with an intellectual disability'
  • 1st - Intermediate Group, Cork, Coláiste Choilm, 'To investigate how reaction times are affected by using a hands free phone kit while driving'
  • 2nd - Intermediate Group, Mayo, St. Gerald's College, 'Learning to lie: a study into the development of the ability to lie in children'
  • 3rd - Intermediate Group, Carlow, St. Leo's College, 'The big C: Breast Cancer - what's my risk?'
  • 1st - Senior Individual, Cork, Regina Mundi College, 'Investigating if sudoku can improve mathematical literacy and logic skills'
  • 2nd - Senior Individual, Galway, Coláiste Éinde, 'Efficient economic stimulation though supply'
  • 3rd - Senior Individual, Dublin, The High School - Dublin, 'A study of memory with the use of mnemonics'
  • 1st - Senior Group, Tipperary, Presentation Secondary School - Thurles, 'A Shock in Time: a community based study of response times for each stage of the chain of survival model of cardiac resuscitation for out of hospital cardiac arrest'
  • 2nd - Senior Group, Cork, Coláiste Choilm, 'Back It Up! - practical work stool'
  • 3rd - Senior Group, Sligo, Summerhill College, 'Intuitive reasoning versus analytical reasoning in daily life'

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