Special Awards 2013
12th January 2013
Elan Student Award, Cork, Coláiste Choilm, 'Using beetles as an indicator to test the biodiversity of hedgerows'
Analog Devices Student Award, Mayo, Davitt College, 'The world at your fingertips'
Intel Student Award, Roscommon, Scoil Muire gan Smál - Roscommon, 'The effect of static magnetic fields on molecular and macroscopic properties of water'
Fr Tom Burke Memorial Bursary
Father Tom Burke Memorial Bursary, Cork, Regina Mundi College, 'Investigating if sudoku can improve mathematical literacy and logic skills'
Bank of Ireland, Cork, Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh, 'Robot Run'
Bell Labs Award, Limerick, Castletroy College, 'A portable solar panel tracker getting the best out of the sun'
ComReg Special Award, Roscommon, Scoil Mhuire, 'Protect your engine from petrol damage'
Eli Lilly Special Award, Limerick, Castletroy College, 'A comparison using chemical analysis of naturally occurring antiseptic extracts from plants'
EMC Data Hero Award, Cork, Presentation College, 'The best way to write'
Environmental Protection Agency Special Award, Cork, Coláiste Choilm, 'Using beetles as an indicator to test the biodiversity of hedgerows'
Foras na Gaeilge, Dublin, Coláiste Iosagáin, 'Staidéar ar shreabadh gránach'
Geological Survey of Ireland Award, Dublin, Skerries Community College, 'Predicting changing sands on Skerries South Strand'
Google Trailblazers- Best Boy, Dublin, Terenure College, 'Libramatic: a fully automated cloud based library management system'
Google Trailblazers- Best Girl, Tipperary, St Mary's Secondary School - Nenagh, 'Investigating methods of automatically classifying sheet music according to difficulty'
Google Trailblazers- Best Group, Dublin, Our Ladys School - Templeogue, '"Real Time" information?'
Health Research Board Special Award, 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'
HEAnet, Dublin, Coláiste Phádraig - Lucan, 'The log table app'
HP Innovation 4 Good, Cork, Coláiste Choilm, 'Revision Precision - an app to promote productive revision techniques'
IBM Smarter Planet Award, Dublin, Gonzaga College, 'Automatic cloud-based medical alert platform'
IE Domain Registry Special Award, Wicklow, Scoil Chonglais, 'I.C.E - Scan Me'
Institute of Physics Special Award, Galway, Coláiste na Coiribe, 'Safreeze-indicating whether frozen food is safe to consume or not'
Institutes of Technology Ireland Special Award, Wexford, Presentation Secondary, 'School To investigate the use of Wexford red silica sand to reduce phosphates in wastewater effluent'
Irish Aid in Association with Self Help Africa, Cork, Clonakilty Community College, 'The design and development of an improved solar fridge'
Irish Medicines Board Special Award, Londonderry, St Mary's College, 'Medicinal safety'
Irish Patents Office Special Award, Meath, Loreto Secondary School - Navan, 'Senser to detect treadbare tyres'
Irish Science Teachers Association Special Award, Dublin, Belvedere College, 'Does musical instrument playing or intense sport among male teenagers affect spirometric lung indices compared with their sedentary counterparts?'
Jack Restan Displays Best Display Award, Sligo, Ursuline College, 'An investigation into how humans react when a new word is introduced to them in their daily lives'
Marie Keating Foundation Special Award, Carlow, St. Leo's College, 'The big C: Breast Cancer - what's my risk?'
Psychological Society of Ireland, Cork, Kinsale Community School, 'A statistical analysis of the public's awareness of blood sugar levels and their implications on health'
Road Safety Authority Special Award, Cork, Coláiste Choilm, 'To investigate how reaction times are affected by using a hands free phone kit while driving'
Science Foundation Ireland Special Award, Dublin, Alexandra College, 'Space-efficient light harvesting with fibonacci patterns'
University of Ulster- Best Northern Ireland Project, Londonderry, Oakgrove Integrated College, 'Developing methods to harvest seeds from crops for replanting by farmers in developing countries'
Submitted by: BTYSTE