BT Young Scientist Exhibition: Special Prizes


A number of special awards were announced at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday.

Science for Development Prize (Worldwise global schools, Irish Aid and gorta self help Africa)

Technology – Senior: Jack O’Connor, Diarmuid Curtin, Ergonomic Planter, Desmond College – Limerick.

Bristol Myers Squibb

Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Intermediate: Rachel Campbell, Bronagh Cassidy, Aoife Lowth: ARIA or textbook?

ABP Food Group Award for Farm Safety

Technology – Junior: Jack Nagle, Tractor Safe Lock, Killorglin Community College.

Irish Institute of Physics (IOP)

Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Senior: Cormac Larkin, Observational Astronomical Data Mining Case Study: The Search for New OB Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Coláiste An Spioraid Naoimh.

Alexion

Technology – Junior: Aoibhin Foley, Caoimhe Woods, Diabetica, Presentation Secondary School.

Sustainable design and innovation in the built environment (Irish Architecture Foundation)

Chemical, physical and mathematical sciences – Junior: Joseph O’Donoghue, Solar Sleeve, St Joseph’s College.

The UCC George Boole Prize for Excellence in Mathematics

Chemical, physical and mathematical sciences – Intermediate: Benedek Goz, Gleb Kurilenko, Demonstration of new theorems using barycentric coordinates, Synge Street CBS.

“Intellectual Ventures Insightful Invention Award”

Technology – Intermediate: Liam Ryan, David Moran, Unlicensed to Kill, St Joseph’s College.

BT- Best Northern Ireland Project

Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Intermediate: Dónal Close, Sian Donaghy, Telephone Directory Physics, Loreto College Coleraine.

COMREG – Communications Regulatory Commission

Technology – Junior: Niall Meade, a referee bracelet that will connect all referees and allow better and faster decisions to be made, Ardscoil Ris.

Ei electronics

Technology – Junior: Kayla McMahon, The Fire “Tech” Stinguisher., Desmond College – Limerick.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Biological and Ecological – Intermediate: Michael Sheehan, Jack Murphy, Availability of prey for Northern Harrier in managed farmland, Colaiste Treasa.

Eli lilly

Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Junior: Haritha Olaganathan, Go Bananas! Using banana peel for environmentally friendly, low-cost nylon production, Adamstown Community College.

Abbott Life to the Max Award

Social and behavioral sciences – Senior: Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa, MiContact, Gaelcholáiste an Eachréidh.

Health Research Council

Organic and Eco-Friendly – Intermediate: Sophie Weldon, Laura Weldon, Emma Kleiser Byrne, Does Consuming Certain Varieties of Potatoes as a Staple Food in a Diet Increase Blood Sugar and Risk of High Blood Pressure and Diabetes in a sample of residents of Rush, Loreto High School – Balbriggan.

Nokia Bell Laboratories

Technology – Senior: Stephen Cushen, Li-Pi, St Declan’s College.

RCSI Best Impact on Human Health Project

Organic and Eco-Friendly – Junior: Romy Kolich, Investigating Whether Cereal is a Healthy Breakfast Option for CHILDREN, Christ King Girls Secondary School.

Irish Association of Science Teachers

Technology – Junior: Alex Goodison, pocketKnow – Your ultimate revision tool, Coláiste Iósaef.

Bord Bia Origin Green Sustainability Award

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Megan Coolahan, Ceara Mulry, Clodagh Moxham, MCPA Pesticide in Drinking Water, Athlone Community College.

Irish Patent Office

Organic and Environmentally Friendly – Intermediate: Lucy Leonard, Michele Mann, Investigating the Difference in Bacterial Contamination When Handling and Using a Device to Insert Contact Lenses, Tullamore College.

Irish Veterinary Council

Organic and Ecological – Senior: Cathal Mariga, George Hennessy, Containment and Prevention of Foal Disease, Midleton College.

Jack Restan Poster Award

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Junior: Ian McDonagh, A Scientific Inquiry into the Cures and Traditions of the Irish Traveler, Merlin College.

HP “Innovation4Good” Award

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Junior: Maeve O’Connor, Aoidhe Sheill, Fresh air, Friend or Foe? Developing an app to combat rural isolation among the Irish farming community., Colaiste Treasa.

TEAGASC

Organic and Ecological – Junior: Asa Curran, Tiarnan Collins, Jack Ryan-Purcell, Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration, Schull Community College.

Irish Research Council

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Jennifer McCarthy, “Not What the Doctor Ordered”: A Statistical Study to Determine Whether Cost Is the Main Incentive to Self-Medication., Kinsale Community School.

Open Data Prize from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CSO)

Technology – Senior: Akhil Voorakkara, Steven Harris, Jack Lane, LifeStats, Luttrellstown Community College.

Health Product Regulatory Authority

Technology – Intermediate: Alaidh Fox, Deirdre Hughes, The Hox Project – Using RFID Technology to advanced medicine, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.

HEAnet-Ireland National Research and Education Network

Chemical, physical and mathematical sciences – Junior: Hannah Lucey, How old is the universe?, Coláiste Chiaráin.

IE domain registry

Technology – Senior: Shane Curran, qCrypt: The Quantum Secure and Encrypted Data Storage Solution with Multi-Jurisdictional Quorum Sharding Technology, Terenure College.

Geological Survey of Ireland

Chemical, physical and mathematical sciences – Junior: Matthew Blakeney, Mark Mc Dermott, Flint on the Moy? A geological survey of a shoreline area on the Moy Estuary, Jesus & Mary High School.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Tech – Senior: John Ryan, Using Deep Neural Networks to Find Offensive Text and Use It to Fight Online Harassment, St Joseph’s College.

National Council for Special Education

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Junior: Nicole Marinos, Living with Hearing Loss: The Influence of Environmental Factors on Speech Audibility, Christ King Girls Secondary School.

BT Best Project in Irish

Chemical, physical and mathematical sciences – Junior: Seoda Ní Chaoimh, The energy efficiency of the kettle / imscrúdú ar éifeachtacht an chitil., Gaelcholáiste Luímnigh.

Road Safety Authority (RSA)

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Junior: Mia Casey, Intelligent Transportation Management Systems Have Arrived; Is human behavior now the limiting factor for minimizing phantom traffic ?, Kinsale Community School.

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Social and Behavioral Sciences – Senior: Maeve McMahon, Julie Ryan, Getting Out and Getting Around – The Free Travel Program and Seniors, Our Lady’s Bower.

Williams lea tag

Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Intermediate: Judith Ugwuja, A Mathematical Study of Frieze Patterns and Their Use in Early Celtic Manuscripts, The Book of Kells, Our Ladys College – Drogheda.

Father Tom Burke’s scholarship

Chemical, physical and mathematical sciences – Junior: Dylan Egan, Could rushes be used as fuel ?, Mary Immaculate Secondary School – Lisdoonvarna.

STUDENT TRAVEL PRICE

RTE price

Social and behavioral sciences – Senior: Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa, MiContact, Gaelcholáiste an Eachréidh.

Perrigo

Organic and Eco-Friendly – Junior: Romy Kolich, Investigating Whether Cereal is a Healthy Breakfast Option for CHILDREN, Christ King Girls Secondary School.

Analog Travel scholarship student

Technology – Senior: Kevin McAndrew, Nico Amaya, A Unique Approach to Biomimicry in Bipedal Locomotion, Coláiste Éinde.

Intel Travel Awards Student

Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Senior: Cormac Larkin, Observational Astronomy Data Mining Case Study: The Search for New OB Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, Coláiste An Spioraid

BEST SCHOOL AWARD

NAPD Award for Best School in the Republic of Ireland

Derry O’Donovan, Colaiste Treasa.

MATRIX Best School in Northern Ireland

Maeve Close, Loreto College Colleraine.

Teacher’s Award

Perrigo Excellent biological and ecological educator Niamh McNally, Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan.

Excellence BT Social and Behavioral Educator: Jennifer Butler, Macroom from St Mary’s High School.

Excellent Analogue Educator Sean Connolly, St Killians College.

Intel educator of excellence Siobhan Uí Shearcaigh, Pobalscoil Gaoth Dobhair.

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