AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARINE DEPARTMENT
Biological & Ecological – Senior: Olivia O’Shea, Erica O’Brien Murray, Abigail O’Brien Murray; Can we save the common ash?; Loreto Secondary School.
ABP FOOD GROUP FARM SAFETY AWARD
Biological & Ecological – Intermediate: John Buckley; Investigation of a prototype tool belt for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in veterinarians; Árdscoil Uí Urmoltaigh.
Technology – Intermediate: Sadie Loftus; An investigation into the use of external electrical impulses in the treatment and management of Raynaud’s disease; Salesian High School.
I mean LILLY
Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Intermediate: Rachael Burns; An investigation into alternative feedstocks for biodiesel fuel production that contribute to a cleaner environment; Coláiste Dún an Rí.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF IRELAND
Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Junior: Chloe Ní Conghaile, Máirtin Ó Conghaile, Amy Ní Clèirigh; The Power of the Waves on Ennis Meain- Can an unstoppable force move an immovable thing; Saint John’s College.
IRISH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Junior: Padraig Doherty, Madison Reddin; A Garbage Physics Project; Desmond College.
Technology – Senior: Aaron Dignam, Ciaran Leddy; GaelTalk – an immersive virtual reality Irish language learning experience that can promote Irish language practice; Saint Joseph Secondary School.
ROAD SAFETY AWARD
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Kate Ballance, Sadhbh Nolan, Alex Mc Elroy; Does music interfere with our steering wheels? A systematic investigation of the effects that different genres and styles of music have on driving ability and driving habits; St Mary’s Secondary School.
Biological and Ecological – Intermediate: Aine Shortall, Kate Whyte; A sweeter way to treat equine parasites; Moate Community School.
Technology – Intermediate: Shaunak Mohapatra; Creating a safe and accessible healthcare platform; Confey Community College.
COMREG – REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSION FOR COMMUNICATIONS
Technology – Senior: Donal McDermott, Tega Awhinawhi; An investigation into the feasibility of using microcontrollers in buoyancy aids to prevent marine accidents; Marist College.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Biological & Ecological – Intermediate: Alisha Manoj; Which compostable litter liner is best for home composting?; St Andrews College.
SELF HELP AFRICA SCIENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT
Technology – Senior: Vedh Kannan, Will Carkner; BloodBox: A Diagnostic Tool for Bloodborne Diseases; Sutton Park School.
SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND
Technology – Intermediate: Sebastian Galvin, Julian Lewandowski, Evan Wynne; A solution to coastal flooding in Irish cities; Sutton Park School.
WILLIAMS LEA IRELAND
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Leanne Mahon, Aimee Farrell; Vaping Unveiled – Harmless or Habit Forming?; FCJ High School.
BEST PROJECT IN IRELAND
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Clarisse Ní Conchubhair, Sadbh Bonnington, Patrick Cox; An investigation into the effect of binaural beats on sleep; Gharman Middle School.
INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS IN IRELAND
Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Senior: Aaron Waldron, Conor Quinlivan; Factors affecting muon flux density; Mungret Community College.
Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Intermediate: Oisín O’Neill, Darragh Henderson; Development of a device for economically viable desalination of seawater for people in developing countries; Oatlands College.
Technology – Intermediate: Minahil Mir, Tamima Abedin, Abbey McNamara; Hit the books; Coláiste Nano Nagle.
Technology – Intermediate: Weichen Huang; Self-supervised intermodal representation learning; St Andrews College.
CENTRAL STATISTICS OFFICE (CSO) OPEN DATA AWARD
Biological and Ecological – Senior: Michael Hearty, Luke McKeveney; An investigation of methane release from permafrost using satellite data; Abbey Christian Brothers School.
IV PERSPECTIVE AWARD
Technology – Senior: Andrei Florian, Ilya Solovjov; An investigation into global gene sequence screening and development of a novel screening system; CBS St Aidan.
HEANET – IRELAND’S NATIONAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORK
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Rachel Wallace; An investigation into the differences in how men and women are treated in online games; Saint Aloysius School.
FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND
Technology – Juniors: Laiba Mir, Wagma Jan, Lana Qaddoura; Keep it halal; Coláiste Nano Nagle.
NATIONAL WATER FORUM
Biological & Ecological – Intermediate: Eve O’Driscoll, Susannah Guerin; An investigation into the effectiveness of sediment ponds constructed on agricultural land in promoting biodiversity as indicated by the presence of water beetles as bioindicators; Colaiste Treasa.
IRISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Sophie Brennan, Ava Clare; Flow forecast; Loreto High School.
eFlow STAR (Sustainable Transport Award Recognition)
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Lily O’Shea, Grace Kelleher, Caoimhe O’Brien; Modeling emissions from passenger transport to inform local and national school sustainable transport policy; St Mary’s Macroom Secondary School.
Technology – Intermediate: Seán O’Sullivan; Investigating the viability of wind generation at the micro level; Colaiste Chiarain.
HEALTH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Leah Nolan; Vaping Under the Influence: An Investigation into the Impact of Social Media on Adolescent Attitudes to Vaping; Loreto Secondary School.
deal with your feelings
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Senior: Shane O’Connor, Liam Carew; Assessing the impact of second level education on key aspects of adolescent life and development; Abbey School.
Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Intermediate: Oisin Jackson; A statistical analysis of the relationship between rainfall and river flow in the Aille River catchment; Mary Immaculate Secondary School.
NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR DISABILITY
Biological and Ecological – Intermediate: April Conroy, Kathleen Campbell, Jessica Fergus; Effect of aging on balance; St Vincent’s Secondary School.
Technology – Juniors: Hazem Ahmed, Muhammad Billal Ali Khan; Buy or rent? A predictive analytics algorithm to predict house prices using machine learning; Coláiste Phadraig CBS.
JACK RESTAN DISPLAYS
Biological and Ecological – Senior: Caragh Killeen, Ailish Marrinan, Cian McInerney; Kelpoleum: biofuel from sugar algae as an alternative to petroleum fuel; St. Joseph Community College.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Intermediate: Ava Conerney; GE T together – Girls in Engineering and Technology; St Brigid’s College.
BEST PROJECT NORTHERN IRELAND
Biological & Ecological – Senior: Cara Colvin; Cigarette smoke causes lung scarring – how?; South East Regional College, Lisburn.
CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS STRIP
Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Senior: Adrian Dragomir; Al-energy; Adamstown Community College.
BIOLOGICAL & ECOLOGICAL HORIZON
Biological & Ecological – Senior: Ayush Tambde; Analyzing single-cell proteomic data to understand the mechanisms of oncogenic transformation and how to control them; Stratford College.
RTÉ SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL
Social and Behavioral Sciences – Junior: Maria Lenny; An investigation into the effect of ball target practice on memory function among primary school children; Loreto College.
Technology – Senior: Solomon Doyle; DermAI- Deep neural network-based detection tool for classification of benign and malignant skin lesions in aid of early prognosis; Dundalk High School.