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Major Award Winners
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
SFI Discover Best Project Award Mark Lyons Lanesboro Community College, Lanesboro, Co. Longford The price of profit - a statistical analysis of the effects of the GMS charge Michael Lyons
Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award

Colin Doyle

Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath Hoof wall separation disease in Ireland's Connemara pony Margaret Mandal
Intel Best Physical Science or Technology Project Award Luke Roddy
Killian Hogan
Castlepollard Community College, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath Candle powered phone Maeve Bourke
Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award Saoirse Underwood Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Clean hearing Julie Anne Greaney
Newstalk Best Communicator Award Ronan Murphy

Brian Conlon
Gerard O’Reilly

Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath What would you like to drink?  Water or water? Margaret Mandal
PharmaChemical Ireland Best Chemistry Project Award Katie O’Rourke
Isla O’Brien
Aobh Nic Ghiolla Phadraig
Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Coffee diesel: biofuel made from used coffee grounds Ethna Benson
RSC Education Division  School Chemistry Award   Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath   Ethna Benson
SEAI Sustainable Energy Award Katie O’Rourke
Isla O’Brien
Aobh Nic Ghiolla Phadraig
Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Coffee diesel: biofuel made from used coffee grounds Ethna Benson
EPI-STEM  Maths in Science Award Stevie Anne Buckley Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Co Offaly EhlersDanlos Syndrome and autism - is there a link? Catherine Hopkins
Irish Science Teachers' Association Award Danielle Greasley Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath The effect of carbon dioxide concentration on the cognitive performance of students John Friel
ESERO Discover Space Award Maria Lohan
Anita Silva
Orla Dillon
Roscommon Community College, Lisnamult, Co. Roscommon An Investigation into effects of the  lunar cycle on radicle and plumule growth rates Mary Concar
ESERO Discover Space Teacher Award   Roscommon Community College, Lisnamult, Co. Roscommon   Mary Concar

AIT Award Winners
CATEGORY: SENIOR LIFE SCIENCES
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Saoirse Underwood Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Clean hearing Julie Anne Greaney
2nd Place Emear Buckley
Aileen Costello
Becky Troy
Colaiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly The study of lactose and lactose intolerance Honor Kinsella

 

CATEGORY: SENIOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Jada Latifi Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly An analysis of lead in water in Tullamore Elaine Howlin
2nd Place Ava McGrath
Luana Ussene
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Chemistry in our press Elaine Howlin

CATEGORY: INTERMEDIATE LIFE SCIENCES GROUP
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Maeve Bass
Rosin Burke
Aisling Benson
Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Alternative ways to cool the Leibig condenser Ethna Benson
2nd Place Caoimhe Glennon
Megan Banahan
Eoin Farrell
Lanesboro Community College, Lanesboro, Co. Longford Development of a risk model to determine the expansion and environmental impact of Asian clams in the lower Lough Rea area Michael Lyons
3rd Place Elizabeth Lynch
Simona Kryzevicuite
Saima Pakk
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Vocal capability Noreen Flynn
HIghly Commended Alana Dillon
Leanne Mulligan
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly How healthy are your cooking methods? Noreen Flynn

 

CATEGORY: INTERMEDIATE LIFE SCIENCES INDIVDUAL
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Stevie Anne Buckley Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Co Offaly Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Autism – is there a link? Catherine Hopkins
2nd Place Colin Doyle Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath Hoof wall separation diseases in Ireland’s Connemara pony Margaret Mandal
3rd Place Katie Rabbitte Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Protection or infection Noreen Flynn

 

CATEGORY: INTERMEDIATE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Katie O’Rourke
Isla O’Brien
Aobh Nic Ghiolla Phadraig
Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Coffee diesel: biofuel made from used coffee grounds Ethna Benson
2nd Place Jessica Nolan
Liam Lynch
Gavin Murphy
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly To investigate the levels of calcium in different types of water compared with milk Noreen Flynn
3rd Place Joey Keenaghan
Adam Kelly
Conor Dunne
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly To test the strike of a fibre glass compared to an ash hurl Noreen Flynn

 

CATEGORY: INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Chris Halota
Eryk Zaplata
Oisin Prendergast
St Aloysius College, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Can an android kernel be redesigned to work with a variety of devices using same drivers? Keith Rowe
2nd Place Imelda Fleming
Caoimhe Nagle
Caitlin Murray
Ard Scoil Chiaráin Naofa, Clara, Co. Offaly To investigate the procedure involved in constructing a lava lamp and using this as an educational tool in schools Áine Deegan

CATEGORY: JUNIOR TECHNOLOGY GROUP
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Sean Flynn
Clive Keena
Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Co Offaly Alert cow calving Catherine Hopkins
2nd Place Aidan Bracken
Laura Cuskelly
Mark Gorman
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Farm safety- a device to make farming safer Jillian Browne
3rd Place Brian Lyons
Lorcan Donlon
Lanesboro Community College, Lanesboro, Co. Longford What features make programming games appealing? Michael Lyons

 

CATEGORY: JUNIOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Ronan Murphy
Brian Conlon
Gerard O’Reilly
Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath What would you like to drink? Water or water? Margaret Mandal
2nd Place Luke Roddy
Killian Hogan
Castlepollard Community College, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath Candle powered phone Maeve Bourke
3rd Place Michael Lough
Walub Mohammad
Cameron Prior
Roscommon Community College, Lisnamult, Co. Roscommon Assessment of financial losses due to standard plumbing practices. - a look into how we might do it better

Nuala Commins

Highly Commended Eoin McCormack
Evan Fogarty
Euan McDonnell
Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath Materials and magnetic fields Margaret Mandal
Highly Commended Kevin Shine
Dara Sheeran
Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Is the current layout of the periodic table the best? Claire Brett

 

CATEGORY: JUNIOR PHYSICAL SCIENCES INDIVIDUAL
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Luke Carson Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Investigating the relationships between the draw weight of a crossbow and the distance and speed of the arrow Elaine Howlin
2nd Place Delvidas Morkunas Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Can we make fuel from water? Julie Anne Greaney
3rd Place Aisling Gallagher Sacred Heart School, Daingean Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly My bird's eye view Kevin Gallagher

 

CATEGORY: JUNIOR LIFE SCIENCES GROUP
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Edward Clarke
Charlie O’Connor
Marist College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath To test the purity of water in the Athlone area Aine Boland
2nd Place John Feeney
Fearghus Lennon
Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Do students starting secondary school get enough exercise? John Friel
3rd Place Ellen Thomas
Tia Cronin
Ciara Kenny
Roscommon Community College, Lisnamult, Co. Roscommon Aids to memory retention – is harder better? Nuala Commins
Highly Commended Lucy Egan
Sophie Gilson
Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Co Offaly Make-up – a true reflection Alma Killian
Highly Commended Katie Commins
Alicia Lawless
Isobel Clarke
Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Aids to kick starting the germination process Ellen Maguire
Highly Commended Jayne Henry
Anna Daly
Lucy Leonard
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly 50 shades of white Elaine Howlin

 

CATEGORY: JUNIOR LIFE SCIENCES INDIVIDUAL
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Danielle Greasley Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath The effect of carbon dioxide concentration on the cognitive performance of students John Friel
2nd Place Kate Duffy Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Putting your money to work: the application of copper plated 5 cent coins to reduce microorganisms in pond water and fish tanks Stephen Digby
3rd Place Laura Sheehan Oaklands Community College, Sr Senan Avenue, Edenderry, Co. Offaly Finding the sweet spot Deirdre Roddy

 

CATEGORY: JUNIOR BIOLOGY INDIVIDUAL
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
Birr Castle Award

Aoife Gorman

Loreto College, Harbour Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath An exploration of the relationship between playing an instrument and learning Lynda Cooke

SPECTRUM SIGNS DISPLAY AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
Display Award Mary Conroy
Joe Redmond
Clonaslee College, Clonaslee, Co. Laois Live safe, live on a farm Deirdre Caplice
Display Award Tierna Maguire Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Moo much – a nutritious environmentally friendly alternative silage cover Ellen Maguire
Display Award Aisling Gallagher Sacred Heart School, Daingean Road, Tullamore Co. Offaly My bird's eye view Kevin Gallagher
Display Award Anu Adeniji
Shauna Martin
Megan Henehan
Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath How safe is rainwater? Ellen Maguire

 

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Anna Warno
Luzanna Rzybysy
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly The effects of air freshness on plants Elaine Howlin
2nd Place Rosie Lennon
Aisling McGoldrick
Colleen McManus
Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Rain water harvesting John Friel
3rd Place Katie Commins
Alicia Lawless
Isobel Clarke
Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Aids to kick starting the germination process Ellen Maguire

 

ANIMAL WELFARE AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Colin Doyle Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath Hoof wall separation disease in Ireland’s Connemara pony Margaret Mandal
2nd Place Adam Henry
Joshua Dunican
Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Co Offaly FF 45 feeder Catherine Hopkins
3rd Place Tierna Maguire Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Moo much – a nutritious environmentally friendly alternative silage cover Ellen Maguire

 

AIT SPORTS SCIENCE AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place John Feeney
Fearghus Lennon
Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Do students starting secondary school get enough exercise? John Friel
2nd Place Ciara Milner
Aoife Mahon
Sacred Heart School, Daingean Road, Tullamore Co. Offaly Should PE be a graded subject for Leaving Cert? Emmet Mahony

 

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Izzy Daly
Cuisha King
Saoirse Ward
Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar, Co. Galway Sugar Rush Rita O’Connor
2nd Place Kieran Westerbery
Edward Flanagan
Alan McGuinness
Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Stokestown, Co. Roscommon "Milks a Winner" - but which one? Modwena Geoghegan

 

HEALTH SCIENCE AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Stevie Anne Buckley Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Co. Offaly Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Autism – is there a link? Catherine Hopkins
2nd Place Danielle Greasley Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath The effect of carbon dioxide concentration on the cognitive performance of students John Friel

 

HEALTH SCIENCE AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Stevie Anne Buckley Gallen Community School, Ferbane, Co. Offaly Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and Autism – is there a link? Catherine Hopkins
2nd Place Danielle Greasley Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath The effect of carbon dioxide concentration on the cognitive performance of students John Friel

 

BEST INDIVIDUAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AWARD
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Adam Hegarty CBS Roscommon, Galway Rd, Roscommon How hard is a “hard hat”? Louise Gallagher

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH AND WELFARE AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Siannait Goulding
Emily Deverell
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Breastfeeding vs baby formula Noreen Flynn
2nd Place Shonagh Heffernan
Cora France
Oaklands Community College, Sr Senan Avenue, Edenderry, Co. Offaly The impact of technology on the youth of today Clare Mahon

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Tierna Maguire Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Moo much – a nutritious environmentally friendly alternative silage cover Ellen Maguire

 

ORIFLAME COSMETICS AWARDS 
Award Students School Project Title Teacher
1st Place Regina Allano
Megan Tuite
Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Stainless smile Julie Anne Greaney
2nd Place Amelia Mizia
Ava Moore
Coláiste Mhuire, Ballygar, Co. Galway Make-up wonders Rita O’Connor
3rd Place Aoife Dunne
Bronagh Conroy
Chloe Breen
Clonaslee College, Clonaslee, Co. Laois To create and test our own oil based cleanser for the face Helen Dunne

 

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