Athlone Institute of Technology Award Winners 2018

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Major Award Winners

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Award Science Foundation Ireland Best Project Award
Students Juliette McGrane, Laoise O'Brien, Rebecca Campion
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Is Clean Country Air Just a Myth?
Teacher Niall Carty
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Award Abbott Runner-up Best Project Award
Students Emma Kelly, Brian Conlon
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Ireland's Burning Problem
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award
Students Darragh Elliott
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Cannonsfield, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
An Aid for Amblyopia
Teacher Aine Boland
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Award Intel Best Physical Science or Technology Project Award
Students Nirmitha Premnath
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Cultivation on Ocean
Teacher Julie Anne Greaney
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Award Environmental Award
Students Clodagh O'Brien, Orla Flint
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
What Are We Recycling
Teacher Martina Roache
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Award Newstalk Best Communicator Award
Students Nirmitha Premnath
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Cultivation on Ocean
Teacher Julie Anne Greaney
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Award BioPharmaChem Ireland Chemistry Award
Students Nataniel O'Neill, Charlie O'Connor, Eoghan McCabe
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Cannonsfield, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Water Purification
Teacher Aine Boland
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Award RSC School Chemistry Award (Royal Society of Chemistry Republic of Ireland Section)
Students (School Award)
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Cannonsfield, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Teacher Aine Boland
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Award ESERO Discover Space Award
Students Roisin Grennan, Shauna Martin
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
A Farming Facility on Mars
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award ESERO Discover Space Teacher Award
Students (Teacher Award)
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Maths in Science Award
Students Sean Conway
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
To Test for Bias in the Physics of Dice in Video Games
Teacher John Friel
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Award Irish Science Teachers' Association Award
Students Orla Lyons
School Lanesboro Community College, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
Project
Every Day Counts: A Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Attendance on Junior Cert Results
Teacher Mary O'Brien


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AIT Award Winners - Special Awards

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Award Best School Award (sponsored by AIT)
Students (School Award)
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Teacher
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Entrepreneurship Award (sponsored by Enterprise Ireland)
Award First Place
Students Mia Samovich
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Create Worlds Expand Imaginations and Break Stereotypes
Teacher Julie-Anne Greaney
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NISO Health and Safety Award
Award First Place
Students Emma Gowing, Adam Daly, Eoghan Keenan
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Create Worlds Expand Imaginations and Break Stereotypes
Teacher Julie-Anne Greaney
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AIT Health and Nutrition Awards
Award First Place
Students Avian Jose
School Coláiste Choilm, O'Moore Street, Tulach Mhór, Co. Offaly
Project
Investigating the Coalesced Effects of a Neoteric Diet with Novel Drugs as Antiproliferative Cancer Agents
Teacher Ann Molloy
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Award Second Place
Students Tierna Maguire
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Marinating Your Way Around Cancer
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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AIT Health and Wellbeing Awards
Award First Place
Students Chloe Gavin
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
The Effect of Mindfulness on Insight Problem Solving
Teacher Julie-Anne Greaney
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Award Second Place
Students Megan D'Arcy, Rebecca O'Keeffe
School Castlepollard Community College, Castlepollard, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Project
Why Don't You Drink?
Teacher Aoife Brady
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Cunningham's Pharmacy Health Science Awards
Award First Place
Students Adam Kingi
School Lanesboro Community College, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
Project
Smartphones: Can They Affect the Neuroplasticity of Babies and Young Children?
Teacher Michael Lyons
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Award Second Place
Students Aoibhe D'Arcy, Kianna Connell
School Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Project
Investigating if Onions and Garlic Kill E.Coli and Staphylococcus Epidermidis Among Other Bacteria as a Solution to the Antibiotic Resistance
Teacher Pauline Dervin
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Award Third Place
Students Jonathan Bontha
School C.B.S. Roscommon, Abbeytown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Project
An Investigation into Effects of Common Household Drinks on the Dissolution of Kidney Stones
Teacher Breege Grennan
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AIT Sports Science Award
Award First Place
Students Erin Coyne, Dylan Beirne, Evan Croghan
School Roscommon Community School, Lisnamult, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Project
Thermosliothar
Teacher Tom Flynn
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Award Second Place
Students Jack Norton, Michael Butler, Ciarán Quinn
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Cannonsfield, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Does Shoe Design Affect an Athlete's Jumping Height?
Teacher Aine Boland
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Bimeda Animal Health, Welfare and Production Award
Award First Place
Students Labhaoise Foley, Mya Curtin
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
The Production of a Natural Anti-microbial Bird Feed Additive
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Second Place
Students Lisa O'Rourke, Cora Sharkey
School Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Project
What Is the Best Absorption Material for Horse Bedding?
Teacher Pauline Dervin
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Award Third Place
Students Andrew Carroll, Fergus Earley, Gearóid Grady
School C.B.S. Roscommon, Abbeytown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Project
Are Bats Nesting in Bat Boxes?
Teacher Breege Grennan
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Spectrum Signs Display Awards
Award Display Award - Group
Students Ciara Choudhury, Cathal Moran
School St. Mary's Secondary School, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Project
Emojis: The First Universal Language in the World
Teacher Pat Costello
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Award Display Award -Individual
Students Kylie Chen
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
A Natural Remedy for Preventing and Curing Kidney Stones?
Teacher Ellen Maguire


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AIT Award Winners - Category Awards

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Category: Senior Life Sciences - Group (sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals)
Award First Place
Students Oran Walton, Patrick Kenny, PJ Connaughton
School Lanesboro Community College, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
Project
An Investigation into the Effects of Students' Attainment from Analysing Behaviour and Attitudes Towards Illicit
Substances Abuse at Junior Certificate Level
Teacher Michael Lyons
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Award Second Place
Students Katie Ward, Emer Bohan
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
A Study into the Effect of Active Ingredients used in Anti Dandruff Shampoos on Basidiomycetes
Teacher Julie-Anne Greaney
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Category: Senior Life Sciences - Individual (sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals)
Award First Place
Students Avian Jose
School Coláiste Choilm, O'Moore Street, Tulach Mhór, Co. Offaly
Project
Investigating the Coalesced Effects of a Neoteric Diet with Novel Drugs as Antiproliferative Cancer Agents
Teacher Ann Molloy
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Award Second Place
Students Tierna Maguire
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Marinating Your Way Around Cancer
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Category: Intermediate Life Sciences - Group (sponsored by Tool & Plastic)
Award First Place
Students Emma Kelly, Brian Conlon
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Ireland's Burning Problem
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Second Place
Students James Mooney, Seán McLoughlin, Kevin Fannon
School C.B.S. Roscommon, Abbeytown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Project
An Investigation into the Phytoremediation of Fertiliser Runoff in Co. Roscommon
Teacher Breege Grennan
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Award Third Place
Students Artur Stopka, Oisín Feery
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
Memeology
Teacher Jillian Browne
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Award Highly Commended
Students Evelyn Coughlan, Síle Holton, Michaela Killeen
School St. Mary's Secondary School, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Project
It's Lit!
Teacher Pat Costello
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Award Highly Commended
Students Megan D'Arcy, Rebecca O'Keeffe
School Castlepollard Community College, Castlepollard, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Project
Why Don't You Drink?
Teacher Aoife Brady
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Award Highly Commended
Students Jenna Fullam, Emma Lancaster, Kirsty Fivey
School Castlepollard Community College, Castlepollard, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Project
Computer and Dry Eye Syndrome
Teacher Aoife Brady
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Award Highly Commended
Students Andrew Carroll, Fergus Earley, Gearóid Grady
School C.B.S. Roscommon, Abbeytown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Project
Are Bats Nesting in Bat Boxes?
Teacher Breege Grennan
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Category: Intermediate Life Sciences - Individual (sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals)
Award First Place
Students Kate Olwill
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Thought, A Product of Language?
Teacher Julie-Anne Greaney
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Award Second Place
Students Jonathan Bontha
School C.B.S. Roscommon, Abbeytown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Project
An Investigation into Effects of Common Household Drinks on the Dissolution of Kidney Stones
Teacher Breege Grennan
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Category: Junior Life Sciences - Group (sponsored by Jazz Pharmaceuticals)
Award First Place
Students Cormac Hoare, David McDonnell
School Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
Project
The Formula for Super Honey
Teacher Modwena Geoghegan
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Award Second Place
Students Labhaoise Foley, Mya Curtin
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
The Production of a Natural Anti-microbial Bird Feed Additive
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Third Place
Students Hazel Kelly, Shannon Mulvihill, Cara Greville
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Are We Roasting Away Our Nutrients?
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Highly Commended
Students Clare Reidy, Grace McGorisk
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Ibuprofen – Over the Counter, Under the Radar
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Highly Commended
Students Jack Donnellan, Michael Devine, Thomas Higgins
School C.B.S. Roscommon, Abbeytown, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Project
Can Essential Oils Kill Bacteria?
Teacher Breege Grennan
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Award Highly Commended
Students Aoife Kelly, Shahzaib Masood
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Social Media and Me
Teacher Clare Brett
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Category: Junior Life Sciences - Individual (sponsored by PPD)
Award First Place
Students Orla Lyons
School Lanesboro Community College, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
Project
Every Day Counts: A Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Attendance on Junior Cert Results
Teacher Mary O'Brien
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Award Second Place
Students Adam Kingi
School Lanesboro Community College, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
Project
Smartphones - Can They Affect the Neuroplasticity of Babies and Young Children?
Teacher Michael Lyons
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Award Third Place
Students Timofej Cvetkov
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
How Does Compost Booster Affect the Fermenting Process of Compost and What Type of Compost is Better?
Teacher Sean Kerr
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Category: Senior Physical Sciences (sponsored by Arran Chemical)
Award First Place
Students Niamh Sheerin
School Loreto College, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Project
Does Talking on a Hands-Free Device Effect Driver?
Teacher Lynda Buckley
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Category: Intermediate Physical Sciences - Group (sponsored by Arran Chemicals)
Award First Place
Students Juliette McGrane, Laoise O'Brien, Rebecca Campion
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Is Clean Country Air Just a Myth?
Teacher Niall Carty
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Award Second Place
Students Emma Gowing, Adam Daly, Eoghan Keenan
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
An Investigation into the Effect Tyre Pressure Has on Stopping Distance
Teacher Noreen Flynn
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Award Third Place
Students Leah Farrell, Rebecca Smith, Niamh Ward
School Lanesboro Community College, Lanesborough, Co. Longford
Project
A Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Aspirin on the Growth of Tomato Plants
Teacher Michael Lyons
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Category: Junior Physical Sciences - Group (sponsored by Arran Chemicals)
Award First Place
Students Alan Sweeney, Jed Moylette
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Natural Insulating Versus Unnatural Insulating
Teacher Martina Roache
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Award Second Place
Students Ellie Keaveney, Emma Keenan, Katelyn McHugh Dolan
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Soot Assault
Teacher Margaret Mandal
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Award Third Place
Students Clodagh O'Brien, Orla Flint
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
What Are We Recycling?
Teacher Martina Roache
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Category: Junior Physical Sciences - Individual (sponsored by Arran Chemicals)
Award First Place
Students Kylie Chen
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
A Natural Remedy for Preventing and Curing Kidney Stones?
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Second Place
Students Sean Conway
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
To Test for Bias in the Physics of Dice in Video Games
Teacher John Friel
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Category: Intermediate Technology - Group (sponsored by Ericsson)
Award First Place
Students Alicia Lawless, Katie Commins
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Adaptive L and N Plates for Use on Cars
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Second Place
Students Agata Drabik, Emma Norman
School St. Mary's Secondary School, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Project
Are You a Pinocchio? The Results May Shock You
Teacher Pat Costello
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Award Third Place
Students Rachel Keelaghan, Molly Morrin, Amie Nolan
School St. Mary's Secondary School, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Project
Freeze Paint: A New Way to Identify When Road Conditions Are Hazardous
Teacher Pat Costello
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Category: Junior Technology - Group (sponsored by Ericsson)
Award First Place
Students Millie O'Brien, Hannah Lennon, Eimear Galvin
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Lamb Watch
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Second Place
Students Katie Boyle, Rebecca Coffey, Maria McLynn
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
You sCan Save The Planet
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Third Place
Students Kian Mahon, Paul Hughes, Martin Dempsey
School Oaklands Community College, Sr. Senan Avenue, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Project
Anti-Bullying App
Teacher Clare Mahon
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Category: Junior Technology - Individual (sponsored by Ericsson)
Award First Place
Students Nirmitha Premnath
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Cultivation on Ocean
Teacher Julie-Anne Greaney




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