Institute of Technology Sligo Award Winners 2020


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Major Award Winners

Award Science Foundation Ireland Best Project Award
Students Niamh Carolan, Líle Hensey, Ella McDaid
School Ursuline College Sligo, Finisklin Rd., Sligo
Project
I've Got the Power
Teacher Anthony Carolan
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Award Runner-up Best Project Award
Students Hannah Stenson, Erica Mc Tiernan
School Community School, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim
Project
The lasting effects of the Arigna coal mine on the environment
Teacher Louise Gallagher
Award Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award
Student Ellen Woodward
School Ursuline College Sligo, Finisklin Rd., Sligo
Project
Inside Out - A Wearable Device that Externalises Internal Emotions
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Specsavers Making a Difference Award
Students Chloe Cawley, Bláthin O'Boyle, Orla Dee
School Ursuline College Sligo, Finisklin Rd., Sligo
Project
Do Games Improve Your Spatial Awareness?
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Intel Best Technology Project Award
Student Karl Gilmartin
School Elphin Community College, Elphin, Castlerea, Co Roscommon
Project
Generating Electricity from Wastewater
Teacher Paul Connellan
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Award Institute of Physics Award
Students Niamh Carolan, Líle Hensey, Ella McDaid
School Ursuline College Sligo, Finisklin Rd., Sligo
Project
I've Got the Power
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Newstalk Best Communicator Award
Student Gordon McHale
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co Mayo
Project
Using Linguistic Analysis Techniques to Highlight Negative Sentiments in Social Media
Teacher Niamh Breheny
Award Environmental Award
Student Yeji Kim
School Sligo Grammar School, The Mall, Sligo
Project
Effect of nitrate and phospate levels on the growth of algae
Teacher Rita Shannon
Award Maths in Science Award
Student Karl Gilmartin
School Elphin Community College, Elphin, Castlerea, Co Roscommon
Project
Generating electricity from wastewater
Teacher Paul Connellan
Award Chemistry Award
Students Hannah Stenson, Erica Mc Tiernan
School Community School, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim
Project
The lasting effects of the Arigna coal mine on the environment
Teacher Louise Gallagher
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Award RSC School Chemistry Award (Royal Society of Chemistry Republic of Ireland Section)
Students (School Award)
School Community School, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim
Project
Teacher Louise Gallagher
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Award Merit Award
Students Wiktoria Weinert, Jonathan Casey, Aislinn Smyth
School Community School, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim
Project
Does the area you live in have an effect on your perception to salt?
Teacher Louise Gallagher


Category Awards Winners


Category: Life Sciences - Junior

Award First Place
Students Thomas Connorton, Nathan Rowley
School Dromshanbo vocational school, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Project
What temperature does cress seeds prefer?
Teacher Riona Daly
Award Second Place
Student Mollie Smith
School Dromshanbo vocational school, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Project
How The Coronavirus Changed The Environment
Teacher Riona Daly
Award Third Place
Student Elena Blake Naish, Kathlyn Leonard
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Project
How much sleep an average 12-14 year old needs, versus how much they get
Teacher Deirdre Fahy
Award Fourth Place
Student Siobhán O'Reilly, Ava Gunning, Emma Finnerty
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Project
Should there be hepatitis in frozen fruit
Teacher Deirdre Fahy



Category: Physical Sciences - Junior

Award First Place
Student Mark Gaughan, Cathal Diamond, Rory Staunton
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Project
Does Heading a Football Damage your Brain?
Teacher Deirdre Fahy
Award Second Place
Student Caoimhe Flynn, Laura Gallagher
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Project
Does different bacteria grow in different soil?
Teacher Deirdre Fahy
Award Third Place
Student Daniel Durkan McManus
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Project
Why is stubbing your toe so sore?
Teacher Deirdre Fahy



Category: Life Sciences -
Intermediate

Award First Place
Student Orla Dee, Blaithin O’ Boyle, Chloe Cawley
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
Do games improve your spatial awareness?
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Second Place
Student Wiktoria Weinert, Aislinn Smyth, Jonathan Casey
School Carrick On Shannon Community School, Co. Leitrim
Project
Does the Area You Live In Have An Effect On Your Salt Perception
Teacher Louise Gallagher



Category: Physical Sciences -
Intermediate

Award First Place
Student Rosha McDonnell, Laoise Moylan
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
Weight Loss at the Speed of Light
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Second Place
Student Ellyanna Madden, Laura Mcintyre, Tara Madden
School Carrigallen Vocational School, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim
Project
The effects of underage smoking
Teacher Pamela Graham
Award Third Place
Student Niamh Brogan, Maeve Bigwood, Katrin Kostadinova
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
It's WEEDY Good!
Teacher Anthony Carolan



Category: Technology -
Intermediate

Award First Place
Student Niamh Carolan, Líle Hensey, Ella McDaid
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
I've Got The Power!
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Second Place
Student Karl Gilmartin
School Elphin Community College, Elphin, Castlerea, Co Roscommon
Project
Generating electricity from wastewater
Teacher Paul Connellan
Award Third Place
Student Aoife Connolly, Bronagh McGee, Ella Rose Feeney
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
“It Only Takes 15 Seconds”
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Fourth Place
Student Catherine O' Reilly
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Project
Treating hospital waste
Teacher Deirdre Fahy



Category: Life Sciences -
Senior

Award First Place
Student Yeji Kim
School Sligo Grammar School, Sligo
Project
Effect of nitrate and phosphate levels on the growth of algae
Teacher Rita Shannon
Award Second Place
Student Nadia Mohamed
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
Leaf me alone it's the Yeast you can do
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Third Place
Student Fatma Dogan
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
DYSLEFTIA: An investigation of the link between dyslexia and the contralateral
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Fourth Place
Student Caoimhe Rogers, Eadaoin Lee
School Dromshanbo vocational school, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Project
Height: Perception Vs. Reality
Teacher Riona Daly



Category: Technology -
Senior

Award First Place
Student Ellen Woodward
School Ursuline College, Sligo
Project
Inside Out - A Wearable Device that
Teacher Anthony Carolan
Award Second Place
Student Gordon McHale
School Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Gortnor Abbey, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Project
Using Linguistic Analysis Techniques to Highlight Negative Sentiments in Social Media
Teacher Niamh Breheny
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