National Finalists 2015

National Finalists

Venue SciFest@AIT
School Lanesborough Community College, Lanesborough, Co Longford
Teacher Michael Lyons
Student/s Mark Lyons
Project The Price of a Profit - A Statistical Analysis of the effects of the GMS Charge
Venue SciFest@ITB
School Skerries Community College, Skerries, Co Dublin
Teacher Katie Corbett
Student/s Sophie Sheahan, Adam McGrane
Project The use of Halophytes on Marginal Coastal Land as Carbon Sinks
Venue SciFest@ITC
School St Leo's College, Dublin Road, Carlow
Teacher Julie Egan
Student/s Eve McGlinchey
Project Voice controlled Home Automation with Raspberry Pi technology
Venue SciFest@CIT
School Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Blarney, Co Cork
Teacher Sean Foley
Student/s Sarah Kate Sweeney
Project Maths behind Music
Venue SciFest@NorthWest (NI)
School St Mary's College, Northland Road, L'Derry, Northern Ireland
Teacher Ann Blanking
Student/s Laura McLaughlin, Aine Gillespie
Project Investigating the Ability of Egg Membrance to Absorb Carbon Dioxide and the Development of a Fan/Filter that can Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Air
Venue SciFest@DIT Kevin St
School Scoil Chaitríona, Mobhi Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Teacher Brian O'Gallachóir
Student/s Oran Ó Donnabháin
Project Cost Effective Sound Localisation Sensor Arrays for Autonomous Mobile Platforms
Venue SciFest@DkIT
School Largy College, Analore Road, Clones, Co Monaghan
Teacher Sharon Magennis
Student/s Louis Madden
Project Bringing Genetics to the Masses: The Next Step in Genetic Research
Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Yeats College, College Road, Galway
Teacher Corinna Mahoney
Student/s Conall Vincent McCabe
Project Complexity in Chaos
Venue SciFest@LyIT
School Crana College, Crana Road, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Teacher Philip McGuinness
Student/s Hannah Dominguez McLaughlin, Conor Gildea, Claire Barron
Project Classroom or Class Doom? An in-depth Analysis into the Effects of Using Google Classroom
Venue SciFest@LIT
School Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co Limerick
Teacher Edel Farrell
Student/s Eoin Hayes, Adam Burke
Project The Handy Guide to Sign Language
Venue SciFest@ITS
School Drumshambo Vocational School, Drumshambo, Co Leitrim
Teacher Pauline McBarron
Student/s Anna Corcoran, Aine Kelly, Niamh McNamara
Project Decibels of D.V.S.
Venue SciFest@ITT Dublin
School Sutton Park School, St Fintan's Road, Sutton, Dublin 13
Teacher Catherine Tattersall
Student/s Claire Nichols
Project Correlation or Coincidence? Solar Flares, Lunar Phases and Stock Market Activity
Venue SciFest@LIT Thurles
School Scoil Chríost Rí, Borris Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois
Teacher Breege Masterson
Student/s Ciara Burke, Isabel Dwyer, Clodagh Howe
Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co Limerick
Teacher Michelle Buckley
Student/s Liam Passmore
Project Statistical Analysis of Whether Segregating Males and Females for PE Will Increase Participation and Physical Activity Levels
Venue SciFest@WIT
School CBS Secondary School, James Street, Kilkenny
Teacher Lisa Cosgrove
Student/s Conor Flynn, Conor Cantwell
Project Functional Movement Training in Young GAA Players
SciFest 2015 Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award Finalists
Venue SciFest@DIT
School Sutton Park School, St Fintan's Road, Sutton, Dublin 13
Teacher Catherine Tattersall
Student/s Moritz Ziewer
Project A Medical Device to Assist Doctors Finding Veins
Venue SciFest@CIT
School Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork
Teacher Aaron O'Sullivan
Student/s Zainab Baker, Aoife O'Driscoll
Project A Smoke Detector for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Venue SciFest@DkIT
School Patrician High School, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
Teacher John O'Rourke
Student/s Cillian Gartlan
Project Harnessing Patient Information to Mitigate Risks Associated with Stroke Treatment
Venue SciFest@ITB
School Loreto Secondary School, St Michael's, Navan, Co Meath
Teacher Helena Smyth
Student/s Eleanor Murchan
Project Challenges for Blind People in Identifying Euro Notes: Exploring one Cost Effective Solution
Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School Killorglin Community College, Langford Street, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Teacher Donal O'Reilly
Student/s Timothy McGrath, Donal Brennan
Project Virtual Visual - An App that Guides a Visually Impaired Person Around an Unfamiliar Building
Venue SciFest@ITT Dublin
School Sutton Park School, St Fintan's Road, Sutton, Dublin 13
Teacher Catherine Tattersall
Student/s Cherie O'Keeffe, Jonathan Andrews, David Joyce
Project A Medical Device to Treat Hand Burns
The SciFest 2015 SEAI INESPO Finalists
Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tobar Mhaigh Dor, Trá Lí
Teacher Elaine Ní Dheargáin
Student/s Janine Ní Chonchúir, Ursula Ní Mhochóir, Lorraine De Nais
Project Fuinnimh Tonnta Gan Creimniú Cósta (Reducing Costal Erosion while Generating Electricity from Wave Energy)
Venue SciFest@ITB
School Dominican College, 204 Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9
Teacher Mick Moriarty
Student/s Aisling Patterson, Niamh Wilson
Project The Automation of Light Intensity for Energy Conservation
Venue SciFest@LIT
School Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co Clare
Teacher Sue-Ann Sheridan
Student/s Aoibhe Cronin, Ciara McInerney
Project An Investigation into the use of Fucus Serratus and Fucus Vesiculosis as a Raw Material for Thermal Energy Production
Venue SciFest@LIT Thurles
School Borrisokane Community College, Borrisokane, Co Tipperary
Teacher Niamh O'Sullivan
Student/s Lorcan Tuohy
Project It's an ill Wind That Blows No Good!
Venue SciFest@CIT
School Clonakilty Community College, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Teacher Patrick O'Keeffe
Student/s Tom O'Donovan, Robbie Matthews, James Hayes
Project An Investigation into the Effect of LEDs on Plant Growth
Venue SciFest@DIT
School Coláiste Raithín, Bóthar Florence, Bré, Co. Chill Mhantáin
Teacher Lís Ní Chíobháin
Student/s Luc de Barra
Project An Investigation of the Potential of Pine Needles as a new Altnernative Biodiesel Source

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