National Finalists 2019

National Finalists


Venue SciFest@TU Dublin Blanchardstown 2019
School Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Teacher Brian Higgins
Students Eva Connolly, Ella Shanahan, Willemijn Bosschaert
Project Can we Effectively Make Biodegradable Clothes? An Investigation
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Venue SciFest@NorthWest 2019
School St Mary's College, 35 Northland Road, Derry
Teacher Ann Blanking MBE
Student Ava Canney
Project Investigating a Method that Can be Used to Determine the Active Ingredients in Medications Using Two Homemade Spectrophotometers
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Venue SciFest@CIT
School Presentation Brothers College, Mardyke, Cork
Teacher Enda O'Regan
Students Caomhán Budhlaeir, Illann Wall
Project Does Every Cloud Have a Silver Lining?
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Venue SciFest@DCU
School Santa Sabina Dominican College, Greenfield Road, Sutton, Dublin 13
Teacher Paul Nugent
Student Aoife McMahon
Project An Investigation into Making Food Waste into Bioplastic for Everyday Use
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Venue SciFest@AIT
School Coláiste Choilm, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Teacher Anne Molloy
Student Ronan Walsh
Project "Beat The Drought" - A Smart, Staged, Domestic Greywater, Eco-treatment System Providing a Viable, Sustainable Irrigation Water Supply to Combat Drought and Water Restrictions
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin Tallaght 2019
School The Institute of Education, 79-85 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2
Teacher David Connolly
Students Aaron Dinesh, Matthew O'Dwyer
Project Mors a Vita: A Study into the Antibacterial Properties of the Basic Building Blocks of Life
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Venue SciFest@ITS
School St Mary's Secondary School, Convent of Mercy, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Teacher Annette Leonard
Students Lauren Tuffy, Leah Hannon
Project Developing Better Protection from Coastal Erosion due to Sea Level Rise
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Teacher Christina Kenny
Student Alice Shaughnessy
Project Omnidirectional Magnetic Driving System
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin Blanchardstown
School Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Teacher Niamh McNally
Students Eve Mathews, Katie Caffrey
Project Does Umami Affect your Perception of Taste? An Investigation into the Effect of Monosodium Glutamate on the Perception of Sweetness and Saltiness
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Venue SciFest@DCU
School Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare
Teacher Yvonne Nolan
Student Aodhán McGuinness
Project Team Performance and the National Football League (NFL) Draft
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin Tallaght
School Sandford Park School, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Teacher Alan Smith
Students Richard Sheahan, Malcolm O’Loughlin, Rohan Tewari
Project Aquatic Acidification – the lesser known CO2 problem: An Investigation of the Effects of Aquatic Acidification on Two Species of Mussel
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Venue SciFest@WIT
School Coláiste an Chraoibhín, Duntaheen Road, Fermoy, Co. Cork
Teacher Cathrena O'Keeffe
Student Sam Dunning
Project An Investigation of Aerodynamics around a Dynamic Rocket Body
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Venue SciFest@LIT Thurles
School St Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Teacher Mary Gorey
Students Eoin Lavery, John Ryan, Sean Young
Project Agri-Wired
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin City
School St. Joseph's Secondary School, Convent Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin
Teacher Daryl Dunne
Student Daniel O'Brien
Project Seal Whiskers - Bioinspiration for Oceantech
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Venue SciFest@LyIT
School Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, St Oran's Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Teacher Laura Corbett
Students Rachel Fletcher, Rory Coleman
Project A Solar Powered Solution for the Aquaponic Growth of Leafy Crops in Developing Countries
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Venue SciFest@AIT
School Athlone Community College, Retreat, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Teacher Niall Carty
Students Amy Fallon, Andrea Whyte
Project Knock, Knock – Who’s There? An Artificial Neural Network Autoencoder Design and Implementation to Detect when an Internet-connected Toy Has Been Hacked
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Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School Community College Killorglin, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Teacher Marieke O’Connor
Student Timothy McGrath
Project An R&D Study on Using a Nutrient Treatment Biofilter to Combat Oceanic and Freshwater Dead Zones which Harnesses the Intrinsic Potential of Halophyte Species
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Venue SciFest@LIT Moylish
School Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, Co. Clare
Teacher Sue-Ann Sheridan
Students Niamh McMahon, Lara Mellett
Project The Exploration and Utilisation of Shortest Path Algorithms
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Venue SciFest@NorthWest
School St Ciaran's College, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone
Teacher Pauline Murphy
Students Chloe Quinn, Hannah Mc Veigh
Project Wi-Fire
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Venue SciFest@CIT
School Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork
Teacher Aaron O’Sullivan
Student Viktoryia Kharoshankaya
Project Psychological and Dietary Aspects in Managing Sugar Cravings
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Venue SciFest@ITS
School Summerhill College, Sligo
Teacher Kathy Mc Morrow
Students Jacob Hamilton, John Mackey, Sean McLoughlin
Project An Investigation into the Effects of Water Type and Light Exposure on the Degradation of Plastics in Water
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Venue SciFest@DkIT
School Largy College, Clones, Co. Monaghan
Teacher Colette Smith
Student Ruth Madden
Project The Microplastic Filter - A Small Solution to a Global Problem
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Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Eimear Nolan
Students Natalia Talaga, Temisan King
Project An Investigation into whether Graphene is a Suitable Alternative to Plastic?
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Presentation College, Headford, Co. Galway
Teacher John Toner
Student Paweł Blok
Project Determining the Difference Between Ego-Motion and Regular Object Motion Using Optical Flow Vectors
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Venue SciFest@LIT Moylish
School Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Meal Sior Anraí, Luimneach
Teacher Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil
Students Elaine Ní Treasaigh, Eva McMahon, Clodagh Hannan
Project Seven Times Above the Limit! A Study into Aluminium Levels in Limerick Water Supply (Seacht n-Uaire thar an Teorainn! Imsrúdú ar Leibhéal Alúmanam i Soláthar Uisce Luimnigh)
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SciFest 2019 Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award Finalists

Venue SciFest@CIT
School Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road, Cork
Teacher Aaron O’Sullivan
Student Laura O'Sullivan
Project Artificial Intelligence in Histopathology - Colorectal Cancer Detection
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Ardscoil Mhuire, Mackney, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Teacher Caroline Fergus
Students Aisling Hardiman, Maria Dolan, Katie Curley
Project The Effectiveness of Homemade Toothpaste
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Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School Desmond College, Station Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Teacher Donal Enright
Students Oisín O'Sullivan
Project iScope - The Design and Development of an Enhanced Digital Stethoscope for Remote Auscultation
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Venue SciFest@WIT
School St Mary's Secondary School, Irishtown, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Teacher Sean Fogarty
Students Ellie Quinn, Bríd Madigan
Project Breathe Easy, Live Easy
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin Blanchardstown
School Kishoge Community College, Clonburris, Lucan, Co. Dublin
Teacher Kristina Troy
Students Achrafe Boudal, Giovanni Lunganga, Nikkel Oti
Project GOB Spoons: A Possible Solution to the Difficulties Experienced by Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients as a Result of a Decline in Fine Motor Skills

SciFest 2019 Specsavers Grand Award Finalists

Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Eimear Nolan
Students Nicola Moriarty, Patrick Nolan, Sean Fitzgibbon
Project Safety Sensor and Camera for Bicycles
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Venue SciFest@CIT
School Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney, Co Cork
Teacher Elaine Keane
Student Miriam Murphy
Project An Investigation into the Childhood Obesity Crisis in Ireland - An Analysis of the Causes and Recommendations for Prevention
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Venue SciFest@AIT
School Colaiste Mhuire, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Teacher Eva Acton
Students Robert Brennan, Declan Delaney, Sean Brennan
Project Interactive First Aid Kit
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Venue SciFest@NorthWest
School St Killian’s College, Carnlough, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
Teacher Sean Connolly
Students Tess Brady, Amy McMullan
Project Be Seen Trendy
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin Tallaght
School The Institute of Education, 79-85 Leeson Street Lower, Dublin 2
Teacher David Connolly
Students Joey Walshe, Shauna Phelan, Katarzyna Basinska
Project An Investigation into the Accuracy of the Fitbit and its Functions
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Coláiste Iognáid SJ, Br. Na Mara, Gaillimh
Teacher Clodagh Mitchell
Student Diarmuid Hayes
Project Mathematical Analysis of Car Tyres
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Venue SciFest@WIT
School St Mary's Secondary School, Irishtown, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Teacher Emma Kavanagh
Students Ella Lyng, Jane Prendergast, Sinéad Ryan
Project MediTeddi
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SciFest 2019 Broadcom MASTERS Award Finalists

Venue SciFest@CIT
School Christian Brothers College, Sidney Hill, Wellington Road, Cork
Teacher Martina Carroll
Student Jonathan Walsh
Project A Self-Study of Nutritional Intake and Demand
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin Blanchardstown
School Pobalscoil Iosolde, Palmerstown, Dublin 20
Teacher Lynda Jordan
Student Amelia Andrews
Project Using Black Soldier Fly as a Biofuel
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Venue SciFest@LIT Moylish
School Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, Meal Sior Anraí, Luimneach
Teacher Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil
Student Orna Collins
Project Plastics with Potential – Toward a Sustainable Biodegradable
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Venue SciFest@LyIT
School Rosses Community School, Dungloe, Co. Donegal
Teacher Kevin Boyle
Student Finlay Thomson
Project Can you Increase Student Fitness by Altering their Timetable?
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SciFest@School in Carrigallen Vocational School, Clooncorick, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim
Feb
25 2020
SciFest@School in Caritas College, Drumfinn, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Feb
25 2020
SciFest@School in Abbey Community College, Abbey Rd, Abbeylands, Co. Waterford
Feb
26 2020
SciFest@School in The Donahies Community School, Grange, Dublin 13
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