National Finalists 2020

National Finalists


Venue SciFest@AIT
School Meán Scoil an Chlochair, Kilbeggan, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Teacher Miss Niamh Daly
Students Tiarnan Clarke MacMahon, Owen Bagnall, Luke Seery
Project Fighting for Breath: Is the School Drop-off Harmful to Students’ Health?
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Venue SciFest@CIT
School Kinsale Community School, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Teacher Mr Shaun Holly
Students Sarah Fitzgerald, Anna Peare
Project A Statistical and Experimental Analysis of the Link Between Reading for Pleasure and Problem-Solving Skills
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Venue SciFest@DCU
School Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16
Teacher Ms Jilly Fleming
Students Ciara Heaney, Holly Bond, Jinlong Situ
Project The Effect of Exercise on Short-term Memory
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Venue SciFest@NorthWest
School St Mary's College, 35 Northland Road, Londonderry BT48 0AN
Teacher Ms Ann Blanking MBE
Student Hollie Harkin
Project Investigating the Effect of E.Vape Liquids and their Components on Live Cells
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Venue SciFest@DkIT
School St Vincent's Secondary School, Seatown Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Teacher Mr John White
Students Erinn Leavy, Sophie McCardle
Project An Analysis of Physiological and Running Metrics in 3 km Cross Country Running in Comparison to Track and Treadmill
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Mount St Michael, Convent of Mercy, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Teacher Mrs Paula Campbell
Student Aoibheann Mangan
Project Hospital Holly and Henry - A Mobile Trinal Interactive Solution to Eradicate Children's Fears of Medical Procedures
o
Venue SciFest@ITTralee
School Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Teacher Ms Sarah Abbott
Student Conor Casey
Project AMSIMP: Using Machine Learning to Improve Numerical Weather Prediction
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Venue SciFest@ITC
School Heywood Community School, Ballinakill, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Teacher Mr Aodhagán Ó Súilleabháin
Student Orla McCorry
Project The Relationship Between Trees and Different Raised Bog Habitats
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Venue SciFest@ITS
School Ursuline College Sligo, Finisklin Rd, Sligo
Teacher Mr Anthony Carolan
Students Niamh Carolan, Líle Hensey, Ella Mc Daid
Project Electromechanical Convex Lens Integration for Photovoltaic System Efficiency (ECLIPSE)
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Venue SciFest@LIT Moylish
School Ardscoil Rís, North Circular Rd, Limerick
Teacher Mrs Diane Condon
Student Niall Meade
Project Making Electric Scooters Safer and Insurable Using AI
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Venue SciFest@LIT Thurles
School Presentation Secondary School Thurles, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Teacher Ms Serena Moloney
Student Edel Daly
Project Sports Performance Grip
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Venue SciFest@LyIT
School Coláiste Ailigh, Cnoc na Móna, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dhún na nGall
Teacher Ms Siobhán Laighneach
Student Eoghan Ó Fearáin
Project Beef or Leaf (An Rian Coise Charbóin a Bhaineann le hAistí Bhia Éagsúla)
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin, Blanchardstown
School Stratford College, 1 Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Teacher Ms Helen O'Kelly
Students Finn Nankivell, Cian Glynn
Project Lost
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin, Grangegorman
School St Joseph's Secondary School, Convent Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin
Teacher Mr Daryl Dunne
Students Stephen Flynn, Oisín Brick
Project ARES: Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Firearms
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin, Tallaght
School Our Lady’s School, Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W
Teacher Dr Lynsey Stuart
Student June Polgolla
Project Investigating the Antimicrobial Effects of Herbal Plants and Vegetables against a Plant Pathogen
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Venue SciFest@WIT
School Meánscoil na mBráithre Criostaí, Sráid Shéamais, Cill Channaigh
Teacher Ms Emma Kavanagh
Students Cian Farrell, Enda McCabe, Ben Kinsella
Project Are You Poisoning Your Children?: The Dangers of Car Exhaust Fumes and How to Avoid Them
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Venue SciFest@AIT
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Teacher Ms Mairead Cusack
Students Emily Ray, Sharon Seery
Project Dispel the Smell of Goats' Milk
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Venue SciFest@AIT
School Marist College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Teacher Ms Martina Carey
Students Rory Kilgarriff, Donagh Claffey, Dylan Corcoran
Project Mathematically Predicting the National Transition to Electric Vehicles
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Venue SciFest@CIT
School St Aloysius School, St Maries Of The Isle, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork
Teacher Ms Katie O’Donovan
Student Andrea Marshall
Project An Investigation into Ideal Angles in Ballet
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Dominican College, Taylors Hill, Galway
Teacher Ms Laura Thornton
Student Lucy Garrett
Project An Investigation into the Tsiolkovsky Rocket Equation
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Venue SciFest@IT Tralee
School Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Miss Eimear Nolan
Students Dara Newsome, Conor Bradshaw, David Hughes
Project Specs - An Adapted Spectacle System for Dementia Patients
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Venue SciFest@ITS
School Community School, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim
Teacher Ms Louise Gallagher
Students Hannah Stenson, Erica Mc Tiernan
Project The Lasting Effects of the Arigna Coal Mine on the Environment
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Venue SciFest@LIT Moylish
School Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Teacher Mr John Sims
Students Alice Davoren, Emily Cullinan
Project The Effect of Greywater on Soil Nutrients and Earthworm Population
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Venue SciFest@LyIT
School Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, St. Oran's Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Teacher Ms Laura Corbett
Student Jennifer Doherty
Project Is Exercise Recovery Time in Teenagers Dependent on the Type of Sport they Participate In?
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin, Blanchardstown
School Belmayne ETSS, Grange Abbey Road, Dublin 13
Teacher Ms Emma Burrowes
Student Nicole Landers
Project “PillPal”: An Application Supporting Patients Taking Medication
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin, Grangegorman
School St Andrews College, Booterstown Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Teacher Ms Hilary Rimbi
Student Giulia Baratta
Project Toxicological Investigation of Pesticides Using Paramecium as a Model Organism
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin, Tallaght
School Scoil Mhuire Community School, Clane, Naas, Co. Kildare
Teacher Ms Aoife Jenkins
Student Adam McNulty
Project A Systematic Review of Constructed Wetlands to Optimise their Design
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Venue SciFest@WIT
School Ard Scoil na Mara, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Teacher Ms Niamh Shannon
Student Caoimhín O'Leary
Project An Image Analysis of Rehabilitating Patients' Exercises to Measure and Improve Recovery
o

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Venue SciFest@AIT
School Our Lady's Bower, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Teacher Ms Julie-Anne Greaney
Student Marina Caballero
Project Ultrasonic Assistant
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Venue SciFest@CIT
School Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Blarney, Co. Cork
Teacher Ms Marguerite O'Donoghue
Students Aishling Reeves, Nadia O'Sullivan
Project S.I.D.S. Temperature Monitor
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Mount St Michael, Convent of Mercy, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Teacher Mrs Paula Campbell
Student Aoibheann Mangan
Project Hospital Holly and Henry - A Mobile Trinal Interactive Solution to Eradicate Children's Fears of Medical Procedures
o
Venue SciFest@ITTralee
School Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Miss Eimear Nolan
Students Dara Newsome, Conor Bradshaw, David Hughes
Project Specs - An Adapted Spectacle System for Dementia Patients
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Venue SciFest@ITS
School Ursuline College Sligo, Finisklin Rd, Sligo
Teacher Mr Anthony Carolan
Student Ellen Woodward
Project ‘Inside Out’ – A Wearable Device that Externalises Internal Emotions
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SciFest 2020 Specsavers Grand Award Finalists

Venue SciFest@AIT
School Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Teacher Ms Pauline Dervin
Students Molly Cunnane, Katie Hannelly
Project Our Farmers – ‘Deaf as Doornails?’ An Investigation into the Effect of Machine Noise on our Farmers’ Hearing
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Venue SciFest@CIT
School St. Brogan's College Bandon, Kilbrogan, Bandon, Co. Cork
Teacher Ms Norma Sheahan
Students Sean Moloney, Michael Ware
Project To Research the Challenges of Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School for Students with Autism and Develop an Information Book Addressing these Challenges to Help Ease their Transition
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Venue SciFest@GMIT
School Presentation College, Headford, Co. Galway
Teacher Mr John Toner
Students Elana Monaghan, Saibh Malcolm
Project Exploring Schools App
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Venue SciFest@LIT Thurles
School Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Castlemeadows, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Teacher Miss Katie Carr
Student Kaitlyn Ryan
Project Vegan vs Omnivore: Can a Vegan Diet Benefit the Environment from an Irish Perspective?
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Venue SciFest@TU Dublin, Blanchardstown
School Stratford College, 1 Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6
Teacher Ms Helen O'Kelly
Students Finn Nankivell, Cian Glynn
Project Lost
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Nov
04 2020
SciFest@School in Presentation Secondary School, Joe Murphy Rd, Ballyphehane, Co. Cork
Nov
09 2020
SciFest@School in Meánscoil Iognáid Rís, Naas CBS, Naas, Co. Kildare
Nov
11 2020
SciFest@School in Blackrock College, Rock Rd, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Nov
13 2020
SciFest@School in St. Andrew's College, Booterstown Ave, Co. Dublin
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