Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Award Winners 2022

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Major Award Winners

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Award Best Project Award
Students Eoin Murphy, Dean Burns, Dara Shortall
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Developing modified buffers to increase biodiversity and water quality in grass lands
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Runner-up Best Project Award
Students James O’Beirne, Paul O’Beirne
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
An investigation on how to generate electricity using water energy with recyclable materials
Teacher Martina Carey
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Award Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award
Students Clodagh Hynes, Tess Flynn
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
The Highs and Lows of heart rates
Teacher Elaine Howlin
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Award Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award Runner-Up
Students Caitlin Coyne, Lana Barisic
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
Testing daphnias’ heart rates in different teas
Teacher Noreen Flynn
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Award Intel Technology Award
Students James O’Beirne, Paul O’Beirne
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
An investigation on how to generate electricity using water energy with recyclable materials
Teacher Martina Carey
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Award Institute of Physics Award
Students James O’Beirne, Paul O’Beirne
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
An investigation on how to generate electricity using water energy with recyclable materials
Teacher Martina Carey
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Award Business Excellence Institute Award
Students Eoin Murphy, Dean Burns, Darragh Shortall
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Developing modified buffer strips to increase biodiversity and water quality in grass land
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Smurfit Kappa Sustainability Award
Students Aashna Goel, Abbie Goode
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
BPA – Ban plastic ASAP
Teacher Emma Finneran
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Award Vermilion Energy Innovation Award
Students Abbie Coolahan, Aoife Lacey
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Biodegradable weed barrier
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Fenergo Communication Award
Student Gráinne Kelly
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Seeing Sweetness
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Accenture Maths in Science Award
Students James Hayes, Ellen Brennan, Tadgh Murray
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
Roll for initiative
Teacher Jillian Browne
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Award Regeneron Life Sciences Award
Students Eoin Murphy, Dean Burns, Dara Shortall
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Developing Modified Buffer strips to increase biodiversity and water quality in grassland
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award RSC School Chemistry Award
Student
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
Teacher Elaine Howlin
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Award SciFest Chemistry Student Award
Students Rebecca Gorman, Rachel Hackett
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
How do you like your coffee
Teacher Emma O’Carroll
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Award Irish Science Teachers’ Association Student Award
Students Clodagh Hynes, Tess Flynn
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
The highs and lows or heart rates
Teacher Elaine Howlin
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Award Nature’s Pharmacy NatPro Award - Joint First Place
Student Michelle Hughes
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Wanted Dead or Alive – Sphagnum Moss. Could sphagnum moss provide a viable alternative to harvesting peat from our bogs?
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Nature’s Pharmacy NatPro Award - Joint First Place
Students Alexandra Crowley, Sofiya Gladka, Kate Hogan
School St Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Co. Offaly
Project
Bog to the future
Teacher Kelly-Anne Milne

TUS Shannon Midlands Award Winners - Special Awards

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Award Best School Award (Sponsored by TUS Midlands)
Student
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
Teachers Elaine Howlin, Noreen Flynn, Emma O’Carroll, Jillian Browne
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Award NISO Health and Safety Award
Students Alicia Nolan, Aoife Mullarkey, Anna Gooney
School Scoil Mhuire gan Smal, Convent of Mercy, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon
Project
Background noise – an investigation into background noise and the effects it has on productivity and work rates
Teacher Niamh Brogan
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Award Spectrum Signs Display Award Individual
Student Michelle Hughes
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Wanted Dead or Alive – Sphagnum Moss. Could sphagnum moss provide a viable alternative to harvesting peat from our bogs?
Teacher Ellen Maguire
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Award Spectrum Signs Display Award Group
Students Abbie Coolahan, Aoife Lacey
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Biodegradable weed barrier
Teacher Mairead Cusack
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Award Spectrum Signs Display Award Group
Students Aashna Goel, Abbie Goode
School Athlone Community College, Retreat Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
BPA – Ban plastic ASAP
Teacher Emma Finneran

Category Award Winners


Category: Junior Life Sciences Individual

Award First Place
Student Michelle Hughes
School Our Lady’s Bower, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Wanted Dead or Alive – Sphagnum Moss. Could sphagnum moss provide a viable alternative to harvesting peat from our bogs?
Teacher Ellen Maguire

Category: Junior Life Sciences Group

Award First Place
Students Tess Flynn, Clodagh Hynes
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
The highs and lows of heart rates
Teacher Elaine Howlin

Category: Junior Physical Sciences Individual

Award First Place
Student Matthew Carroll
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
Magnets together
Teacher Adel Browne

Category: Junior Physical Sciences Group

Award First Place
Students Dara Clarke, Nathan Dunne
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
How does an eco-friendly battery compare to a regular battery
Teacher Elaine Howlin

Category: Junior Technology

Award First Place
Students James O’Beirne, Paul O’Beirne
School Marist College, Retreat Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Project
An investigation on how to generate electricity using water energy
Teacher Martina Carey

Category: Intermediate Technology

Award First Place
Students Hannah Finneran, Maia Engelbrecht
School Colaiste Chiarain, Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Roscommon
Project
Light up our world
Teacher Aoife Curly

Category: Intermediate Physical Sciences

Award First Place
Students Colin McEvoy, Oisin Delaney
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
Shooting straight
Teacher Emma O’Carroll

Category: Intermediate Life Sciences Individual

Award First Place
Student Grainne Kelly
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Seeing Sweetness
Teacher Mairead Cusack

Category: Intermediate Life Sciences Group

Award First Place
Students Eoin Murphy, Dean Burns, Dara Shortall
School Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath
Project
Developing modified buffer strips to increase biodiversity and water quality in grass land
Teacher Mairead Cusack

Category: Senior Life Sciences

Award First Place
Student Roisín Farrell
School Tullamore College, Riverside, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Project
A bit of a stretch? The importance of stretching and warming up
Teacher Noreen Flynn

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