Young Scientist 2014 – special award winners
Eve Casey and Cathy Hynes from Kinsale Community School, winners of the Best Group BT Young Scientist & Technologist 2014 Award with their project, a study using statistical methods of people’s attitudes to the ageing workforce of the future. Presenting the awards are Colm O’Neill, chief executive of BT Ireland, and Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn. Photograph: Alan Betson
Google Creative Technology Award- Best Female:
Technology — Junior: Emma Townsend, Zero: An app to reduce food wastage in the home, St. Leo’s College.
Eli Lilly Special Award:
Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences — Junior: Eadaoin Nash, A comparative study of the antioxidant effects of natural and synthetic food preservatives, St Mary’s College.
Ei Electronics Special Award
Technology — Junior: Kalin Foy, Buzz alarm for the hearing impaired, Coláiste Chiaráin.
Geological Survey of Ireland
Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences — Junior: Tess Casasin Sheridan, Aoife Doherty, Why are the beaches in Clare different colours?, Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna.
GAA Special Award
Technology — Junior: Daragh Jordan, Conor Finnerty, Séan Mitchell, Kill Tech - A design to reduce controversy in Handball refereeing, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir.
Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences — Junior: Eóin MacGaoithín, Ronan MacGaoithín, A cheapadh fréamhshamhail do brathadóir oighear tar éis an dorchadas lena n-úsáid ar bhóithre na hÉireann, Coláiste Ailigh.
Institute of Technology Ireland Special Award
Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences — Junior: Lauren Fahey, Jade Duffy, An investigation in to how oil and water droplets react in zero gravity, Dominican College - Wicklow.
Irish Research Council
Biological and Ecological — Junior: Daragh Exton, Matt Lucey, The vibe of the hive, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.
Road Safety Authority Special Award
Technology — Junior: Abby Horgan, Ciara Murphy, Ciara Donoghue, The development and evaluation of a vehicular proximity warning device for bicycles, Scoil Mhuire.
Google Creative Technology Award- Best Male
Technology — Intermediate: Caelen Feller, Citation needed: An article based news aggregator, Coláiste Choilm.
Irish Medicines Board Special Award
Technology — Intermediate: Erin Bennett, Asthma acoustics, St Mary’s Limavady.
Institute of Physics in Ireland Special Award
Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences — Intermediate: Peter Duffin, Ricki Duffield, The detection and impact of solar flares in the upper atmosphere, Wellington College.
Jack Restan Special Award
Technology — Intermediate: Lorcan O’Rourke, Gavin Mooney, Emma Kirwan, Water leak detection system, Tullamore College.
National Children’s Research Centre Special Award
Biological and Ecological — Intermediate: Catherine Gallagher, Alva Vesey, Emer Vesey, The effects of using school chairs on teenagers’ backs and posture, Coláiste Pobail Acla.
Best Project In Irish Award
Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences — Intermediate: Aisling Sage, Ryan Culhane, Eolaíocht na bPíobaí Uileann, Bandon Grammar School.
Irish Aid in collaboration with WorldWise Global Schools and Self Help Africa
Technology — Intermediate: Emily Lecky, Zoe Cheshire, Solar powered water sanitation, Ballyclare High School.
Google Creative Technology Award- Best group
Technology — Intermediate: Brian Thompson, Ian Dooley, Cathal Shanahan, Farm theft control app, John The Baptist Community School.
IE Domain Registry
Social and Behavioural Sciences — Intermediate: Lisa Ballantyne, Rachel Somers, Are teenagers too trusting of the Internet?, Loreto Secondary School - Navan.
The Psychological Foundation of Ireland
Social and Behavioural Sciences — Intermediate: Elyssa Curran, Aishling Connolly, India Bartholomew, Exercise your mind, Schull Community College.
Irish Science Teachers’ Association Special Award
Social and Behavioural Sciences — Intermediate: Claire Cullen, Laura Bruen, Michelle Fox, A statistical analysis of parental awareness of the food content in primary school children’s lunches, Loreto Secondary School - Wexford.
Bell Labs Special Award
Technology — Intermediate: Ellen Fitzgerald, Aoife Dolan, Niamh Nyhan, Non-integrated LED bulb, Sacred Heart Secondary School.
Irish Patents Office Special Award