Special Awards

Award Title SchoolName School County Student Name(s)
ABP Safe farm code for national school Jesus & Mary Secondary School Mayo Katie Garrett, Jacinta Kelly
Alcatel Lucent Medical devices for the (sustainable) future Presentation Secondary School - Thurles Tipperary Emma Finlay, Ciara Moloney, Keelan Flynn
Best Female An analysis using agent-based modelling of factors in human behaviours and their impact on infectious diseases such as Ebola Loreto College - St Stephens Green Dublin Claire Gregg
Best Group Digilab St Patrick's Classical School Meath Tom Fitzgerald, Joe Fitzgerald, Conor Mcguire
Best Male SmartphonePC Kilkenny College Kilkenny Jack O'Sullivan
Broadcom Web-based interactive dashboard design Sutton Park School Dublin Adam Barry
BT Best Project in Irish Lámhscríbhneoireacht dochtúirí Vs Daoine eile Coláiste Oiriall Monaghan Aoibhín Ní Fhionnagáin
Central Bank Car Speed by Doppler Shift Ballyclare High School Antrim Jonathan Rainey, Patrick Dougan
ComReg Can near field communication (NFC) in phones/tablets aid assisted living for students? Killorglin Community College Kerry Donal Brennan, Timothy McGrath
EI electronics Gas-Hear: A device to prevent lives being lost to slurry fumes Presentation Secondary School - Thurles Tipperary Ellen O'Donnell, Alice Ryan, Estelle Parkinson
Eli Lilly E-cigarettes: Are they really the better option? Coláiste Choilm Cork Aileen Carroll, Kaitlyn Bradfield
EMC Global warming and changes in Irish grass growth patterns Christ King Girls Secondary School Cork RoseAnne O'Mahony
Environmental Protection Agency A study, using statistical methods of public attitudes and awareness of climate justice Kinsale Community School Cork Hugh Whelan, Ken McVitty
EUCYS (Sustainability Award) Injury increasing crop yields Glanmire Community College Cork Mark O Dowd
Geological Survey Ireland Earthquakes in Ireland! What’s shaking us? Kinsale Community School Cork James Barry, Luke Henderson, Tadhg McCarthy
Health Products Regulatory Authority Memory buddy Our Lady's Secondary School - Monaghan Monaghan Christopher Carragher
Health Research Board Alcohol consumption: Does the apple fall far from the tree? Colaiste Treasa Cork Ian O'Sullivan, Eimear Murphy
HEAnet A comparison of learning algorithms on the classification of biological sequences Salesian Secondary College, Pallaskenry Limerick Adrian Kelly
HP Oideolaíocht Coláiste Chilliain Dublin Caoilfhionn Ní Dheoráin, Martha nic ionais
IE Domain Registry Cyber contagion - The science behind the ice bucket challenge Coláiste Iognáid S.J. Galway Kate Duggan
Institute of Physics Measurement of radon emanation and its correlation with indoor radon levels in some areas of Mallow St Mary's Secondary School - Mallow Cork Shauna Murphy, Caoimhe Cronin
Intellectual Ventures To develop and functionalise a graphene-based biosensor to measure attractin, a protein biomarker for high-grade gliomas Our Ladys College - Drogheda Louth Elle Loughran
Irish Aid & Gorta Self Help Africa A seed harvesting kit for subsistence farmers in developing countries Oakgrove Integrated College Londonderry Megan Duffy, Zoe McGirr
Irish Patents Office An aid for the rehabilitation of clenched fist in Multiple Sclerosis Loreto Secondary School - Balbriggan Dublin Lauren Murphy
Irish Research Council Birdsong and music: Connections between African and Irish music and development of a new music genre based on the Galapagos Island's birdsong Carrick-On-Shannon Community School Leitrim Patrick Sweeney, Chloe Daniels, Annette Moran
Irish Science Teachers Association Analysing Le Chatelier's principle St Nathy's College Roscommon Annie Regan
Jack Restan Displays Honeybees don't need protractors to make perfect hexagons Sacred Heart Secondary School Offaly Olivia Summerville, Maria Guinan
National Children's Research Centre Stress, distress and mode of birth Scoil Mhuire Cork Emma Walsh, Kate Dinan
National Council for Special Education An investigation into post-primary school teacher understanding of dyslexia and the school experiences of post-primary school students with dyslexia Scoil Ruain Tipperary Joseph Mee
Northern Ireland Best Project Time compressed transport tester St Killian's College Antrim Rachael O' Boyle, Eimhear Carey, Leah Cosgrove
Psychological Society of Ireland An investigation into the influence of gender equality education on the attitudes of children towards gender roles in the workforce Presentation Secondary School - Milltown Kerry Emily Cahill
Road Safety Authority A statistical study on the effect of change blindness and its impact on road safety Kinsale Community School Cork Jessica Sheehan, Max Shanahan
Science Foundation Ireland Sugar on trial: A comparative study to assess the relative sweetness of beet and cane sugar and the resultant potential for sugar reduction Kinsale Community School Cork Eve Casey, Cathy Hynes
Tag Ireland How we make decisions and how these decisions can be affected Garbally College Galway Ciaran Hamill, Conor Riddell, Mark Bergin
Teagasc Not "mush-room" for turf anymore! Moate Community School Westmeath Shane Seery, Sean Pettit
Veterinary Council of Ireland Special Award The TB bracket Avondale Community College Wicklow David Fleming, Conor Windsor