24. May 2018

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Congratulations to the following Loreto students on their success in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2017 and to their teachers

There were 2,091 projects entered this year and 375 schools competed. A total of 1,142 students entered the competition overall.

BIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Junior Group:

2nd place: Loreto College – Foxrock  –  Jessica Oakley O’Kelly, Margot Moore, Jennifer Leavy

Does Simulating a Lack of Binocular Vision Have an Impact on performance?

Intermediate Group

1st place: Loreto Secondary School – Balbriggan – Sophie Weldon Laura Weldon Emma Kleiser Byrne

Does consuming certain varieties of potatoes as a staple food in a diet, increase blood glucose levels & chance of high blood pressure and diabetes in a sample of Rush residents

Senior Group:

2nd place: Loreto Secondary School – Balbriggan –  Chloe Tap, Dagmara Dobkowska

To investigate whether contrast sensitivity can be improved from regular exposure to action video games and the impact on everyday tasks on a teenager with myopia

CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Senior Individual

1st place: Loreto College Coleraine – Emmett Brolly

Bead Fountains

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

Intermediate Group

1st place: Loreto Secondary School – Kilkenny – Ella Brennan, Jessie Oyenug

An intervention to investigate if increased education on the topic of Osteoporosis and the importance of Dairy will increase Calcium and Vitamin D intake in Teenage Girls

TECHNOLOGY

Intermediate Individual

2nd place: Loreto Secondary School – Navan  – Eleanor Murchan

Investigating an Improved Method to Help Visually Impaired People Identify Euro Notes

HIGHLY COMMENDED

BIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny – Amy O’Connell , Sinead Flynn
Elderly Mobility: Move to Improve?

CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

 Loreto Abbey, Dalkey Secondary School;  Cayla Rose O’Sullivan
Uncovering Hidden Sugar in Your Food

Loreto College Coleraine; Dónal Close , Sian Donaghy,
Phone Book Physics

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

Intermediate

Loreto Secondary School – Kilkenny – Lucy Keane, Sophie Shine, Anne Holohan
Intelligent Tablets – Does your learning intelligence suit your tablet?

Loreto Secondary School – Wexford – Amy Richards, Rebecca Thomas, Sadhbh Cullinane
An Investigation into the Public’s Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Antibiotic Use and Antimicrobial Resistance

Individual

Loreto College – St Stephens Green – Hana Gallagher
The Effects the Development of Technology has on Linguistics

SPECIAL AWARDS

A number of special awards were announced at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday.

BEST SCHOOL AWARDS: Matrix

Best Northern Ireland School – Presented to Maeve Close , Loreto College Colleraine.

TEACHER AWARD

Perrigo Biological and Ecological Educator of Excellence awarded to Niamh McNally, Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan.

BT- NORTHERN IRELAND BEST PROJECT

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences — Intermediate

Loreto College Coleraine. Dónal Close, Sian Donaghy –  Phone Book Physics

Health Research Board

Biological and Ecological — Intermediate:

Loreto Secondary School – Balbriggan -Sophie Weldon, Laura Weldon, Emma Kleiser Byrne.
Does consuming certain varieties of potatoes as a staple food in a diet, increase blood glucose levels & chance of high blood pressure and diabetes in a sample of Rush residents.