14. November 2018

BT Young Scientists 2016

BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION 2016

Science 3

Congratulations to the following Loreto students on their success in the Exhibition and in particular to Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan who claimed the top prize –BT Young Scientists 2016


MAIN AWARDS

Balbriggan Science 2

 

Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura of Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan 

A Social and Behavioural Sciences project: An investigation into the Effects of  Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan on the Caenorhabditis Elegans.

Maria Louise (16) and Diana (15) are transition-year students and both were entering the exhibition for the first time.

 

 

Runner Up Individual

Balbriggan individual runner up
Renuka Chintapalli, Loreto Secondary School  Balbriggan

Biological and Ecological project: Developing a predictive tool for identifying FLNc – associated Biomarkers of Oesophageal Cancer metastasis.

It is also a rare thing for a single school to claim two of the top four prizes.

Balbriggan Winners

NAPD Award Best REPUBLIC OF IRELAND School

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan presented to Dr Niamh McNally

BIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Junior Group:

2. Aisling Round, Katie Aylward, Mia Banton, Loreto Abbey Dalkey
‘Comparing the diet of different birds of prey’

Senior Group:

1. Khadija Gull, Emily Tierney , Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

 ‘Identifications of alterations in members of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatae (PTPs) gene family as novel therapeutic options for the treatment of Pancreatic Cancer’        

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

Junior Individual

1. Claire Gregg, Loreto College Stephen’s Green

‘An analysis of obesity in Ireland using agent-based modelling.’

Intermediate Individual:

2. Arisha Ali, Loreto College, Mullingar

‘Making Memories and Remembering Them’

Senior Individual:

2. Jessica Cummings, Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green

‘When I grow Up – A Study into whether Environmental Factors or your personality influence your Career Choice and how this can help Students choose a Career’

3. Maria Wyzykowska, Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

‘The effects of High Intensity Interval Training on cognitive and academic performance of Female Leaving Cert students’


SPECIAL AWARDS

Health Research Board

Khadija Gull, Emily Tierney , Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

 ‘Identifications of alterations in members of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatae (PTPs) gene family as novel therapeutic options for the treatment of Pancreatic Cancer’ Biological and Ecological Project


Royal College of Surgeons

Renuka Chintapalli, Loreto Secondary School  Balbriggan

Developing a predictive tool for identifying FLNc – associated biomarkers of Oesophageal Cancer metastasis.’ Biological and Ecological Project

The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)

Sarah Shortle, Caoimhe Twomey, Clare O’Grady, Loreto Secondary School Wexford

‘Investivating the impact on cognitive functioning before and after low intensity physical activity for teenage girls’ Social and Behavioural Sciences – Intermediate


HIGHLY COMMENDED

Annie Madden, Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green

‘Treating Gastric Ulcers in Horses.’  Biological and Ecological – Junior Individual

Cayla Rose O’Sullivan, Clara Drumm, Emily Price. Loreto Abey, Dalkey

‘Uncovering hidden sugar in your food.’   Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences – Junior Group

Sarah Shortle, Caoimhe Twomey, Clare O’Grady, Loreto Secondary School Wexford

‘Investivating the impact on cognitive functioning before and after low intensity physical activity for teenage girls’ Social and Behavioural Sciences – Intermediate Group

Ruth Crowe, Elisa de Patoul, Megan O’Neill, Loreto College, Foxrock

‘Does the prospect of no alcohol affect the decision for women to breastfeed?’  Social and Behavioural Sciences – Intermediate Group

Laura Casserly,Abbie Lyons, Kerie Doonan, Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny

‘Benifits of Equine Therapy on Autistic Children’   Social and Behavioural Sciences – Intermediate Group