25. February 2018

BT Young Scientists’ Exhibition 2015

BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION 2015

Science 3Congratulations to the following Loreto students on their success in the Exhibition


BIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Intermediate Individual:

Renuka Chintapalli, Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan                                            
‘A cellurar analysis of the effects of garlic extract on cancer cell growth’ – First in category

Lorna McGuines, Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Dublin,               
‘What is the importance of eye and ear cues in the attention and communication of racehorses and ponies, and do they react in a similar way to humans?’ – Third in category

Junior Group

Aisling Round, Saoirse O’Donnell, Katie Aylward, Loreto Abbey Dalkey
‘Do coastal barn owls have the same diet as midland barn owls’ – Highly commended

Susie Gill, Rachel Lynch, Sarah Kelly, Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green
‘iPads …a weight off our backs?’ – Highly Commended

Intermediate Group:

Kate Madden, Annie Madden, Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green              
‘Encouraging horses to eat by adding various flavours to their feed’ – Second in category

Tess O’Neill, Laura Cody, Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Dublin,
‘An Investigation into the effect of ocean acidification on musssel byssal threads,’ – Third in category

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

Junior Individual:

Aoife Conroy, Jessica Barbulescu, Lauren Murphy, Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Dublin.               
β€˜The effects of meditation and positivity training on school community members’  – Second in category

Junior Group

Anna Clarke, Alexandera Phelan, Hanna Mulgrew, Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green
‘Dublin Bikes – to wear or not to wear’ – Highly Commended

Isabel Martin, Meibh O’Sullivan, Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan
‘Can taking pictures actually make it easier for you to forget?’ – Highly commended

Intermediate Group

Alison Keane, Sinead Harcourt, Loreto College, Foxrock
‘An investigation into the quantity of protein, both natural and synthetic, sonsumed by gaelic football and rugby players and its effect’ – Highly Commended

Ciara Meleady, Tara Diver, Lorreto Secondary School, Letterkenny
‘Does faith matter to young people?’ – Highly Commended

Ciara Lawlor, Orlaith O’Connell, Hannah McKeever, Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny
‘Ebooks, Eproblems – The impact of ebooks on student learning and helath’ – Highly Commended

Sophie O’Grady, Imelda Lennon, Briana O’Callaghan, Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny
‘Would you rather cut off your leg or your mobile phone connection?’ – Highly Commended

Eve McDonagh, Laura Doonan, Niamh Moore, Loreto Secondary School, Navan
‘The science behind the selfie’ –  Highly Commended

CHEMICAL, PHYSICAL & MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Junior Individual:

Claire Gregg, Loreto College, Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 
‘An analysis using agent-based modelling of factors in human behaviours and their impact on infectious diseases such as Ebola
– First in category

TECHNOLOGY 

Intermediate Individual:
Lauren Murphy,  Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan
‘An aid for the rehabilitation of clenched fist in Multiple Sclerosis’
Third in category
 
SPECIAL AWARDS

Best Female
 
Junior:

Claire Gregg, Loreto College, Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 
‘An analysis using agent-based modelling of factors in human behaviours and their impact on infectious diseases such as Ebola

Irish Patents Office

Intermediate:

Lauren Murphy,  Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan
‘An aid for the rehabilitation of clenched fist in Multiple Sclerosis’