25. February 2018

BT Young Scientist of the Year 2018

Congratulations to Claire Gregg from Loreto College St Stephen’s Green, on her achievement at the BT Young Scientist and to all our winners and participants. 

Claire Gregg with Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Managing Director of BT Ireland, Shay Walsh.

Claire Gregg, aged 16, a transition year student at Loreto College, St Stephens Green is the winner of the Runner Up Individual at the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS.

Her project was entitled ‘An Analysis of the Housing Shortage in Ireland using Agent-Based Modelling’ and is a particularly relevant project at this time.  Claire completed in the Social Behavioural Sciences category at Intermediate level. Her project addresses a significant challenge in society in an innovative, sophisticated way by modelling complex data on the housing shortage in Ireland. The model identifies the most salient factors affecting the Irish housing market by drawing on extensive data sources.  

Main Awards

Runner up individual

Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green

Dublin

An Analysis of the Housing Shortage in Ireland using Agent-Based Modelling

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Claire Gregg

Special Awards

The CSO Open Data Award

 

Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green

Dublin

An Analysis of the Housing Shortage in Ireland using Agent-Based Modelling

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Claire Gregg

UCD College of Social Sciences & Law Award

Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green

Dublin

Let Science Influence The Voting Age

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Susie Gill, Sarah Kelly, Adrianne Ward

Institute Of Physics in Ireland

Loreto College Coleraine

Co Derry

Water Bridges

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Dónal Close, Siân Donaghy,

Category Awards

3rd place Senior individual

Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green

Dublin

An Extroverted Education? A Study of Personality-Based Bias in the Classroom

Social & Behavioural Sciences

 

Hana Gallagher

2nd place Senior individual

Loreto Secondary School, Wexford

Wexford

Use of Essential Oils for the Control of Bacteria

Biological & Ecological Sciences

 

Amy Richards

 

Highly Recommended

 

Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green

Dublin

Let Science Influence The Voting Age

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Susie Gill, Sarah Kelly, Adrianne Ward

Loreto High School, Beaufort

Dublin

Balancing Ability and Physical Activity.

Biological and Ecological

Aisling Murray, Amy McCabe, Amelia Rodgers

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

Dublin

An Education Programme Investigating The Physics of Our Amusement Parks

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Ella Cooper, Emma Finnegan,

Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan

Dublin

Investigating the effect of silver nanoparticles on probiotics

Biological and Ecological

Jennifer Bura, Mizna Shahid, Alana-Foy Nicolleau

 

Loreto College, Foxrock

Dublin

Picture This: A study testing visual memory, comparing teens, adults and their environments.

Biological and Ecological

Margot Moore, Isabelle Kiely, Leah Clancy

Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny

Kilkenny

Teaching: The Right Way?

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Rachel Kelly, Reece Carter, Sinéad Bass

Loreto College Coleraine

Co Derry

Water Bridges

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Dónal Close, Siân Donaghy,

Loreto College Coleraine

Co Derry

Magic Marbles

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Susan McKendry

Loreto Secondary School, Navan

Meath

Attacking Eye Tracking

Social and Behavioural Sciences

Lauren Freyne, Johannah Fennessy,

 

 

 

Margot Moore, Isabelle Kiely and Leah Clancy from Loreto College, Foxrock,
with their project on visual memory, comparing teens, adults and their environments.

 

Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times