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Thirty Third Annual Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition 1997 336 Taispeantais na nEolaithe Oga Aer Lingus 1997


Contents

page Foreword

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Programme of Events

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Panel of judges

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Aer Lingus Young Scientists

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1996 Top Winners and Winners abroad

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General Information

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Prizes and Awards

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Special Features at the Exhibition

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Past Young Scientists - Where Are They Now?

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Companies and Organisations associated with the exhibition

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LISTING OF PROJECTS Chemistry, Physical and Mathematical Sciences Individual Group

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Social and Behavioural Sciences Individual

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Group

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Biological and Ecological Sciences Individual Group

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Foreword

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the 33rd Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition. Even before the curtain came down on last year's Exhibition the young scientists of 1996 were already planning their projects and work schedules for 1997. Twelve months on the results are before us. The unbounded enthusiasm, energy and of course hard work of the young scientists allows us to once again begin a new year in an atmosphere of pride and encouragement.The Young Scientists Exhibition is above all a clear demonstration of the creativity, vision and talent of the young people of Ireland

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today. Their unwavering perseverance in pursuing their goals and working as scientists and technologists to prove theories and uncover new facts deserves the greatest admiration.Every year since 1965 students from all thirty-two counties have been bringing their projects to the Young Scientists Exhibition.The quality of their work is evident from the unrivalled record of our top young scientists in international competitions and exhibitions in Europe\eld. This year we welcome back some of our previous winners including our top award winners from last year. We know that their presence, advice and encouragement will be a great help to our young scientists in their pursuit of knowledge through scientific method.ln welcoming the young scientist 'Class Of '97', we salute them for their dedication and dynamism which have combined to make this year's Exhibition possible. We congratulate also their teachers and parents and all those

involved in the world's of education, commerce and industry who have given so freely of their time, knowledge and talents to assist and nurture the young scientists as they researched their projects. We extend a special welcome also to Apple Computer, Forfas, Dublin Zoo and The Department of Education who have all prepared special feature presentations for this year's Exhibition. Finally, a word of welcome to those of you visiting the Exhibition. I feel sure that as you walk through the halls and see the level and standard of work that has been put on display by our innovative young scientists you will be both impressed, and filled with a joint sense of pride and confidence that the future for our young people is very bright. We wish our young scientists every success.

Gary McGann Group Chief Executive Aer-Lingus

Programme of Events

Tuesday, January 7th z.oopm - 8.oopm Assembly of projects from Dublin and surrounding counties.

8.oopm -1o.15Pm Table Quiz in the RDS Concourse.

Wednesday, January 8th 9.ooam -1.oopm Exhibitors complete assembly of projects.

Final judging All exhibitors must attend.

3.oopm - 6.30pm Interviews with judges: exhibitors must attend.

8.oopm - 9.45Pm Film show in the RDS Concourse. Thursday, January 9th 9.ooam - 6.oopm Judging of projects: exhibitors must attend. Exhibitors will have free periods during the day but must remain at the RDS. 11.ooam - 3.oopm Visiting school groups 7.oopm -1o.oopm Private judging. Judges will read reports. Exhibitors or teachers will not be admitted to the exhibition hall during this period.

Friday, January loth 9.ooam

ii.ooam -18.oopm Exhibition open to public and school groups. 5.oopm Official Opening by An Taoiseach, Mr John Bruton TD. Pat Kenny, RTE, to officiate as Master of Ceremonies. Announcement of category prizewinners and presentation of prizes to top award winners will take place. All exhibitors are requested to attend this function. 8.oopm -11.oopm Party in the RDS Concourse.

Saturday, January iith 11.ooam - 6.oopm Exhibition open to the public. z,oopm Award Ceremony Presentation of awards to winners. Exhibitors, teachers and parents welcome. The ceremony will be compered by Gerry Ryan of RTE with the prizes presented by a special guest. The Exhibition will close at 6.oopm.


Judges

INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS Chemistry, Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Chairman of the Panel of Judges Mr Seamus Kearney BE., MBA Chief Executive Officer, Aer Lingus Commuter.

Exhibition Administrator Ms Aingeal McMahon, her Lingus.

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Dr Ann Breslin University College, Dublin Rev Dr T Burke University College, Dublin Professor F Imbusch University College, Galway Dr E O'Neill Trinity College, Dublin

Social and Behavioural Sciences Mr S Blain Church of Ireland College of Education, Dublin Dr K Hourihan University College, Cork Dr F Howell North Eastern Health Board Dr P O'Hara Consultant Sociologist

Biological & Ecological Sciences DrJ Bracken University College, Dublin Prof D M X Donnelly University College, Dublin Dr G Doyle University College, Dublin Mr H Fuller University College, Dublin Dr Kathy O'Boyle

University College, Dublin

GROUP PROJECTS Chemistry, Physical & Mathematical Sciences Prof T Brazil University College Dublin Dr M J Byrne El Company, Shannon Prof] Corish Trinity College, Dublin Dr D Melody Loctite Irl Ltd Or C O'Sullivan University College, Cork Dr] A Scott University College, Dublin

Social & Behavioural Sciences Dr P Andrews Trinity College, Dublin DrJ Barry Eastern Health Board Dr M Fitzgerald

Prof D Gilmore Trinity College, Dublin Mn J Hourihone St Patrick's College of Education, Dublin Ms C Kelleher Consultant Sociologist Mr Des McCluskey University College Dublin Dr Hanna McGee Royal College of Surgeons,

Biological & Ecological Sciences

Dublin

Dr M Hennerty

Mr P McGee St Patrick's College of Education, Dublin Mr TD McQuaid Mater Misericordiae Hospital,

University College, Dublin Dr A McNally Dublin Corporation Central

Dublin Ms R Morrow Department of Education, Dublin Dr E Shelley Eastern Health Board MrM Walsh Education Consultant

Prof E Colleran University College, Galway DrA N Glynn Dublin City University Prof M G Harrington University College, Dublin Mr Tom Harrington University of Limerick

Laboratory Mr R McMullan St Columba's College, Dublin Dr Declan Murray University College, Dublin DrJulian Reynolds Trinity College Dublin Mr P Wilson Zoological Gardens, Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin Mr P Fox Department of Education, Dublin Dr Ray Fuller Trinity College, Dublin

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Last year's crop of top Aer Lingus young scientists describe their adventures during the year, and their hopes

Elsie O ' Sullivan, Rowena Mooney and Patricia Lyne Scoil Mhuire, Portarlington, Co Laois.

and dedication was well rewarded!!The exhibition, second time round for us was much less intimidating as we

for the future.

Young Scientists are born.... the 1996 Aer Lingus Young Scientists of the Year, Elsie O'Sullivan, Rowena Mooney and Patricia Lyne pictured with An Taoiseach TO, Mr John Bruton and Aer Lingus Group Chief Executive, Gary McGann.

When we first started our work on our project "The Perfect Queen Bee", the idea of becoming Aer Lingus Young Scientists was for us an unattainable dream.We entered the Aer Lingus Young Scientist in January 1995, with our initial study on races of bees. Our project won third place in its section, and this win sowed the seeds of greater ambitions.During the year of 1995 we worked extremely hard on our project, but our hard work

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knew what standards were expected. We examined other projects marvelling at their scientific content. Watching the judges as they moved from project to project we tried to forecast the winner. By Thursday afternoon we had concluded that we were not in the running and so decided to continue our project for yet another year. Friday still remains a bit of a haze in our memories. It was without doubt the best and most excit-

ing day of our lives. We could not believe that our work had been chosen as overall winner in such a prestigious competition.lt was a great honour to meet and be congratulated by our President, Mrs Robinson, the Taoiseach Mr Bruton, many Cabinet Ministers as well as Michelle Smith and our favourite television celebrities. The six o'clock news broadcast our victory to the country, and we shared our celebrations with family, friends, beekeepers and teachers who came to Dublin for the night. It was so strange for us to be the centre of everybody's attention, even signing autographs seemed weird. However, the RDS was only the start of a superb year of celebrations. Our school was overjoyed at our success and we will never forget the welcome we received on our return to school. Photographs of the three of us and details of our project won pride of place in local newspapers for weeks afterwards.The local County Councils held civic

receptions, AIB Bank and the Credit Union, our past National Schools and Beekeepers Associations all made presentations to us.The week in the

Guidelines and work hard because if we could do it, you can do it too. We have just experienced the best year of our lives'.

terms of earthquakes and only a few have happened here in history. However, Britain in general is reasonably active.

opportunity to exhibit my project at the International Science and Engineering Fair which was held in Tucson,

In fact, during the six years I studied, over one thousand earthquakes occurred there! In the course of my investigations, I discovered a very remarkable fact, that very few earthquakes occur in a large area of Scotland and part of the North Sea. After some research, I was able to suggest a model to explain this phenomenon, involving different temperatures of the crust beneath out feet. The major part of my prize was the

Arizona in May. This fair is like a huge international version of the Young Scientists Exhibition at which people from all around the world display their projects. Tucson is a relatively small city by American standards, situated in the middle of a desert south of the Grand Canyon. Attending this exhibition in the incredible situation of Tucson was a wonderful experience which I will never forget.

RDS was not all work. All the contestants were very friendly and the night life was great. The Aer Lingusstaff could not

Donal O'Connell Terenure College, Dublin.

do enough for us. Nothing seemed too much of a problem to them.

The excitement and adventures continued when we represented Ireland in the European Contest for Young Scientists in Helsinki, Finland. We had a wonderful time and were delighted to win third place and to be nominated to go forward to the 48th International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Louisville, Kentucky, USA in May 1997.

Proudly displaying his 1996 Best Individual perpetual trophy.

Last January I entered the Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition for the second time. I knew I would have a brilliant week, but I little expected just what was in store for me! I won the Best Individual award, which meant I got to talk to all of the most important visitors to the exhibition, as well as the opportunity to display my project at the International Science and Engineering Fair, which is held every year in

As a final word of encouragement to anyone wishing to take part in the Aer Lingus Young Scientist, follow the advice in the Aer Lingus

America. My project was an investigation into where earthquakes happen in Britain and Ireland. Fortunately, I realised that Ireland is very safe in

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Sharon Costello , Fidelma Burke and Triona Bonner St Louis Community School, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. The 1996 Runner-up group winners.

Winning an award at the Aer Lingus Young Scientist Exhibition was truly an honour and also a surprise. After being chased by our local radio station we were rushed

our awards the reception we got from the many friends we had made over the few days was outstanding. During the following few hours we "rubbed shoulders" with many

backstage for an interview with a Dublin radio station....or so we thought. It was only then that we realised we were in the running for a top prize. In addition to the title of runners up, we were also presented with the Best Display Award and a special award from The Statistical Committee of Ireland for our use of statistics in our project. Our 14 months of hard work, preparation and dedication had eventually but definitely paid off.When we were called on stage to receive

celebrities including the President Mary Robinson, the Taoiseach John Bruton, Michelle Smith, Gerry Ryan, Ray Darcy, Pat Kenny and Ryle Nugent, not to mention the many other politicians who offered their congratulations. The judges who examined our project and all the other projects in the RDS with great interest and precision (even down to finding spelling mistakes), were especially encouraging and among the first to offer their congratulations.The

organisation and dedication of all associated with Aer Lingus especially Group Chief Executive Gary McCann and Jackie Mahon, was a credit to them. From the daily running to the evening activities for competitors and especially the opening and closing ceremonies (not to forget our little back stage party with Pat Kenny), the exhibition could not have been better.Part of

Brendan Fitzpatrick Abbey Grammer School,

our prize was a trip to The Edinburgh Science Festival generously sponsored by Forbairt. This took place at the end of March. It was enjoyable, interesting and an education. We were accompanied by our teacher Ms. Clancy and Mary Mulvehill from the

competition in Bremen,

science radio programme 'Up an Atom'.Overall, the week we spent in the RDS proved to be most worthwhile and an educational experience (and of course not forgetting the social aspect!). Good luck to all participating this year. Hope you enjoy it as much as

at about z.oopm on Thursday

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spectacular building was an

Newry, Co Down. Being presented with his certificate byAn Taoiseach, Mr John Bruton TO, looking on is Aer Lingus Group Chiel Executive, Gary McGann. Brendan was the 1996 Runner-up individual.

Winning a first prize at the Young European Environmental research (PEER) Germany was certainly beyond my wildest dreams. The fact that I was representing my country was a huge honour in itself and something for which I was very proud. Winning was the icing on the cake!l first touched down on German soil zest November. Fellow young researchers were also arriving at Bremen airport from every corner of Europe. After being guided to our hotel, my escort, Gerard Hughes and I walked to the i5th Century City Hall in the heart of Bremen. This

ideal setting for what is becoming a very prestigious event in the international scientific calendar.The opening ceremony was scheduled for Thursday evening. A total of 91 contestants from 35 countries provided a very international feel as we posed, flags in hand, for the group photo! That evening the contestants and escorts got to intermingle before a comparatively early night. The next morning everyone was up bright and early, eager to make a good impression on the members of the international jury.The majority of the next two days was occupied by judging. Time was taken however, to explore the

exciting historic city of Bremen. Evening activities were organised by the 'PEER Team' and were accepted as opportunities to relax and get to know as many new people

announcement of my win was overwhelming and came as a complete shock! Representing Europe at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Kentucky USA?!! ME!It took a while to sink in. The reception from fellow competitors, escorts and judges alike was terrific. This win crowned what had already been a brilliant few days. I look forward to travelling to the International Science Fair in America, proud to be carrying the flag for Ireland and indeed for Europe.

as possible.On Sunday morning we prepared for the Prize Award Ceremony. Everyone was giving their different opinions as to who would be the winner, personally I found it impossible to decide! All contestants assembled on the stage and the prizes were awarded. Soon all that remained were the two first prizes. At this stage I was resigned to the fact that I would not be a winner, so as you can imagine the

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Triona O'Boyle St. Mary's Secondary School, Mallow, Co.Cork. Winner of the Roche Youth Prize Award held in Basle, Switzerland. My week at the Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition 1996 was an experience I will never forget. For it was there I made so many new friends and met so many different people. I could never begin to describe how I felt when I discovered that my very own project "Pseudomonas Colonization in Cystic Fibrosis" had won the Roche Youth Prize for 1996. It all seemed so unbelievable. My prize, a week long trip to Switzerland was presented to me by Michelle Smith. I also got the opportunity to meet with our President, Mary Robinson, yet another moment I will never forget.ln July of last year, I flew to Basle in Northern Switzerland to participate in the "Roche Youth Science Seminar 1996". Roche, the research-based

company in healthcare, as part of its centenary celebrations were holding this event and were offering one place each to countries worldwide where the company has bases. Twelve other young scientists from countries all over the world, including Singapore and Indonesia, came together for a week of lectures, visits to research bases and cultural events. On the Sunday, we journeyed to Lucerne and saw snow at 240c from a cable-car. It was really quite amazing. On our final day we had the opportunity to present our own scientific research. It was rather like a miniature version of the Young Scientists Exhibition. Needless to say, many close friendships developed over that week in July, and I now have twelve new penfriends from all over the world.) know that my experience as an Aer Lingus Young Scientist will always stay with me. I hope the Exhibition continues to be a great success and I wish the very best for the

future. Thank-you Aer Lingus!

Siobhain Sims Winner of the 7th International Wild Animal Research Week in the Swiss Alps. Last year, I won the trip to Switzerland to represent Ireland at the Nature Research Centre. I was there for a week and took part in research carried out with the twenty-two other students from all over Europe. We were split into five different groups and given topics in the biology area. My group studied patterns of flowers surrounding Dryus Octopetala (Mountain Aven). This was very interesting as the flowers in Switzerland are similar to the flowers in the Burren (area I reasearched for last year's project). I really enjoyed my week in Switzerland, especially meeting new people and friends. I also have invitations to all parts of Europe which is a great opportunity to travel. When I arrived in Switzerland it took me a while to figure out the transport system but I

soon made it to the hostel with the help from locals and a very nice Japanese guy! The one thing I wish I had done was to learn more German. No matter what anyone says, they don't all speak English. Also I would have rather been at least eighteen years old as everyone else in the group was 18 - zlyrs and I felt a little left out but otherwise it was a great experience. The group leaders were particularly great and took care of me even when I came down ill. It was a bit nerve wrecking being in a

helps if you are a good hillwalker. I did have great fun especially on the train from Zurich to the Villa Cassel which was truly spectacular and playing volleyball on the out door court. I must say the villa was brilliant and always made sure everyone was happy. Though, having breakfast at 6.30am and lunch at o9.3oam took me a while to get used to, all the same I never went hungry. I wish "Good Luck" to whoever wins the trip this year.

different country for the first time and having a phobia of flying didn't help much but the Aer Lingus air staff were very helpful and patient. The food at the Villa Cassel was delicious and they are willing to cater for vegetarians or people with food allergies. Be warned, the food is very different to Irish food so be prepared to try different foods and their special cheese dish is delicious.lt took a lot of hard work with the project and it

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General Information

Exhibition Administration Office Aylesbury Room Press Office Aylesbury Room Teachers' Centre Lansdowne Room on the balcony of Main Hall.

Hours of Opening

First Aid Check with Administration Office

Top Awards """

Friday, January loth loan hrs -1800 hrs Saturday, January 11th 1100 hrs -1800 hrs

Admission charges Security Uniformed and plain clothes security personnel will be on duty during the exhibition.

Awards

Adults £2.50 Children and students f1.5o Families of up to 2 adults and 4 children f6.oo

The prize fund for 1997 will amount to f15,ooo. This includes cash prizes and trophies, school and teacher awards, travel to science fairs in Europe and the United States and mementoes for all participants. The following awards will be made, provided that, in the opinion of the judges, the projects reach a desired standard.

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winners, excluding the Aer

Young Scientist or Scientists of the Year

Year, depending on the suitabil-

The premier award winner will

ity of the project to the prize:

trophy plus fl,ooo. The winner will represent Ireland at the European Union Science Contest in Milan, Italy. This prestigious event is attended by almost 8o top young scientists from 17 European countries, and includes an exciting social events. Best Individual or Best Group Will receive the Aer Lingus prize of E500, a perpetual trophy and a Certificate of

The International Science and Engineering Fair. An Aer Lingus young scientist or scientists will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. This contest is running for over 46 years and brings almost i,ooo young scientists together from all over the US and Europe. The trip is sponsored by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation who also present a trophy to the winner.

Distinction.

Runner Up Group and Runner Up Individual Will receive the Aer Lingus prize of £30o and a Certificate of Distinction.

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Lingus Young Scientist(s) of the

receive the Aer Lingus silver

programme of cultural and

Late Cancellations Due to late notification of withdrawal by exhibitors, some projects which have been included in this catalogue may not be on display. This accounts for some possible gaps in the numbering system of stands.

The following prizes will be distributed among the top four

Young European's Environmental Research This contest was founded in 199o by the German Youth Foundation and the Deutsche Bank with the aim of bringing together young scientists from all over Europe with an interest in science and technology, and

in supporting their commitment to the environment. Leipzig, Germany is the venue for the 1997 contest and the selected Aer Lingus young scientist(s) will represent Ireland and compete with over 70 contestants from 27 European countries. 8th International Wild Animal Research Week 1997 Organised by the Swiss Youth Foundation, this prize involves a place on a research team of 24 European young scientists from a number of European countries. Forfas A visit to a European science festival or science centre sponsored by the Science, Technology and Innovation Awareness Programme managed by Forfas on behalf of the Office of Science and Technology.

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Display Awards

Category Awards .........

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projects do not compete with

Prizes of £30 (f 50) will be awarded to projects which are well presented. (9 prizes for individual projects, and 9 for

each other except for the top

groups).

There is a section for individual projects and another for group projects. (Group and individual

award). Each section has three categories - Biological and Ecological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematical

Highly Commended Awards ..................•

Sciences and Social and

Some ioo prizes for projects

Behavioural Sciences. Within

that are highly commended by the judges.

each category there are age divisions - junior, Intermediate and Senior.

Participation Awards S....

First, Second and Third prizes of f9o (£izo), f65 (f9o), f50 (f8o), will be awarded in each division (27 prizes for individual projects, and 27 for groups).

An Bord Glas

Special Awards

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Each participant will receive a certificate of display and a memento of their participation in the exhibition.

In addition to the general awards in each category a number of special awards are being offered through the generosity of the sponsoring institutes and organisations listed here. The Special Award trophy, specially commissioned by DESIGNyard, the Applied Arts Centre at Temple Bar for Aer Lingus, was designed by David Sisk, a graduate of the National College of Art and Design where he majored in glass. Barnardos Two awards for projects which contribute to our knowledge about the needs of children and child care services. Bord na Gaeilge Se dhuais do na tionscnaimh Ghaeilge is fearr a phleitear tri mheain na Gaeilge.

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Two awards for projects demonstrating ways and means of achieving import substitution, export expansion and job creation in the horticultural sector. Irish Business and Employers' Confederation Two awards for projects with potential for commercial development. The Institute of Biology of Ireland Two prizes for the best projects in Biological Sciences. Institute of Chemistry of Ireland/ Royal Society of Chemistry Two prizes for the best projects in pure or applied Chemistry. Institution of Electrical Engineers The Nicholas Callan Award for the project which displays the best understanding of electrical engineering principles.

The Institution of Engineers of Ireland One prize for a project in engineering with significant commercial potential.

Irish Science Teachers' Association A prize for the project that displays the most innovative use of school science laboratory equipment.

Institute of Petroleum A prize for the best individual project in pure or applied chemistry. This award includes two weeks work experience at Whitegate Refinery or other INPC facility sponsored by INPC. The Institute of Physics in Ireland Two prizes for projects in physics or applied physics. The prize will also include a visit to the physics department in one of the universities. Irish Geological Association Two prizes for the best projects in the earth sciences. Irish Professors of Botany Two prizes for the best botanic projects.

The Heritage Council Six prizes for projects that deal with the protection and preservation of the environment, in the areas of archaeology, architecture, flora, fauna, landscape and inland waterways. The Marine Institute The Marine Institute is a new National Agency set up by the Government with a view to developing the full potential of Ireland's vast Marine resource through research and technology development. The Marine Institue will award three prizes to the best projects conducting a study on any aspect of the marine. Also included in this award is a research cruise on the National Research Vessel which winner(s) in the Senior Category may avail of. For those winner(s) in the junior

category, a visit to view the National Research Vessel is included.

The National Rehabilitation Board One prize for a project which will contribute to the independent living and social, cultural and economic integration in society of people with a disability. This award includes a visit to the National Rehabilitation Board Disability Resource Centre.

Teagasc Agriculture & Food Development Authority An award for the best project relevant to the Agriculture and Food Industry. The prize winner will also be offered six weeks work experience at the Teagasc Research Centre of their choice.

Sociological Association of Ireland Two awards for projects which best use the methods and concepts of sociology. Statistical Committee of Ireland Two prizes for projects that make the best use of statistical ideas and methods.

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Special Features of For Schools •.••••••••••••.•••• the Exhibition Association of Secondary Teachers , Ireland An award for the school scoring the highest number of points on a points for prizes basis. Teachers ' Union of Ireland An award to the school from which a project is selected on the basis of integrated science.

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Apple Computer As part of this year's exhibition, Apple Computer will showcase how Macintosh technology provides leading edge solutions to the education market. As one of the market leaders in the education market, Apple provides a comprehensive range of products and solutions for both personal and in©class learning, and also for education systems' administration.Apple will demonstrate a range of solutions of specific interest to students and teachers across the following range of topics : The Internet, Multi©Media, Educational Software Packages for Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Design, the Arts etc., CrossTMPlatform Solutions, Videoconferencing, General Productivity and Desk©Top Publishing. Apple will also provide students with an overview of the career opportunities at its Manufacturing and R&D

Centre in Cork for school leavers and gruaduates.Apple Computer Inc., a recognised innovator in the information industry and leader in multimedia technologies, creates powerful solutions based on easy to use personal computers, servers, peripherals, software, personal digital assistants and Internet content. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, with its European Operations Centre located in Cork, Ireland, Apple developes, manufactures, licenses and markets solutions, products, technologies and services for business, education, consumer, entertainment, scientific and engineering and government customers in more than 140 countries. Location: Industries Hall

Aer Lingus Young Scientist of the Year for the last 32 years. From industrial chemists, geologists, managers of research programmes to undergraduates of astro-physics, the past winners of this exhibition represent a wide range of exciting scientific fields. Location: Industries Hall

1996 International Young Scientists We welcome back the top 1996 winners of the Aer Lingus Young Scientists who have all participated in International Competitions during the past year. They will exhibit their projects which won them international fame and are available to tell you all about their adventures and achievements abroad.

Where Are They Now? The exhibition that has launched a thousand young scientists documents the success of the holders of the title

Location : Main Hall

Dublin Zoo Dublin Zoo's Education Department will host a stand at the Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition this year . The stand will feature a variety of the Educational Material that Dublin Zoo provides to teachers and other sectors of the community interested in Education . Their staff will also be on hand to discuss the three Education Programmes that they offer Second Level Schools , these include:(i .) Generetic Module for Leaving Cert . This module covers topics on evolution , mutations , Genetic Breeding , Natural selection , Darwinism & Genetic Fingerprinting . (2 . ) Transition

Year Programme . This module covers aspects of Conservation & breeding endangered animals , the changing role of Dublin Zoo, and why Zoo's are promoting animal conservation . (3.) The Junior Cert Art Module bring the realm of science and art together - find out about the creative and artistic side of

Dublin Zoo , prepare your art portfolio with the help of their art co-ordinator Noeleen Frain . Do visit their stand and see for yourself , all the great changes that are happening at Dublin Zoo or call by phone if you don't get time to drop by, Tel No . 01/6771425 .

Science , Technology & Innovation Awareness Programme. The Science, Technology & Innovation Awareness Programme is managed by

Forfas, the policy and advisory Board for Science, Technology and Industrial development in Ireland. The STI Awareness stand will highlight the structured and targeted programme for the campaign and offers a hands on opportunity to experience the Internet.

judging panel are available to answer any questions you may have. They, along with the 1996 Aer Lingus Young Scientists can be located in the main hall.

Science in the Primary Classroom The following eight primary schools, selected and supported by the Department of Education, show the kind of experimental scientific work being carried out by some so12 year old children in these schools. Scoil Eoin,Baile an Chollaig, Co. Chorcai "The Impact of the N22 Ballincollig Bypass on the local environment of the children of Ballincollig"

Location: Industries Hall

Geashill N.S. Co. Offaly " Sound "

Advice from the Judge!! Some of our judges from the

Newmarket On Fergus Girls' School Newmarket On Fergus,

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Co. Clare. "Mysterious Forces" Moyle Notional School Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal "Light and Colour" Scoil Fhursa Nile Lodge, Goill imh "Bruscar agus Athchursail" Ruthland National School Rutland St., Dublin "Caring for Old Folks" ScoilAonghusa Droichead Atha, Co. Lu "Rudai a Ghluaiseann" Scoil Mhuire Girls National School Lucon, Dublin "The Renewable Energy Resources of Sun, Wind and Water"

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Past Young Scientists

Where are they now?

1965 John Monaghan Newbridge College, Co Kildare

1969 Luke Drury Wesley College, Dublin

1972 John Birmingham Colaiste Mhuire, Dublin

medicine at Einstein Medical College in New York.

Now: Self-employed as an environmental consultant.

Now: President and CEO of a new biotech company called Avigen Incorporated.

Now: Senior Professor in Astrophysics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, where his work involves theoretical astrophysics with emphasis on interstellar gas dynamics, origin of cosmic rays and particle acceleration. Elected to Royal

Now: A laser specialist in Unilever Laboratories Portsunlight, Cheshire. John's wife Bernadette Walsh from Galway, a graduate in Biochemistry and Computing also works with Unilever.

1976 Mary Kelly-Quinn Our Lady's Secondary School,

1980 Karen Ruddock Alexandra College, Dublin

1966 Mary Finn Ursuline Convent Sligo Now: Working as a Science Teacher.

1967 Walter Hayes St. Vincent's CBS, Glasnevin, Dublin

Now: Has his own Geo-physical consultancy in Madrid. Introduced a new technique, 'Transient Electromagnetics' for mineral prospecting.

Now: Working as a researcher in the Zoology Department of University College Dublin.

Irish Academy in 1995.

1970 Maria Edgeworth Convent of Mercy, Longford

1973 Tadhg Begley North Monastery CBS, Cork

1977 Michael 6g 6 Brian Colaiste Mhuire, Dublin

Now: Associate Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University.

Now: Appointed to the Environmental Directorate of the European Community which has responsibility for nature conservation throughout the EC.

Now: A biochemist, specialising in Equine Medicine.

Now: Believed to be teaching English in North Africa.

1968 George Reynolds St. James's CBS, Dublin

Castleblayney.

1971 Peter Short Presentation Convent, Clone, Co Kildare Now:He has his own company in Clane, Co Kildare, which is a leading distributor of health and beauty aids.

1974 Richard Elliot Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh Now: Practising Medicine in Britain.

1978 Donal P Mc Donnell Crescent College Comprehensive School, Dooradoyle, Limerick.

1975 Noel Boyle St. Fmian's College, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Now: Director and Head of Molecular Biology - Ligand Pharmaceuticals.

Now: Assistant professor of 1979 Jervis Good Midleton College, Co Cork

Now: Studying for an M. Phil in Applied Linguistics in Trinity College, Dublin.

1981 Catherine Conlon Muckross Park College, Dublin Now: On receiving her Masters Degree in Public Health in University College Dublin, Catherine is working as a medical officer in the Southern Health Board, Mallow.

1982 Martynn Sheehan Convent of Mercy, Moate, Co Westmeath Now: Validation Manager - Elan Corporation Athlone.

1983 Turan Mirza , William Murphy and Gareth Clark Carrickfergus Grammar School, Co. Antrim

First Group Project to win the award. Won top award at Philips European Science Contest in Copenhagen. Turan HND University of Ulster. BSc (1st Class Honours) Electronic Science University of Ulster. Working for a major telecommunications firm. William BSc (1st Class Honours) Completed a degree in computer science at the same university and is now working in British Telecom. Gareth B.Ed (Technology), Head of Technology Department at Coleraine Academical Institution.

1984 Eoin Walsh Colaiste Choilm CBS, Swords, Co Dublin. Now: Post doctoral Researcher in photochemistry at the University of Nottingham.

1985 Ronan McNulty St. Mary's College, Rathmines, Dublin Now: Completed a BSc in

University College Dublin. Currently working in Cern conducting a research project for Liverpool University.

1986 Breda Maguire and Niamh Mulvany Rosary College, Raheny, Dublin Breda: Employed as a Clinical Sales Specialist with a leading supplier of high-tech medical equipment to hospitals.

1987 Emma Donnellan and Henry Byrne FCJ Secondary School, Bunclody, Co Wexford. Now: Graduated this year with a Masters degree in Marketing in the College of Marketing and Design, Mountjoy Square. Currently employed as a Projects Director with a marketing research firm in the US. Henry graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. Recently appointed Professional Engineer by the ESB in Wexford. 21

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1988 Siobhan Langan O'Keefe Navan Community College,

1990 Annagh Minchin Alexandra College, Dublin

Co Meath. Now: Graduated this year with

Now: Siobhan graduated with a Masters in Environmental Science in September 1994. Her dissertation focused on the summer structural vegetation of the woodcock'scolopax rusticola' which she researched in the Mayo/Galway area,

1989 Grace O'Connor and Sinead Finn Ursuline Convent, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

1992 Elizabeth Dowling and Jean Byrne St. Paul's Secondary School, Dublin.

a BSc (Honours) in Rural Resource Development in Anglia Polytechnic University. Currently studying for an MSc degree at the University of Reading.

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1991 Barry O'Doherty and Daniel Dundas St. Patrick's College, Maghera, Co.Derry Now: Barry has graduated this

Now: Jean is studying for a BSc degree in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in Trinity College Dublin while Elizabeth is studying Chemistry, Physics and Biology with German and history at the RTC in Tallaght.

studying science specialising in Entomology at St Hilda's College in Oxford University. 1995 Shane Markey and Brian Fitzpatrick Abbey Grammar School, Newry.

in the UK.

Physics with Astrophysics from Queen's University, Belfast. He is currently studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Queen's.

Daniel is currently studying for a PhD in Theoretical Physics at

1993 Rodger Toner and Donal Keane Abbey Grammar School, Newry, Co Down

1996 Elsie 0 Sullivan , Rowena Mooney and Patricia Lyle Scoil Muire, Portarlington,

Now: Donal is studying for a Masters Degree in aeronautical engineering at Imperial College London. Rodger currently studying medicine at University College

Now: The girls are still attending Scoil Muire, Portarlington. They took part in the EU Contest for Young Scientists inHelsinki, Finland and with their award were entered for the International Science and Engineering Fair which will take placein Louisville, Kentucky,

London.

Queen's also. 1994 Jane Feehan St Brendan's Community School, Birr, Co Offaly

Association of Secondary Teachers' Ireland An Bord Glas Barnardo's Child Care Agency

Now: Brian is in his first year at Trinity College Dublin studying Medicine.Shane is in his first year at Liverpool University studying Dentistry.

Institute of Physics, Irish Branch Institution of Engineers of Ireland Irish Business and Employers' Confederation

Sociological Association of Ireland Statistical Committee of Ireland Swiss Youth Foundation Teachers' Union of Ireland

Bard na Gaeilge Irish Geological Association Irish Professors of Botany

TEAGASC - Agriculture and Food Developement Authority

Irish Science Teacher'

Telecom Eireann

Cara The Computer People Commission of the European Communities

Association

Department of Education

Co Laois

year with an MSc degree in

Now: Sinead is in her final year in University College Dublin where she is studying Italian and history. Grace graduated last year from University College Galway with a BSc degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry. She is now studying for a BSc in Pharmacy at the University of Sunderland

Apple Computer, Ireland

Wishes to Record its Gratitude to:

DESIGNyard - the Applied Arts Centre, Temple Bar

Irish Science Teachers' Taskforce

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Irish Times Forfas The Jurys Hotel The Heritage Council, The Dublin Marine Institute Institute of Biology of Ireland Institute of Chemistry/Royal Society of Chemistry

The Mount Herbert Hotel,

Institution of

National Rehabilitation Board

Dublin

USA in May 1997. Electrical Engineers

Now: Jane is in her final year of

Institute of Petroleum

Royal Dublin Society

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Aer Lingus.>c Vn. inn Crinnf

Chemistry, physical ai mathematical science Ceimic, an fhisic agus eolaiocht mhatamaitici

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Chemistry, physical and mathematical sciences

Sla^lzs Individual Projects Junior Section

Stand no (^ Amy Brennan Sun Photometers and Solar Radiation 2

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Individual Projects Intermediate Section

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St Louis Secondary School , Dundalk Teacher: Siobhan Greer

Mark Cashman The application of vacuums to vaults

St Conleth ' s College , Ballsbridge , Dublin Teacher: Mr Brendan Doyle

g Julie Ann Lough

To breathe or not to breathe? Daithi Mac Sithigh Teachtaireacht nua a fhagail (Leaving a new message)

10 Siobhan Murphy --A-study-of heat insulation methods Fiona Nic Charthaigh Motar Fuinneamh Eifeachtach

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Michael Flynn Chaotic behaviour in atmospheric systems

Christian Brother' s College Cork Teacher: Frank Cotter

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Martin Kenirons A study of the behaviour of air bubbles at the interface between two transparent viscous fluids in a hele sham cell

Scariff Community College Scariff , Co. Clare Teacher: T I O'Halloran

Helena Lee The drain the home causes to the environment

St. Nessan ' s Community Colledge Moylish , Limerick Teacher: Christina Dunne

Paul Raphael McCarthy To catch a falling star

Phobal Scoil Chiarain Kells , Co. Meath Teacher: Tom Flynn

John Paul O ' Connor A novel LED driver

Teacher: Michael Dalton

Cathat O ' Sullivan - Tereau e thettsf h Aes?igation e e Uof positive and negative ions

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Colaiste An Phiarsaigh Gleann Maghair, Co. Chorcai Teacher: Marie Ni Shlatara

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Presentation Secondary School, Terenure , Dublin Teacher: Damienne Letmon

nFa Sabina , Sutton nubl;n Teacher: Paul Nugent

St. Mac Dara ' s C.C. Templeogue , Dublin Teacher: Marcus Cosgrave

pitaj- P almer mg s Teacher: Davi Ctdrke

Carrick - On-Shannon Community School , Co Letrim Teacher: Mr M Talbot

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Julie Fitzpatrick Elgctronically controlled titration-

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Terenure College Terenure , Dublin Teacher: Thomas Hughes

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e DUt3tirrt ac Dara ' s Community College, Templeogu Teacher: Mr Marcus Cosgrave

Colaiste Raithin, Co Chill Mhantain Teacher: Emmet 0 Gabhain

Edward Dunne Efficiency in hydrogen production in relation to electrical frequency John Dunne "The Lifesaver" . The safest way to drive into the 21st century

Mercy College Roscommon Teacher: Stella O'Gara

Doireann Ni Ghrioghair Sweet sounds and sugar beats

Colin Farrell Aid to the Blind

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6 -GrahamYoocue -"Little Green Men?" - Life on Mars

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Individual Projects Senior Section

St Mary's Holy Faith School , Killester Dublin Teacher: Regina Hart Our Lady ' s College Drogheda , Co Louth Teacher: Frances O'Regan

Clara Hall The mathematics of Alice in Wonderland Marie Moran Old versus new

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Colm O'Sullivan The wavelength

FCJ Secondary School Enniscorthy , Co. Wexford

ieneavtr eve

David Sanders A study of water level and water chemistry in a well near the sea

Dublin

eorge Power Sutton Park School Sutton, Dublin Teacher: Anna Walshe

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Group Projects Junior Section

Michaela Begley Ede[ Ward Majella Mc Elduff The hunt for vitamin C

Dean Brian Maguire High School Omagh , Co. Tyrone Teacher: Terry McCann

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Cassandra Byrne Rebecca Rees Do you get the message?

Abbey Community College Wicklow Teacher: Patrick Maher

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Grace Dinan Caoimhe St John Crystal Creations

Ursuline Convent Secondary School Thurles , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Sr. Vera Donovan

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Brian Doran Trevor Hickey A study of road safety

Colaiste Lorcain Castledermot , Kildare Teacher: Sylvester McEvoy

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Troy Edwards Michael Gallagher PC info-plus ver 2.0

Stratford College Zion Road, Dublin Teacher: Deirdre Doogue

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Francis Eivers Jonathan Hughes An investigation into space travel flight

Convent of Mercy Secondary School Ballymahon , Co. Longford Teacher: Gerry Griffin

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Thomas Gernon Alan Mc Eneny How to distinguish the three different types of rainfall

Colaiste Ris Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: Sydney Peck

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Sarah Keating Bernadette Mc Carthy Helen Lyons Through the mind's eye; The creation of computer games

St. Mary's Secondary School Macroom , Co. Cork Teacher: Goretti Healy

Jane Lanigan Aoife Coghtan Solar energy is the solution

Ursuline Convent Secondary School Thurles , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Sr. Vera Donovan

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Group Projects Junior Section

Daniel Mc Elroy Arron Lynch - Gberevbie The Chapel River

St. David's Co- Ed Secondary School Greystones , Co. Wicklow

Martin Mc Hugh Richard Usher The atom - its uses, advantages and disadvantages

St. Joseph ' s C.B.S . Drogheda, Co. Louth Teacher: Mr Healy

Laura Mc Laughlin Donna Mc Ginley Heather Mc Gee Weather station for use in National ( Primary schools

St. Mary's Secondary School Creggan , Co. Derry Teacher: Kevin Cooley

Karie Murray Linda Conway Sarah Grogan The Golden Ratio

Our Lady's College Drogheea , Co. Louth Teacher: Frances O'Regan

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Sorcha O ' Sullivan Grace Kelly Larena Ward Poteen - what's really in it? Its possibilities as an alternative fuel

Community School Cliften, Co . Galway Teacher: Regina Morahan

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Nigel Petrie Darragh Gosnell To investigate practical uses of renewable energy sources in designing a house

Newbridge College Newbridge , Co. Kildare Teacher: Gerry Gavin

Veronica Quinn Gracemary Dillon Gemma Finegan An investigation into

Our Lady ' s College Drogheda , Co. Louth Teacher: Ms Geraldine Mulvihill

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Teacher: Mary O'Sullivan

chemiluminescence

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Sharon Ryan Lorraine Shanahan Denim Dilemma

Ursuline Convent Secondary School Thurles , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Sr. Vera Donovan

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roup Projects Intermediate Section

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Eoghan Ryan Reuben Dover Hotter freezes faster?

Abbey Community College Wicklow Teacher: Jim Murphy

Seamus Bradley

St. Patrick ' s College Maghera , Co. Derry Teacher: Declan Walls

Terence Carmichael Caroline Bradley Crash, Bang, Wallop 42

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Ross Cooney Darran Shortt S0z and smoke levels in Galvore, Limerick

David Gear Conan Traynor Barry Fitzgerald A contest of speed - the impact of ground hardness in track and field

Belvedere College Dublin Teacher: PatrickO'Hanlon

Brian Hendrick Darragh O'Brien The case for underground power lines

Terenure College Terenure, Dublin Teacher: John Conway

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John Jordan Eamonn Codd Immersion heating - switched versus continuous

St. Peter's College Wexford Teacher: Declan MacCuarta

52

Joanne Kelly Erin Clarke Is air pollution affecting the high cross of Donoghmore?

St. Joseph ' s Convent Grammer School Donaghmore , Co. Tyrone Teacher: Jacqueline Dolan

53

Donna Mc Faul Danielle Gallagher Lightweight lintel (insulated)

Vocational School Buncrana , Co. Donegal Teacher: Daniel McConnellogue

Keith Martin Robert Mc Glynn Cathal Stockdale

St . David ' s Secondary School Greystones , Co . Wicklow

Stand no. 49

50 St. Enda's Community School Limerick Teacher: Brendan Worsfold

Deirdre Mc Namara Geraldine Taylor Ciara Liston Cardboard of plastic, cartons are drastic

Laurel Hill Secondary School South Circular Road , Limerick Teacher: Stella Fahy-Brown

William Mc Weeney Cathal de Bri Naomi Mee Firelighters for the future

coil Mhuire Community School Clane, Co. Kildare Teacher: Karen Caffrey

Patricia Maye Ellen Keegan James Lee Archemides Principle

Convent of Mercy Secondary School Co. Longford Teacher: T O'Rourke

Ian Murphy Barry Haycock Niall Murphy The Acid Test

Terenure College Terenure , Dublin Teacher: Martina O'Dwyer

Claire Spainneach Eoin 0 Murchu Gearoid 0 Beachain Gallunatics

Colaiste Pobail Osrai Cill Chainnigh Teacher: Cathnia O'Muircheartaigh

Adam Coburn Thomas Kelly Eoghan Kirwan The intricate problems of time travel

Marian College Ballsbridge, Dublin

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Teacher: C O'Mulrgheasa

CQ MS . An investigation into

meteor scatter 6

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roup Projects Senior Section

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Devin Scannell Francis O ' Donovan The death of night - a study of light pollution

Christian Brother ' s College Wellington Hill, Co. Cork Teacher: Frank Cotter

John Treacy Robert O ' Connell Barry Rowland

St. Nessan ' s Community School Moylish , Co. Limerick Teacher: Christina Dunne

Maglev : On track to the 21st century

Teacher: Hilary Dorgan

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Social and behavioural sciences

Individual Projects Junior Section

Elizabeth Brennan Under-age drinking; teenagers tell all

Gorey Community College Gorey , Co. Wexford Teacher: Mary Molloy

Patricia Corkery Time factors that affect the variation in income on a dairy farm (a case study)

Davis College Mallow , Co. Cork Teacher: John Barry

Ivan Crowley From root to crown

St. Mary ' s Moyderwell Secondary School Tralee , Co. Kerry Teacher: Mary Enright

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Richard Donnellan Irish Army Officers

St. Michael's College Ailesbury Road , Dublin Teacher: Anne Lynch

61

Claire Donohue is there a link between coronary arterial disease and heredity( lifestyle/ environment?

Athlone Community College Athlone , Co. Westmeath Teacher: Catherine Hickey-C'Maolaln

62

Charles Holmes Gyles Quay - A disappearing resort

De La Salle College Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: M Grennan

63

Ciaran Kelly Employment aspects of a new shopping centre

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

64

Justin Lyons Trees of Kerry

Tralee Community School Tralee , Co. Kerry Teacher: Maurice Sexton

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Brid Mc Loughlin Young peoples' attitudes towards sex education

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

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Aisling Meehan M. E. - Fact or Fiction

St. Joseph's Secondary School Navan, Co. Meath Teacher: Catherine Kennedy

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Elaine Murray What's in a name

Our Lady's College Drogheda , Co. Louth Teacher: Martina Coyle

68

Richard O ' Mahony Urban District Councils - a growing idea

Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Fiona O'Sullivan

Stand no. 57

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Aer Lingusfi Young Scientists

Social and behavioural sciences Eolaiocht shoisialta agus iomprachais

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Individual Projects Junior Section

Clair Ni Scannail Chemistry up in smoke?

Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Karen Ni Dhalaigh

82

Patrick O ' Donohue Cillins - The forgotten graveyards

Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna , Co. Clare Teacher: John Sims

83

Lynda Radley Anaphylaxis - awareness of the deadly allergy

Colaiste Choilm Baile an Chollaigh , Co. Corcai Teacher: Joan Faherty

Loreto Convent , St. Michael's , Navan, Co. Meath Teacher: Slobhan McCormack

84

Conor Winkle Attitudes to television

Colaiste Lorcain Castledermot , Co. Kildare Teacher: Sylvester McEvoy

Laura Brennan Teenage magazines and their representation of the female bodily image

Gorey Community College Gorey, Co. Wexford Teacher: Siobhan McCormack

85

Paul Wycherley How tourism has changed Kinsale in the last ten years

Christian Brother ' s College Wellington Road , Co. Cork Teacher: Frank Cotter

74

Louise Buckley Better safe than sorry

Presentation Secondary School Terenure , Dublin Teacher: Damienne Letmon

86

Niamh Boland Customer care - do hospitals meet peoples' needs?

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

75

Mary Cannon Musical Mice

Sandymount High School Ballsbridge , Dublin Teacher: Helena Cathcart

87

Helen Breen Cancer mortality in an Irish parish

Loreta Convent Secondary School Wexford Teacher: Louise Murphy

76

Sharon Dillon-Lyons The secrets of life and the genetics of alcoholism

Dominican Collge Taylor's Hill, Co . Galway Teacher: Frances Feeley

88

Karen Collins Emotional intelligence a gender comparison

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

Antoine Mac Gaoithin Urainiom i gceontor Bhaile na Finne

Gairm Scoil Bheal an Atha Moir Leifear, Co. Dhun na nGall Teacher: Fiona Ni Chnaimhsi

89

Malahide Community School Matahide, Dublin Teacher: Katherine Condren

78

Ciara Mc Carth Breast cancer in Ireland

St. Joseph ' s College Athlone , Co. Roscommon Teacher: Mary Cronin

Sinead Foran Generation differences in the method of feeding newborn infants in Ireland

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Michelle Meaney The management of healthcare risk waste in a hospital between 19go and 1996

Mount Mercy College Co. Cork Teacher: Margaret Teegan

Shane Foster The eye to intelligence

Firhouse Community College Firhouse , Dublin Teacher: Barbara Larkin

91

Padraig Hennigan Religion - do we need it?

Christian Brother ' s Secondary School Abbeytown , Co. Roscommon Teacher: John Clogher

Tracey Moloney UFO's - believe it or not?

Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonyarna , Co. Clare Teacher: John Sims

92

Heather Lacey Teenagers' self-perception a British ( Irish comparison

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

Stand no. 69

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Ian O'Sullivan Food from the sea

Tralee Community College Tralee , Co. Kerry Teacher: Maurice Sexton

Laura Thorp Narcotics Squad

East Glendalough School Wicklow Teacher: Elva Miller

Catherine - Nicole Vintilescu Mad Cow for Mad Consumer

East Glendalough School Wicklow Teacher: Elva Miller

Lisa Bennett The ringforts of Co Meath

Individual Projects Intermediate Section

Individual Projects Senior Section

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Individual Projects Senior Section

Group Projects Junior Section

Donal Mulligan Are trees replacing people in Co Leitrim?

Mohill Vocational School Mohill, Co . Letrim Teacher: Michael MacGrath

94

Michelle Beamish Ede[ Dwyer The whooping cough vaccination is it worth the risk?

Colaiste Choilm Batlincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Joan Faherty

95

Karen Byrne Katie Sexton While you were sleeping

Sandymount High School Ballsbridge , Dublin Teacher: Helena Cathcart

96

Julia Caldwell Nicole Farrell To investigate the effect of music on blood pressure

Rathdown School Dun Laoighre , Dublin Teacher: H S Clifford

97

Martina Campbell Dearbhla Murphy The silent power of sleep

St. Wolstan's School Secondary School Celbridge , Co. Kildare Teacher: Patricia Dwan

98

Alex Chavanne Mary-Ann Kearns Phobias

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

99

Celendine Colwell Karoline Keane Zodiac Signs

St. Joseph ' s Secondary School Navan , Co. Meath Teacher: Catherine Kennedy

Rachel Cooney Kieran Atkinson Dean Maguire Easy Science

Liberties Vocational School Bull Alley, Dublin Teacher: Cathy Barry

Michael Coughlan Ruairi Murphy David O'Connor A study of the employment relationship

Kildysart Vocational School Kildysart , Co. Clare Teacher: Leo O'Donoghue

Stand no. 93

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Group Projects Junior Section

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Philip Creaner Andrew Kavanagh Left-handedness

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

103

Clodagh Culligan Michelle Boyle Dundalk family names

St. Louis Secondary School Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: Siobhan Greer

104

Katie Donohue Carol Bagnall Aideen Coghlan Aromatherapy - fact or fiction?

Presentation Secondary School Terenure, Dublin Teacher: Damienne Letmon

105

Therese Fitzgerald Clare Considine Teenage attitudes towards sport

Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarnagh , Co. Clare Teacher: John Sims

106

Dunlaith Fitzpatrick Sinead Gannon Meadu ar Asma

Colaiste losagain Baile an Bhothair, Baile Atha Cliath Teacher: Inion De Gaule

107

Emma-Jane Forde Fiona Keenan Television - the accepted addiction

Stand no. 102

Muckross Park College Donnybrook , Dublin Teacher: Caroline Ryan

108

Simon Harrison David Fagan Feet on the street

Stratford College Zion Road, Dublin Teacher: Deirdre Doogue

109

Christopher Hegarty Denver Henderson Music type and spatial task performance

Coleraine Boys Secondary School Coleraine , Co. Derry Teacher: W J Campbell

110

John Hogan David O ' Connell Energy input, energy output

Christian Brother ' s College Wellington Road, Co. Cork Teacher: Frank Cotter

111

Marie Hughes Michelle Whelan Reactions to the BSE scare

St. Joseph ' s College Athlone, Co. Roscommon Teacher: Sr. Gabriele McManus

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Group Projects junior Section

Barry Lennon Kevin Byrne David Clarke Allergies

De La Salle College Dundalk , Co. Louth Teacher: M Grennan

Padraig Mac Reamoinn Caoimhin 0 Muinneog Cillian 0 Criothaile Riomhairi . an fui lad

Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach Easca, Ceatharlach Teacher: Seosaimhin NiFhatharta

Peter Mayhew Oisin Mc Philips You are what you eat

St. Michael ' s College Ailesbury Road , Dublin Teacher: Anne Lynch

115

Joy Moore-Dowd Ljiljana Skrba Environment - how concerned are we?

Sandymount High School Ballsbridge , Dublin Teacher: Helena Cathcart

116

Eimear Ni Bhraonain Clar Ni Chaochain Metal Mouth

Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach Easca , Ceatharlach Teacher: Seosaimhin Ni Fhatharta

117

Brid-Eibhlin Ni Phiondair Aisling Ni Cheallaigh Coman de Burca Cad e sin ata a leamh agat?

Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach Easca, Ceatharlach Teacher: Seosaimhin Ni Fhatharta

Karen Ni Shithigh Fiona Ni Sheanain Deborah Ni Mhairtin Ca bhfuil tiarna an damhsa? ar sise

Colaiste Raithin Bre, Co . Chill Mhantain Teacher: Traolach 0 Maolcathaigh

119

Rachel Niland David Green David Berber Can we taste the difference?

Stratford College Zion Road , Dublin Teacher: Deirdre Doogue

120

Caoimhin O'Briain Gregoir Mac Oistigin

Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach Easca , Ceatharlach Teacher: Seosaimhin Ni Fhatharta

Stand no. 112

Group Projects I unior Section

Ria O'Dowd Elaine Winning Cats

Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: loan Faherty

Mary O'Rourke Martina Glynn Rachel Keogh Reactions to the famine exhibition

St. Joseph ' s College Athlone , Co. Roscommon Teacher: Sr. Gabrielle McManus

Sonya Quinn Katrina Leogue Drugs: so what's the story What young people think

St. Joseph ' s Secondary School Rochfortbridge , Co. Westmeath Teacher: Dermot Bennet

Deirdre Reddy Eimear O'Sullivan Is mouth safety safe?

Muckross Park College Donnybrook , Dublin Teacher: Anne Marie Mee

125

Martina Roche Cathriona Molloy Dental health

Ramsgrange Community School New Ross, Co . Wexford Teacher: Kevin Cadogen

126

Tanya Walsh Sarah O'Dowd Lynsey Wade

Muckross Park College Donnybrook , Dublin Teacher: Anne Marie Mee

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Homework versus television 127

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Stand no. 128 Group Projects Intermediate Section

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Karla Zambra Siobhan Hinchy Donna Parsona Worlds Apart - An inquiry into the knowledge and attitudes of senior cycle students to the Third World

Rockford Manor Blackrock , Dublin Teacher: Francis T Holahan

Niamh Burke Claire Kelly Nicola Duff On the other hand

Our Ladie ' s Grove Goatstown Road , Dublin Teacher: Jackie Donovan

Michelle Byrne Darren Maples George Thurlow

Colaiste Dhulaigh Coolock , Dublin Teacher: Mary Hickie

Parkwatch Coolock

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Stand no. 130 Group Projects Intermediate Section

Aelsa Carroll Aoife Hannon

St. Dominic ' s High School Sutton , Dublin Teacher: Elaine Murray-McGowan

Triona Fogarty Sensible Sitting 13 1

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Stand no. 138 Group Projects Intermediate Section

139

Claire Jackson Jennifer Foley Melissa Collins The treatment of horses in Ballyfermot and Clondalkln

Caritas College Ballyfermot , Dublin

Eimear Cotter Doireann O'Dwyer

olaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Fiona O'Sullivan

140

Sarah Keane Deirdre Corcoran Dolores Griffin Cothrom na Feinne

Ard Scoil Mhuire Corbally, Limerick

Frances Kenny Clare Lawlor Aileen Mc Carthy Eating patterns of young women

rsuline Convent Blackrock, Dublin Teacher: Sr. lean Browne

Patricia Kenny Denise Mc Sweeney Choice of your life

St. Mary ' s Secondary School Macroom , Co. C o k Teacher: Mary Philpott

Phillippa Lennon Fiona Lenehan Clare Hannon Transition year - is there a fear

St. Joseph's College Athlone , Co. Roscommon Teacher: Mary Cronin

144

Colin McCarthy Clifton Rooney The interactive teacher

St. Brendan's College Bray, Co . Wicklow Teacher: John Monaghan

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Emily McElroy Aoife Seoighe Aine Kelly Some teenagers speak

St. Joseph ' s College Athlone , Co. Roscommon Teacher: Sr. Gabrielle McManus

Mark Duggan Philip Bennett Fuel for thought

olaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Karen Ni Dhalaigh

Aoife Finneran Ciara Naughton Sharon Hannon Transition Year - transformer or timewaster?

Mercy College Convent Road , Co. Cork Teacher: Stella O'Gara

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Susan Gilt Hazel Walsh Bio-feedback - does it work?

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Sean Fitzmaurice

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Derrick Hegarty Dale Hayes Ruairi Hatchet[ Northern Exposure

Nagle Community College Blackrock , Co. Cork Teacher: Sandra Callanan

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Teacher: Mary Cronin

Calasanctius College Oran more , Co. Galway Teacher: Deirdre McGinley

health patterns in females relate to cancer in women

134

St. Joseph's College Athlone, Co . Roscommon

Olivia Connote Lisa Killilea Paula O'Connor Oranmore - country village to satellite town

To investigate how social and

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Deirdre Hughes Claire Mc Carrick Paula Watson Plastic Profile

Catherine Howe Corina Egan Awareness of the sun and skin cancer

Brigidine Secondary School Mountrath, Co. Laois Teacher: Mary Kelly

Teacher: Jennifer Deegan

Teacher: Liam Fitzpatrick

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Linda McGee Sarah Dillon Sarah Gibbons Wreckreation

St. Joseph's College Athlone, Co. Roscommon Teacher: Mary Cronin

147

Catriona McLean Sheena McLennan Do you have to educate yourself about aids?

St. Dominic ' s High School Sutton , Dublin Teacher: Bernadette O'Dwyer

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Alicia Mannion Aoife Creaton Clodagh O ' Connor Popular - to be or not to be?

t. Joseph ' s College Athlone , Co. Roscommon Teacher: Mary Cronin

Aideen McParland Claire Kenny Aidin McGuill Nothing to laugh at!!

t. Louis Secondary School Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: Siobhan Greer

Hayley Meehan Eavan Keegan Pamela McGann Teenagers and safe sex

coil Mhuire Trim, Co. Meath Teacher: Celine Nulty

Hilary Moran

t. Joseph ' s College Athlone, Co. Roscommon Teacher: Mary Cronin

Group Projects Stand no. 146 Intermediate Section

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Hazel Vaughan Think before you drink 52

Laura Mulvihill Erika McDermott Avril O'Neill How hygenic are our hands

Group Projects Stand no. 154 Intermediate Section

155

Niamh Ni Bhrian Aoife Ni Luasa Niamh Ni Leanachain Teachtaireach an

bhuideil/message in a bottle

Gaelcholaiste Choilm Baile an Chollaigh , Co. Chorcai Teacher: Sheila Quinn

Gaekholaiste Choilm Baite an Chollaigh, Co . Chorcai Teacher: Deirdre NiChathail

157

Leisha O'Toole Eimear Phelan BSE; the road to nowhere

St. Brigid's College Callan, Co. Kilkenny Teacher: Barbara O'Driscoll

158

Eleanor Paine Susan Crosse Aisling Ryan Astro-Accuracy

Ursuline Convent Secondary School Thurles , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Marie Fitzpatrick

Christina Tobin Amy O'Dwyer Fiona Maher Do teenagers between the ages of 14 - 17 yrs have a healthy lifestyle?

rigidine Secondary School Mountrath , Co. Laois Teacher: Mary Kelly

Mairead Walsh Jennifer O ' Rourke Mary Moore Environmental awareness among 3th/4th & 5th year students in secondary schools

rigidine Secondary School Mountrath , Co. Laois Teacher: Mary Kelly

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coil Mhuire Trim, Co. Meath Teacher: Celine Nulty

Gaelcholaiste Dheisceart Plas Emmet , Corcaigh Teacher: Mary Costello

Aine Ni Ogain Sinead Ni Thuama Lillian Ni Mhurchu Coimheascar i gcoinne strus san coras oideachas

Colaiste Pobail Osrai, Cill Chainnigh Teacher: Cathnia 0 Muircheartaigh

Emma Ni Shuilleabhain Dairine Ni Fhreaghaile Aine-Marie Ni Cheallaigh Leigheas athrach-meabhraiocht agus tuairimi

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Collette Ni Laoighaire Donna Strudwick Jill Ni Leathlobhair Na bru an cnaipe sin!

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Group Projects Stand no. 161 Intermediate Section

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Group Projects Senior Section

Stand no. 163

Fidelma Whelan Elizabeth Mahon Caoimhe Murphy The deadly sea

Dominic's High School Sutton , Dublin Teacher: Elaine Murray-McGowan

Donal Yorke Kevin Nolan A comparative study of learning disabilities

Terenure Collge Terenure , Dublin Teacher: Helen M Moloney

Noelle Brennan

St. Joseph's College Athlone, Co . Roscommon Teacher: Sr. Gabrielle McManus

Louise O ' Rourke Orla McManus Gene therapy - some medical perspectives

Group Projects Senior Section

Jean Garry Joanne Corcoran Carmel Farrell Well Holy God! What next?

St. Joseph ' s Secondary School Navan , Co. Meath Teacher: Phil McCarthy

170

Krista Henry Elizabeth Murphy Bypass surgery - on urban areas

Colaiste Choilm Baltincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Domnall Fleming

171

Sheena Holt Nicola Garramy Emma Dowling The pro's and con's of transition year"

St. Brigid ' s College Callan , Co. Kilkenny Teacher: Emily Doyle

172

Bronagh Hughes Eimear Breheny Martha Duffy Stressed out . A study of the factors which may cause stress in a student

Our Lady ' s Secondary School Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan Teacher: Crena Shevlin

Stand no. 169

164

Fiona Burns Deirdre Patten A new approach to speech and language developement in infants

Colaiste Ris Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: Sydney Peck

165

Brid Cahill Caitriona Barry Pauline Ryan Start your day the nutritious way

Ramsgrange Community School New Ross, Co . Wexford Teacher: Aidan Roche

173

Aileen Kearney Clare Lynch Decriminalisation of cannabis - a comparative study

Ennis Community School Ennis , Co. Clare Teacher: Matt Power

David Caslin James Moran Eat, drink and be worried?

Christian Brother ' s Secondary School Abbeytown , Co. Roscommon Teacher: John Clogher

174

Loreto Convent Secondary School Wexford Teacher: Mary Riordan

Alan Costello Neil Sisson Darragh Kirke Why and how a beach should be developed for tourism

Gormanstown College Co. Meath Teacher: Fr. Declan Timmons

Fiona Kennedy Grainne Breen To investigate the effect of politics on levels on employment/unemployment in Wexford

Mount Sackville Secondary School Chapelizod , Dublin Teacher: Grainne Boland

Martina Dunne Carol Kelly Patrick Meyler Careers and past pupils

Ramsgrange Community School New Ross, Co . Wexford Teacher: Ann Cadogan

Deirdre Kindlon Maeve Slamon M.E. and you: awareness of M.E./C.F.S. and the blue ribbon campaign among second level pupils and teachers

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David Lawton Seamus Kearney Terence Ryan A comparison of Irish dail y newspapers headlines

St. Colman's College Fermoy, Co. Cork Teacher: Fr. Tom Murphy

Norma Lowney Grainne Keane Born to be different

St. Nessan's Community College Moylish, Limerick Teacher: Donald O'Byrne

Maura Mc Mahon Bernadette Eustace A tall order - the problem of obtaining ladies fashion footwear in above average sizes

Ennis Community School Ennis, Co. Clare Teacher: Matt Power

Seamus McMenamin Michael McAleer Transfer Tests: A passport to the future?'

Christian Brother Grammar School Omagh, Co . Tyrone Teacher: Mary Devlin

Suzanne Marlow Marianna Laverty Alanna O'Neill "What do young people think about their environment?"

St. Joseph's Convent Grammar School Donaghmore , Co. Tyrone Teacher: Jacqueline Dolan

Alison McAteer Karen Harmon Deborah Coyle Are you sporty?

St. Louis Secondary School Dundalk , Co. Louth Teacher: Siobhan Greer

Damien McLoughlin Christopher Murphy Possible impact of L.R.T. based on internet - researched views of Y.R.E.

Colaiste Dhulaigh Coolock , Dublin Teacher : Mary Ward

Niamh Molloy Lauren Morris A study of gender differences in secondary school science

i,roup Projects senior Section

Stand no . 184

Paul Mullan

Tony McCormack Noel Mullen How concentration is affected by different environmental conditions

Christian Brothers Grammar School Omagh, Co . Tyrone Teacher: Mary Devlin

185

Ethel Murphy Eilish McCauley Catriona White How fit are teenagers?

Ramsgrange Community School New Ross , Co. Wexford Teacher: Ann Cadogan

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Catherine Oakes Carmel Saul Anne Harrington The hidden handicap

St. Joseph ' s Secondary School Railway St ., Navan , Co. Meath Teacher: Phil McCarthy

187

Finbarr O'Mahony Paul McAuliffe Niall Haverty The affect ofvisual stimuli on test performance

Malahide Community School Malahide, Dublin Teacher: Katherine Condren

88

Cathy O'Neill Eimhin Ansbro Claire Kearney The attitudes of Irish mothers of newborns to breast-feeding

Malahide Community School Malahide , Dublin Teacher: Katherine Condren

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Aimee Spain Katherine Ryan Our alternative to milk

St. Mary's Holy Faith School Killester , Dublin Teacher: Regina Hart

David Tuohy Patrick Moroney

Scariff Community College Scariff , Co. Clare Teacher: T j O'Halloran

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Paul Dooley

A study of the factors prompting the increase in the non-native population in east Clare

Malahide Community School Malahide, Dublin Teacher : Katherine Condren 91

Nicola Jane Weldon Samantha Russell Focus on the future

t. Joseph ' s Secondary School Navan, Co. Meath Teacher: Phil McCarthy

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Biological and ecological sciences

Individual Projects Junior Section

Morgan Allen Organic-stats. The quantification of day to day life

Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Joan Faherty

193

Fiona Behan A study of production, uses and abuses of antibiodics

Colaiste Lorcain Castledermot , Co. Kerry Teacher: Sylvester McEvoy

194

Catriona Considine Light affects weed germination fact or fiction?

Loreto Convent Secondary School Wexford Teacher: Louise Murphy

195

Susannah Cummings A study of oral hygiene

Loreto Convent Secondary School Wexford Teacher: Louise Murphy

196

Roisin Gowan Mussel harvesting in Wexford Harbour: An investigation into a new site

Loreto Convent Secondary School Wexford Teacher: Mary Riordan

197

Aveen McCumiskey Cosmetics and soaps

St. Vincent's Secondary School Dundalk , Co. Louth Teacher: John Leahy

198

Thomas White A day in the life of a river

Vocational School Nenagh , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Thomas White

Rouli Antoniou

Pembroke School Pembroke Road, Dublin Teacher: Yvonne Deegan

Stand no. 192

Aer Lingus 4 Young Scientists

Biological and ecological sciences Bitheolaiocht agus eiceolaiocht Individual Projects

Stand no. 199

Why can't lack digest the beans

Intermediate Section

from his beanstalk?

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David Comerford The dangers of passive smoking

Gonzaga College Ranelagh, Dublin Teacher: Joseph O'Briain

Laura Conway To investigate the effects of insecticides upon soil populations of the springtalls and mites

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Nicholas Grennan

Kaniah Cusack Malaria - can it develop in Ireland? can the spread be halted?

Colaiste Mhuire Cearnog Pharnell, Baile Atha Cliath Teacher: Mairead Ni Oistin

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Individual Projects

Stand no. 203

Intermediate Section

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Cliona Eogan Florentine . A tortoise in the nonhibernating season

Stand no.

Pembroke School Ballsbridge , Dublin Teacher: Yvonne Deegan

Simon Griffiths Assessing pH, temperature, nitrates and phosphates from various departments in a lake

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla, Dublin Teacher: Nicholas Grennan

Michael McCann Agricultural river pollution Ballykeel Burn

Christian Brothers Grammar School Omagh, Co. Tyrone Teacher: Mary Devlin

Beatrice McGivney Our health and happiness - natures contribution

Mercy Convent Tuam , Co. Galway Teacher: Ann McGivney

Group Projects

Lisa Sharkey The speediseed kit

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Siobhan Sims Variations in leaf structure of geranium sanguineum

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Almath Spooner Anaphylaxis - A severe atopic illness

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hmior Section 206

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Individual Projects Senior Section

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Stephanie Ni Dhorchai Na cuiseanna agus na heifeachtai a bhalneann le sil - leagan san abhainn na feorach

Colaiste Pobail Osrai Bothar Urmhumhain , Cill Chainnigh Teacher: Siobhan Ni Chearuil

208

Susan Harrison Bacterial growth on toothbrushes

St. Angela ' s Ursuline Convent Waterford Teacher: Patricia Nyhan

209

Taidgh Horgan Mycorrhiza - The forest friendly fungus

Patrician Academy Mallow, Co. Cork Teacher: Brigid Griffin

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Maire Lavelle Myopia in young people: Is there a cure?

St. Killian's Deutsche Schule Clonskeagh , Dublin Teacher: Brenda Leary

211

Gareth Maguire Growing mediums from farm and quarry wastes

Christian Brothers Grammar School Omagh , Co. Tyrone Teacher: Mary Devlin

212

Jerry Martin

A study of the biology and behaviour of odontognophos dumetata hibernica (Irish Annulet) living on Rhamnus catharticus (Buckthorn)

St. Flannan ' s College Ennis , Co. Clare Teacher: Fionnuala Kelly

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Ciara Burnell Niamh Hegarty Marine snails as biological control agents in shellfish farming

Dominican College Fortwilliam Park, Belfast Teacher: Seamus Quinn Mary Immaculate Secondary School Lisdoonvarna , Co. Clare Teacher: John Sims

Presentation Secondary School Thurles , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Helen O ' Donnell

Colaiste Choilm Baffle an Chollaigh , Co. Chorcai Teacher: Donal 0 Lao i re

James Campbell Gary Keenan Variation in the dogwhelk (nuceila lapeillus) population of Carlingford Lough

Abbey Grammar School Newry, Co. Down Teacher: Mrs M Lane

lain Clarke Ronan Gibbons Ciaran Drumm "Do plants have a favourite colour?"

e La Salle College Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: M. Grennan

Rachel Connally Jacqueline Dennehy Effects of hair products on physical properties of human hair Grainne Crowley Alison Murray

rsuline Convent Secondary School Thurles , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Marie Fitzpatrick

Loreto College St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Teacher: Sheila Porter

Lorna Barton Teeth + tizzy drinks = decay

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Fiona Desmond

Emer O'Leary Leah Goold Investigation of the avian fauna of the gearagh

St. Mary ' s Secondary School Macroom, Co. Cork Teacher: Goretti Healy

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Group Projects Junior Section

Stand no. 222

Mary Donnellan Sonia Quigley Clodagh O ' Doherty Toothbrush hygiene? A study of bacteria levels in toothbrushes

Gorey Community College Gorey, Co. Wexford Teacher: Marie Travers'

Fiona Dunlevy Gillian Hanratty Kate Fanning Strike while the iron is hot

St. Louis Secondary School Dundalk , Co. Louth Teacher: Siobhan Greer

Laura Farrell Aisling Butler Bacteria in the kitchen- their flight, our fight

Ursuline Convent Secondary School Thurles , Co. Tipperary Teacher: Sr. Vera Donovan

225

John Flynn David Browne Behaviour of plants and animals

Belcamp College Malahide Road, Dublin Teacher: Anthony Corbet

226

Natasha Holt Ruth Dreeling "The effects of Callan as a whole on the Kings River"

St. Brigid ' s College Callan , Co. Kilkenny Teacher: Emily Doyle

227

Lucy Jones Aoife Crehan Clara Gillan An invisible army

Muckross Park College Donnybrook , Dublin Teacher: Deirdre Harney I

Jennifer Joyce Anne Crowler Gracefully lighter but why?

St. Mac Dara ' s C.C. Templeogue , Dublin Teacher: Aedin Rossney

John Lynch Adam McCarthy Louis Heaphy Ecology of the Kerry Coast

Tralee Community College Co. Kerry Teacher: Maurice Sexton

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Group Projects junior Section

Stand no. 230

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Elena McGreevy Donna O'Connor Catherine Stewart The quantity and distribution of organic and inorganic material in the Ballymurphy stream Ellen McKenna Nuala Haughey Monkey Business Charlene Mackin Noeleen Cowley Maria Curry An investigation to determine the factors which influence the rate of metamorphosis of tadpoles into frogs Shane Martin lames Sherry Elaine Toat A study on soil properties in relation to organic and traditional farming Holly McGlynn Caoimhe Hartley Victoria Mannion The energetics of a stick insect Carol Murtagh Eimear Morrissey To study the biological and ecological differences between raised and blanket bogs Orlaith O ' Connor Erin O'Connor Do we abuse our feet?

St. Louise ' s Comprehensive College Fall's Road, Belfast Teacher: Miss N. Conway

St. Patrick's High School Keady, Co. Armagh Teacher: Mr Pat Daly

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St. Patrick's High School Keady, Co. Armagh Teacher: Ms B Finn

Our Lady's Secondary School Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan Teacher: Paul Lonergan

Loreto College St. Stephen ' s Green, Dublin Teacher: Sheila Porter

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Rosaleen Martin

Loreto Convent Secondary School Wexford Teacher: Mary Riordan

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Group Projects

Grainne O'Hare Niamh O'Hare Kelly Jennings The sizzling summer of'95 - the "down" side

St. Mark's High School Warrenpoint , Co. Donegal Teacher: Pat Stokes

238

Jill O'Neill Sara Hayden Emma Sutton Evolution in Equines

Ashbourne Community School Co. Meath Teacher: Tom McCloughlin

239

Caroline Traynor Mary McQuaid Aoife McCumiskey Hair under the microscope

240

Deirdre Walsh Felicity Hanrahan Breda Cushen Algae - an asset or an acid

241

Michael Archer

Stand no. 237

Junior Section

Group Projects Intermediate Section

Neil Tymlin Liam Cotter

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244

Colaiste Corcain Castledermot, Co. Kildare Teacher: Sylvester McEvoy

246

Aidan Devlin Andrew Rawlings Is there a relationshir between playing a woodwind or brass instrument and exercise?

Oakgrove Integrated College Clooney Road, N.I. Teacher: Nuala MacLochlainn

247

David Duff Roisin Duff A model study of the Broadmeadow river

St. Vincent's Secondary School Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: John Leahy

248 St. Brigid's College Callan, Co. Kilkenny Teacher: Brigid Knox

249 Ashbourne Community School Ashbourne , Co. Meath Teacher: Tom McCloughlin

A study of the method of treatment of diabetes in young people in different countries

242

Rosann Dempsey Marguerite Nolan A study of brevicoryne brassicae

Stand no. 245 Group Projects intermediate Section

250

Garry Elliott Jonathan Ledden Hamsters, do they learn from experience?

Deirdre Hickey Sarah Boland How to fight the evil weevil Ciara Lennon Aoife Carroll A study of the changes in number of roundworms in the Bovine gut

Ashbourne Community School Ashbourne , Co. Meath Teacher: Tom McCloughlin

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Brian Tuck

Our Ladie ' s Grove Goatstown Road , Dublin Teacher: Jackie Donovan

Ashbourne Community School Ashbourne , Co. Meath Teacher: Toni McCloughlin

Elaine Boyle Georgina Brandrick Fitness and reaction times in different age groups

Colaiste Lorcain Castledermot , Co. Kildare Teacher: Geraldine Waldron

251

Aidan McAteer Brian Keely Are organically grown apples really the best?"

Terenure College Terenure, Dublin Teacher: Joe McDonnell

Evelyn Casey Frances Jones Does your toothpaste work?'

Firhouse Community College Firhouse , Dublin Teacher: Barbara Larkin

252

St. Dominic's High School Sutton, Dublin Teacher: Bernadette O'Dwyer

David Citron Alison Gilbert pH - Pas de Hydration

Stratford College Rathgar, Dublin Teacher: Deirdre Doogue

Claire McGuinness Helen O ' Reilly Eimear Murphy Dealing with the bunny boom Ross Macklin Andrew Field The colour response of coarse fish

Douglas Community School Douglas , Co. Cork Teacher: Tom O'Hanlon

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Roisin McLean Anne McIntyre An investigation into the factors that influence the stomata) aperture in cyperus

St. Louise ' s Comprehensive College Falls Road, Belfast Teacher: Gerald McShane

Miriam Mooney Yvonne Cleary Orla Fagan Life cycle of the wireworm

Scoil Mhuire Community School Clane , Co. Kildare Teacher: John Reidy

263

Brian O ' Gorman Jarlath Canning Niall O'Reilly Responses of birds

256

Brid Ni Ghaoithin Lisa Ni Earain Truailliu ar abhainn an scardain

Gairmscoil Chu Uladh Leifear , Co. Dhun na nGall Teacher: Fiona Ni Chnaimhsi

264

Colin O'Hehir James Murphy The dog flea on the dog

St. Kieran's College Co. Kilkenny Teacher: Maureen Meeney

257

Bairbre Ni Rinn Allan O ' Conchuir Alex O'Donnabhain Muirin (feabhsaitheoir organach cre) A Thairgeadm 0 Fuiollahair Feirme, Ti, ainmhiochta agus adhmaid

Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai Tra Li, Co. Chiarrai Teacher: Catherine Daly

265

Rioghnach O'Neal Andreal Sealy Aine Ni Chiobhain Gypsum - The natural solution

Gaelcholaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Fiona O'Sullivan

266

Sinead Smyth Antoinette Walshe Does stress cause asymmetry

Alexandra Nic Amhlaoibh Niamh De Mhortun Truailliu uisce i gCill Chainnigh

Cotaiste Pobail Osrai Cill Chainnigh Teacher: Siobhan Ni Chearuil

268

Borrisokane Community School Co. Tipperary Teacher: Desmond Conroy

Rebecca Noonan Frances Murphy A study of diplostomum in farmed fish

Ashbourne Community School Ashbourne , Co. Meath Teacher: Tom McCloughlin

Shirley Armitage Marie Cormican Denis Duggan The botanist's paradise! - a survey of the flora of the carney commons

Scariff Community College Scariff, Co. Clare Teacher: John S Kelly

260

Lianne O'Brien Claire Martin Carol Loscher Tears: nothing to cry about

Pembroke School Pembroke Road, Dublin Teacher: Yvonne Deegan

Hilary Duggan Anne Fennessy Caroline O'Dwyer Investigation of the interaction of EU agriculture policy trends on land management and enviroment in Mount Shannon area

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Brian O'Donovan Eamonn Kelly Josanne Cronin Fizzy drinks and sweets make bad teeth

Colaiste Choilm Ballincollig, Co. Cork Teacher: Joan Faherty

Group Projects Stand no. 254 Intermediate Section

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Stand no. 263 Grou p Projects Intermediate Section

Grou p Projects Senior Section

269

Eoin O'Fionn Peadar O ' Neachtain Mionscrudu ar leibheai de truailliu aeir i gCill Chainnigh

Cotaiste Pobail Osrai Cill Chainnigh Teacher: Siobhan Ni Chearuil

St. Mary ' s Academy Station Road, Co . Carlow Teacher: Gerry Watchorn

Scoil Dara Kilcock, Co. Kildare Teacher: Eileen Teahon

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Group Projects Senior Section

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Stand no. 270

Billy Dunne Graham McMahon Eddie O ' Connor The effects of different fertilisers on plant growth

Hartstown Community School Clonsilla , Dublin Teacher: Rosaleen Martin

Barry Kane Christopher Hillemand An investigation into case building in caddis fly larvae

Abbey Grammer College Newry, Co. Down Teacher: Gerard Hughes

Orva Keogh Kendora Keogh Lorraine Dully Wood Vs Bacteria

Scoil Mhuire Community School Clane , Co. Kildare Teacher: Ms P Cunningham

Darragh McAleer Stephen Kelly "Food for thought"

Christian Brothers Grammar School Omagh , Co. Tyrone Teacher: Mary Devlin

Oonagh McDonnell Louise Duffy Donna Savage Yeasts over the limit!! A study of ethanol tolerance in yeasts

St. Louis Secondary School Dundalk, Co. Louth Teacher: Siobhan Greer

Emma McQuillan Clara McGoldrick Fiona Fraser A model cadaver illustrating the preservation of biological data from ancient human remains

Dominican College Belfast, Co . Antrim Teacher: Seamus Quinn

Colin Morrissey Raymond Pierce Gerrard Morris

Synge St. C.B.S . Synge St ., Dublin Teacher: I P Connolly

group Projects ,rnior Section

Stand no. 277

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Clifford O'Neill Keith Ramsey A comparison of pollution levels in blue flag versus non-blue flag beaches using a new whole organism approach

Malahide Community School Malahide, Dublin Teacher: Katherine Condren

Lynda O'Shaughnessy Suzanne McAllister

Malahide Community School Malahide, Dublin Teacher: Katherine Condren

The effects of breakfast type on concentration ability

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Barry Rodgers Joseph Mooney Dermot Vaughan Metabolism in germinating seeds as measured by molecur oxygen uptake

Scariff Community College Scariff, Co. Clare Teacher: T I O'Halloran

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