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A welcome message from Chris Clark Taispeantas Eolai Og na Bliana BT 2009 ata ar cheann de na

I'm delighted to welcome you to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2009, one of the finest

taispeantais is suntasai ar domhan maidir le ctirsai eolaiochta,

showcases of science, technology, engineering and

Cuireann se rimead orm failte is fiche a chur romhaibh chuig

teicneolaiochta, innealtoireachta agus matamaitice. Bunaiodh an taispeantas i 1964 ag an Dr. Tony Scott agus an

mathematics in the world. Founded in 1964 by Dr. Tony Scott and the late Father

t-Athair Tom Burke (a fuair bas i mbliana, go ndeana Dia

Tom Burke, this all island exhibition provides a platform

grasta air) agus tugann se deis iontacht do scol6iri 6ga ar fud

for bright young minds to come together to investigate

an oileain teacht le cheile Chun teoirici nua a initichadh, Chun

theories, discover new technologies and advance

teacht ar theicneolaiochtai nua, agus Chun cur len a dtuiscint

current knowledge through innovation. It also fosters

trill an nualaiocht. Spreagann se diogras sna daoine oga Chun

a passion for the very skills that are essential for building

feabhas a chur ar a gcuid scileanna eagsula, na scileanna

the economy for the future and that will help Ireland

ceanna ata chomh riachtanach Chun an eachnamaiocht a

North and South to advance and thrive. And lastly

threisiu ionas gur feidir dul Chun Chinn a chothti 6 thuaidh agus 6 dheas. Agus, i ndeireadh na dala, na dean dearmad ar an spraoi! Seachtain thaitneamhach i seo do na milte mic leinn agus do na cuairteoiri agus iad ag teacht le cheile faoi bhrat draiochta na h-eola!ochta!

this exhibition is about fun - a fun-filled week where thousands of students and visitors can experience and enjoy the magic and wonder of the world

of science. Forty five years on and the exhibition continues to

Ta an taispeantas ar an saol anois le 45 bhliain, agus a ag

flourish and break new records. We'd like to thank

dul 6 neart go neart 'chuile bhliain. Ba mhaith linn ar mbuiochas a ghabhail le gach einne ate pairteach ann,

judges, sponsors, exhibitors and visitors -for your

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Science for their continued support of the Young Scientist Exhibition. We are also delighted to announce that this year we are working with the Department of Education Northern Ireland for the first time and their enthusiasm for the project is greatly appreciated. The students who are showcasing their projects this week are already winners. I would like to congratulate

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'1', BT YOUNG SCIENTIST &Technology Exhibiton 2009 BT J^ BT would like to thank the following bodies and organisations for their support

Category Awards There are 36 prizes for Individuals and 36 prizes for Group projects. The prizes take the form of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in Junior, Intermediate and Senior sections of each of the four categories:

Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies


awarded to an Individual, a Best Group Award

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

2. Social and Behavioural Sciences

will also be made. If the title BT Young Scientists


3. Technology

The Tree Council of Ireland A N R O I N N




If the title BT Young Scientist of the Year is

1. Biological and Ecological Sciences

Wyeth Medical Ireland


BT Young Scientist(s) of the Year 2009


of the Year is awarded to a Group, a Best Individual Award will be made.

4. Chemical , Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Sustainable Energy Ireland



Eco Unesco

The prizes are as follows:


• 1st prize of €300 for both Individual

Dublin Zoo supported by RPII Naturally Wild Camara

Department of

Fresh Film Festival


RTE The President 's Award

Oideaehais aeuen'SllaE D

Astronomy Ireland Friends of Londini Face - Up Magazine



Birdwatch Ireland


Order of Malta


I) safefooc

Tipperary Institute Colaiste Dhulaigh Royal Society of Chemistry

,` Irish Aid Department of Foreign Autos An Rolnn GnOthai Eachtracha

IOP Institute of Physics In Ireland

Self Help Africa



The Forensc Science Lahoratorr,



In the event of a tie in any category, the prize money will be split equally. A number of Highly Commended and Display awards will be awarded in each category by the panel of judges.

j) Irish Blood 'I Transfusion Service Foras na Gaeilge

Answers Thal Matter.

BT Trophy ( perpetual)

Institute of Physics in Ireland Irish Blood Transfusion Service

NUI Maynooth UCD Science

Patents Office Self Help Africa in collaboration with Irish Aid


The Health Research Board

University College Cork

Safefood Road Safety Authority

Down Syndrome Ireland

Cheque for €2,400

Special Awards ISTA

Science Foundation Ireland

Irish Centre for Talented Youth

Union Contest for Young Scientists

BT Trophy ( perpetual)

Universities for Science

University Limerick

The chance to represent Ireland at the European

and Group projects

Eli Lilly Environmental Protection Agency

Trinity College Dublin

Cheque for €5,000

• 3rd prize of €150 for both Individual

Mensa supported by Eli Lilly

University College Galway

Marie Keating

and Group projects

Science Spin Air Corps


• 2nd prize of €225 for both Individual

Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium



and Group projects

BT Young Scientist(s) of the Year Trophy (perpetual)

Foras Na Gaeilge Forensic Science Laboratory Comreg Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland


Marie Keating Foundation Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) Int. Year of Planet Earth

Pharmachemical Ireland

Smart Technologies

Primed RadioloAteal Protectloe Inetltote Of Ireland Cenmuncarmn, Regelaawn



Waterford Institute of Technology

Travel Awards


Intel Student Award


Analog Devices Student Award

Go Play

Intel and Analog Devices Educator of Excellence Awards




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Analog Devices Student Award This award is presented to an Individual or Group for outstanding work exhibited in the Technology category.

ers Visit Schools!

The prize consists of a trophy plus an all expenses paid trip to America as the guest(s) of Analog Devices, visiting Boston and San Francisco. In addition, Analog Devices will donate €2,500

Last Year's winner of the Analog Devices Technology Award , David McCarthy

to the school of the winning student(s) as a contribution

(6th Year student. C.B.S Midleton) won an all expenses paid trip to Boston and

towards its science laboratory equipment fund.

Silicon Valley in America David(2nd from left) is pictured hereon his visit to . the Analog Devices Design Centre in San Jose, Silicon Valley, California discussing his BT Young Scientist Project with from left Jonathan Audy (Lead Technologist for Power Management, Analog Devices), David McCarthy (2008

SF1 strongly encourages the researchers it supports to visit primary and secondary schools to give talks on their own research , on more general science and engineering topics or on careers in science and engineering.

BT Young Scientist Technology Wilmer), Declan Houlihan (IS Manager, Analog Devicgs),Navdeep Dhanjal(Applications Engineer Analog Devices) and John I

Plower (Design Evaluation Engineer, Analog Devices).

Science Foundation Ireland Research for Ireland's Future

Intel Student Award This award is presented to the best placed project, either Group or Individual, in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences category, except where the project has been selected

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is

as BT Young Scientist of the Year winner.

investing in scientific and engineering research underpinning the Biotechnology Technology (ICT) and Sustainable Energy

the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, Nevada in May 2009. The teacher/mentor of the winner(s) in Reno.

and Energy Efficient Technologies sectors

The Eye, Vision and Super- Vision Prof Chris Dainty, NUI Galway (NUIG) Exploring the Maths in your iPod and DVD Player Prof Gary McGuire, University College Dublin (UCD)

in the third level institutions in Ireland. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2008 , Atlanta, Georgia.

SFI supports the BT Young Scientist and

A day in the life of a Research Scientist

Winners of the Intel Student Award 2008, Ellie Townsend, Lisa O' Sullivan and

Technology Exhibition in order to promote

Prof Martin Caffrey, University of Limerick (UL)

Clara McCarthy from ColbisteChollm, BaUincollig, Co Cork at their exhibition

the benefits of investing in scientific and

stand in Atlanta.

engineering research to young people and

The Kid who Dreamed of putting all Maths Teachers out

the general public and to encourage young

of a Job - (A personal view on discovery and learning about science and the scientific world) Prof Michael Shellekens, University College Cork (UCC)

people to consider undertaking research

Educator o

There are currently over eighty SFI researchers from eleven Higher Education Institutes registered on the SFI Speakers for Schools website with visit titles such as:

(BIO), Information and Communications

The prize is an all expenses paid trip to the USA to compete in

of this award will also receive an all expenses paid trip to ISEF

These visits are considered to be particularly valuable exercises that can have enormous impact for the next generation of Irish scientists and engineers.

Analog Devices Educator of Excellence Award

careers in science and engineering.

The Body's Army against Invaders Dr Derek Doherty, NUI Maynooth (NUIM)

The winner receives the Analog Devices Trophy plus an all expenses paid trip to America.

These awards are presented to the teachers whose commitment and encouragement has consistently enabled their students to participate successfully in the following subject areas: Mathematics , Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Computing at the Exhibition.

Intel Educator of Excellence Award The winner will receive the Intel Trophy plus an All-Expenses paid trip to USA to attend the Intel Educators' Academy. This is run in conjunction with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair also in Reno,

Come visit our stand :

sfi science foundation ireland fonduireacht eolaiochta eireann

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in the Industries Hall to learn more about Speakers for Schools and other SFI Programmes such as the SFI/ Dell Young Women in Engineering Scholarship www.sfi .i outreach or visit

Nevada, in May 2009. Science Foundation Ireland . Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2. Tel: + 353 9 6073200 Fax: + 353 16073036 Email:

oung bcientis Biological & Ecological Sciences

Biological & Ecological Junior - Individual

Stand no: 1007 Student(s): Paul Connolly

Overview: My project is designed to show

Stand no: 1101

the effect that various skin products play

Student(s): Niall McCarthy

Mr Frank Kavanagh

Stand no: 1001

Title: Is Monocular Vision Better Than

in the skin pH and the role this plays in

Title: Study of the Effect of Waste on

Mr Jim Hourihane

Student(s): Sarah Casey

Binocular Vision for Estimating Distance?

managing acne.

Numbers of Waders and Wildfowl coming

Title: Pediatrics, Footwear and the

Overview: The purpose of this project was

School: Naomh losaef

to Courtmacsherry Bay

Growing Body - A Scientific Investigation

to determine whether Monocular Vision

Teacher: Ms. Lorraine Carey

Overview: I will see if the numbers of

Overview: This project wishes to

is better than Binocular Vision for

investigate the different types of school

judging distances.

Stand no: 1014

shoe available on the market and the effects of each of these on the wearer.

School: Colaiste Lorcain Teacher: Mr. Sylvester McEvoy

Student(s): Maire Ni Loinsigh

Stand no: 1008

druchtini don cabaiste ag braid

Ms Edel Conway

Dr Lucy Byrnes

Dr Joe Brady

Dr Joe Caffrey

Dr Joe Barry Mr John O'Leary

Or Billy Fitzgerald Dr Patricia Fitzpatrick

Or Jones Irwin

Title: Chun cosc a chur or an damaiste agus dochar a dheanann seilidi agus

Waders and Wildfowl in Courtmacsherry Bay has increased or decreased since 1996 due to domestic and agricultural waste. School: Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh Teacher: Mr. John O'Sullivan

Mr Hubert Fuller Professor Michael Hennerty

Dr Kevin Hourihan Ms Lynda McSweeney

Fr. Tom Burke

Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

Student(s): Killian Burgess

modhanna nadurtha.

Stand no: 1102

Dr Mary Kelly-Quinn

Dr Maeve Martin

1923 - 2008

Stand no: 1002 Student(s): David Sims Title: Does Ascophyllum nodosum Respond to Herbivore Attack?

Title: Coffea Arabica Versus Arlon

Overview: Dhein me mo tionscnamh i rith

Student(s): Maire Fitzgerald

Distinctus - Is Caffeine a Natural Pesticide?

Title: To Investigate the Distribution of the

Overview: I am looking at whether the

concentration levels. School: Colaiste Choilm

an samhradh. Chuir me 120 plandai or fas. D'Usaid me rudai nadurtha chun cosaint a chuir ar na plandai . D'usaid me min-saibh gruaige agus airde. Bhi tortha an simiuil agam ag deireadh an tsamhraidh.

Teacher: Ms. Ann Downey

School: Colaiste na Sceilge

of Barn Owls in County Cork and evaluating

Teacher: Ms. Maim NI Sh6illeabhAin

rodenticide use as a possible factor in the

Student(s): Peter Moore

Stand no: 1015

School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Mrs. Karma Lyne

Or Padraig O'Kiely Dr Kathy O'Boyle Professor John O'Halloran Professor Bruce Osborne Or Lesley Powell Dr Dagmar Stengel

Young Scientist co-founder

Dr Margaret Keane Dr Mary Cawley Dr Michael O'Leary Dr Niamh Moore Mr Paddy O'Dwyer

Chemical , Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Mr Paid McGee

Dr Anne Breslin

Dr Dermot Walls Dr Brid Crombie-Quilty

Dr Paul Andrews Professor Ray Fuller

Dr Stephen Connon Professor Sean Corish

Dr Catherine Dalton Dr Ursula MacEvilly

Ms Ruby Morrow

Dr Padraig Dunne

Mr Seamus McLoone

Professor Pat Guiry Professor Frank Imbusch

Dr Julian Reynolds Dr Declan Murray Professor Marie Guidon

Mr Sidney Blain

Barn Owl in County Cork and to Evaluate Rodenticide Use as a Possible Factor in the Decline in the Barn Owl Population Overview: Investigating the distribution

decline of the Barn Owl population.

Stand no: 1009

Student(s): Danielle Ronan Title: Breeding Better Bettas

(Siamese Fighter Fish) Overview: I'm going to find out the best

Title: How to Increase Biodiversity in

Balbriggan Area Overview: This is a physiological investigation on the cardiorespiratory

Dublin Gardens

fitness of teenagers in the Balbriggan

area and the correlation between Vo2

temperature, food, and how to introduce the pairs.

the Pitch and Tone Produced in the

max and age, gender.

School: Mount Anville Secondary School

Overview: To investigate how different

School: Balbriggan Community College Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

Teacher: Ms. Maim 0' Donohoe

Dr Tony Scott

Overview: I will research features that influence biodiversity in Dublin gardens using surveys and direct observation and thereby make recommendations for practical improvements for gardeners. School: The High School - Dublin

Dr Orla Feely

Teacher: Dr. Carol Whitford

liquids appear to cause people, especially singers, to produce different sounds through their vocal chords. School: Colaiste Phadraig CBS Teacher: Mr. Kevin Carey

Dr Thomas Quigley

Professor Tom Laffey

Dr Yseult Freeney

Dr Eoin O'Neill

Professor Aidan Moran

Mr Leonard Hobbs

Dr Angela Leahy Ms Annette Cahalane

Mr Bill Hunt

Prof. Tom Brazil

Stand no: 1003 Student(s): John Swanwick

way to breed Bettas, varying the water

Student(s): Brian Cawley

Stand no: 1016 Student(s)', Louise Howe Title: Can Shaped Boundaries Prevent

Title: Best Cooking Methods to Save

Slugs and Snails Reaching Potted Plants?

Stand no: 1010

Stand no: 1103 Student(s): Mark Caswell Title: The Effect of Different Liquids on Human Larynx

Stand no: 1004 Student( s): Jackie Dineen Title: A Study of Lichens and their Role in Identifying Levels of Pollution

Vitamin C in Cabbage

Overview: This project is about finding a

Stand no: 1104

Overview: To show that cabbage contains

way to stop slugs and snails reaching

Student(s): Deirdre McGuane

vitamin C, to investigate what type and how best to cook cabbage in order to

potted plants using shaped boundaries.

Title: Posterior Rotation of the Right Pelvis from Forces Exerted During Surfing

Mr Barry Kennedy

Overview: My project consists of

maintain the most vitamin C.

Mr Owen Mackessy

identifying, classifying, using photography

School: Colaiste Lorcain

BT Chairperson

and using experiments on Lichens. I have

Teacher: Ms. Sharon Gavigan

Maureen Walkingshaw

between my ten chosen locations. School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

Dr Michael Byrne

Mr Aaron McCormack

Dr David Silke Professor Des Gillmor

Mr John Dunnion

Mr Des Hourihane Mr Des McCafferty

Ms Ann O'Sullivan

Mr Des McCluskey

Ms Jennifer Cook

Dr Des McQuaid

nodosum) changes overtime due to predator damage. School: Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna Teacher: Mr. John Sims

as a deterrent to slugs using varying

Title: A Study of Cardiovascular Fitness

Dr Michael McGrath Professor Bob McCullough

Dr Barry Brunt Mr Ciaran McCullagh

strength of the seaweed (Ascophyllum

Overview: I aim to see does caffeine work

amongst 12-19 Year Olds in the

Dr Rachel Quinlan

Social & Behavioural Sciences

School: Balbriggan Community College

Mr Tom O'Dwyer Dr Diarmiud O'Brien

Special Awards Co-ordinator Dr Larry Taylor

also completed a comparative study

School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Mr. Edward Gash

Overview: The project is researching

Stand no: 1017

injuries that occur during surfing. We provide X-ray evidence of the right pelvis

Student(s): Katharine Deane

with posterial rotation as a case study.

Stand no: 1011

Title: Does it Matter Which Food is Fed to

School: Castleknock Community College

Student(s): Flannan Sheehan

Cows in the Production of Milk?

Teacher: Or. Paul Corcoran

Overview: Does it matter what cows eat

Title: Comparison of Pollution Levels in

Title: Enabling Diabetics to Participate in Sport Better Overview: To investigate the effect on blood glucose levels of different amounts and types of carbohydrates taken before

Limerick City and County

sport to help diabetics participate in

Stand no: 1018

Overview: A comparative study of water

Student(s): Jenny Ni Dhubhchanna

how effective they are. From this to

pollution in the Shannon River in Limerick

sport better. School: Sandford Park School

determine the most effective grey water

City and the Feale River in County Limerick.

Teacher: Dr. Alison Graham

School: Colaiste Chiarain Teacher: Ms. Mary Casey

Stand no: 1012

Title: An gad idir aclaiocht agus aclaiocht cordiach/scamhbgach Overview: Taim chun teisteanna a dheanamh or mo bhliain or scoil chun

Student(s): Niamh Jimenez

faigh amach an bhfuil buachailli nips aclai

Title: Carnations and Decay: Maximising the Life of Cut Carnations

na cailin School: Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach

Overview: It is my aim to investigate the

Teacher: Miss Arne NicCraith

Stand no: 1005 Student( s): Kate Sheehan

Stand no: 1006 Student(s): Ronan Mac Giolla Rua Title: To Investigate the Behaviour of the

in the production of milk? School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Mr. Edward Gash

whether or not the humidity of the air has

School: Eureka Secondary School

Stand no: 1100

any effect on the way woodlice distribute

Teacher: Ms. Mary Byrne

Student(s): Vanessa O'Brien

Intermediate - Individual

themselves in a habitat. School: Meanscoil lognaid Ris

Stand no: 1013

in Lough Derg and its Catchment Area

Teacher: Mr. Martin Heavey

Student(s): Mariyah Zia Janjua

Overview: To investigate the growing

Title: The Effect of Various Skin Products

problem of an invasive species in Lough Derg known as the Zebra Mussel and its effect on the surrounding area. School: St Anne's Community College Teacher: Ms. Angela Halley

Title: Zebra Mussels - An Invasive Species

on the pH of Skin and How This Has a Role in the Management of Acne -

A Continuation of My Own Work

of treatment of drinking water and

recycling system. School: St Marys College - Rathmines Teacher: Mr. John Nisbet

Stand no: 1106 Student(s): Maire-Aine Ni Shuilleabhain Title: An Mbionn Eifeacht ag Dath Gruaig/ Craiceann Capaill ar Tarchur Ultra-fhuaim?

Overview: This project investigates

Response to Humidity

Student(s): Fiachra Maguire Title: The GWR and Water Treatment Project Overview. An investigation into methods

causes of deterioration in cut carnations, and from this information attempt to prolong the carnation's life span.

Common Woodlouse (Asellus) in

Stand no: 1105

Overview: Chun fiosru a dheanamh or an difriochtl dtarchur ultra-fhuaim trid achar

dathanna donn/dubh agus ban or chraiceann agus gruaig corpana capall alabhreac

(piebald) agus sceabhach(skewbald). School: Gaelcholaiste Cheatharlach Teacher: MissAlne NicCraith


Biological & Ecological

Biological & Ecological

Stand no: 1505 Student(s): Alexandria Muir, Conor Nolan, Title: Less Packaging, Good for the Environment but is it Good for us?

Doireann Ni Mhuimhneachain, Title: Gas Safety and the Older Person

their size, eating, living habits and expose

Title: When Good Lunches Go Bad!

Overview: Our project will demonstrate

any special behaviours they have.

Overview: When good lunches go bad!

School: Colaiste Ailigh

Overview: Investigate kidney stones, the

Overview: We plan to investigate which

how the sense of smell diminishes with

School: St Patrick's Community College

School: St Joseph Of Cluny

Teacher: Mr. Micheal 0 Giobuin

composition, shape, size. To produce

fruit contains more harmful bacteria -

age, putting the older person at a greater

Teacher: Ms. Emma Daniel

Teacher: Mr. Robert Browne

St u dent(s): Paul Dal y Titl e: Re p licatin g the Habitat of the Rift

tract bacteria.

Valle y Mbuna

School: Ursuline Secondary School -Thurles

Overview: How I replicated the habitat of

Teacher, Ms. Evelynn Cleary

a q uarium .What I investigated , experimental methods used and m y final conclusion .

Stand no: 1432 Student(s): Katie McCarthy, Edith Dodd, Dervia Gallen Title: Crystals in the Kidney Stones

Stand no: 1419 Student(s): Geraldine Dempsey, Alana Jones, Eleanor O'Mahony

Stand no: 1406 Student(s): Sinead Flynn,

the lake Malawi Mbuna in my home

Overview: To determine if people that are younger, middle aged, or older has the highest blood pressure, and which gender has the highest blood pressure

Overview: We are conducting an observational study on the spiders we find in our homes. We hope to look at

Overview: To study the effect of certain metals on the viability of certain digestive

Stand no: 1107

Junior - Group

risk of gas related accidents.

School: St Ciaran's Community School

School: Colaiste Choilm

Te a cher: Mr . Claran Dunne

Stand no: 1400

Teacher: Mr. Donal 0 Laoire

Student(s): Eimer Murphy , Norah Phillips ,

Stand no: 1426

artificial crystals that form inside the

loose or packaged using the nutrient agar.

kidney stones comparing them to ones that occur in body. School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Campbell

School: Gorey Community School Teacher: Ms. Eleanor Fitzpatrick

Stand no: 1413 Student(s): Cherise McAuley, Eimear Keenan, Title: How Food Affects Blood Sugar Levels

Stand no: 1420 Student(s): Claire Mullen, Shauna Macklin, Aisling Feeley

Student(s): Sarah O'Connell, Aisling Kelly, Megan Hassett Title: Factors Affecting the Hatchability of

Overview: In this project we decided

Title: How Easily Bacteria Travels

Hen Eggs

to investigate the effect of various

Overview: Our project is about the

Overview: Three students, three

Stand no: 1433

Title: To Test the Nutrient Values of 3

Student(s):Orla Kelly, Michelle Horan,

Types of Sphagnum Moss for use as a

Stand no: 1506 Student(s): Shona Stewart, Katie Rabbette,

Stand no: 1108

Title: Milk Quality of Different Breeds of

Student(s): Joshua Joyce

Dairy Cattle

Stand no: 1407 Student(s): John D 0 Callaghan,

Title: The Ecological Value of Old

Overview: This project will investigate the

Liam Mc Carthy,

food types on the blood glucose level of

passing of bacteria from person to person

incubators and 36 hen eggs in 21 days to

Title: The Development of a Convenient Test Method for Somatic Cell Count and its Importance in Milk Production

our classmates. School: St Vincent's Secondary School Teacher: Ms. Audrey McArdle

through hand contact. We intend to use Glo-germ to represent the bacteria. School: Scoil Muire gan Smal Teacher: Ms. Lorraine Beirne

see can we improve the success rate of

Susan Ruane

Salad Crop

hatching hen eggs. School: Scoil Ruain Teacher: Ms. Leah McNamara

Title: A Study of Organisms Living in

Overview To investigate the use of a

Compost Bins Overview: We will investigate which organisms live in compost bins and the

common Irish bog plant as a low cost nutritious salad crop alternative to more

Student(s): Aaron Kelly, Gavin Tucker,

Stand no: 1421

Stand no: 1427

impact the organisms have on the compost

School: Ard Scoil Chiarain Naofa

Title: Effects of Cormorants on Fish Stocks

Student( s): Elaine Brady , Laura Brady,

Student(s): Katie Petherbridge,

soil like how the texture will change.

Teacher. Mrs. Mary Corry

Stone Walls O v erview: This p roject looks at old s tone walls and how the y have a greater p otential to improve our environment

quality of milk from different breeds of dairy cattle. School: Desmond College Teacher: Mr. Donal Enright

Overview: Our project aims to examine

expensive imported products.

Somatic Cell Count (SCC), how it is tested and to develop our own method to test for SCC.

Stand no: 1414

Title: An Investigation into the uses of

School: Kinsale Community School

in Ireland's Inland Waterways

Lorna Mc Menamin

Bryanna O'Kelly, Tara Watts

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green

Halophytes as a Biofuel Overview: We are investigating the

Teacher: Ms. Mairead Dullea

Overview: We are investigating the

Title: Does Lung Capacity Vary with Age?

Title: Does Chewing Gum that Contains

Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Campbell

effects that the bird species cormorant

Overview: We wish to investigate the

Xylitol Reduce Plaque Levels?

Student(s): Megan Byrne,

Halo p h y te Suaeda Maritima . We wish to

Stand no: 1408

have on the levels of fish in Ireland's

difference, if any, in lung capacity with

Overview: We propose to find out if

Sinead McNamara,

find out if it is compatible to established

biofuel plants .

inland waterways. School: Lanesboro Community College

School: Skerries Community College

Title: Testing the Antioxidant Properties

Teacher: Ms. Carmel Ward

age. The age groups we wish to investigate are teens to 60's. School: St Aidans Comprehensive School

chewing gum with xylitol reduce plaque.

St u dent(s): Henr y Glass Titl e. The Distribution of the Freshwater

Student(s): Lauren Pilkington, Aisling Greenan,

Intermediate - Group

Stand no: 1300

We will use plaque tablets to show plaque and then chew gum.

Stand no: 1500

- Cavan

School: St Dominic's High School

Student(s): Georgina Gilsenan,

Lim p et Ancylus Fluviatilis in a Short

Teacher: Dr. Katie Corbett

of Various Foods

Title: Movement of Littorina Littorea on Two Contrasting Shores Overview: We want to examine the movement patterns of Littorina littorea

Teacher: Ms. Joanne Corbett

Teacher: Ms. Fiona Gill

Pippa Tuthill

and see if they are the same for all types

th an the modern e q ui p ment . School: Dro g heda Grammar School Teacher: Mr. Ronald Hancock

Senior - Individual

Stand no: 1401 Student (s): Isabel Cooke, Megan Quirey,

Overview: We intend to test antioxident

Stand no: 1415

Stand no: 1402

activities of tea, tomatoes, carrots, grapes

Student(s): Niall Corrigan, Barry Burke,

Robert Broughton

S c h o ol: Clon g owes Wood College

Student (s): Colin Fahy, Sam Naghten, Title: Is Lichen Growth Really an Indication of Clean Air? Overview: Investigation into the lichens

Teacher: Mr . Kevin Maume

found on trees in both rural Roscommon

and berries to see if they contain levels of antioxidants advertised by their distributors. School: St Aidans Comprehensive School - Cavan Teacher: Ms. Joanne Corbett

Stretch of the Mone y carragh River Overview: I will examine if water

velocit y affects the distribution and the orientation to water flow of Ancylus fluviatilis in a stream .

determine whether lichen growth reflects

Student(s): Jason Mc Gowan Titl e: An Investi g ation into the Population of Non-native Plants in the Kinlogh Area

air quality. School: Catholic University School Teacher : Ms. Ruth Hickey

Ov e rview: I will surve y 20 bits of

Title: An Investigation into the Water

of location.

Stand no: 1428

Heating Power of Animal Waste

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

Student(s): Gary Sexton, Eoin Hennessy,

School: St. Clare's Comprehensive School

and Non-designated S.A.C. Raised Bogs

Overview: Our project is to discover

Overview: An investigation into how much water can be heated when pumped through a radiator buried in a horse manure heap and a cow manure heap. School: The Kings Hospital

School - Lisdoonvarna

age or playing sport affects our lung capacity.

Stand no: 1422 Student(s): Cathal Brady, Shane Killoran, Daniel Marron Title: To Conduct a Comparative Quantitative Study of Flora on Designated in Co. Roscommon

if cows graze facing north-south

Teacher: Mr. David Plummer

Title: Training Ciliary and Ocular Muscles

Student(s): Jennifer Lackey, Christine Brady,

Overview: To conduct a comparative

direction using the research instrument

Title: Free Range or Battery Hen Eggs: Which Have the Largest Mass?

Stand no: 1416

quantitative study of Flora on 1 designated

Stand no: 1501

Student(s): Cara Molloy, Megan Mc Clean,

S.A.C. Raise bogs sites and 1 non designated

of observation. School: Meanscoil Na mBraithre

Student(s): Anya Wyatt,

muscles controlling the eye: ciliary and

Teacher: Mr. Kieran Meehan

Eoghan Winchcombe,

extra ocular muscles can be trained like

Stand no: 1429

other muscles to work more efficiently School: Scoil Ruain Teacher: Ms. Colette Treacy

and urban Dublin area . To attempt to Stand no: 1301

Stand no: 1507

Stand no: 1409

Title: Does Involvement in Sport Affect

Lung Capacity? Overview: In our project we want to see if

Teacher: Miss Edel Mc Phelim

Overview: We wish to investigate the

Hannah Bradley

raised bog site, in Co Roscommon.

Title: What Milk Makes the Best Yoghurt? Overview: A study to determine at which temperature yoghurt forms best and to

Schoo: Elphin Community College Teacher: Ms. Brid Fallon

Padraig Kennelly Title: Do Cows Graze in a North-South


Teacher: Mr. John Sims

Stand no: 1508 Student(s): Darren Hehir, Steven Tierney, in the Eye to Work More Efficiently Overview: We intend to show that the

record the p ro p ortion of non-native

Student(s): Danielle Mc Glinchey Aimee Mc Daid,

Student(s): Ciara Tummon, Shannen

Title: The Growth of Plants when Exposed to Different Frequencies of Strobe Lighting

plants in each on charts.

difference in mass between free range and battery hen eggs of the same size and discover which is better value.

Title: Which Handwash is the Most

School: St Aidans Comprehensive School

determine which type of milk makes the

Stand no: 1423

Curry, Shauna Kelly

Overview: We are going to monitor the

S c h o ol: Ma g h Ene Colle g e

Effective at Killing Germs?

- Cavan

best yoghurt.

Student(s): Cormac Fitzgerald,

Title: Levels of Particulate Pollution in Co.

growth of plants when exposed to

Teacher: Ms. Joanne Corbett

School: St Mary's College - Londonderry

Luke Colgan, Robbie Doyle


different frequencies of strobe lighting.

Student( s): Shaunagh O ' Flaherty,

Title: The Conditions that Influence the Freshness of Milk Overview: To establish the extent to which air contributes to the souring of pasteurised cows milk at different

Overview: Investigating the level of

School: Our Lady And St Patrick's College Teacher: Miss Lisa McCluskey

Aine Hanevy,

hed g erow of around 50m each and

Teacher: Ms . Yvonne Higgins

Stand no: 1403

Overview: A project to investigate the

Teacher: Mrs. Ann Blanking

St an d no: 1302

effect of various hand washes on e.coli by

Student(s): Sorcha Crowe

Titl e: Lobster: The Journey from Summer Sea to Christmas Plate

inoculating plates with it and measuring the zones of inhibition. School: St Mary's College - Londonderry

Stand no: 1410 Student(s): William Morgan, Paul Webster, Title: To Investigate Types of Oil in the

O ver view: The life c y cle of the lobster

Teacher: Mrs. Ann Blanking

Treatment of Colic

Stand no: 1404

of oil used in the early treatment of colic and to find out which is the best. School: Scoil Ruain Teacher: Ms. Margaret O'Neill

Overview: To look at the different types

from when they are caught in summer , how artificial hibernation is induced until

the y can be sold before Christmas . School: Colaiste Ghobnait Teacher: Mr. Cormac Coyne

Student(s): Roisin Mulhern, Una Ashford,

Title: Does Eating Cheese Prevent Tooth Decay? Overview: A project to investigate by

Stand no: 1303 St u dent(s): Lorna Madden

acid/base titration which cheese would

Titl e: To Investi g ate Predator-Pre y

be best to eat at the end of meals to neutralise acid in the mouth.

I n t er actions of the Pur p le Sea Urchin ,

School: St Mary's College - Londonderry

Paracentrotus lividus

Teacher: Mrs. Ann Blanking

Stand no: 1417 Student(s): Aine Griffey, Ciara Callinan, Laura Greene Title: Does Location Affect the Size and

Particulate pollution in Co Fermanagh. School: St Fanchea's College Teacher: Mr. Maurice Collins

temperatures - adapt vacuum

Stand no: 1430

Shape of Patella vulgata?

technologies for milk applications.

Student( s): Siobhan Ni hAilpin,

Overview: We want to see if the level of

School: Belvedere College

Nicole De Brun, Shannon Nic Raith

exposure of a shore affects the shape of the shells and foot size of Patella vulgata.

Teacher: Mr. Stephen Carey

Title: What Effect do Different Shampoos have on the Tensile Strength of Hair?

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

Stand no: 1424

Overview: The purpose of this experiment

Student(s): Elizabeth Kelleher, Hazel Buckley, Bronagh Masterson

two species of starfish, Asterias rubens

and Asterina gibbosa, to right themselves is affected by temperature. School: Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna Teacher: Mr. John Sims

Title: Can Our Washed Out Soil Be Saved? Overview: The structure and chemical properties of soils have been affected by current erratic weather.This project aims to develop a solution that agriculture could adopt. School: Moate Community School

Teacher: Ms. Irene O ' Sullivan Stand no: 1511

Title: Breathing Your Way To Good Health

was to determine how various shampoos affect the tensile strength of human hair. School: Colaiste Ailigh

What Lives With Them? Overview: We want to see what other

Stand no: 1418

Overview: Investigate the role of

Teacher: Mr. Micheal 0 Giobuin

Student(s): Eamonn Durnin, Kyle Mulligan,

breathing in health. We hope to verify

Stand no: 1504

Student(s): Moire Sexton Torres, Abigail Slazenger, Title: Olfactory Learning and Memory Overview: This project examines the link between gender and age and olfactory

species live in the pits occupied by sea

Jason McArdle

that correct breathing technique will

Stand no: 1431

Student(s): Aisling Fulcher,

(smell) memory formation through

reduce poor health. Maintain good health where applicable. School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Ms. Niamh Ni Dhrisceoil

Student(s): Hazel Ochate, Emma Flynn, Kathy McCarthy Title: To Compare the Activity of the Enzyme Catalase in Different Types of Food Overview: We are goinig to select ten different foods and compare the activity

Niamh Ainsworth, Title: Effect of Carbon Emissions on

olfactory learning tasks and recall.

Aquatic Life Forms

Teachw Dr. Frank Maher

of the enzyme catalase, which is an

park sediments to determine how it affects them. School: St Peter's College - Dunboyne Teacher: Ms. Marie Louise Mc Elroy

Stand no: 1411 Student(s): Cliodhna Shannon, Kaia Phillips,

School - Lisdoonvarna Teacher: Mr. John Sims

Title: Sea Urchins -

Overview: I wish to investigate how pr edation affects the p ur p le sea urchin , Paracentrotus lividus , in terms of its growth and behaviour . School: Scoil Mhuire , Cork.

Stand no: 1405

urchins (Paracentrotus lividus) on the

Student(s): Caoimhe Barnes, Lisa Rogers, Title: A Study of Different Factors Affecting Hand Grip Strength

shore in Doolin.

Teacher: Mrs. Alison Beresford

Overview: We are studying the effects of

Teacher: Mr. John Sims

Stand no: 1304

strength of subjects using a hang grip

Stand no: 1412

Title: An Analysis of Yeast Reproduction in Sugar Substitutes under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions Overview: The metabolism of yeast solutions, some "fed" with sugar, others with sugar substitutes and others with only warm water under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

Student (.): Harriet Byrne

sensor linked to a datalogger. School: Sutton Park School Teacher: Ms. Catherine Tattersall

Student(s): Tomas Carney, Nicky Gray,

School: 0 Fiaich College

Michelle Nic Chartaigh, Aileen Hanson

Title: Ireland's Newest House Spiders

Teacher: Mr. Kenneth Rea

Title: An Tionchar Ata Ag Aois Ages

anti-oxidant in each one. School: St Goban's College

Inscne ar BT6 Fola Dhaonna a Leiriu

Teacher: Ms. Hazel Jennings

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary School - Lisdoonvarna

age , gender and exercise on hand grip

`iU To Study the Effect of Selected Metals on Certain Digestive Tract Bacteria

Stand no: 1503 Student (s): Arnie Barrett, Megan Casey, Title: The Effect of Temperature on the Righting Ability of Starfish Overview: We want to see if the ability of

Stand no: 1509

Stand no: 1425 Student(s): Deirdre Ni Dhochartaigh,

Overview: We will establish various cultures of Daphinia and contaminate them with varying concentrations of car

School Wesley College - Ballinteer

Biological & Ecological

Biological & Ecological Stand no: 1525

Stand no: 1531

Student(s): Shona Fitzpatrick, Leah

Student(s): Zoe Fox, Shannan Feeley,

Fitzpatrick, Conor Ferris

Orlaith Fox

Title: Do I Know My Alcohol Limit? perception of their driving ability after

Title: How do Irish Dancers Compare to Gaelic Footballers in Overall Physical Fitness

consuming alcohol? To test this we will

Overview: We wish to find out whether

get 60 volunteers to use self-test

or not irish dancers are fitter than

will affect how much of it is consumed

breathalyzer kits.

footballers of the same age. We will use

School: Colaiste Ailigh

School: Ashbourne Community School

two tests in our experiment.

Teacher: Mr. Micheal 0 Giobuin

Teacher: Ms. Ailish Kendall

School: St. Clare's Comprehensive School

growing plants in proximity to various

Stand no: 1519 Student(s): Aoife Kilcullen, Jade N1 Ghallchoir, Title: An chuireann boladh na siolta isteach ar an cainniocht a itheann na din fian Overview: The aim of our experiment is to

sources of household radiation.

determine if the scent of wild bird food

School: St Columba's College Teacher: Ms. Karen Hennessey

Stand no: 1512 Student(s): Eamon McKee, Lingfan Gao,

Title: Household Radiation and its Effect on Plants Overview: We plan to study the effect of household radiation on plants. By

Overview: How accurate is people's

Teacher: Miss Edel Mc Phelim

Stand no: 1513 Student(s): Sam Power, Niall Keller, Title: In Golf will Performance Improve

Stand no: 1520 Student(s): Daragh Hill, Jennifer Sullivan,

from the Physical Challenge from

Title: Does Chewing Gum Decrease the

Stand no: 1526 Student(s): Rachel Bridgette, Carol Gallagher, Ronan Healy

Stand no: 1532 Student(s): Theo Marden-Wasteneys,

Carrying your Bag or Pulling a Trolley or

Amount of Bacteria in your Mouth?

Title: Computers and Dry-Eye Syndrome

Adam Torrie, William O'Morchoe

Stand no: 1554

Stand no: 1542 Student(s): Natalie Coyle, Naoise Kelly, Natasha King

Title: Why Left-handed People are More

Title: Tropism Testing

Intelligent than Right-handed People

Overview: The investigation of the

Student(s): Gary Egan, David O'Dowd,

What Lurks Within? toothbrushes for bacteria, and finding

Danielle Gallagher, Aoife Flynn 'Stand no: 1548

Overview: In our project we plan to prove

effects of different light sources and

the statement that "left-handed people

water sources on plant growth and to

Paul Mc Nulty Title: The Effects of Artificial and Organic

are more intelligent than right-handed".

investigate if hormones positively affect

Fertilisers on the Growth of Broccoli

School: Community School

plants growth.

- Carrick-on-Shannon Teacher: Mrs. Jacqueline Walsh

School: The Teresian School Donnybrook Teacher. Ms. Sharon Wilson

Overview: We plan to investigate to growth response of broccoli to artificial

Stand no: 1537

Student(s): Catherine Higgins,

and organic fertilisers and see which grows and tastes the best.

Title: Your Toothbrush Overview: We will be testing out what causes this bacteria, to make

people aware of the potentially dangerous bacteria in toothbrushes School: Loreto Convent - Letterkenny Teacher: Ms. Mary O'Brien

School: Community School,

Student(s): Rose Tully, Jessica Byrne,

Stand no: 1543


Stand no: 1555

Claire Kelly

Student(s): Allan Kilroy-Glynn,

Teacher: Mrs. Edel Farrell

Student(s): Eoghan 0 Carroll,

Title: The Investigation into Anti-oxidant

Cathal Mc Crane, Martin Purcell

Title: Does Going Green Kill?

Stand no: 1549

Eoin Feeney, Peter Mullaney Title: The Lynx Effect: Fact or Fiction Overview: An investigation into the truth of "the lynx effect", whether or not

Driving a Buggy?

Overview: We would like to see if

Overview: This project is an investigation

Title: Rugby Lineouts: Improving the

Shelflife of Homemade Smoothies from Various Fruit Sources

Student(s): Carol Somers, Cathy Dervan,

chewing chewing gum after eating

into whether there is a connection

Success Rate of a Hooker's Throw

Overview: Our project is the investigation

Overview: We will play 15 rounds of golf,

Overview: We intend to investigate

Ann-Marie Lambert

5 carrying a bag, 5 pulling a trolley and 5

reduces the number of Streptococcus

between the prolonged use of computers

Overview: We wish to develop equipment

of the dangers of 'going green' by way of

the activity level and duration of anti-oxidants in smoothies and whether

sealing one's house to better retain heat.

and dry eye syndrome. School: Lucan Community College Teacher: Ms. Aisling Quirke

and a training routine that would help

Title: Deodorant Versus Antiperspirants:

improve the accuracy and distance

School: Marist College - Athlone

Is Hygiene Really that Healthy?

over-night storage or freezing etc

control of a hooker's throw into a lineout. School: Newtown School - Waterford

Teacher: Mr. Cian O'Brien

Overview: We are investigating the

affects these levels.

Teacher: Mr. Damian Keenan

Teacher: Mr . Bryan Ronan

Stand no: 1544

differences between deodorants and antiperspirants, the effects of their

Teacher: Mr. Padraig Harlow

Student(s): Clara McDonnell, Amy Lyons,

ingredients on our body and the links

Stand no: 1556

Megan O'Brien

between aluminium and various diseases.

Student(s): Daniel Keane, Ciara Toolan,

Title: Are Human Earprints as Unique

School: ScoilMuire gan Smal

Claire Brennan

as Fingerprints?

Teacher. Mr. Padraig Harlow

Title: Our Water: Can We Trust It?

driving a buggy. Will this affect the score?

School: Waterpark College - Waterford Teacher: Mr. Brian Dunbar

mutans in your mouth, thus reducing tooth decay. School: Christ King Girls Sec. School Teacher: Ms . Deirdre Brosnan

Stand no: 1527

Stand no: 1515

School: Scoil Moire g an Smal

Stand no: 1533

Stand no: 1538

Student(s): Emma Courtney, Ashley Dooley, Genevieve Courtney

Student(s): Lauran Kilmartin, Hannah Schofield, Clara Lawler

Overview: Our project is to show the

Student(s): Jerome Muldoon, Shane Smith, David Roe Title: The Effects of Sound on Plants Overview: We will investigate the effects of sound on plants and record if there is

Title: A Study of the Health Benefits

Title: How Safe Is Your Water?

harmful effects of refilling and reusing

any difference in the plants receiving

of Probiotics

Overview: We will test the water from

samples have on physical performance

plastic water bottles. We will prove this

no sound.

Overview: Our project will investigate if

various Dublin areas and the reservoirs

and discover which is best to be used

through experimentation.

School: Patrician High School -

antibiotics taken orally kill the problotics

that supply them, to determine if it

during exercise. School: St Wolstan's Community School Teacher: Ms. Paula Kirrane

School: Loreto Convent - Letterkenny

Carrickmacross Teacher: Mr. John O'Rourke

taken orally. We'll investigate what

collects any bacteria on its journey. School: The Teresian School Donnybrook Teacher: Ms. Sharon Wilson

Student(s): Sarah Kelliher, Danielle Higgins, Title: Does Energy in Food Affect Physical Performance? Overview: Using different foods/drinks

Stand no: 1521 Student(s): Roseanne Boyce, Clara McHugh, Title: Bacteria in Refilled Water Bottles

we will investigate the effect these

Teacher: Ms. Susan Kenny

concentration of acid and bile inhibits the growth of probiotics. School: Colaiste Lorcain Teacher: Mr. Sylvester McEvoy

Stand no: 1522

Stand no: 1528

Stand no: 1516

Student(s): Deorbhla O'Shea,

Student(s): Suzy Boyle, Michelle Browne,

S tu d ent ( s ) : S onya O'L oug hli n,

Niamh Murph y,

Lewis Hodgson

Katie O'Brien ,

Title: Photosynthesis for Schools

Title: To Investigate the Various Effects

Stand no: 1534

Title: A Predictive Model of the Spread of

Overview: We intend to improve on the

of Pollution on Fresh Water Salmon

Student(s): Oliver Pemble, Jack

Fallopia Japonica

current method of measuring the rate of

and Trout

Henderson, Paul Curtin

Overview: We are mapping the occurence of Japanese knotweed in selected areas of north Clare and looking to seeif there is a common locational factor.

photosynthesis for leaving cert. biology

Overview: In our project we will be

with the use of aquatic organisms. School: St Vincent's Secondary School

studying the causes of pollution and the various effects it has on fresh water salmon and trout.

Title: An Investigation of the Photosynthetic Growth of Algae in the Presence of S02 and NOx Gases

heating oil. School: Kinsale Community School

on the Northern Island of Lough Corrib

Stand no: 1529 Student(s): Matthew Burke, Niall O'Connor, Alan O'Reilly

Title: The Effects of Artificial Light on

Overview: The Lichens of the remote,

Title: Testing Various Methods of Energy

Animal Movement at Night Overview: We want to see if the movement of a variety of animals is affected by artificial light being left on at night.

uninhabited islands of northern Lough

Saving in a Race Preparation

Stand no: 1535

Corrib will be gps logged, photographed,

Overview: Our project involves student

Student(s): Leona Grenham,

identified and chronicled. School: St. Geralds College Teacher: Mr. Brendan McHugh

performance in running a fitness test

Emma Lennon, Gillian Byrne

and using different variables - sitting, standing and lying down.

Title: Are Wii Fit - A Comparative

Stand no: 1517 Student(s): Sarah Carey, Sarah Danaher,

School: Salesian College - Celbridge

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

School - Lisdoonvarna

Stand no: 1524

Teacher: Mr. John Sims

Student(s): Dean Cully, James O'Neill,

Teacher: Mr. Jor g e Andres

Title: Disproportionate Sensory Organs -

Stand no: 1530

St an d no: 1518 Student(s): Amanda Shiell, Miriam Adair, Title: How Much Disinfectant do we Really Need?

Do they Enhance our Perception? Overview: We plan to conduct tests on exaggerated/oversized body features to

Student(s): Adam Lavery, Nathan Rodgers , Matthew Logan

see if they provide improved sensory

Overview: We will do serial dilutions with

uptake to allow them be more successful

3 disinfectants and test this on Listeria

innocua. We will look at the growth of

in their environment (survival of the fittest).

Computer Peripherals Overview: We will investigate the amount/ types of bacteria present on keyboards, mice and mobile phones and look at ways

bacteria on a surface.

School: St Patrick's Community College

to prevent and/or eradicate this bacteria.

School: Presentation Secondary School - Cork Teacher: Ms. Gretta O'Sullivan

Teacher: Ms. Emma Daniel

Title: Investigation into Bacteria on

School: Our Lady And St Patrick's College Teacher: Miss Lisa McCloskey

Teacher: Mrs. Tina Reynolds

Teacher: Mr. Damien Langan

Teacher: Mr. Michael Lyons

the population of Daubenton bats. S c h oo l : C o laiste Choilm

Caitriona Nic atSaoir, Caoilfhionn Ni Bhleine Title: Compardid idir na hairionna frith-baictearach ata ag cinealacha

Packaging Components on the Stability

Stand no: 1551

an d Sh e lf Life o f F oo d P ro d uc t s

Student(s): Martin Clancy, M ar k K e ll y, J ames H az l e tt Titl e: F er tili s ers - Which is best? O verview: We i n t en d to investi g ate the

Teacher: Ms. Joan Faherty

School: Grennan College

Overview. Our aim is to replace the artificial preservatives used in active p acka g in g with natural herbs and spices . We hope that it will have positive effects. School: Colaiste Choilm

Teacher: Miss Lisa Cosgrove

Teacher: Mrs. Karina Lyne

Stand no: 1540

Stand no: 1546 Student(s): Kate Mulligan, Caoimhe Byrne, Elena Stallings Title: Irish Bee Propolis - An Evaluation of its Potential in being a Natural Sticky

Teacher: Mr. Michael Doherty

Antimicrobial Agent

Title: To Investigate the Relationship

week to another and to study what

Overview: Investigate antimicrobial

between the Size of a Person's Pinna and

affects the change.

qualities of Irish bee propolis focusing on

its Impact on Hearing

Scho, Skerries Community College

Escherichia coll. Ascertain if native bee propolis from different parts of Ireland has different healing qualities. School: St Josephs College - Lucan Teacher: Ms . Michelle Dunne

Overview: We were interested in seeing

effect of different fertilisers on the grass and soil and conclude which is the most effective in promoting growth.

difriula mil. Overview: The aim of our experiment is

to study and compare the antibacterial activity of honey of different species against E-Coli K-12 and lactobacillus acidophilus Schoob Colaiste Ailig h Teacher: Mr. Miche6l6 Giobuin

School: Lough Allen College Student(s): Kevin McGrath, Alun Cullinan, Stephen Dwyer

Study on the Wii Fit Versus Conventional Exercise Overview: We are trying to find out if exercising with the Wii Fit is as good as conventional exercise and if people find it more enjoyable. School: St Joseph's College - Athlone

School: Lanesboro Community College

Stand no: 1557

Levels in Local Streams

inhabit them.

the Lough Ree area for various types of pollution including Nitrogen, Phosphate and Coliform levels.

Student(s): Freda Nic Oscair,

Title: The Assessment of Natural Active

when exposed to various gases produced

School: Summerhill College

species . We wish to find out if certain

Kieran Cummins

School - Lisdoonvarna

wear lynx deodrant.

factors , such as pollution in rivers, affect

Title: Non-chemical Testing of Pollution

whether algae could survive and grow in the burning of domestic kerosene

Overview: Bats are an endangered

Title: Bat Behaviour and its Relation to Rivers

Student(s): Lena O ' Driscoll, K a te Donnell y, Fiona Creed

Teac h er: M s. Mi c h e ll e H er b er t

Stand no: 1523 Student(s): Art O'Suilleabhain, Kevin Keena, Title: Mapping the Distribution of Lichens

Schoch Dominican College - Drumcondra

Stand no: 1545

School: Hazelwood College

Overview: Our project aims to study

Stand no: 1550 Student(s): Emer Roche , Deirbhle Ni Chlardha, Ronan Harrington

Student(s): Amy Wemyss, Louise Kirwan,

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

Teacher: Mr. John White

and earprints and comparing their uniqueness. Some scientists have questioned whether earprints should be used in prosecution. We plan to investigate this. Teacher. Ms. Lorraine McCool

women are more attracted to men who

Overview We intend to test the water in

Overview: We're researching fingerprints

Stand no: 1539

Overview: To establish the water quality in local streams we intend to survey the various invertebrates, including their known pollution tolerant levels, which

Teacher: Mr. John Sims


School: St Josephs College - Lucan Teacher: Ms. Michelle Dunne

Stand no: 1536 Student(s): Kieran Greene, Brendan Feely, Steven Carthy

Title: Particulate Matter in Air in Skerries Overview: To see if the amount of pollution in the air changes from one


Or. Katie Corbett

Stand no: 1541 Student(s): Kathy Spo ll en, A my D u i gnan,

Stand no: 1552 Student(s): Shayan Yousefizadeh, Mark Blanchfield, Darren Maher

whether or not the size of your pinna effects your capacity for hearing. S c h oo l : St . Aidan's C . B . S .

Teacher: Ms . Marie Roane

Stand no: 1558

Student(s): Aodhan 0 Ceanainn, Sean b Fearraigh, Micheal0 Coilman Title An bhfuil baicteir i nduilleoga? Overview: We want to discover if leaves contain guard cell bacteria. School: Colaiste Ailigh Teacher: Mr. Micheal 6 Giobuin

Stand no: 1559 Student(s): Kirsty Kinsella , Patricia Kenny, Sarah Hempenstall Title: Toxic Flushes Overview: We intend to investigate the

Rachel Bleach Title: To Compare the Amount of Vitamin

Stand no: 1547

Stand no: 1553

C Content in Organic and Non-organic Fruit and Vegetables Overview: We'll measure the Vitamin C content of organic and non-organic foods. We'll carry out standardised taste tests and find if they're worth paying

Student(s): Fiona Briggs, Johanna Kenny, Maria 0 Brien Title: Curing and Preservation of Bacon with Different Salt Types and Rosmarinus Officianalis

Student(s): Aimee Desmond, Sarah 0' Donovan, Aisling 0' Keeffe Title: Biodiversity of Groundwater Fauna

Overview: We're testing different salts

groundwater and observing the samples

extra for.

on bacon to see the effects it has on

collected under a variety of microscopes.

School: Our Lady's Bower - Athlone

preservation. We'll then put rosemary

Teacher: Mrs. Ethna Benson

on it to see its effect.

School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Ms. Joan Faherty

Overview: An investigation into fauna species in groundwater by sampling

effects of supposed eco-friendly and non eco-friendly toilet cleaners on marine life. We will use mussels as our test subjects. Schook Colaiste Bhride Teacher: Ms. Miriam Rickerby

Social & Behavioural

Biological & Ecological Stand no: 1560 Student(s): Sarah Purcell, Klara Moyne,

Stand no: 1566

Ailsa Doyle

Sinead Sheahan

Title: Does Soil Enrichment Affect the

Title: Intelligent People have Above

Student(s): Kerry Corcoran, James Casey,

Mass of Roots?

Average Amounts of Copper and Zinc

Overview: To investigate if plant roots

in their Hair

School: Loreto Grammar School - Omagh Teacher: Dr. Kevin Gallagher Stand no: 1572 Student(s): Emma Bradley, Ashley McElroy, Dearbhla McGavghey

can serve the presence of nutrients by

Overview: We intend on testing hair

Title: To Investigate if Climate Change

comparing the weights of roots that

samples for copper and zinc using last

Rainfall Levels in Co. Tyrone Could Have a

grew in enriched, semi-enriched and unenriched soil. School: Holy Faith Secondary School Teacher: Ms. Linda Tyrrell

years junior certificate results as part of

Negative Impact on Oilseed Rape Yield

our investigation.

Overview: A few very wet summers have

School: Colaiste na Sceilge

caused flooding of farmland in Co.

Teacher: Mr. Damien Foley

Tyrone. The impact of increased rainfall

Junior - Individual

Sarah Whitsell

Stand no: 2000

Title: What are the Issues Faced by

into the Depletion of Salmon in the

Title: The Heavy Metal Difference

Title: Control of Somatic Cell Count Using

Student ( s): Ryan Bissett

Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in

River Moy

Between Tinned and Fresh Fish

Karmine Apple Cider Vinegar to Reduce

Title: New Languages : Generational

Mainstream Education?

Overview: Why are salmon stocks

Overview: We aim to determine the types

Staphylococcus Aureus Infection of

Discrepancies within Leet and Text Speak

depleting is it pollution, climate change

of heavy metal present in fish and to

Irish Dairy Cows

-A Further Study

etc? This project aims to investigate

determine if there is a difference between tinned and fresh fish. School: St Caimin's Community School Teacher: Ms. Maria Sheehan

Overview: Investigate the potential of

Overview: Investigating spelling patterns

apple cider vinegar to prevent

emerging between age groups using

Stand no: 1610

Student(s): Grace Moran, Aisling Reilly, Title: A Further In-depth Investigation

Student(s): Sinead Liddy, Siobhan Weir,

the 'why' and come up with possible solutions. School: St Joseph's Secondary School Teacher: Mr. Declan Cafferkey

on crop yield will be assessed using

Stand no: 1561 Student(s): Alesia McComish , Kathr y n Culhane , Sophie Slater Title: To Investigate the Effectiveness of

Stand no: 1567

oilseed rape grown in variable soil water

Student(s): P.J Hegarty,

Andrew Ferguson, Trevor Gray Title: How to Naturally Increase

conditions. Oilseed rape is grown extensively in parts of Co. Tyrone. School: Loreto Gs - Omagh

Various Spot Creams

Omega 3 in Milk

Teacher: Dr. Kevin Gallagher

Overview: Our project will test different

Overview: The aim of our project is to

types of spot creams to find out which

i by increase the level of Omega3 in m lk

one has the best effect . School: Holy Faith Secondary School Teacher: Ms. Linda Tyrrell

feeding a group of cows a natural source

of Omega3. School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher : Ms. Carena Mullins Stand no: 1568

Anna Burlingham, Jane Wynne

Student(s): Colman Quirke,

Title: An Analysis of Mitotic Index Rate

of Garlic using Additives Versus Distilled Water Overview: We wish to determine whether the Mitotic Index of galium is abnormal

Alan Donoghue, Gearoid Sugrue Title: Is Kerry's Water Safe? Overview: Were determining the quality of Kerry's schools drinking water by using a series of tests and sending some of our

w h en exp osed to additives to check any

samples to University Limerick.

effect on cells.

School: Colaiste na Sceilge

School: St Vincent's Secondary School

Teacher: Mrs. Jennifer Barry

Stand no: 1569 Stand no; 1563

Student(s): Clan O' Broin-Beag,

Studentlsl: Emma Garry , Cliodhna Bolger, Title: Do Stimulants Affect Your Reflexes?

Orla Ni Dubhla, Eimar Bushel-Payne Title: Weight Controlled Red Squirrel Feeder

Overview: An investigation into the

Overview: We want to design a weight

effects of stimulants on the speed of reflexes . The stimulants we are using are coffee , fizzy drinks and energy drinks e . g . Red Bull.

controlled feeder for red squirrels to ensure that the grey squirrels can't get the food.

School: Loreto College - St Stephens

Teacher: Mr. Traolach 0 Maolchathaigh

Marianne Gaule

Green Teacher: Ms. Yseult Whitaker

a Person 's Lungs

Stand no: 1570 Studentlsl: Sarah Deegan, Hannah O'Byrne, Rachel Clancy Title: Does the Ingestion of Foods Rich in Anthocyanins Alter the Blood Sugar Levels of Diabetic Patients? Overview: An investigation into the link

Overview: We are investigating the good

between ingestion of anthocyanins in

Stand no: 1564 Student(s): Triona Ni Dhomhnaill, Maeve Lavelle , Laura Mahon Title: The Effects of Indoor Swimming on

and bad effects of indoor swimming on

fruits e.g. cherries, and the increased

lungs , we shall perform lung tests on

production of insulin cells in the pancreas

swimmers, smokers and other athletes

of diabetic patients. School: Loreto College - Foxrock Teacher: Ms. Helen Hennessy

and compare. School: Naomh losaef Teacher: Ms. Judith Tierney

Stand no: 1565 Student(s): Dearbhaile Mac Intyre, Seafra Gallagher, Charlotte Kieran Title: Bacterial Contamination in Tea Towels Overview The presence and numbers of

various types of micro- organisms will be studied. The tea towels involved in daily use in one household will be analysed. School: Loreto Convent - Letterkenny Teacher: Ms. Susan Kenny


School: Colaiste Raithin

predators and from anthropogenic abuse of the environment . Our project will investigate if we can learn any survival

lessons from some aspects of the organisms , physiology and anatomy.

'Leet' and 'Text ' speak. Looking at rapid

to maintain a low somatic cell count in

fluctuation and change in approaches to

milk samples.

spelling shorthand via the internet.

School: St Josephs College - Lucan

School: Balbriggan Community College

Stand no: 2007

Student(s): Lisa Twohig, Luke Twomey,

Teacher: Ms. Michelle Dunne

Teacher: Mr. Kevin Curran

Student ( s): Kate Lawler

Stand no: 1616 Student(s): Heather Mulcahy, Rebecca Casey, Emma 0' Halloran Title: Predicting Success in Pedigree Dogs: A Further Study

Stand no: 2001 Student(s): Gerard Shanahan Title: Addison's and Addisonian Crisis-A Public Awareness

another Computer Game?

Overview: My project investigates the

the Wii as an alternative source of exercise.

Overview: After studying three breeds,

pubic awareness of Addison's disease and

School: Ard Scoil Natriondide

the functions of the adrenal glands.

Teacher: Ms . Caroline Concannon

Student(s): Liam Hennessy, Ian Curtin,

Dearbhla De Barra

Title: Fresh Fruit? An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Packaging Overview: The aim of our project is to investigate which type of packaging is

most effective in preventing bacterial germination in fruit.

Title: Wii - A Form of Exercise or just

School: Colaiste Choilm

School: Colaiste Choilm

Teacher: Mr. Donal 0 Laoire

Teacher: Mr. Hugh O ' Callaghan

before mating is a genetic factor or an

School: Balbriggan Community College

individual breed factor.

Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

Bridgeen Deveeney,

Stand no: 1606 Student(s): Louise Stack,

Stand no: 1612

School: Christ King Girls Sec. School Teacher: Mrs. Laura Mc Namara

Title: How Sweet Is Your Potato?

Kellieanne O'Brien,

Overview: We intend to investigate to their sugar concentration to determine

Title: Where Do Hazelnuts Go? Overview: The see at what rate hazel nuts are removed after they have fallen

the ideal sugar molarity of these potatoes

different potato varieties in relationship

for cooking. School: Mulroy College Teacher: Mr. Stephen Doherty

Student(s): Jessica Bowen,

Aisleen Sheehan, Title: To Investigate the Different Species of Micro-Organisms and their Ability to Survive Depending on the Concentration of Chlorine Found in Various Treated Water Samples Overview: A project investigating the identity and number of micro- organisms

present in various chlorine treated water samples from our locality. School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Mrs. Karina Lyne Stand no: 1602 Student(s): Sile Stafford, Rebecca Kummert,

Title: A Study Of Cystic Fibrosis and Ways of Improving Mucus Detachment

Overview. We are investigating the effect of vibrations of different frequencies on the removal of Cystic Fibrosis mucus from membranes lining the alveoli. School: Sutton Park School

Teacher: Ms. Catherine Tattersall

Student).): Ciaran Kennedy, Clan Glenfield

Title: Nutrient and Pesticide Comparison of Organic and Conventionally Grown Apples Overview: We aim to determine whether

or not home grown produce is better for you than organic/conventionally grown produce obtained from a supermarket. School: Skerries Community College Teacher: Dr. Katie Corbett

Overview: Obesity is a huge problem. Many of us prefer to play computer games than exercise. I'm investigating

Stand no: 1617

Title: What's your Carbon Footprint? An

Student ( s): Shona Mulligan,

Investigation into Households in the

Overview: The aim of this project is to

Hannah Doherty , Niamh Mc Donnell

Balbriggan Area

Stand no: 2008 Student(s): Oisin Roche-Lancaster Title: Safer School Uniforms Overview: I am doing a project on safer school school uniforms and their visibility in general - in the dark and in the evening.

from the trees and to see what is

study the distribution and problems

Title: To Investigate How Schools

Overview: This project is investigating the

School: Skerries Community College

removing them.

associated with the Japanese Knotweed

Contribute to the Development of Type 2

average carbon footprint of households in

Teacher: Dr. Katie Corbett

problem in our area and identify possible remedies. School: Douglas Community School Teacher: Mr. Clan 0' Mahony

Diabetes in their Students and what they

the Balbriggan area in comparison to the

Stand no: 1600

Stand no: 1603 Stand no: 1571 Student(s): Aoibheann Laird, Elizabeth McKenna , Dearbhla McGuigan Title: Can the Cockroach Teach Humans Some Survival Techniques? Overview The cockroach has a reputation as being very resilient to attack from

Staphyloccus infection of Irish dairy cows

Overview: I intend to find out what issues/difficulties are faced by children with CP in mainstream education and what could be done to help them. School: Castletroy College Teacher: Ms. Celine Moloney

Stand no: 1611

Title: Fertility Problem with Freemartin Calves Overview: We aim to look at the problem that arises with females of mixed twin calves. These female calves will be

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

School - Lisdoonvarna Teacher: Mr. John Sims

Stand no: 1601

Teacher: Mr. John White

Student(s): Tommy Collison

we intend to see if predicting a champion

Student(s): Micheal Griffin,

Stand no: 1562 Studentls): Niamh Gaskin,

Stand no: 1605

probably be infertile.

Senior - Group

Stand no: 2006

Stand no: 1615 Student(s): Stephanie Quilligan, Meabh Coakley, Fiona Cunniffe

Stand no: 1604

Student(s): Ronan Doyle, Cillian Bracken, Eoghan 0' Connor Title: Japanese Knotweed - Not the Gardeners' Friend

Stand no: 2002 Student(s): Gerard Byrne

can do to Prevent it

national average.

Overview: To investigate what schools do

School: Balbriggan Community College Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

to contribute to the development of type

Student(s): Jack Cowhig Title: Social Networking Sites Overview: I will be doing research on

2 diabetes and how they can prevent it,

Stand no: 1607

Stand no: 2009

social networking sites. I will be building

Student(s): Kevin 0 Connor , Paul Stewart,

Stand no: 1613

by looking at what foodstuffs are

Stand no: 2003

Title: Investigation into the Activity of

Student(s): Conor Costello, Ciaran

supplied in the school.

Student(s ): James Goodman

a social networking site model and inform

Cellulase Enzymes Produced by Marine Micro-or g anisms

Buckley, Eoin Boland Title: To Investigate the Orthopaedic

School: Confey Community College

Title: Cigarette Smoking - Awareness of

students of potential risks

Teacher: Mrs. Virginia 0' Hehir

the Addiction and its Consequences

School: Midleton College

Overview, Our project is to investigate

Problems induced by School Chairs

among the Irish Youth - An Investigation

Teacher: Mrs. Louise Curtin

the activity of cellulase enzymes from

Overview: We propose to conduct an

Overview : This project considers the

various fungi isolated from the sea-sponge: Haliclona Simlulans. School: Colaiste Choilm

investigation into the long and short-term effects caused by improper

continual uptake of smoking by youths

seating in schools throughout the

smoking to be a major contributing factor.

Stand no: 2010 Student(s): Amanda Ni Neighill Title: Cofra Cosaint Cogaisi

Teacher: Ms . Ann Downey

country. We consequently hope to

School: Balbriggan Community College

Overview: Glas le alarm a cheapadh chun

Studentlsl: Aisling McGrath, Cathal Burke, Title: Identification of Mosquito Species within Ireland to Estimate Potential Risk

develop suggestions and possible solutions that can be utilised through further study. School: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Teacher: Mr. Sean Foley

Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

of Viral Transmission Overview: To visually identify the

Stand no: 1614

Overview: Given obesity levels are of

School: Castleknock Community College

Student(s): Bobby Tang, Michael Zhang, Richard Stewart Title: Measuring Level of Infection of an Open Wound

national concern I am testing dance as a

School: Balbriggan Community College

Stand no: 2011 Student(s): Seosamh Mac Oscair Title: Does Crossed Hand-eye Dominance Help or Hurt when Shooting Basketball Free Throws

Teacher: Dr. Paul Corcoran

Overview: We aim to create a patch or

Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

Overview: I want to determine if crossed

Stand no: 1609 Student(s): Aine Smyth, Laura Shells,

bandage, which can be incorporated onto a normal dressing, and which accurately shows level of infection.

Stand no: 2005 Student(s): Aidan Doran

shooting basketball free throws.

Title: Factors Determining Running Speed

School: The Royal Belfast

Title: A Statistical Study of 'The Public

Teacher: Mr. Micheal d Giobuin

of Young People

Academical Institute

Awareness and Acceptance of Bluetooth

Overview: Is there a determining factor

Teacher: Mr. William Johnston

Proximity Marketing'

Stand no: 1608

mosquito species found in Ireland and

to assess their associated health risks to Irish people.

and shows the legal permissible age for

nach mbeadh paisti i ndan leigheas no abhar eile a thogail as cofra gan cead o

Stand no: 2004 Student(s): Megan Gallagher Title: Should Dance be part of the School

dhuine fasta.

School: Gaelcholaiste Chineal Eoghain Teacher: Inion Eabha Ni Mhonachain

Curriculum? A Scientific Investigation

cardio workout concluding they should be included in Physical Education.

hand/eye dominance helps or hurts when

School: Colaiste Ailigh

Stand no: 2012

that influences the running speeds and

Overview: In my project I hope to prove if

winning power of young people.

bluetooth proximity marketing works and

School: Our Ladys College - Drogheda Teacher: Miss Frances O'Regan

if it attracts business for people who use it.

Student(s): Sinead Dullaghan Title: Do Dogs and Cats have a Paw Preference?

School: Kinsale Community School

Overview: This project is about paw

Teacher: Mr. John Corcoran

preferences in cats and dogs. I will investigate left/right preferences and see how it compares to handedness in humans.

School: St Louis Secondary School Teacher: Ms. Siobhan Greer

Social & Behavioural Stand no: 2013

Overview: In my project I am going to see

Stand no: 2406

Stand no: 2412

Stand no: 2419

hypnopaedia - the experimental process

Student(s): Eva Twomey, Claire Whyte,

Student(s): Joy O'Leary, Sophie O'Brien,

Student(s): Brendan O'Brien,

Title: Investigating Marriage and Divorce

James Flynn, Aidan Donegan

Junior - Group

if there is a major difference between low

whether or not there is a link between

Title: Blades or Studs on Football Boots?

calorie products and regular products.

nail biting and symptoms of obsessive-

of learning while asleep by means of

Stand no: 2400

Title: Pay-by-Weight: Useless Menace or

lessons recorded on disks or tapes.

Student(s): Dean Donnelly, Stephen Bailey

the Key to the Future?

Overview: Investigate the difference in

Title: Whole School Energy Audit

A Comparative Study

School: Terenure College

compulsive disorder (OCD). School: Colaiste Ailigh

School: Presentation Secondary School -

Title: It's Sugar not Fat that leads

attitudes to divorce and marriage

Overview: A study and audit of the whole

Teacher: Mr. Michael Shanahan

Overview: This project is aiming to show

Overview: A comparative study of blades

Teacher: Mr. Micheal 0 Gioboin


to Childhood Obesity

that where domestic waste collection is

between rural and urban dwellers,

school energy input and output including

- An Investigative Study

financed by a pay-by-weight payment

teenagers and adults, males and females

transport, heating, food consumed,

Overview: This project will test the

system, the rate of domestic recycling

and different religious beliefs.

electricity, fuel etc with a view to change.

School: Colaiste Choilm

School: Douglas Community School

Teacher: Ms. Rosemary Murphy

Teacher: Mr. Clan 0' Mahony

injuries caused by restrictive movement

Teacher: Ms. Olivia 0' Brien

Stand no: 2104

during training and matches.

Student(s): Jack Geary

Stand no: 2111

School: Glenamaddy Community School

Title: The Effect of "Brain Training" on IQ

Student(s): Seoighe Kearney

Stand no: 2304

hypothesis that it is sugar not fat in the

is increased.

Overview: I want to test the effects of the

Title: Public Reaction to Teenage Fashion

Student(s): Laura Breslin

average Irish teenagers diet that leads to

School: Colaiste Choilm

well known Nintendo "Brain Training"

Styles - A Social Experiment

Title: Why are certain Leaving Cert.

childhood obesity.

Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

game on human brain power as measured

Overview: In this project I will attempt to

Subjects so Popular?

School: Balbriggan Community College

Overview: I want to investigate the

Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

Teacher: Ms. Deirdre Hardiman Stand no: 2014

Stand no: 2413

Stand no: 2420

Stand no: 2407

Student(s): Emma Canning,

Student(s): Niamh 0' Donovan,

Student(s): Colleen Heavey,

Rebecca Hempson

Megan Alo, Saoirse Gould

Student(s): Patrick Bell

by an IQ test.

ascertain the attitudes of the public

Title: To Examine the Factors which

School: Colaiste Cholmain

towards three different teenage fashion

factors affecting subject choice for the

styles through direct observation of

Leaving Certificate, including the choice

Stand no: 2401

Mickaela Bursey,

Title: Why Do Girls Wear Make-up?

Title: Do Boys or Girls of Different Ages

encounters between my 'experiment

between pass and honours maths.

Student(s): Anna Henderson,

Title: Do Subliminal Messages Work?

Overview: We think that girls don't just

have Better Visual Memory?

School: Naomh losaef

Darcy McGahan,

Overview: We want to know if and how

wear make-up because they want to

Overview: Our project is to investigate

Title: A Statistical Study of the Influence

subliminal messages work. We will carry

impress boys we want to find why they

which gender and age group have better

of Taste and Labelling on the

out our experiment by seeing how people

really want to wear it.

visual memory by using 3D coloured

School: Elphin Community College

shapes, flash cards, puzzles and surveys.

Teacher: Mr. Shane Holohan

Influence the Eating Habits of 2nd

Teacher: Mrs. Teresa Kearney

Year Students Overview: This project will examine

Stand no: 2105

group' and the public

factors that affect student eating habits.

Student(s): Lucy 0 Donovan

School: Davis College

It will look at the importance of a good

Title: A Statistical Analysis of Peoples'

Teacher: Ms. Maria White

diet for their development. What causes

Attitudes towards Cancer and the

the students to choose these foods and

Prevention Of Cancer including Breast

Teacher: Mr. Paul de hOra Stand no: 2305

Acceptability of Low Fat Foods

react to subliminal messages.

Stand no: 2112

Student(s): Aoife Bell

Overview: We aim to determine peoples'

School: The Kings Hospital

perception of taste towards low and

Teacher: Mr. Noel Cunningham

School: Scoil Mhuire Can Smal Teacher: Ms. Anne Meade

how can good habits be developed.

and Lung Cancer

Student(s): Chris Martin

Title: To Examine the Effects of Caffeine

School: St. Geralds College

Overview: My project aims to find out

Title: The use of Taste Tests to Investigate

on Student Memory and Processing Skills

regular foods and to see whether labelling

the Correlation between the Taste and

or taste impacts peoples' food choices.

Stand no: 2408

Student(s): Saoirse Murphy,

Stand no: 2421

what people know about cancer and its

Overview: To test my sample groups

Price of Food Products

memory and processing skills both before

School: Kinsale Community School

Sarah Mc Cormack,

Student( s): Bridann Cronin, Clare Fehin,

prevention and improve awareness.

Student(s): Darragh Cullen, Jacob Brennan

and after consumption of coffee.

Teacher: Ms. Joan Crowley

Title: Does Advertising Change Teenagers'

Title: Left Handed People Vs Right

Shane 0' Callaghan

Attitudes Towards Smoking?

Handed People

Title: A Qualitative Study on the use of

Stand no: 2402

Overview: We want to survey 100

Overview: We wish to investigate whether

Natural Horsemanship and Traditional

left handed people are faster at using

Training Practices

Teacher: Mr. Brendan McHugh Stand no: 2015

School: Kinsale Community School

Overview: My project is about given

Student(s): Dermot Costello

Teacher: Mr. Gerard Hogan

people blindfolded food tests on various

The control group will consume

products and seeing which they prefer

decaffeinated coffee.

Title: Does Believing in Yourself Make a

Stand no: 2415


Stand no: 2106

out of: cheap, company branded

School: Naomh losaef

Student(s): Andrew Hanley,

teenagers on their attitudes towards

Teacher: Mr. Paul de hOra

Mark Twomey,

smoking before and after showing them

Overview: Our project aims to investigate

Student(s): James Dolan

and expensive.

left handed equipment than right

Overview: I plan to find out whether or

School: Davis College

Title: Does the Consumption of Caffeine

and compare the use of natural

Title: Telepathy: A Study

handed equipment.

not motivation and self belief play any

adverts and posters on smoking.

or Sugar Affect your Reflexes, Reaction to

School: Clonkeen College

School: St Vincent's Secondary School

horsemanship and traditional horse

Overview: This project is an investigation

Teacher: Ms. Maria White

Responses of Light and Sound and

Teacher: Miss Maire Duffy

Teacher: Ms. H Daly

training practices used in the mid-west

role in performance by doing tests with

Stand no: 2306

and without motivation factors.

into the existence of telepathy. I will

Student(s): Shane 0' Connor

School: Terenure College

do this by testing my fellow third year

Title: How Air Travel Affects People

Mental Abilities? Overview: We want to find out if caffeine

Stand no: 2409

Stand no: 2416

School: Hazelwood College

students for telepathic abilities.

Overview: The aim of my project is to investigate how air travel affects people. I

or sugar improves your reflexes, reaction

Student(s): James Lardner,

Student(s): Roksaha Nowicka, Gregor Shaza

Teacher: Ms. Marie 0' Connor

School: Community School - Shanon Teacher: Ms. Marie O'Conghaile

Stand no: 2300

want to find out why peoples ears pop, if

to responses and mental abilities.

Max Van Der Lee,

Title: ZJEDNOCZENI / Reunited

Student(s): Sadhbh Soper Ni Chafraidh

frequent flyers ears pop, if your taste

School: Blackrock College

Title: Is Cycling in Dublin City Safe?

Overview: The object of this project is to

Stand no: 2422

buds still function at altitude and how

Teacher: Ms. Sarah Fraser

Overview: To investigate the safety of

find out the difficulties and challenges

Student(s): Cait Nic Giolla Rua, Saoirse

Stand no: 2107

Title: To Investigate Possible Effects of Online Social Networks on Social Skills

alcohol affects you on a flight.

facing non-nationals who move to Ireland.

Labhaois Nic Aoidh, Criostoir Mc Amhalai

Student(s): Nathan Feeney

cyclists and cycle lanes in Dublin city

School: Comprehensive School - Listowel

Stand no: 2403

centre. Interview Fred Barry (NRA) and

We will also study the opportunities and

Title: Gneasachas Teangeolaioch agus

Title: The Breakfast Club Continued... Overview: An evaluation of the Breakfast

Overview: This project investigates if usage of online social networking services

Teacher: Mr. Shaun Holly

Student(s): Melissa 0 Neill, Molly Gibson,

make suggestions to improve cycle lanes.

possibilities present in Ireland. This will

Dearcadh Gneaschlaonta

Title: Are you Loving your Dog to Death?

School: St Conleths College

be done by collecting data in the form

Overview: Is e an aidhm ata againn no fail

Overview: Our project aim is to provide

Teacher: Ms. Gobnait NiAonghusa

of questionnaire

amach an bhfuil ceangailt idir struchtor

Teacher: Mr. David Nicholas

Intermediate - Individual Stand no: 2100 Student(s): Keith Nolan Title: Laws of Attractiveness


Overview: An investigation into

Student(s): Eoin Keady

and studs in football boots. Investigating


Overview: What I want to study is

Senior - Individual


Overview: An investigation into how the

Club from the point of view of the

such as MSN and Bebo has an effect on

theory of facial symmetry and eye colour

nutritional value, correspondence to the

normal human social skills.

Stand no: 2307

bias influences your choice of

food pyramid and use by students.

School: The High School - Dublin

Student(s): Jamie Donnelly

evidence of the rising level of obesity

Teacher: Dr. Carol Whitford

Title: Before You Know It -

in dogs.

Stand no: 2410

School: Donabate Community College

gramaduil teangai digsiola agus dearcadh

Teacher: Ms. Regina Clifford



School: Community School, Carrick-on-Shannon

Why Time Flies and the Year Dies

School: Kinsale Community School

Student(s): Aimee Gilmartin, Kate Dunne,

School: Colaiste Phadraig CBS

Teacher: Ms. Marie O'Conghaile

Stand no: 2301

Teacher: Ms. Joan Crowley

Title: Air and Sea Transport - The

Stand no: 2417

Teacher: Mr. Kevin Carey

Overview: My project investigates why

Student(s): David Crowe

time (in years) passes quickly for some

Economic Impact of Transporting our

Student(s): Colm O'Reilly,

Stand no: 2101

Stand no: 2108

Title: The Future of the Family Farm in

people but slowly for others - why the

Student(s): Amy Morgan

Student(s): Stephen Lehane

North Clare. What Lies Ahead?

Title: The Effect of the Moon on Crime

Title: Do Gender and Age of a Teacher

Overview: I want to see what will happen

Rates and Sleeping Patterns

Change Students' Willingness to Learn?

to the family farm in North Clare in the

Overview: My project is discovering if the

Overview: To compare levels of positive

future. Who will take over from the

School: Colaiste Ailigh Teacher: Mr. Shane 0 Breacain

Stand no: 2404

Daily Goods

James Redmond, Philip Webb

Stand no: 2423

years "fly by" or "drag by".

Student(s): Orla de Burden,

Overview: Our Project will investigate

Title: A Study of the Growth Rates of our

Student(s): Caoimhe Ni Chathail,

School: Terenure College

Ciaran 0 hUaithne,

the economical impact of transporting

Student Population over a 6 Month Period

Brid Ni Fhearraigh , Eimear Ni Eanaigh

Title: An Ceatadan Paisti Nach Bhfuil

our daily goods. We compare the fuel,

Overview: This project investigates the

Title: Slan Le Strus! Eifeacht Bholadh ola

Sr[anta go Dlithoil sa Charr

time and costs with different modes

regular growth rate of teenagers and

eisintiuil ar leibheal strusa.

Overview: We are measuring the

of transport.

investigates differences in growth rates

Overview: Ba mhaith [inn eifeacht boladh

during summer/winter among the genders

olla eisintiuil difriuil ar leibheail strus

and the different age categories.

a fhiosru.

School: Balbriggan Community College

School: Colaiste Ailigh

Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon

Teacher: Mr. Shane 0 Breacain

Teacher: Mr. Tom Hughes Stand no: 2308

moon affects criminal behaviour in

and negative activity in classes of

present owners?

Ireland, the sleep patterns of teenagers

secondary students when teachers of

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

Student(s): Rebekah McKinney-Perry

percentage of children who are not

School: St Dominic's High School

legally restrained while travelling in cars

Teacher: Ms. Fiona Gill

and the behaviour of a teenage boy.

varied ages and genders are teaching.

School - Lisdoonvarna

Title: To Investigate the Reaction Times of

School: St Pauls Secondary School

School: Clonkeen College

Teacher: Mr. John Sims

Teenage Girls Versus Teenage Boys in

in Donaghmeade.

Teacher: Ms. Claire Flatley

Teacher: Miss Maire Duffy

Response to Different Stimuli

School: Gaelcholaiste Reachrann

Stand no: 2411

Stand no: 2302

Overview: An investigation whether or

Teacher: Ms. Jacinta Ni Dhubhain

Student(s): Rachel Tynan, Clodagh Phelan

Student(s): Sinead Mcloughlin

not reaction times of teenage boys are

Stand no: 2418

Stand no: 2424

Stand no: 2109

Title: Using Learning Styles to Improve

Stand no: 2102

Student(s): Stephen O'Brien,

Student(s): Kate Smith, Carol Greenan,

Student(s): Sarah Fenton

Student(s): Sarah Malone

Title: Investigation into Various

consistently faster than teenage girls in a

Stand no: 2405

Learning and Subject Choice

Study Methods

variety of different situations involving

Student(s): Lochlainn Garvey,

Craig Sullivan, Andy Joyce

Amy Mc Gorman

Title: Positive or Negative

Overview: Can we show that understanding

Title: The Stress Factor Overview: Does being overweight,

Overview: This project will investigate

different stimuli.

Daniel Quinlan,

Title: Male Vs. Female Multitasking: Brain

Title: The Stroop Effect: The Influence of


different learning modalities can improve

four different study methods and find out

School: Loreto College - Foxrock

Title: Road Safety

the way we learn and assist with

Age and Sex

Overview: The project is about the

Drain or Boost in Efficiency?

inactive and smoking affect body mass

Teacher: Ms. Helen Hennessy

- The Penalty Points System

subject choice?

Overview: An investigation to see if males

Overview: We wish to investigate the stroop

and females differ in how they pay

effect and if it varies with age and sex. School: St Aidans Comprehensive School

index, blood pressure, blood sugar levels,

attitude of students and teachers towards

the study method that works best for a

body fat percentage and do these factors

been given out to and praised and the

group of first year secondary students.

Overview: Our project wishes to examine

School: Mount Temple Comprehensive

ratio between the two.

School: St Joseph's Secondary School

recent additions to the Penalty Points


attention to two things at once and

lead to stress.

Teacher: Mr. Declan Cafferkey

System and whether these additions have

- Cavan

School: Moyle Park College

which sex is more efficient.

School: Blackwater Community School

Teacher: Mr. Barry Kearns

School: 0 Fiaich College

Teacher: Ms. Joanne Corbett

Teacher: Mr. David King

dramatically improved road safety.

Teacher: Ms. Audrey Carty Stand no: 2303

School: Catholic University School

Student(s): Amy Norton

Teacher: Ms. Ruth Hickey

Stand no: 2103

Stand no: 2110

Student(s): Sam Mitchell

Student(s): Colm 0 Maoltuile

Title: Hypnopaedia -

Title: Low Calorie, Difference or Not?

Title: Is There a Link Between OCD

What's all the Hype About?

and Nail Biting?

Teacher: Mr. Kenneth Rea



Social & Behavioural

Social & Behavioural School: Arklow Community College Teacher: Ms . Helen Corbett

Overview: We propose to delve into this

Stand no: 2512

Stand no: 2518

Overview: An assessment and analysis of

Stand no: 2532

Stand no: 2438

Student(s): Susan McGing, Aneesa Smith, Eabhan Rowe

Student(s): Annie O'Leary, Aisling 0' Kane

Student(s): Lizzy Moran, Orlaith Kearney,

Student(s): Lorna Tate, Aisling Kiely

Title: To Investigate the Effects of the

Title: Tionchair Bia , Mothuchan

Stand no: 2432

Title: Do Pedestrian Crossings allow the

"contagiousness" of yawning.

Nintendo Game "Brain Training" on

Title: Subliminal Messaging - The Truth Behind It All

the historic Irish death rates to enable predictions about future death and life

Aoife Ni Dhonaile , Rebecca Ni Riain

phenomenon. We plan to do a number of experiments to question the

Student(s): Michael Breen ,

Elderly Enough Time to Cross?

School: Community School,

the Mind

Overview: In this project we intend to

School: St Marys College - Rathmines

a g us Aclaiocht

Kyle Fitzgerald , Michael Walsh

Overview: We will investigate if the

Carrick-on -Shannon

investigate the effects of subliminal

Teacher: Mr. John Nisbet

daoine at aclaiocht a g us mothuchan na

Title: A Generational Difference! Attitudes Towards Drink Driving!

School: Colaiste losagain

Overview: This is a survey of attitudes towards drinking and driving of people aged 18-25 and 50-65 and the possible

elderly have enough time to cross the roads at pedestrian lights. To do this we will time and survey pedestrians at

Teacher: Mrs. Jacqueline Walsh

daoine sin .

Stand no: 2506

Overview: To determine the effects the "Brain Training" game has on mental faculties e.g. memory, reflexes and focus by testing subjects before and after

pedestrian lights.

Student(s): Hannah Ni Chonghaile,

Brain Training.

School; Loreto College - Foxrock

Deirdre Ni Mheachair, Title: An Bhfuil Gaol a Bhaineann le Ceol

School: Colaiste Choilm

Stand no: 2425 Student(s): Rachael Toland deBurca ,

Overview: Feachaint ar eifeacht aiste bia

Teacher: Ms . Valerie Ni Chochlain Stand no: 2426

effectiveness of ad campaigns.

Student(s): Aoife Ni Chroidhedin , Aisling

School: St Joseph's Academy - Kildare

Ni Ra g hallia g h , Caoimhe Ni Chrdinin

Teacher: Ms. Sinead Sheils

Teacher: Ms. Helen Hennessy

Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

Agus Cothromaiocht?

'expectancy rates.

messaging in advertising and everyday

life and the truth behind it all. School: Meanscoil San Nioclas Teacher: Dr. Colette Ni Nuanain

Stand no: 2526 Student(s): Darren Noonan, Evan Horgan,

Title: Exam Year Stress Overview: Our project will focus on stress and stress management in teenagers who are in an examination year. We will also see how students manage this stress. School: Carrigallne Community School Teacher: Ms. Maura Carroll

Title: An Investigation into the

Effectiveness of Team-teaching in a North Cork School

Stand no: 2533

Stand no: 2519 Student(s): Conor Donohoe,

Overview: Through the distribution of

Title: How do People in Today ' s Society

Student(s): Eoin Crowley, Nigel Salter,

Overview: Ta an tionscnamh seo bunaithe

Stand no: 2513

Jonathan Kilduff

literacy tests, conduction of interviews

treat " Over the Counter Drugs " ?

Intermediate - Group

ar eifeacht ata ag ceol and at

Student(s): Michelle 0 Connor,

Title: Do State Examinations Reflect

and surveys and observation of lessons,

Overview: We are going to use surveys

we wish to investigate the effectiveness

Overview: A T-test formula on first year

of team teaching in a north Cork school.

people today treat and store everyday

Overview: Ta muid ag iarraidh dlfriochtai i gcumas boladh daoine agus na mothdchan a theann lena boladh sin a fhiosru .

Stand no: 2500 Student(s): Aisling Kerr, Aine McNally, Title: Can You Upsize Your Brain?

cothromaiocht. Ta muid ag trial ceol difriul agus ag siul i line direach. School: Gaelcholaiste Reachrann Teacher: Ms. Jacinta Ni Dhubhain

Natural Ability?

and questionnaires to determine how

Stand no: 2433 Student(s): Ciara Walsh, Rachel Kelly, Kate O'Regan Title: Memories Are Made Of This

Samantha Reddy Title: Size Zero Teen Hero? Overview: We want to prove that size zero

psychometric tests is used to predict the

School: Davis College

drugs they buy from the pharmacy.

models are influencing the health of

results of individual's Junior and Leaving

Teacher: Mr. Jim O ' Sullivan

School: Bandon Grammar School

School: Colaiste losagain

Overview: We are investigating whether

Overview: We hope to investigate the

teenage girls.

there are effective techniques to enhance

effectiveness of Brain Training Games by

Stand no: 2507

Stand no: 2527

Teacher: Ms . Valerie Ni Chochlain

School: Blackwater Community School

Certificate. Results are compared to those attained.

memory skills and whether it is easier

testing three groups of students. We may

Student(s): Niamh 0' Brien,

Teacher: Mr. David King

School: Athlone Community College

Student(s): Martha Fitzgerald,

develop a computer program to test with.

Student(s): Paidi Basquel , John Basquel ,

to remember sporting skills than academic information.

School: Our Lady's Secondary School -

Elizabeth Morley Title: An Investigation into the Effect of

Teacher: Mr. James McGrath

Cathal Dunne

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green


Tyrosine Rich Foods on our Dreaming

Title: How Can You Tell Someone Is Lying? Overview: We will be investigating how to

Teacher: Ms. Yseult Whitaker

Teacher: Ms. Kathryn Higgins


tell if someone is l y in g b y looking at their

Stand no: 2434

Stand no: 2501

bod y language , facial expression and

Student(s): Laura Short, Nadine Plummer,

Sarah Sorrier

Title: Mhhh .. Awww .. Ewww .. ! .. Taisteail Boladh .

Stand no: 2427

tone of voice .

Stand no: 2520 Student(s): Elizabeth Neilan,

Overview: Our project aims to investigate

Student(s): Sorcha N( Mhuimhneachain, Marie-Claire Twomey Title: Is Beatha Teanga i a Labhairt

the link between tyrosine consumption

Overview: Our project is a study of the

Title: Have Blondes the Ability to Lower

Student(s): Louise Buckley, Rachael 0' Neill

and dream frequency and patterns.

reasons behind Irish students' preference

Males' IQ?

Title: Are Teenagers Going Logo?

School: Hazelwood College

to learning foreign languages over their

Overview: We want to prove that after

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green

in exams.

Teacher: Ms. Marie 0' Connor

native language, Irish.

viewing an image of a blonde a male's

Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Campbell

School: Blackwater Community School

Title: Does Make-up Improve Your Look?

Overview: We are investigating how

Teacher: Ms . Sarah Fraser

Overview: Our project will investigate

effective advertising is. To do this we will

Stand no: 2514

Aisling Banahan

School: St Aloysius College

IQ will be lowered.

Teacher: Ms. Angelina Carew

School. ScoilMuire gan Smal

how wearing make-up affects people's

survey students to see if they can recognise

Stand no: 2508

Stand no: 2428 Student(s): Noor Al Omani , Sarah Bourke ,

first impression of a person. we aim to

famous logos within a given time.

Student(s): David Kerley, Micheal Roddy,

find out whether or not make-up really

School: Lucan Community College

Title: Distractions While Driving

Stand no: 2515

Aislin g B y rne

does improve a persons appearance.

Teacher: Ms. Clare Healy

Title: Girl vs Bo y s , Preferences in

School: St Patrick's Academy

Overview: We wish to investigate distractions while driving, such as texting,

Science Subjects

Teacher: Ms. Anne Killen

Stand no: 2502 Student(s): Aisling O'Brien, Heather Coffey

Effective? Overview: We want to investigate if hypnopaedia (sleep learning) is effective

and can aid the results of students

Teacher: Mr. David King Stand no: 2528 Student(s): Aly Egan, Amy Murphy,

Stand no: 2535

Student(s): Maria Corrigan, Susan Clinton

Stand no: 2521

Title: Genetic Information Card Overview: We will find out what effects

Title: "Stress Versus Relaxation" Which is

Student(s): Paula Murphy,

the genetic information card would have

calling, eating etc. by using a driving

More Beneficial to Students

Heather McCabe

on peoples lives. if it was introduced as

Student(s): Sarah Drislane, Marie Murphy, Shelley 0 ' Neill Title: Can People Taste the Difference Between Regular Full Fat/Sugar Options


Overview: We are conducting an

Title: Excuse Me, Do You Have Manners?

compulsory, by conducting a survey.

and the Low Fat Diet Options in Various

Overview: How peoples attitudes towards

School: Loreto College - Foxrock

Foods and Drinks?

Teacher: Ms. Helen Hennessy

Overview: We wish to investigate is it

Stand no: 2529

possible for people to taste the difference between various foods and drinks in the full fat/sugar and diet options.

about bo y s' and girls' preferences on the three main science subjects: biology ,

Stand no: 2435 Student(s): Aoife Smith, Ruth McGuinness,

Title: An Investigation into the Minority

School: Bush Post Primary School

Numbers taking Science Subjects at

Teacher: Miss Sharon Boyle

relaxation within the school environment

manners and etiquette has changed over

chemistr y and p h y sics .

Lisa Barry

Leaving Certificate Level

affects a student's ability to successfully

School: St Wolstan's Community School

Title: Is There a Science Behind Babyholding? Overview: We want to find out why some

Overview: To examine the reasons behind particularly the physical sciences at

Stand no: 2509 Student(s): Victoria Kavanagh, Sonya Dunne Title: The Faction on Attraction

cope with exams. School: Dominican College - Drumcondra

the years and in particular the attitudes of different generations of people towards manners School: Dominican College - Wicklow

Leaving Certificate level.

Overview: We hope to research all aspects

Teacher: Ms. Catherine Corry

Teacher: Mr. John O'Brien

minority figures taking science subjects,

Title: Is Hypnopaedia (Sleep Learning)

Teacher: Mr. Padraig Harlow

investigation to see how both stress and

Teacher: Ms . Paula Kirrane

Stand no: 2534 Student(s): Ursula 0' Keeffe, Laura Geary, Emily Heneghan

Catherine Williams Title: Can Teenagers Admit how they see Themselves Socially? Overview: The aim of our project is to discover if teenagers describe themselves as being more extroverted than they really think they are.

School: Blackrock College

Overview: Our survey is going to tell us

Teacher: Mr. Edward Gash

Student( s): Elaine Beinne , Rebecca Duff, Title: Safety in the Sun Overview: Our project is about staying

School: Blackwater Community School Teacher: Mr. David King

Stand no: 2429

people hold babies and young children on

Student(s): Michael O'Sullivan ,

the left side of their bodies and others

School: Hazelwood College

of attraction between males and females,

Teacher: Ms. Michelle Herbert

including personality, looks, genes, and

Stand no: 2516

about the dangers of not covering up and

Stand no: 2536

hold the child on the right.

Stand no: 2522

Bill y Twohi g, Paul O'Reegan

School: Our Ladys College - Drogheda Teacher: Miss Frances O'Regan

subconscious involvement. School: Our Ladys Grove Secondary School Teacher: Mr. Niall Kelly

Student(s): Isobel 0' Reilly, Kate Hoare

protecting themselves in the sun.

Student(s): Darren Walsh,

Title: The Lifest y le of an Irish Teenager

Studentls): Orna Morris, Bernadette Ryan Title: Long Live Roscommon

Title: The Mask of Masculinity - Are Young

School: Scoil Data

Timothy O ' Brien, Cian Sexton

Overview: Compares Roscommon (highest life expectancy) and Leitrims

Men Neglecting their Mental Health?

Teacher: Mrs. Josephine Coughlan

Title: The Influence of Colour on Mood

(county with lower life expectancy)

problems of suicide and depression in young men. We will carry out a survey,

Title: Family Pet or Family Pest

attitudes/perceptions to health by young and old through surveys.

- Paws for Thought

School: Scoil Muire gan Smal

interview and case study. School: Christ King Girls Sec. School

Teacher: Mr. Padraig Harlow

Overview: The difference in lifest y le/awareness to the environment , dru g s etc , of teenagers in Ireland as

Stand no: 2436 Student(s): Kate MacSweeney ,

opposed to teenagers in the U . S . A.

Orla Frawley, Jill Creedon

School: Colaiste Choilm

Title: Do Students of Strict Parents get

Stand no: 2503 Student(s): Aoife Barry, Jenny McCarthy, Title: The Impact of Pre-hydration on Sporting Performance Overview: To find out if pre-hydration affects performance and ability in

Teacher: Ms . Rosemary Murphy

Better Results in Exams?

sporting activities. Also what drinks are best suited to affect performance in a

Overview: We will investigate the

Stand no: 2430

Overview: Conduct surveys in both boys/girls secondary schools. We will

positive way.

advantages and disadvantages of pet

Student(s): Laura Heal y,

present it as a project. We will consult

School: Blackwater Community School

ownership. We will investigate how pet

Caitriona Fitzgibbon , Clodagh Murphy

Teacher: Mr. David King

Title: The Effects Of Music On

books and articles about this subject. School: Christ King Girls Sec. School

Autistic Peo p le

Teacher: Deirdre Brosnan

Stand no: 2504 Student (s): Fiona Gaffney,

Stand no: 2437 Student(s): Niamh Hughes, Madeline Clancy , Aoife Curran 0' Neill Title: Mind Over Music Overview: We want to investigate the claim made by many students that they revise better when listening to music.

Rebecca McHugh

School: St Patrick's Academy

Teacher: Ms. Yvonne Higgins

v . s . an American Teena g er

Overview: In this project we want to find

out if music hel p s communication skills in autistic p eo p le and does it help social skills School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: ms . Jennifer Allen Stand no: 2431 Student(s): Rebecca Larkin , Michael Pluck , Arnie Copeland Title: Googled To Distraction

Teacher: Ms. Mary O'Leary

investigate the influence which different colours have on mood and to measure the degree to which colour changes mood. School: Cavan Vocational School

of how people approach wordsearches,

Teacher: Miss Kerri-Ann Thornton

Stand no: 2517

Stand no: 2523

the most effective method and how the

ownership may affect your health, in good ways and bad. School: Colaiste Choilm

Student(s): David McDonnell, Eoghan Buckley

brain works with regards to wordsearches.

Stand no: 2537

School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Ms. Carena Mullins

Student(s): Aidan Coffey,

Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

Teenage Health and Behaviour

Student(s): Tara Doyle, Fiona Martin Title: The Irish Vote that Rocked the Lisbon Boat - What Teenagers Would Do Overview: Assess teenagers' current

Overview: This project aims to explore the

knowledge of the Lisbon Treaty. Provide

Stand no: 2531

area of examination stress and provide an increased understanding of the issue for

two voting opportunities, with minimal

Student(s): Maria Donlan, Aoife Ni Argain Title: Investigating how Musical Talent is a Reflection of Academic Ability Overview: We will compose a test with an abstract section, a verbal reasoning section and a non-verbal/computation section. We will give the test to our two

Stand no: 2510 Student(s): Aisling Deasy, Sinead Crowley

Stand no: 2511

Games Improve Memory?

Student(s): Mairead Murphy,

use of brain training games help improve peoples' memorising ability.

School: Magh Ene College

Elizabeth Powell Title: Giving Blood - Educating Teenagers? Overview: To investigate the influence of education on attitudes to and knowledge of blood donation among male and female transition years in two schools

Teacher: Ms. Anne Killen

Overview: The project proposes to

Overview: We wish to investigate the

Stand no: 2530 Student(s): Conor Moloney, Ashlie Macpherson Title: The Science of the Wordsearch Overview: Our project is an examination

Title: Do Regular use of Brain Training Overview: We are going to see if regular

safe in the sun. We wish to inform people

Overview: In this project we will

Stand no: 2505

in Tipperary.

investigate how high-tech distractions are wrecking our health.

Student(s): Louise Sweeney, Aine Stenson Title: Is Yawning Really Contagious?

School: St Mary's Secondary School Teacher: Mr. Thomas O'Sullivan

Title: How Examination Pressure Affects

students, parents and teachers. We hope

to develop a method of measuring stress levels in the process. School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

information and extensive information. Compare referendum results and reasons for both. School: Christ King Girls Sec. School Teacher: Ms. Mary O'Leary Stand no: 2524

groups of participants and then compare

Student(s): Frank Murray, Cillian Barden, Title: The Death Rate and Life Expectancy

the results. School: Manor House - Raheny

in Ireland. Can we Predict the Future?

Teacher: Ms. Jill Macklin

Matthew O ' Donovan, James O ' Flynn Title: Journey to the Centre of the Maths Problem! Overview: Using mathematical tests

designed by ourselves we hope to pinpoint the core mathematical weaknesses that contribute to high failure rates in mathematics exams. School: Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh Teacher: Mr. John O ' Sullivan

Social & Behavioural

Social & Behavioural Stand no: 2574

Stand no: 2545

Stand no: 2551

Student(s): Kevin McMahon ,

Student(s): David Flanagan,

Student(s): Megan Harlow,

Stand no: 2557 Student(s): Ciara Lynch, Jamie Hanlon,

Ste p hen R y an , Daniel-Spencer Fanning

David Freeman , Conal Gormley

Marie O'Hanrahan, Gillian Corcoran

Aoife Mitchell

Stand no: 2562 Student( s): Michael Allshire, Darragh Curtin, Jake McAuliffe

Title: What are the Signs Telling You?

Title: An Analysis of the Rugby

Title: The Investigation to Determine

Title: Why Lads Love the Lab

Title: Technology in Entertainment:

Overview: Are road signs beneficial to


if Self Motivation can be used to help

- Girls Don't Think it's Fab

A Genuine Addiction Threat?

Overview: We intend to answer the

Overview: We aim to investigate young

Stand no: 2569

Overview: We wish to investigate the

- The Students ' Voice

Overview: The Penalty kick or conversion

People Exercise - "Wheelie Good

Student(s): Lauren McCabe,

levels of stress in adolescent girls in

Overview: In our project we hope to

Shannon Brett, Debbie Brown

Junior Certificate year and source the

Title: AIDS - Who Knows?

causes and effects of their stress. School: St. Leo's College Teacher: Ms. Fiona McManus

discover if transition year influences a students decision to undertake a science subject for leaving certificate. School: Loreto Convent - Letterkenny Teacher: Ms. Mary O ' Brien

road users or are they distracting with

Student(s): Aoife Kavanagh, Catherine Jennings, Ellen Cummings

'Title: Stress in Adolescent Girls in Junior Certificate Year

Stand no: 2580 Student( s): Hannah Sheridan, Laoise McNulty, Shauna Quill Title: The Science Choice

written in Irish and English . School: Catholic University School Teacher: Ms . Ruth Hickey

achieve success in this area. School: Colaiste Sheosaimh Teacher: Mr. Michael Fitzgerald

through self motivation people would be more likely to exercise if they had somewhere to channel their concentration eq. power a DVD player.

through interviews and surveys.

School: Colaiste Bride Teacher: Ms. Elaine Bowe

people's use of digital media and test whether removing access causes effects consistent with addiction. School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

Stand no: 2540

Stand no: 2546

School: Scoil Muire gan Smal

Stand no: 2558

Stand no: 2563

people in Ireland.

Stand no: 2575

Student(s): Aine Gilmartin, Aire Lunney,

Teacher: Mr. Padraig Harlow

Student(s): Sarah Graham, Sarah Lynch,

Student(s): Aoife Long, Grainne Barry

School: Killinarden Community School

Student(s): Aran Magurie, Ian Byrne,

Stand no: 2581

Studentl sl: Nuala Gunning , Marie Carty ,

Caroline Custy

Wallace, Lydia 0' Brien Philpott

Teacher: Ms. Helen Concannon

Colin Hassell

Student(s): Niamh O ' Riordan, Eimear

havin g too man y and too much

is of major importance in winning rugby

Pedal Power"

question of why girls in our local area lose

information and sometimes being

matches. We intend to highlight how to

Overview: We're trying to determine, if

an interest in science after primary school

Aine Dolan

Title: Phobias - Battle for the Bravest

Title: The Effects of Different Types of

Stand no: 2552

Title: Greener Grove

Title: Girls and Guys Socialisel

Overview: All data will be tested to

Music on Study

Student(s): Maeve Leonard,

Overview: We want to find out our

Overview: We want to find out if being in

p redetermine p hobias for our experiment

Overview: We will carry out an

Sibeal Crehan, Keely McCormack

hypothesis using systat and T-test. 20

experiment relating to behavioural

p hobias will be tested on 240 teenagers . School: Scoil Muire gan Smal

science. We will do a number of tests to see what types of music influence study. School: Loreto College - Cavan Teacher: Mrs. Carmel Gaffney

results we encounter and how efficiently

school's carbon footprint. Then we will use methods to reduce the footprint and try to become a greener school. School: Our Ladys Grove Secondary School Teacher: Mr. Niall Kelly

a same sex school makes it harder to interact with the opposite sex. School: Our Ladys Grove Secondary

Teacher: Mr . Padraig Harlow

Title: Can we Learn while we are Asleep? Overview: Our project is based on learning ability while asleep. We want to investigate this subject and see what

Stand no: 2541 Student(s): Sorcha Ni Lachtnain,

Stand no: 2547

it works. School: St Joseph's College - Athlone

Aoife Ni Mhuircheartaigh ,

Student(s): Megan Gilcreest,

Teacher: Mr. Damien Langan

Bldithi n Ni Fh ea r g haile Title: Larmhairti Na Cnaipe Snooze ar

Rebecca 0 Reilly , Megan Goldrick

Overview: We know very little about AIDS so we're going to investigate who knows

more about it - people in Kenya or

Deirdre Re g an

Stand no: 2559

Title: Diet - The Physical Edge

Fitzgearld, Niamh O ' Regan

Stand no: 2570

Overview: Our aim in this project is to

Title: Does Playing a Musical Instrument

Student(s): Marisa Penagos,

Overview: We plan to find out whether 13-17 year olds who play musical than those who don ' t play any


Title: The Effects of Migration on the Lives of People in South West Kerry

investigate if a diet higher than usual in protein has any effect on a body building muscle. School: St Gerard's

Teacher: Ms. Jackie Donovan

Overview: In this geography project we

Teacher: Ms. Niamh Aylmer

Siobhan Sugrue, Conor Brown

population trends concerning Irish

Student(s): Katie O'Neill, Sara Cobo, Olivia Dellow Title: Foreign Nationals in Ireland Overview: Our project is based on the integration of foreign nationals into

nationals emigrating and foreign

nationals immigrating and the effect this has on our local area.

instruments do better in school instrument.

intend to investigate the effects of local Stand no: 2564

Improve your Academic Ability?

Stand no: 2576 Student(s): Hannah Dobson,

School: Christ King Girls Sec. School Teacher: Mrs. Laura Mc Namara

Dara Murphy, Odette Devereux

Title: Are Jack and Jill Going Down Hill?

Stand no: 2553

Fheidhmiu Co g na!och an Dalta

Overview: To investigate if nursery

Student(s): Freya Kearney,

rhymes have retained their popularity in

Caoimhe Donovan, Lorna Lane

a previous project in which we investigated

Stand no: 2600

Mednscoile sa Mhaidin

Student(s): Diarmuid 0' Donovan, Ben Aherne, Eoin Fitzgibbon Title: Does Kit Colour Affect Performance in Sport? Overview: To test if kit colour affects

the 21st century. Investigate the origins

Title: Sleeping Patterns

performance and outcome in sport and

Irish attitudes towards foreign nationals

Stand no: 2571

the short term memory of girls in three

Student(s): Shauna Nic A Bhaird,

of common nursery rhymes and society's

Overview: We are going to ask people to

discover the most effective kit colour

School Dominican College - Wicklow

Student(s): Harry Moore, James Doyle,

age groups, 10-11, 13-14 and 16-17

Deirdre Marron,

record their sleeping and see what affects

School: Colaiste Choilm

Teacher: Mr. John O'Brien

year olds. To expand on this we will carry

Title: An Investigation into the Effect

it, e.g. video games or coffee.

Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

Ian St. Ledger Title: Effects of Modern Technology on our Society

out an extra "investigation", we will study the long term memory of the students in the 13 - 14 age group. School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Campbell

of Colour on Memory Overview: We intend to determine if different coloured text or different coloured backgrounds affects students ' ability to memorise words. School: Magh Ene College Teacher: Ms. Yvonne Higgins

Overview: Is i aidhm car dtionscadail n3 "Chun fail amach an bhfuil tionchar ag

bualadh ar an gcnaipe "snooze" ar fheidhmiu co g naioch an dalta sa mhaidin?" School: Ennis Community College

attitudes towards them. School: Loreto College - Cavan Teacher: Mrs. Carmel Gaffney

School: St Aloysius College Teacher: Ms. Angelina Carew

Stand no: 2542

Student(s): Heidi Mcllvenny,

Stand no: 2554

Stand no: 2560 Student( s): Mark Bagnell, Stephen Lawless, Brendan O'Connor

Student(s): Fiona Brien , Marcella Traynor ,

Jenny Murran, Brid McNamara

Student( s): Zara Fagan , Aoife O'Neill,

Clara Lightholder

Title: How Does our Unconscious Mind

Niamh Cregan

Title: A Com p arative Investigation into

Affect our Behaviour?

the Effectiveness of Learning by both

Overview: We wish to conduct an

Teacher: Miss Deirdre Ui Liathdin

Stand no: 2548

Overview: To investigate the efficiency

unconscious mind affects our everyday

of learning through technological means ,

lives without us realising it.

Title: Male vs Female Intellect: Battle of the Sexes Overview: Over the years, the same question had been asked; Why do girls do better in exams than boys? We aim to answer this question.

such as educational software versus

School: Newtown School - Waterford

School: Pobail Scoil Naomh Coilm Cille

traditional methods , such as school

Teacher: Mr. Bryan Ronan

Modern Educational Technology and Traditional Educational Resources

investigation using a variety of psychological tests on how our

books and work books. School: St Wolstan's Community School Teacher: Mr. Thomas Kiely


and the dangerous effects it has on the human body. School: Deele College Teacher: Mrs. Mary Gibbons

Stand no: 2538

Stand no: 2543 Student (s): Paddy Shanahan ,

Stand no: 2549 Student (s): Shane Mc Donagh, James Murray , Niall Hunt Title: Investigation and Reduction in the Quantity of Unnecessary Waste Produced

Darren Shannon , Martin 0' Dwyer

by Industries

Title: To Investi g ate the Effect of Music

Overview: We as a group will investigate

on the Performance of Athletes Overview: This investigation is to discover

the amount of waste produced by industries and raise awareness and

how and wh y music affects the

change this problem for the environment.

psychological and physical abilities of

School: C.B.S. Roscommon

athletes in terms of endurance and speed. School: Colaiste Chiarain Teacher: Mr . James O'Shaughnessy

Teacher: Miss Deirdre Mulledy

Stand no: 2544

Christina 0' Callaghan , Aileen Byrne

Stand no: 2550 Student(s): Laura O'Sullivan,

School: Colaiste na Sceilge

Ireland, their attitudes toward Ireland and

Stand no: 2565 Student(s): Ruth Kelly, Nicola Kavanagh, Annie Kavanagh

Overview: We wish to investigate how

Title: The Meaning of Religion in

much impact modern technology has on society today and how much people rely

Title: Quantifying Power of the Mind

Different Generations

on it for communicating and socialising.

Effect in our GAA Club

Overview: We want to find out if attitudes

School: F.C.J. Secondary School

Stand no: 2577

Overview: This project will investigate

towards religion has changed among different generations of people in Ireland. School: Dominican College - Wicklow

Teacher: Ms. Steph 0' Dwyer

Student(s): Clare Crean, Erin Fitzhenry,

Teacher: Mr. John O'Brien

Student(s): Erin English-Adams,

Overview: We plan to investigate whether

Grace Redmond, Sophie Warren Title: Influences on Interaction

and quantify the power the mind has over sporting performance . Three trials

will be compared: control, hindering and elevating. School: St. David's C.B.S.

John Dunne Stand no: 2572

Title: Middle Child Syndrome

Stand no: 2601 Student(s): Hannah MGovern, Raisin Daly Title: No Sun, No Fun: Keep the Din your Diet! A Statistical Analysis of Vitamin D in the Irish Population

with People

the said characteristics of middle child syndrome and birthing order are indeed true.

Natalia Rachwal, Olimpia Lech

Overview: To investigate if age, gender,

School: F.C.J. Secondary School

Vitamin D Levels in the Irish Population

Stand no: 2561

Title: What is the Link between Body

school type or family have any influence

Teacher: Ms. Steph 0' Dwyer

and compose a recommendation to help

Student(s): Jason Tourish, Nicole Roan,

Image and Teenage Girls considering

on how easily you make friends and talk

Diet Pills? Overview: We look into the danger of taking diet pills and investigate their cost on your health and why they are popular. School: Dominican College - Drumcondra Teacher: Ms. Lorraine McCool

to new people.

Stand no: 2578

School: Kinsale Community School

School: F.C.J. Secondary School Teacher: Ms. Steph 0' Dwyer

Student(s): Thomas Sparks, Canal Howton, Daire Cambell Title: The Comedy Question - It's No

Teacher: Ms. Margaret Cooney

Stand no: 2573

Laughing Matter

Student(s): Ellen Flanagan,

Overview: What' s the funniest type of

Molly Van Der Lee, Clara McKay

comedy and which different age groups

Teacher: Miss Jennifer Dixon

Teacher: Ms. Leila Martin

Stand no: 2555 Student(s): Aoife Cremin, Samantha Coomey, Meghan 0 Brien Title: Missing Children: What Gets Done? Overview: We aim to investigate and uncover the problems and solutions to this growing concern of missing children and to offer more security to the youth.

Senior - Group

Teacher: Ms. Orlaith O'Sullivan

Title: At What Age do Girls and Boys Memories Peak? Overview: We will expand our studies on

Simon Allen Title: Darwin & Us Overview: A comparative study of

modern attitudes to Darwin's work. School: Deele College Teacher: Mrs. Mary Gibbons

Stand no: 2566 Student(s): Orla Ni Dhulll,

Overview: Our project aims to investigate

improve Irish Vitamin D levels.

Stand no: 2602 Student(s): Anna Taatefi, Marcelina Szafranska Title: The Battle of Sexes

School: Colaiste Choilm

Stand no: 2567

Title: A Survey of 100 Traditional Birth

prefer them, from: black, slapstick,

- The Ultimate Memory Test

Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

Student(s): Donal Gallagher,

Attendants in Rural Kenya - Evaluating

romcom, vulgar and stand up comedy.

Overview: Our project compares the

Barry Armstrong, Sean Peyton

Stand no: 2556 Student(s): Stephan Hyland, David Coen, Ian Buckley

Antenatal, Anteparium and Post Partum Practices with a view to making Recommendations to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidit

School: Bandon Grammar School Teacher: Mr. Edward Gash

visual memory of the female and male gender together. We do this in the

Stand no: 2579

School: St Louis High School

Overview: A survey of 100 traditional

Student( s): Daniel Breen,

Teacher: Ms. Lorraine Galvin

Title: The Goals of Young People:

Title: How do Colours affect a Person's Behaviour and Influence Peoples' Choices? Overview: Colours are a big part of the world today. They affect people in many

An Investigation

ways and we want to discover why,

birth attendants in rural Kenya,

Anthony O' Reilly, Sarang Joshi

through science. School: Summerhill College Teacher: Mr. Damian Keenan

evaluating antenatal, anteparium and

Title: The Impact of the Discovery of

post partum practices with a view to

Chromium NO on the Local Communities

making recommendations to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. School: Muckross Park College Teacher: Mr. Adrian Fitzsimons

Surrounding Haulbowline Overview: We plan to research the effects of chromium (VI) on the local communities around Haulbowllne and the

Student( s): Ellie O'Beirn , Alison Duffy,

Title: Do Sleep Pattern have an Effect on

Overview: An Investigation into what

Maeve Brassil Title: Body Image: Her View Vs. His! Overview: Our project is based on the difference in opinions between teenage males and females on what the "perfect" body image in a female is.

Teenage Athletic Performance? Overview: We will record nine athletes' sleeping patterns. They will partake in various tests. In each sport there will be a control who won't change their sleeping patterns.

career people in primary, secondary, and

college education hope to achieve and how changes can occur in their career aspirations. School: Colaiste Choilm Teacher: Mr. Pat Meaney

Stand no: 2568 Student(s): Louise Mc Clay,

following age groups, eg 9-12.

Taylor Gallagher, Neesha Mc Bride

local peoples attitudes and feeling towards it.

School: Our Lady's Bower - Athlone

School: St Aloysius College

Title: Never Take Another Puff

Teacher: Ms. Angelina Carew

Overview: Our project is about how

School: Carrigaline Community School

Teacher: Mr . Patrick Horan

dangerous it can be to take up smoking,

Teacher: Ms. Maura Carroll





BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & Technology Exhibiton 2009 BTlk




Key to Exhibition Halls



Information Desk


Organisers' Office


Coffee Bar

BT Arena - Opening Ceremony - Awards Ceremony - Titan the Robot - The Globe of Death - The Magic of Maths


The World of Robots in the Big Top


Primary Science Fair


The World of Science &Technology

0 0

Ring Bistro Meeting Points 1 & 2. School coach parties exit via this doorway


European Southern Observatory


The EcoZone

0 EcoTheatre


Packed lunches / Rest area


Go Play - Teen Play Zone


- Restaurant


- Up to eight presentations daily

- Screen 3-D - Students Club (from 8.00 p.m.)


Plan your Young Scientist Experience

11.00a.m. Titan the Robot

2.00p.m. Titan the Robot

12.00p.m. The Globe of Death

3.00p.m. The Globe of Death


Check out the various daily show times

The World of Robots

BT Arena The Magic of Maths*

There will be an additional show on Saturday 10th January at 4.00p.m.

10.30a.m. 11.30a.m. 12 . 30p . m .

2.00p.m. 3.00p.m. 4.00p.m.

Screen 3D

BT Eco Theatre 11.00a.m.


11.15a.m. 'The Universe, Yours to Discover'



12.15p.m. 'The Universe, Yours to Discover'




HSA Primary Science Fair Awards




'The Universe, Yours to Discover'

Social & Behavioural Stand no: 2609

Stand no: 2615

Student(s): Manus Mac Comhaill,

Student(s): Garrett Kidney,

Darragh Breathnach,

Kieran Gleeson, Alan Walsh

Student(s): Orla Conroy, Shannon Cull, Sarah Brady

Title: An tionchar ata ag Feinmheas ar

Title: Misinformation and Disinformation

Title: Hot or Not - An Exploration of

Overview: We wish to investigate young adults attitudes towards and knowledge

longhabhadh alcOl Overview: The purpose of this study is

of contraception in this day and age.

to decipher if there is a link between

School: St Aldans Comprehensive School - Cavan Teacher: Ms. Joanne Corbett

different personalities and the effects, if any, it has on drinking. School: Colaiste Ailigh Teacher: Mr. Micheal 0 Giobuin

Student(s): Aine Ni Cheallaigh,

in the Media and Online

Physical Attraction traits of Men

Overview: This study examines the extent and distribution of misinformation and disinformation on commonly used websites and media as well the general publics' gullibility.

according to the Female Population in

School: Douglas Community School

'fantasy' attraction to 'real' attraction in current relationships.

Teacher: Mr. Clan 0' Mahony

Stand no: 2604 Stand no: 2610

Elphin Community College Overview: To explore physical attraction

as perceived by the female students of

Title: Mozart vs Slipknot - The Effect of

Student(s): Emma Errity, Jennifer Murphy,

Different Genres of Music on Academic

Stand no: 3000

Mr. Stephen Carey

Overview: Investigating whether students


who have attended Gaeltacht Summer Courses tend to do better in Irish tests in schools in comparison to those who

Overview: This project aims to establish a and performance on the number of tasks

have not.

both verbal and non-verbal.

who's being subjected.

ergonomic schoolbag which, as explained

School: Scoil Muire gan Smal

School: The Institute Of Education -

School: Pobail Scoil Naomh Coilm Cille

Teacher: Mr. Padraig Harlow


Teacher: Ms. Leila Martin

in my proposal, will hopefully stop chronic back pain among younger and older children. School: Castletroy College

Student(s): Ciaran Trotman

Title: How Good is Your Posture? Can the Ergo-Bag Help?

An electronic device to alert

An Investigation into the

I'll be talking about an see which is better and I'll be making an

The device is designed to remind but

Point Operations

conditions by measuring the temperature

I am investigating the

not annoy. Abbey Christian Brothers G.S. Mr. Tony Mooney

St Columba's Comprehensive

Patrick Reel School

watch TV for depending on what their

with an electronic dice and an electronic Darren Meehan

timer. It will be magnetic to stay together.

energies for the domestic household.

'rmedlate Stand c Stud::: Orla Watson Designing a Plastic Bottle

enviromental issues i.e. C02.

Stand n

Deele College



Mrs. Mary Gibbons

testing various individuals on the same

into the mechanical structure of a bottle


and possible new designs will be explored.


Relation to their Smoking Habits

game on two different consoles and I will record their performance.

habits. Using April Age Progression

Programme they will see the effects smoking has on skin. School: Scoil Muire gan Smal Teacher: Mr. Padraig Harlow

attraction and why a woman's attractiveness is altered by the chemical signals she sends out. School: Ursuline Secondary School Thurles

these results to inform students and teachers of the best approach to learning. School: Scoil Chonglais Teacher: Mr. Stephen Gammell

Teacher: Ms. Margaret Smith

Stand no: 2618

Stand no: 2606

Scott Baker Gabriel McCoy


Fuel Safe My project aims to solve the

their diesel tank resulting in substantial cost and inconvenience.

Title: Music Helps You Concentrate

Mary Louise Finnerty, Aoife Boyle

Year Students in South Tipperary

- Fact of Fiction?

Title: An Investigation into the Public

Overview: We wanted to find out how

Teacher: Ms. Anne Meade

Teacher: Dr. Kieran O'Dwyer

Stand no: 2613 Student(s): Adam Brady, Killian Breen, Peter Kiernan

which has greatest effect by means of

Title: You See Therefore I Am

Overview: We intend to investigate if

creating two videos.

Overview: This is a study to investigate

certain sound waves/patterns help

School: St Joseph's Secondary School

Teacher: Mr. Declan Cafferkey

Aims to compare the efficiency of conventional turbo fans vs open rotor

peoples' response to a person's

concentration and, thus, are beneficial

Stand r


while studying and to distinguish what


School: Castleknock College

genres are best for this.

Title: The ' Terror-Rot'

Teacher: Mr. Tom Tierney

School: Patrician High School Carrickmacross Teacher: Mr. Eamonn Dunne

Ove -.

To develop a device that will seatbelts without entering the car.

board and for supporting their

lumbar spine. Sacred Heart Secondary School Drogheda Ms. Deirdre Lynch

Philip Aitken It's a robot , built by me, from

scrap using motors and pistons. it can move and flip other objects . Controlled


Study,: Andrew Doyle The Ambidextrous Golf Club a prototype demonstration ambidextrous hybrid golf club along with a full manufacturing process. Colaiste Choilm Mr. Hugh O'Callaghan

we are going to investigate and compare

Shauna Rothwell

Stand no: 2620

Scho:'. Ardscoil Rath lomghain

Stand nc

boys and girls abilities in three

Title: Cyber Bullying

Student(s): Rebecca Keating,



different categories • Emotional

Overview: To discover which social networking site is most efficient with dealing with cyber bullying by setting up fake profiles and monitoring their actions. School: Newbridge College Teacher: Ms. Anne Marie Davis

Ruth Keating, Aoife McGowan

Overview: To prove that high and low frequency sounds emitted by the earth affect younger people to a greater

Paul Mc Keever

Title: SIDS Prevention This project alarms parents

extent physically and emotionally than older subjects.

when their baby is at risk from cot death

School: Loreto Abbey Secondary School

when the child rolls.

Teacher: Dr. Naomi Lowe

using a buzzer and a mercury tilt switch

Abbey Christian Brothers G.S. Mr. Mark Rodgers

system in these workplaces. Schou Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal Teach

Mr. Sean Foley

incorporates a framework typically used

Stand n:.

for creating websites and the language

Sturb.nSean Cawley

which it is based off.

Drive Me Round The Bend, Safely My project is based on road safety

Gonzaga College Mr. Joe OBriain



and the idea of making blind spots and concealed entrances safer on our Irish roads.

Colaiste Lorcain Mr. Sylvester McEvoy

Patrick O'Doherty

Title Automatic Energy Saving My project aims to overcome the problem of wasted energy through human error by using an environment

Stand : :3303 Studer

aware automation system to control heating and lighting.

Gonzaga College Mr. Joe 0 Briain

David McCarthy

An Eco-friendly Processor I intend to design my own computer processor with an emphasis placed on energy efficiency, building on my previous project "Variation on Single Instruction Computer".

Christian Brothers Secondary School - Cork Ciara Keyes

Investigating the Effects of


A project to improve the hearing protection used in high noise

programming language which


Student(s): Dylan Martin, Cathal Mckeon,

Title: Song of the Earth?


efficient communication and safety Ben McRedmond

by a wireless remote receiver. Mrs. Fiona Searing

Protection used in High Noise

Ms. Michelle Herbert Stand::

Eric Higgins

An Improvement of Hearing

environments and to create a more

Hazelwood College

Overview: For Young Scientist project

Physical • Mental School: Old Bawn Community School Teacher: Ms. Edel McGovern

Stand no Studer

aid Gardai to check the wearing of

I plan to design and create

Teacher: Mr. Thomas O'Sullivan

Stand no: 2614

BELT UP! A Novel Device to Check for

generated using open and closed designs.

School: St Mary's Secondary School

Stand no: 2608 Student(s): Laura Begley, Laura Kelly, Title: Battle of the Sexes

Paudie Walsh

driven fan and comparing the force

Mr. John White

Mr. Donal Enright

pressure under casualties on a spinal

I aim to create a new

the Wearing of Seatbelts at Various Distances

designs by mounting an electrically

St Vincent's Secondary School

Desmond College

usefulness of memory foam for reducing

Cirrus - A New Language for the Web

Open Rotor vs Conventional

Stand no: 2619 Student(s): Conor Deery, Ronan Martin, Sean Finnegan Title: To Investigate if Patterns in Different Genres of Music can Improve Concentration and Learning

Competition 2009.

on Spinal Boards

Mr. Jorge Andres

Stand , Stud. Michaela Begley

for presentation at the Young Scientist

Complications in Casualties Immobilized

Mr. Mark Rodgers

Turbo - Fan Jet Engines:

Amanda Sheerin

A Memory Foam Mattress to Reduce

Salesian College - Celbridge

Abbey Christian Brothers G.S.

aware students were regarding financial matters e.g. inflation, bank accounts, credit cards, income tax, apr etc. School: St. Alibe's School

our results.

Stand no: 2607 Student(s): Laura Power, Lisa Manning, Title: Subliminal Messaging - Auditory vs. Visual Overview: We're comparing auditory and visual subliminal messaging to distinguish

I am creating a computer game the effects of bullying.

Lyndsey Hughes, Joanna Regan

the publics' general knowledge of the drug codeine. We will conduct extensive surveys and a case study to determine

in Schools. that is designed to teach students about

Title: Financial Awareness Among 6th

concentration or sabotaging it?

Computer Game to Help Combat Bullying

problem of misfuelling whereby diesel

Student(s): Meghan Smyth,

School: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal

The Development of an Educational

Student(s): Neasa 0 Connor, Stand no: 2612

'Tendon Contracture Rectification Device'

This project examines the

Stand ro

Eimear Murphy,

Overview: This project will investigate

Ms. Angela Halley

Shauna Upton

Tendon Contracture Rectification Device It is my intention to create a

Stand r.

Dr. Alison Graham

Student(s): Heather Healy,

Awareness of Codeine

St Anne's Community College

Sandford Park School Ltd

motorists accidentally put petrol into

Overview: Students often listen to music while studying. But is it aiding their

This project is an investigation

I will do my investigation by

Senior - Indlvidua

This will include payback time, and


of change in relation to their smoking

Mr. Tony Mooney

I aim to investigate renewable

Title: Preferred Learning Styles of

styles are preferred by students and use

Abbey Christian Brothers G.S.

Does it Work

Overview: What is it that causes human

Overview: To investigate which learning

parents allow them to.

Renewable Technology:

Abbey Christian Brothers G.S. Miss Kim McGirr

My idea is a device which restricts the amount of time children can

Title: The Science of Human Attraction

pheromones and their role in human


Study:; Neil McConville TV Timer

Miss Kathleen Molloy

My project consists of inter-

Student(s): Vivienne Pierce, Orla Long, Sarah Foreman

attraction. An investigation of

Mr. Ryan Kennelly

execution of floating point operations.

Stand , Study:,

Stand no: 2611 Student (s): Emma Ryan, Samantha Ryan

Overview: Investigate smokers on stages

Vocational School - Abbeyfeale

(Graphics Processing Unit) compared to CPUs (Central Processing Unit) in the

Ms. Gobnait NiAonghusa

then Classic Gaming?

of the road and informing the motorist.

performance difference between GPUs

Stand no: 2605 Student(s): Siobhan Hanily, Jennifer Fannon, Title: The Stages of Change of Smokers in

Teacher: Ms. Caroline Roche

In the project we will alert motorists to possibly hazardous road

St Conleths College

Michael Culligan

Denis Murphy


CPUs in the Execution of Floating

operating system myself using Linux.

Is Motion Sensor-gaming better


Performance of GPUs Compared to

changeable games on a magnetic board

operating system core called Linux. I'll

Overview: My young scientist idea is an

Stand u Henrik Bruesecke

the user that the water heater is on.

Are We Nearly There Yet.....?!?!?


Joanne Alexander Title: Ginger? A Curse or Blessing Overview: Our project is to find out what age the negativity against red hair sets it, the effect'gingerism' has on the person


Belvedere College


Dul Chun Cinn no Cur Amu Ama?

Stand no: 2617

I am developing a new modern version of the whitestick. My hand held sensor will revolutionise blind peoples motility.

Stand e

Title: Colaiste Samhraidh sa Ghaeltacht-

link between different genres of music

Blind Sensor Aid

Teacher: Mr. Shane Holohan

Student(s): James Doolan, Niall Mortimer,

Stand I::

Bryan Murphy

Thomas Breen

School: Elphin Community College

Sorcha Ni Choncracha,

Stand no:3C2H Stuck vi


Elphin Community College. To compare

Stand no: 2616

Teacher: Mr. Andrew Kenny


Stand no: 2621

Stand no: 2603 Student(s): Liam Gaffney, Ciaran Pearson Title: Young Adults Attitudes Towards and Knowledge of Contraception

Household Appliances on RFID Based Tracking Systems I'm investigating the optimal

deployments of RFID systems that can be used in the home , without interference with common household appliances. Our Ladys School - Templeogue

Ms. Ruth Kelly

Sam Ross

Mr. Seamus Murphy

Hydrogen on Demand -Does it

Really Work? I will put a hydrogen-on-

demand kit onto an under one litre car and test it for emissions , smell, mpq, advantages , and disadvantages. Bandon Grammar School Mr. Edward Gash

Stano Studer

David Vaughan

Automatic Classification of Music The genre of a song will be determined by analysing certain features obtained from its MIDI file representation using a computer.

Schor: St Francis Capuchin College Teach;

Ms. Nuala Lavelle

Siobhan O'Connell


Kinsale Community School Ms. Mairead Dullea


My project consists of a Stephen O ' Sullivan,

lifejacket and an upgraded version of the two pieces of equipment in one.

Colaiste Choilm Ms. Ann Downey

Aaron Kelly Recreation of Animal Behavioural Patterns with a Robot

To convert a radio controlled vehicle into a robot capable of mimicking animal behaviours Ballyclare High School Dr. Paul Wilson


Luke O'Leary, Eoin Conroy The Extent and Distribution of

Unsecured Wireless Networks in the Douglas Area This is a study into the extent, nature and distribution of wireless networks in the Douglas area, with a Douglas Community School Mr. Cian 0' Mahony

mar nuair a pleascan mally air rachaidh Colaiste Ailigh Mr. Shane O Breacain

Shane Mc Millan

Niamh Murphy, Kate Keating,

We plan to introduce a working helical air screw into the world of

Amber Byrne

A Clean Water Supply for Third World Countries


method of cleaning water, ridding it of bacteria, for people in third world

Ronan Roche Griffin, Richard Tyrrell

pneumatics to hoist it up. Gaelcholaiste Reachrann Ms. Jacinta Ni Dhubhain

countries. Dominican College - Wicklow lead Mr. John O'Brien

Bus Notification and Alarm System

notify people of what bus is coming

down the road towards the bus stop. St Conleths College Ms. Gobnait NiAonghusa

Title Baling Out Farmers We want to make a device to between bales. St Kieran's College Ms. Eileen Hanrick

1, a,

Ampli-Wi-Fi We aim to improve the wifi

coverage for low-budget schools/ communities by expanding the area of wifi on a cheap router Gort Community School Mrs. Marian Lowry

We're investigating rust

and products on 3 car doors. Sandford Park School Ltd

Enya Fullston , Laurie-Ann Reilly To Find an Alternative to Sandbags


Piaras Murphy , David Price,

Dyno Slow An innovative braking system

for a child ' s bike which is powered by a dynamo and automatically applies the brakes when a child exceeds a set speed. Abbey Christian Brothers G.S. Mr. Gerald Savage

Through tests we plan to find prevent flooding. We will test one synthetic and one natural material.

Mount Sackville Secondary School Miss Jennifer Simmons

Shauna Kavanagh Spinin Source

method to create electricity. Virginia College Mr. Alan Kelly

To convert the power of waves into electricity using turbines.

Belvedere College Mr. Stephen Carey

clean drinking water.

Mr. Enda Hogan

to determine the optimum lifting posture. We'll be doing our project in both Irish and English Colaiste Choilm

Dr. Kevin Gallagher

Bioplastics Manufactured from Potato

An Investigation into Variable Valve

Adrian Holmes,

Timing in an Internal Combustion Engine

malleability, strength and overall

putting together a simple and cheap

from leaves by compressing them.

starch to make it more attractive to the

ventilation system that will automatically

modern consumer.

switch on when CO levels rise above

that will have a major effect on the fuel efficiency of an internal combustion engine. St Joseph's Secondary School

acceptable levels.


To optimise the durability,

Salesian College - Celbridge


A design for a new camshaft

Cathal Mac Giolla Bhain , Sean P. o Chnaimshi Comparaid idir pykrete agus substaint elie We wish to research the

Colm Gallagher, Paul Donavan, Stephen Crowley

differences between py krete and other

Awareness of Blood Pressure

: The Development of a NonInvasive, Cuff-Less Blood Pressure Monitor and the Study of People's To build a non-invasive, cuff-less blood pressure monitor using a photoplethysmograph sensor, an alternative method of measuring BP

Truth or Lies: The Possibilities of using the Multimeter in Lie Detection We mean to discover if a school multimeter can be used as a lie detector. The Kings Hospital

Mr. Noel Cunningham

An Feidir Carr Remote Control a

Bogadh le Fuinneamh o Torthai Citreach Usaid a bhaint as torthai chun can remote a bogadh, fhail amach cen torthai is fearr agus bhfuil se nios fearr gearradh no sa cumauoirthe. Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai

David Byrne

What Materials Work Best in a Sandbag for Blocking Floodwaters We wish to investigate what materials work best in a sandbag for

Marist College - Athlone

Desmond College Mr. Donal Enright

We have an idea to make a solar powered battery charger for an ipod. We want to make it cheap and

h-aimseoiri gailf. We want to determine the the path of golf balls. Colaiste Ailigh

Mr. Miche6l6 Gioboin


Barry Grimes , Jack Smith,

Using Bernoullis Theory to Detect Strong Current in Water

to provide clean water for people without

Andrew Smith

Using Bernouilli's equation we

any resources in underdeveloped countries that does not cost much money. Skerries Community College


will design a device that will be placed in

Dr. Katie Corbett

Houses in our town are prone to flooding depending on tide and weather. We have started to build an invention to stop flooding into these

off a warning signal. k Mercy Secondary School -

Redesign the traditional paper bag used for brewing tea to allow maximum infusion, enhanced release of potent antioxidants and ensure quicker


Ms. Michelle Dunne


Christopher Hobbs, Daniel Hobbs, Sonic Pathways This project is to create a physical beam of sound using audible sound and ultrasound. This will only are located in the direction of the beam of sound.

Skerries Community College Dr. Katie Corbett Jack Hutchinson, Peter Gillen,

Maynooth Post Primary School Miss Patricia Mahony

Marc Lincoln To develop an electronic

alternative to guitar tablature.


CAit Ni Speallain,

Greg 6 Dubhlainn, Aindrio MacAodhgain

A Food Stock Renewal System for your House We intend to create a system

Iidr Cleachtadh-CoirpaMeado,

that, by scanning, will account for a


kitchen's stock and which will renew the

lighting for use in domestic power outages , and developing a

fuinneamh cineatach 6 cleachtadh corp

prototype device.

teaghlach i dtreo iarracht cos carbon an

Mr. John Daly

more Environmentally Friendly Container for Tea Leaves

allow people to hear this sound if they


Cos Carbdn a Laghdo!


Sustainable Teabags - Using Chemistry and Technology to create a

water to detect strong current and give

Mr. Tony O'Rourke


Eimhin Sm y th , Colm Sm y th , Daniel Morgan

Hannah Gaffney,

St Josephs College - Lucan Eoin Kelly, Barry O'Farrell,

development of free , safe and electrical

Blackrock College

Mr. Donal 0 Laoire

Oisin Farrell

To Design a Filter to be Built and

Cavan Vocational School We intend to investigate the


decomposition when composted.

Mr. Cian O'Brien

Ronan Garrett, Harry McHugh

Tablature Beat the Brownouts, Power to the

Colaiste Choilm

Marist College - Athlone

An Electronic Alternative to Guitar Matthew Healy, Jesse Carley,

detector and a natural gas detector.

Michelle Toolan, Saoirse Ni Bhleine,

energy efficient. Sean O' Driscoll,

Miss Kerri-Ann Thornton

Larracht a dheanamh

a storail'gus Usaid timpeall gnash

stock when it is depleted. Gonzaga College Mr. Joe 0 Briain

Everlasting LED Lights We plan to make an innovative light bulb that uses both LED and solar technologies. The bulb will be suitable for low wattage applications. Mr. Donal Enright

Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai Inion Elaine Ni Dheargain

Kevin Brosnan, Ian Mackessy, Alicia Magner

Desmond College

teaghlach sin a laghdu. I:

and emissions. Arklow CBS Miss Michelle White

ant(s): Molly Keenan, Lucy Bradley, Claire Fox

Darragh O'Sullivan

cash registers.

a smoke detector, a carbon monoxide

effect different styles of putters have on


or negative effect on a car's M.P.G

cutting edge alarm system by incorporating

Mr. Clan O'Brien

Tony Deehan

alert them if not.

We wish to investigate if using a HHO generator in a car has a positive

How to Prevent "Dirty Money" We have come up with a way to minimise the number of harmful germs

blocking floodwaters.

Staidear a dheanamh ar na Sean Mooney, Mark Bass,


Karen Ni Mhuirthile, A Three-in-one Smoke, CO and Natural Gas Detector Our project is to create a

Daibheld Morton, Oisin Maolchraobhach

Desi g n and build a s y stem that

We want make a simple filter Sean o Brodair, Seachain o Lee

Sebastian Ryan, Conor Flynn,

Colaiste Choilm Mr. Hugh O'Callaghan

Fuel Identification & Alert System

Brendan Flannery

Donal Tobin, Peter Fahy,

Mr. Declan Cafferkey

which can be used outside of hospital.

Katie Hurley, Kate Brislane, Mairead Relihan

LED lights. Salesian College - Celbridge e: r Ms. Caroline McDonald

Mr. Declan Cafferkey

Aisling Ni Mhathona,

substances particularly regular ice.

We intend to kill bacteria on domestic items using ultraviolet

St Joseph's Secondary School

Ms. Sinead Greene


Keeping It Clean

Ben Armstrong, Cian Ward,

performance of bioplastic from potato

Ms. Patricia Curran


- An Ultraviolet Sterilizer

Technology - Senior - Group

Sean Hynes, Eamonn Walsh,

Starch using Alternative Methods of Production

the correct fuel type for their vehicle and Cian Galvin, Peter Egan,

The Use of the Peripheral Interface

Virginia College

Loreto Grammar School - Omagh

We would like to investigate if leaves are a reliable, renewable source of energy. We would like to make briquettes


Tidal Power into Electricity

David Conlan, Dylon Gorman, Andrew Farrelly

controlled be itself off a remote.

temperature and heart rate increases.

measurements using a mechanical model

Richard Bourke, Patrick Conwell Auto CO Ventilation System We have designed and are

Gerald O' Halloran , Colm Hand


Inion Elaine Ni Dheargain

which we will put chips in so it can be

arrays in response to changes in body

Cillian Ryan, James Gavin, Eoin McCormack

Mrs. Karma Lyne

Used in Third World Countries

Our project is an electronic car

bacteria in the water filter so we can have

Emil y Riordan , Ruth Quinn , Leaves as a Renewable Energy

Colaiste Ailigh Mr. Micheal 0 Giobdin

Stand r

Laura McCabe, Aloe Farrelly,

Controller (PIC) to Control a Model Car

Daisy Pemble, Therese 0 Donoghue , Laura White The Development of a Self-Cleaning Biological Water Filter for Home Use We want to produce a self-cleaning water filter that gets rid of

Aaron Fleming, Luke Munro,

t-shirt that will trigger coloured LED

to Prevent and Reduce Flooding

Dr. Alison Graham

water turbines do using a different


Mr. Jorge Andres



The Best Way to Prevent Rust on

We are trying to recreate what


Salesian College - Celbridge

will detect whether motorists are using

Scraped Cars

We will be analysing

the visibilty of childrens' jackets at night.

Jeucl,, : Mr, Philip Devereux

Loreto Secondary School -

Patrick Orr

been scraped by testing various techniques Peter Keane , Brian Oiler,


pneumatic/hydraulics centrally operated from the driver's dashboard suitable for all car owners - able bodied or infirm. Confey Community College

Ag Aimsiu an StaduirArdd is Fearr le

CabhalrSamhall Meicnioll

Can We Mimic the Colour Change Response of the Chameleon in a T-shirt? The project will develop a

To Optimise the Strength of

Hugh Ivers, Hamza Khan,

prevention techniques on cars which have

Stand n

A road safety investigation into

We have desi g ned an automated jacking sytem using

Peter Nolan, Gerard Luby,


for the Visually Impaired and Blind Our project is designed to

Glowing in the Dark

NicCarthaigh, Ciara Ni Ghiollabhain

Peter Flynn

In our project we investigate a

Athboy Community School Ms. Leah Di Lucia

up a step such as a pavement using

an alternative to sandba g s to stop or

Helical Air Screw Model 2 model of Leonardo Da Vinci's idea of the

Shane 0 Neill, Shane 0 Neill, Otharchathaoir Suas Cheim A wheelchair that is able to get

protect people from falling down

Seamus Mac Conaglaigh, Eoghan 0 Dochartaigh, Darragh Mulgrew Ni Bheidh an Otharcarr Mall Aris Ni bheidh an otharcarr mall

Gavin Kane, Colm Darcy

Automatic Jacking System

view to possible recommendations.

fdgra go dti an ospideal aitioil Richard Brown,


Kern Ni Chaoimh, Muireann

Alan 0 Donnchadha,

Giacinto Rittgers, Simerjote Singh,

Title: Lifejacket Augmentation

Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) thus it is

Intermediate - Group

on money, by means of technology on Summerhill College Mr. Damian Keenan

Chemical Physical & Mathematical

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical

Teacher: Mrs. Clementine 0 Keeffe

Overview: We are conducting tests to find

School - Lisdoonvarna

Overview : We wish to investigate why

out if we can use seaweeds (found on our

Teacher: Mr. John Sims

there is more seismic activity in some

Title: Smoothies - Home or Away

Title: Envirotricity

School: Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh

Overview: To create an adhesive from

Overview: In my project I plan to find out

Overview: I propose to introduce a

Teacher: Ms. Clara Ni Dhrisceoil

household items e.g milk and compare it

if store bought smoothies are as good for

against traditional adhesives in terms of

you as home made smoothies. School: Sandford Park School Ltd Teacher: Dr. Alison Graham

Title: Under the Influence: Drink or Diet


method of generating electricity using a chemical cycle that repeats itself to

Title: Moo-Glue

Student(s): Ciara Stein

School: Presentation Secondary School -

Title: A Study of Seismic Activity

Student(s)', Colin Lock-Tunissen

Stand no: 4401 Student ( s): Grainne Jones , Orla Mannion,


alyzers to give false positive results.

School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

Student(s): Christopher Cavanagh

Student(s): Christopher Daly

Stand no: 4000

or with diabetes may cause these breath-


Stand no: 4302

Stand no: 4101

Overview: My project is about breathalyzers and how people dieting

Stand no: 4414

Title: Can we use our Local Seaweeds as a

Overview: We want to see if heating hay can produce enough heat over a long period of time to be a source of energy.

Stand no: 4108

Ta Limonene sna craiceann a oibrionn mar dibheailathebir a bhriseann sins

Junior - Individual

Stand no: 4007 Student(s): Paul Harrington Title: A Study of the Relationship Between Inflation Pressure and the Performance of a Football

cost, strength and how long it lasts.

Stand no: 4102

Overview: In my project I will test to see if

Student(s): Mark Shine

School: Blackwater Community School

Student(s): Kevin Vesey,

Shane Mc Inerney, Gary Clinton

areas than others.

minimize fuel input and emissions output.

local beach ) to make a bio-fuel.

School: Gott Community School

Teacher: Ms. Sharon Connolly

School: Skerries Community College Teacher: Or. Katie Corbett

School: St. Clare' s Comprehensive School Teacher: Miss Feel Mc Phelim

Stand no: 4109 Student(s): Sharon Howley

Stand no: 4408 Student(s): Steven Kelly, Michael Mc Laughlin

Stand no: 4303

Stand no: 4402

Title: Runny Stuff!

Stand no: 4415

Title: Music Strings - An Investigation

Student(s ): Bernard Mullan

Student(s): Zachary Diebold, Jim Hickson, Title: Paper Aeroplane Aerodynamics

Overview. Look at the emulsion of creams if their factors change after a period

Student( s): Richard Akpan, Kevin McMillan , Peter Bjoerk

Teacher: Mr. David King

the air pressure in a football affects the

Title: Book Logging System

into the Effect of Temperature on

Title: Harnessing the Backdraft of Vehicles

Overview: To keep track of all books in


Overview, We are going to perform tests

of time.

Title: Is the Bounce of Rubber affected by

distance it travels when kicked.

on Motorways

Stand no: 4001

School: Kinsale Community School Teacher: Ms. Joan Crowley

the library and the ability to check in and

Overview: Investigation into effect of

on paper aeroplanes and apply equations

School: Colaiste Mhuire


Student(s): Eamon Hennelly Mc Earthy Title: The Largest Prime Number Ever! Overview: I wish to find the largest prime at this moment in time. I think 2 to the

Overview: This would involve recording

out books. Also a member list. School: Blackwater Community School Teacher: Mr. David King

temperature on pitch/frequency with

the wind off vehicles on roadways. This

Teacher: Mr. K Quinn

Overview: The aim of this experiment is

different string types. Subjecting strings

would tell us if there is enough wind

to different temperatures for different

energy to be sustainable and efficient.

Student(s): Declan Manning

School: St Kieran' s College

power of 32,582,657 minus 1 is the

lengths of time, measuring frequency Stand no: 4103


Teacher: Mr. Patrick Darmody

largest prime number.

Title: The Physics of Basketball

to them, estimate the outcome then throw the plane, record the outcome and compare results. School: Skerries Community College Teacher: Dr. Katie Corbett

School: Skerries Community College

Overview: This project uses basic physics

Student(s): P.J. 0' Donoghue

School: Scoil Mhuire, Clare

Teacher: Ms. Lisa Monks

Title: Is Bounty Really Bountiful?

Teacher: Ms. Sue-Ann Sheridan

Stand no: 4002

to analyse some key aspects in basketball, such as best shooting angle. The results should help players improve their game.

Student(s): Fergal McGovern

School: Baillncollig Community School

Title: Predicting Climate Change

Teacher: Miss Kathleen Kelly

Stand no: 4008

by Simulation

to find out if a rubber ball's bounce is

affected by temperature? School: The Kings Hospital

Stand no: 4304

Stand no: 4403

Stand no: 4409 Student( s): Gabriella Dowling-Kastriti, Sally O'Sullivan, Title, Water - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

- A Physical Sciences Investigation on

Student(s): Noreen Lynch

Student( s): Robert Flood,

Overview: Comparing the chemicals that

Student (s): Liam Kane , Conor Walsh,

Kitchen Towels

Stand no: 4110

Title: An Investigation into the

Stephen Palminteri

are present in drinking water samples

Aaron Carey

Overview: My project is a comparison of

Student(s): Stacy Robinson

Effectiveness of Radon Barriers

Title: An Investigation of Shock

from various parts of the country to each

Title: Does Repetitive Flooding Affect

Title: Verifying Boyles Law using a Vernier

Overview: I wish to look at the levels of

Absorbency in Non-Newtonian Fluids

Soil Absorption

Data Logging Gas Pressure Sensor and Pure, Real Gases prepared by Microscale

radon gas in houses in North Clare and to

Overview: We are testing non-newtonian

other and to Co . Wicklow. School: Loreto Abbey Secondary School

see if different types of barriers affect it.

Teacher: Dr. Naomi Lowe

test their ph, air and water content. We

Stand no: 4410

the different soil samples.

15 different brands of kitchen towel using 12 physics experiments with a special interest

Teacher: Mr. Noel Cunningham Stand no: 4416

Overview: We will collect soil samples and

Overview: In this project global temperature

Stand no: 4009

in testing Bounty's advertising promises.

Student(s): Cian Rynne

School: Colaiste Cholmain


School: Mary Immaculate Secondary

is predicted by simulation, starting with a

Title: As Straight as an Arrow?

Teacher: Mrs. Teresa Kearney

School - Lisdoonvarna

very basic energy balance model and

Overview: Boyle's Law is investigated

fluids such as oobleck for shock absorbency and also examining other factors such as flow rate and other

using a mixture of gases from the

interesting properties.

Student( s): Sean Mac Giolla Chailin,

School: St Peter' s College - Dunboyne

Overview: I want to investigate the

Teacher: Ms. Dympna O'Donohue

gradually making it more precise.

trajectory of an arrow fired from a bow under a number of conditions and the 'wobble' effect on the precision of the

Stand no: 4104

School: Sutton Park School

Ryan Feeney

Teacher: Ms. Marie louise Mc Elroy

School: Patrician Secondary School Newbridge Teacher: Mr. Sean Duggan

atmosphere. I want to prepare samples of

Teacher: Ms. Catherine Tattersall

Title: Cen lionsa oftalmach is mo ate

arrow. Stand no: 4003

School: Pobail Scoil Naomh Coilm Cille

Student(s): Andrew Kettle

Teacher: Ms. Leila Martin

Title: To Test the Efficiency and

will try to determine absorption levels of

Student(s): Diarmuid Hayes

gases using microscale chemistry and see

Stand no: 4305

Title: Can Cling-Film Insulate Your House?

if these conform to Boyles Law. School, St Vincent's Secondary School

Student ( s): Sinead 0' Halloran

abalta radaiocht ultraviolet a h-ionsd?

Stand no: 4417

Title: An Application of Fourier Analysis

Stand no: 4404

Overview. This project is on what type of

Student(s ): Spencer Christie,

Teacher: Mr. John White

to a Study of the Musical Notes Produced

Student(s): Hazel Conroy, Deborah Beirne,

spectacle lens best absorbs UV light.

Alastair Greene , Kate Reidy

by the Reed and Chanter of a Set of

Title: To Compare the Insulating Ability of

This will benefit society by preventing UV

Title: Too Bright, Low Light, or Just

damage to the eyes.


Overview: To determine the rate of heat transfer from a defined volume of air in an insulated box to the surrounding atmosphere, that is to determine thermal

Stand no: 4111

Uileann Pipes

a Range of Environmentally Friendly

Overview: The project aims to investigate

Materials and to Compare Insulating

School: Colaiste Ailigh

Overview: To measure light levels at

Teaches Mr. Micheal 0 Giobdin

different times of day, in different rooms at home and at school, then compare

Effectiveness of the Various Means of

Stand no: 4010


Student(s): Leila Smith

School: Colaiste Choilm

Title: Speed Ramps - Bumping up

how important the reed is to giving

Ability to Conventional Fiberglass Insulation

Domestic Lighting

Teacher: Mrs. Karma Lyne

C02 Emissions

quality to the notes played on the

Overview: To investigate a range of

Overview: To test the effectiveness,

Student(s): Michael Shannon Title: To Test the Effects of Microwaves on

Overview: I aim to calculate the increase

different insulating materials we hope to

Stand no: 4411

them with recommended levels.

P.T.F.E. Glass Coated Fabric

chanter of a set of uileann pipes . It also

efficiency and potential energy saving of

Overview: I wish to investigate the effects, if any, microwaves have on

Stand no: 4105

aims to investigate the contribution made

School: Wesley College - Ballinteer

Student(s): Kevin Bluett

speed ramps in comparison to those

to note quality by the type of wood used

find out that natural resources are better than conventional materials.

Student(s): Mary-Ellen Smith,

each of the lighting options for the home.

in C02 emissions from cars travelling over

Helen McEvoy

Teacher : Mr. Seosamh 0 Braonain

P.T.F.E. coated glass fabric.

Title: Ogives for the Classroom

to make the chanter. The software

School: Elphin Community College

Title, An Analysis of the Dots-and-Boxes

package mathlab is being used to analyse

Teacher: Ms. Brid Fallon

the quality of the notes.

School: Balbriggan Community College Teacher: Ms. Theresa Gannon Stand no: 4004

School: Kilrush Community School

Overview: The aim of the project is to

travelling over a level road. School: Loreto College - Foxrock

Teacher: Ms. Margaret Pepper

create a piece of software which can

Teacher: Ms. Helen Hennessy

Student(s): Saoirse Nash Title: The Clothes Protection Factor

Stand no: 4011

Overview: Investigation to determine the

Student(s), Rollo Konig-Brock

SPF factors of various materials that are used to make swimming costumes, sunhats

Title: To Investigate the Effects of Light on a Photoreactive Chemical

and t-shirts when they are dry and wet.

Overview: My project is to investigate the

School: St Mary's College - Londonderry Teacher: Mrs. Ann Blanking

effect of light on a variety of photoreactive materials and make a computer animation of this effect. School: Dundalk Grammar School Teacher: Mr. David Cullen

Stand no: 4005 Studentlsl: Aisling Murphy Title: Yeast as a Filtration Agent Against

Heavy Metals Overview: To develop and evaluate a

intermediate - individual

method of reducing heavy metals in water using yeast that is effective and

Stand no: 4100

cheap and could be used in Ireland. School: St Peter's College - Dunboyne Teacher: Ms. Deirdre Maye

Student(s): Aoife Bennett Title: Dammit! I left a Fiver in those Jeans!

Overview: What will happen to paper money from around the world if it is left

Stand no: 4006

in a pair of jeans that are going to be

Student(s): Dylan Grace

washed? School: Blackwater Community School

Title An Feidir Polaistirein a

Dhianscaoiledh ag ))said Use o Tortha Citreach? Overview: Taim Chun polaistirein a

dianscaoileadh tri modh neamh tocsaineach ag usaid torthai citreach.

Teacher: Mr. David King


Stand no: 4418

Overview: A mathematical analysis of

Student( s): Mark Kelly, Diarmuid Lyons,

display and save ogives , histograms and

School: Scariff Community College

Stand no: 4405

a two person game played on a rectangular

Khemil Boodhun

frequency tables. Currently a gap exists. School: Meanscoil na mBraithre Criostai Teacher: Ms. Dee Maguire

Teacher: Mr. T.J. 0' Halloran

Students);. Anamika Sukhdeo,

/triangular grid of dots. Players take turns

Title: New Results Concerning Partition

Niamh Nutty Title: Are Organic Fruit and Vegetables Better for You?

to join dots. A completed square /triangle is

Stand no: 4106

Stand no: 4300 Student(s): Andrei Triffo

Stand no: 4306 Student(s): Helen Iliff Title: 'Is the Future Nuclear?'

Overview Our project is about testing

claimed with their initial. The player with the most boxes wins. School: Our Ladys College - Drogheda

Student(s): Clara Doyle

Title: Infinite Sums of Zeta Functions and

Overview: My project investigates nuclear

fruit and vegetables for vitamin C and

Teacher: Miss Frances O'Regan

Title: Why Water Samples from the Same

Other Dirichlet Series

power and if, with the increased problem

comparing organic fruit and vegetables

Source Taste Different?

Overview: This project explores how

of global warming, it will be Ireland's way

with non - organic ones.

Stand no: 4412

Function Congruences Overview, Ono and Weaver (2000) obtained many new partition function congruences of the type first described by Ramanujan in 1919. We extend their work. School: Synge Street CBS

Overview: I am trying to establish the

we can evaluate infinite sums of zeta

forward in the future.

School: St Raphaela ' s Secondary School

Student( s): Hannah Macklin , Niamh Kelly,

Teacher: Ms. Neasa Cloney

difference in the quality and taste of water from when it leaves the reservoir until it reaches the end users. School: Our Lady Of Mercy College Beaumont

functions and other Dirichlet series,

School: Eureka Secondary School

Teacher: Ms. Aoife McCarthy

Lauren Mackle

particularly the so-called "T-periodic "

Teacher: Ms. Mary Byrne

Senior - Individual

Title: No Need to Sniff the Milk!

Stand no: 4419

Student( s): Shiun Power, Roisin Walshe, Shannon Bradshaw Title: Comparing the Distances Covered

Title: Keeping the Heat!

Overview: This project tries to develop a visible indicator that milk has gone sour. It is based on an acid / base indicator strip. School: St Catherine's College

Overview: The aim of this project is to

Teacher: Mrs. Clara Burnett


Stand no: 4406 Student(s): Chloe Fitzgerald, Kate Mc Mahon

Dirichlet series. School: Synge Street CBS Teacher: Mr. Jim Cooke

Junior - Group

Stand no: 4301

Stand no: 4400

Student(s): Stephanie Mulvany

Student(s): Raafay Shehzad,

investigate if salt water retains more heat

Student(s): Fiona Gryson

Title: Now You See It! - An Investigation

Robert Neary,

Stand no: 4413

Title: The Gryson Drying Scale )A Meteorological Instrument for Measuring

into Thermometric Properties in Light Refraction Overview My project is based on the theory that heat can refract light. With

title: Factors Affecting the Freezing Rate of Water

than tap water. School: Colaiste Chiarain

Student(s): Edel Cullen, Atlanta Golden,

playing different sports to see which

Teacher: Ms. Mary Casey

Hayleigh Mc Guiness

investigate whether temperature, surface

Stand no: 4407

Overview : A project to determine which

sports players do the most running. School. Dominican College - Wicklow Teacher : Mr. John O'Brien

experimentation I hope to prove this.

area and the presence of a salt affect the

Student(s): Wayne Danaher,

fats/oils are best for making soap. The

forecast drying in a specific timeframe by

School: Ursuline College - Sligo

freezing rate of water.

Declan Sweeney

project is in two stages: 1. Making the

use of evaporation. School: Ashbourne Community School Teacher: Ms. Sharon Galvin

Teacher: Mr. Anthony Carolan

School: Lucan Community College feather. Ms. Clare Healy

Title: To Investigate the Heating Potential

soaps 2. Testing the soaps

of Damp Hay

School, St Mary's College - Londonderry Teacher: Mrs. Ann Blanking

Teacher: Ms. Anne Ryan Stand no: 4107


Overview: To construct a prototype of a working scale that can measure and

Overview: In our project we will compare

Title: Fats Soap!

Overview: In this project we are going to

by Different Players Playing Different

the distances covered by different players

Chemical Physical & Mathematical

Chemical Physical & Mathematical Stand no: 4420

Overview: In our project we will use fractal

Student( s): Rachael Montague,

analysis to study and compare the

Louise Mc Conville , Eimear Hamill

movement patterns of humans and animals.

Stand no: 4518

Stand no: 4524

Overview: We aim to forensically examine

Overview: Microwaves are used to heat

Stand no: 4606

Student(s): Jennifer O'Neill,

Student( s): Niamh Walsh,

a car crash , what happens from a physical

water to a superheated state. The

Student( s): Conor Brady, Diarmuid Dwyer,

Amy Dickenson , Kim Hodgk'nson

Catherine Ceelen , Sarah Martin

perspective to the car and the occupants,

correspondence between electromagnetic

Owen Ennis

reverse engineering the crash.

erfergy and the equivalent temperature

Title: A Study of the Surface Brightness of

Title: Insulation for the Nations

School: Dominican College - Wicklow

Stand no: 4512

Title: An Investigation into the

Title: A Closer Look at Climate Change

Student ( s): Conor Geraghty,

Effectiveness of Sunscreens

Overview:: We are researching climate

reached is graphed and extrapolated.

Elliptical Galaxies

Teacher: Mr. John O'Brien

School: St. Geralds College

Overview: To use the Juncaceae plant to

Teacher: Mr. Brendan McHugh

School: Ashton School

Overview: To examine the surface

make a sustainable form of insulation

Jake Leonard , Emmet Bowes

Overview: We will investigate the

change in our local communities. We are

that could be used all over the world.

Title: The Relationship between Sunspot

effectiveness of commercial and home-

doing this by gathering the thirty years of information from the weather station

Stand no: 4531

Student(s): Maria Murphy, Mary Williams, Emer Gllbride

Stand no: 4601

exponentially with distance outside

Student(s): Ruairi Kenny, Richard 0' Shea,

of the central bulge.

Title: Salt in Cooking

Title: Short Term Local Weather

Overview: We wish to investigate the


School: Coldiste Phadraig CBS Teacher: Ms. Jacqueline Farrell

Stand no: 4506

School: St Ciaran' s High School

Student(s): Cathy Woods,

Activity and Extreme Weather Events

made sunlotions . Using an uv monitor we

Teacher: Mrs. Pauline Murphy

Bldthnaid McKevitt

Overview: Does intense solar activity,

will measure the amount these lotions

at school.

Title: To Investigate if Hocke's Law

particularly sunspots influence weather

block UVA and UVB.

Applies in a Biological Setting

systems especially those that develop into

School: Abbey Community College -

School: Loreto College - Cavan Teacher: Mrs . Carmel Gaffney

Intermediate - Group Stand no: 4500 Student(s): Aisling Ni Mhaolanfaidh, Helen Donaldson, Title: Candy Chromatography Overview: To separate various components in coloured food dyes used to coat popular sweets by using the process of chromatography. School: Coldiste Choilm

Teacher: Mr. Hugh O'Callaghan Stand no: 4501 Student(s): Gregory Mc Elhinney, Lee Welsh, Title: Application of the KolmogorovSmirnov Test for Normality to Continuous and Discontinuous Variation

Overview: We will apply weights to

typhoons/hurricanes/floodi n g/drought.


tendons and see if they stretch and if a

School: Coldiste Phadraig CBS

Teacher: Ms. Mairead Lennon

directly proportional relationship exists.

Teacher: Mr. Kevin Carey

Smirnov test for normality to continuous variation and discontinuous variation data collected from students within our Junior School. School: Oakgrove Integrated College Teacher: Ms. Laura Corbett Stand no: 4502

Student(s): Louise 0' Donnell, Leanne 0 Meara, Title: To Establish Rates of Erosion of Limestone by Cork Rainfall

We will then investigate the erosion of limestone buildings and statues in Cork. School: North Presentation - Cork Teacher: Ms. Hazel O'Sullivan Stand no: 4503 Student( s): Rachel Healy, Megan Cronin, Title: An Investigation of Friction and Calculating the Friction Co-efficient

different variables investigating friction and also calculating the friction co-efficient. School : Dominican College - Drumcondra Teacher: Miss Roisin Doyle Stand no: 4504 Student( s): Karen O'Carroll, Rachael McDerrmott

Title: To Make a Mathematical Model of the Human Face

and mathematical equations School: Dominican College - Wicklow Teacher: Mr. John O'Brien Stand no: 4505 Student( s): Julie McKenna , Shauna Porter -u!

Fractal Analysis of Human and

Animal Movement Patterns

hypothesis that salt is absorbed into

Overview: Develop a web-based

Student(s): Aisling Brazel, Carol Quinlan,

vegetables/ foods from the cooking water

computer program to analyse satellite

Stand no: 4607

during the cooking process.

and other weather data including local

Student(s): Riona Walsh,

School: Kilrush Community School Teacher: Ms. Jacinta Mckenna

topography to produce accurate shortterm (3-4hrs) predictions for a local area.

Laura Mc Loughlin, Maeve Tuohy Title: Eye in the Sky

School: Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal

Overview: Our project aims to prove that

Teacher: Mr. Sean Foley

humans find it harder to judge the

Luke Hughes

Stand no: 4602

than those on the ground.

Title: Fairground Attraction - The Physics

Student( s): Andrew Smith,

School: Ursuline College - Sligo

of the Funfair - An Investigation

Dwayne Watson

Teacher. Mr. Anthony Carolan

Teacher: Mr. John White

Stand no: 4513

Student(s): Dervla Murray, Cathy Fox,

Stand no: 4507

Student(s): Karl Maher, Conor Stephens, Colm O'neill

Title: An Investigation into the Presence

Student(s): Sarah Powell, Aoife McElroy

Title: The Physics of Jenga速

and the Effects of Chemicals from Plastic

Title: To Compare the Effectiveness of a

Overview: Jenga is one of the world's

Water Bottles Leaching into the Water

Homemade Filtration System to a Commercially

most popular games and we intend to use

Title: Is Biofuel an Effective Alternative for Ireland? Overview: Investigating the possible use of biodeisel as an alternative for diesel. School: Our Ladys School - Templeogue Teacher: Ms. Ruth Kelly

Available Water Filtration System

physics to develop the optimum strategy

Overview: Our investigation aims to

Overview: Build water filtration system &

for playing it.

examine if there is a build up of chemicals

Stand no: 4526

test effectiveness against commercial

School: Coldiste Phadraig CBS

in bottled water, as it lies stagnant on our

Student (s): Dereck Withero,

using Sensors

Title: Mobile Phone Radiation: Put to

Teaches Mr. Kevin Carey

shop shelves.

Stephen Withero , Kevin McInerney

Overview: The project examines the

the Test

School: Moate Community School Teacher: Ms. Alannah O'Shea

Title: A Colorimetric Determination of the

physics of the funfair: acceleration,

Kinetics of Sulphur Precipitation

velocity, forces employed, multiple "G"

Overview: we are determining the rate

forces as well as physiological aspects

Stand no: 4520

law for the reaction between thiosulphate

all using sensors and datalogging

Overview: We wish to investigate the levels of radiation emitted from mobile phones and the effect on the brain and body.

Stand no: 4608 Student(s): Denis Patterson, Shane Curry, Colette Fitzpatrick Title: Seismic Activity in the British Isles and the Wider World

Title: The Fractals of Floodwater

Student(s): Nicole Larkin, Doru Florea,

and hydrochloric acid using a colorimeter


School: St Aidans Comprehensive School

Overview: Using a seismograph, we will

Overview: Fractals of Floodwater,

Jamie Kelly

to track the progress of the reaction.

School: St. Geralds College

- Cavan

investigate the hypothesis that seismic

establishing patterns in floodwater using

School: St. Alibe's School

Teacher: Mr. Brendan McHugh

Teacher: Ms. Joanne Corbett

activity is continuous on a global scale

Student(s): Emily Murphy, Mary Quilligan, Sarah Meade

fractals in an effort to predict how water

School: Scoil Chonglais

floods the land.

Stand no: 4533

Stand no: 4603

Tite: The Investigation of the Co-

School: Coldiste Choilm

Teacher: Mr. Stephen Gammell

efficiency of Performance of Solar Panels and Geothermal Heat Pumps in Ireland

Teacher: Mr. Hugh O ' Callaghan

Overview: To investigate the performance

Title: Under the Mattress? - Using Maths to Decide where to Invest Money Overview: Should you invest money in a bank or in the stock exchange? We will model how these investments work and see if one is better.

efficiency and cost of the available solar

School: St Laurence College Teacher: Mr. Tony McGennis

filtration system. Also determine if beneficial to purchase a filtration system to purify tap water.

Stand no: 4514

School: Loreto College - St Stephens Green

Student(s): Matthew Keating,

Teacher: Ms. Jennifer Campbell

Brian Crowther, Jamie Ngai

Stand no: 4508

Stand no: 4515

panels and geothermal heat pumps in

Student(s): Linda 0' Mahony,

Raisin Smyth

they Contain

Stand no: 4532

distance of objects above their heads

Student(s): Colin Frost, Gareth Heverin,

but there is also smaller scale local activity.

Teacher: Dr. Kieran O'Dwyer Stand no: 4527

Student(s): Tom O'Toole , Gerald Miles,

Student ( s): Vanessa Flack, Claire Quigley,

Student ( s): Etain Ryan , Jodie Bullivant,

Eoghan Doyle

Title: Can Changing the Albedo of Urban

Kieran Flynn

Title: Sound Localisation

Surfaces ( roofs and pavements ) Reduce

Stand no: 4609

Title: Bulls and Bears - Timing the

Overview: We are investigating people's

Global Warming and thus Lower C02

Student( s): David Parsons , John Nolan,


ability to locate sound with both ears in


Conor Waters

Overview: We want to examine the use of

comparison to one ear covered with a

Overview: We plan to examine the

Title: Focus Fuel for a Finer Future

Ireland and summarize the results.

Caroline 0' Connor , Thom Barrett Title: The Disadvantages of the Decimal

Stand no: 4521

'euro cost averaging ' and the use of 30

bluetooth headset whilst driving.

benefits of changing the albedo of urban

Overview: We hope to produce pellets

School: Christ King Girls Sec. School

Student( s): Jessica Mullen , Orla Flynn,

and 50 week moving averages to time

School: Bandon Grammar School

surfaces on the environment in relation

from seaweed and analyze their efficiency

Teacher: Mrs. Laura Mc Namara

System and Possible Alternatives Overview: Our investigation examines the

Shannon Rooney

stockmarket entry.

Teacher: Mr. Edward Gash

to Dublin.

as a fuel source by comparing their

social effects of the Decimal System.

Title: Should We Use Post Codes?

Student( s): Jamie Wall, Peter Murphy,

Also one member is researching

Overview: Are post codes effective - we

School: St. Alibe's School Teacher : Dr. Kieran O'Dwyer

John Kearney

mathematical advantages of other

aim to send a few hundred letters (to

systems such as Babylonian.

Northern Ireland ) and see if ones with

Stand no: 4528

Gary 0' Brien Title: The Sound of Damaged Hearing!

Stand no: 4604

Stand no: 4509

Title: Accuracy In Football Boots

School: Our Lady 's Secondary School -

kilogram calorific values with other

Stand no: 4534


fuel sources.

Student(s): Thomas Carr, Hugh Barlow,

Teacher: Mr. Paul Lonergan

School: Coldiste Cholmain Teacher: Ms. Michelle Howley

Overview: To compare the accuracy of

School: Millstreet Community School

post codes arrive earlier.

Student(s): Noel Kennedy, Colm Reidy,

Teacher: Mr. Shane Guerin

School: St Laurence College

Thomas Brouder

Overview: We propose to establish

Student(s): Roisin Bohan,

Stand no: 4610

different brands of football boots and

Teacher: Mr. Tony McGennis

Title: Does our Tap Water Contain

whether everyday sounds can cause

Emma O'Sullivan , Elaine Connolly

Student(s): Molly Fleming, Katie Twomey,

Medicinal Drugs?

damage to our hearing by measuring

Title: Is Chlorination Bad for the Nation:

Emma Flannagan

noise level in a variety of settings.

Investigating a Cheap, Healthy and

Tite: Silver Nanoparticles - Will the Silver Lining of Fibre Technology affect beneficial

prove whether or not the most expensive boots really are the best boots.

Stand no: 4516

School: Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh

Student( s): Tommy Flavin, Dylan

Stand no: 4522

Overview: In our project we will be

Parry-Owen, Arcadi Procopii

Student(s): Gary Carr, Darragh Moriarty,

testing water for the presence of

School: Coldiste An Spioraid Naoimh

Environmentally Friendly Method of

Teacher: Mr. John O'Sullivan

Graham McGrath

medicinal drugs by the experiment of thin

Teacher. Ms. Martina Downes

Removing Chlorine from a Household

Bacteria (biofilms) used in Waste Water

Water Supply

Treatment Plants of Co. Dublin?

Stand no: 4535

Overview: We are investigating a cheap

Overview: Investigate the environmental

Student( s): Diarmuid Hickey, Pattie O'Keeffe, Leah Healy

healthy and environmentally friendly

implications of the release of silver

method of removing chlorine from a

nanoparticles into the aquatic

Title: Does Temperature Affect the Pitch

household water supply and why people

environment specifically focusing on

Title: Flooding in an Urban Area Stand no: 4510

Overview: Our main aim is to investigate

Title: Efficient Numerical Tests of Robin's

layer chromatography.

Student(s): Emma O'Leary,

how urbanisation affects flooding, how

Reformulation of the Riemann Hypothesis

Ashleigh Sheehan , Niamh Murphy

drainage works and how it can be

Overview: The Riemann hypothesis is one

School: Comprehensive School - Listowel Teacher: Mr. Shaun Holly

Title: Using Non-Newtonian Fluid in the

improved to reduce flooding.

of the most famous unsolved problems in

Design of Shock Proof Clothing

School : Gorey Community School

mathematics . We describe numerical tests

Stand no: 4529

of Robin's reformulation of the Riemann

Student(s): Claire O'Hagan, Lauren Power,

of a Concert Flute?

choose to do so.

benign biofilms used in Irish waste

Overview: We are going to use non-

Teacher: Ms. Emmeline Fairweather


Grainne O'Hanlon

Overview: We are testing to see whether

water treatment.

School: Synge Street CBS

I itle: The Damaging Effects of the

temperature affects the pitch of a concert

School: Coldiste Choilm Teacher: Mr. Hugh O'Callaghan

Teacher: Mr. Jim Cooke

Different Types of Earphones

flute which is perfectly tuned at room

overview: We will build a model ear using


Stand no: 4605 Student(s): Rhona Togher, Eimear

newtonian fluid in the design of shock proof clothing so it can be made lighter

Stand no: 4517 Student( s): Aldan Kearney , Louise Vickers,

School: Blackwater Community School

Samantha Vickers

Teacher : Mr. David King

Title: The Weather - Let's Predict!

Stand no: 4523

a sound level meter (datalogging) test

School: Carrigaline Community School

Overview: Comparing archived weather

Student(s): Kieran Fraser, David Walsh,

which types of earphones do the

Teacher: Ms. Maura Carroll

Stand no: 4511

reports and analysing the data using a

Patrick O'Connor

most/least damage.

Student( s): Sipke 0' Shaughnessy,

computer programme we hope to

Tite: The Physics of Trick Shots

School: St Vincent's Secondary School Teacher: Mr. John White

Senior - Group

for Tinnltus Sufferers

O'Carroll, Niamh Chapman Title: The Sound of Silence - An Investigation into Low Frequency Therapy

Eamon Ivri, Daire Healy

investigate if there is a change in our

Overview: We want to investigate the

Title: The Use of Calcium Oxide in

weather patterns.

physics behind snooker trick shots and how they can be applied.

Stand no: 4530

Stand no: 4600

the use of low frequency tones in the

Combating Global Warming

School: Abbey Community College Wicklow

School: Blackwater Community School

Student(s): Mark Cecchetti,

Student( s): Fionn Merz,

alleviation of ringing in your ears.

Overview: We will be investigating the effectiveness , feasibility and safety concerns

Teacher: Ms. Mairead Lennon

Teacher: Mr. David King

Daniel Donelly, Mark Etherington

Arran Mac Gabhann

School: Ursuline College - Sligo

Tale: CSI Castlebar: Forensic Analysis of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Title: Investigation of Superheating

Teacher: Mr. Anthony Carolan

of a recent proposal to add CaO to seawater in order to reduce atmospheric C02.

Overview: Our project will investigate

in Water

School: St Josephs College - Lucan Teacher: Ms. Michelle Dunne

and have more mobility.

Overview: We will analyze the human face and model it using fractal analysis

Stand no: 4525

Stand no: 4519

Overview: The object of our project is to carry out a range of experiments with

brightness of disc galaxies (l enticular or spiral ) and see if it decreases

School: St Vincent's Secondary School

Overview: We will compare the erosion of limestone by rain and de-ionised water.

Teacher : Ms. Sarah Moore

Hannah Dalton

Overview: We will apply the Kolmogorov-


School: Ardscoil Ui Urmoltaigh Teacher: Mr. John O' Sullivan

The seminars, which are presented in association with Lennox Laboratory Supplies Limited, take place in the Merrion Room, which is adjacent to the Teachers' Area on the front balcony of the Main Hall. These presentations, lasting less than 30 minutes

Teacher Seminars

each, will cover a range of interesting topics that are sure to stimulate debate.

Thursday 8th January




Light Fantastic

Philip Harris

Tom Dudman


Toward the SMART Global Classroom

SMART Technologies

James Smith


Seismology in Schools

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Thomas Blake


Forensic Science in the detection of crime

Forensic Science Laboratory

Dr. Eugene Kane



* Thy International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union a)id UNESCO ,,to help the citizens of the o'rld rediscover tI eir place in the Universe through the daytalld l,ighi-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense 6f > vonder-and 'd^covery.



Friday 9th January



Climate Change and the Curriculum

Change Campaign

Joanne Davison


The Risks from Radon gas in Ireland

Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland

David Fenton


Engaging youth through 3D environments and simulation

Northern Ireland Space Office

Robert Hill

How can ComReg websites be used in the classroom?

Commission for Communications Regulation

Therese Hourigan/ Patricia Dowling

Science and Technology in action

Health and Safety Authority


Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies



Play for Health The Development of play in Ireland

Go Play


'The Universe, Yours to Discover'

Fun Physics demos for Junior Cert science

Institute of Physics in Ireland - Teacher Network

Paul Nugent


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rvatory is the European So Vern pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. It carries out an ambit sous programmefocused on the design , construction and. operation of powerful grou-based observing facilities for astronomy to enable important scientific discoveries. Created in 1962' ESO is supported by thirteen member states : Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland , France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands , Portugal, Spain, Sweden , Switzerland and the United Kingdom . Whilst the headquarters are located in Germany,

The title, 'The Universe, Yours to Discover' is the slogan for the International Year of Astronomy 2009. This incredible 3-D presentation will take you on a fascinating visual tour across time and space to discover and explore the universe of the modern astronomer. You will learn of the discoveries of Galileo Galilei observing the sky through his telescope and find out how mankind is using massive ground based and space based telescopes and spacecraft to unlock the mysteries of the cosmos. Leaving Earth, you will tour the Solar System, cross the Milky Way and even witness the birth and death of stars. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will be the first time ever that this unique show has been delivered to the

ESO operates three observational sites in the Chilean Atacama desert , ESO is also currently engaged in design studies for a 42-m Extremely Large Telescope. It employs around 600 staff members.


public and it is sure to prove to be a very popular attraction for anyone that has ever looked up and asked the questions'How big?, How old, How far? and 'Are we alone?'

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies was established in 19' to promote research at the frontiers of knowledge ; it has operate unsink Observatory since 1947, where it is currently expanding LENNOX Lennox Laboratory Supplies Ltd. John F. Kennedy Drive,

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Timetable of daily shows

DALE TREADWELL and NATURALLY WILD are available for school visits and weekend workshops throughout the year with quirky, activity-based presentations.

The Primary Science Fair 2009 is sponsored by the Health and Safety Authority. Up to 100 projects will be on show from Primary Schools across the country over the three days of the Exhibition. The Fair reflects the broad and balanced primary

11.00 a.m.

Titan the Robot

12 noon

Dr. Zerulla and the Globe of Death

1.00 P.M.

The Magic of Maths

2.00 p.m.

Titan the Robot

3.00 p.m.

Dr. Zerulla and the Globe of Death

science curriculum and this year's participants have been encouraged to think about safety as it relates to their projects. The initiative forms part of a wider Dale Treadwell Naturally Wild mobile: 087 977 8803 office: 044 9379887 'Gum Tree Cottage', Carr 's Cross, Colehill, Kinnegad, Co. Meath

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strategy which is targeting safety programmes at younger workers and workers of the future. Prizes will be awarded to the pupils and teachers. A Special Primary Science Awards Ceremony will take place daily in Screen 3D at 1.30p. m. and will be preceded with a science show from W5. The Primary Science Fair forms an integral part of

Titan the

*There will be an additional show on Saturday 10th January at 4.00 p.m. T.B.C. N. B. This programme is subject to change.

Titan made its debut appearance at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in 2006 and was an immediate hit with young and old alike, drawing huge audiences to the BT Arena. Titan is transported around the Arena on a docking station driven by the Man in Black. After some adjustments to the controls, the Man in Black 'fires up' the equipment and brings Titan to life - much to the shock of the audience around! This performance is not to be missed . Seeing is believing!

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the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Whilst not part of the competition itself, The Primary Science Fair encourages younger students to think about science in practical and fun ways and gives them their first experience of exhibiting at a


major event.


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The Go Play Teen Zone will challenge your wits as well

Dr Dominic Zerulla from University College Dublin, offers an interesting and entertaining insight into centrifugal forces.

as physical capabilities with cutting edge technology

According to Dr. Zerulla, in classical mechanics, centrifugal

designed for outdoor spaces. Ireland's first opportunity

force is an outward force associated with rotation. It is one of

to try out the most up -to-date play equipment. ICON

several so-called pseudo-forces, so named because, unlike real

combines electronic gaming , sport and interaction in

forces, centrifugal forces do not originate in interactions with

games such as Speed Chaser, Tug of Time, 4 Corners and

Andrew Jeffrey is a one-off! Both a professional magician and

Marble Drop . Scale to new heights into the Galaxy and

a teacher, his shows have been described as high-energy,

learn the skill of BLOQXing today. Don't miss this stand.

motivating and inspirational. Andrew lectures and performs all over Europe to teachers and students alike. His performance

Leave your mark and join your friends in a team

at Young Scientist 2009 is based on his'Magic of Maths'

competition where you can win valuable prizes.

show, which is aimed at impressing upon students the beauty

and amazement of mathematics, using magic as a vehicle. He guarantees to offer clear positive motivational messages along the way. Don't expect to just sit there watching; the shows are interactive, so you might just end up on stage!




other bodies situated in the environment of the particle upon which they act. In spite of the relative simplicity of the effect, centrifugal forces play an important role at the forefront of technology including investigating planetary and solar system rotation, the production of advanced materials in nanotechnology and the separation of chemicals and drugs in the pharmaceutical and medical industries. The ultimate demonstration of centrifugal forces in action takes place when Dr. Zerulla introduces 'The Globe of Death'. Three motor cyclists enter this 16 foot steel sphere and amazingly defy gravity when they loop the loop!


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For the 5th year running, join the robots in the Big Top for the Annual International Robots of Destruction Heavyweight Championships. This year, we have found the biggest, toughest and baddest battling robots to fight it out in head to head matches to the death. 20 robots go in, only one comes out to be crowned champion Robot

iCHexapod'is an insect like robot that responds to and recognises the human beings it encounters. iC is always oolong for new people to meet and when it comes across a human face ittd!lilock on, track and respond ®hsmovements. It also remembers the humans it encounters by taking a photo andpublishing It directl from Its hexapod brain to its own personal hexapod blog at wwwhexapodrobotcomRc/

of Destruction.

Stand 1 The role of the Patents Office is to provide an efficient and effective system of industrial property protection that will encourage technological progress and promote enterprise through the implementation by the Office of the relevant legislation. This is to be achieved through the protection of industrial property rights in the fields of patents, trade marks and designs, and the dissemination of relevant information in conjunction with each of these activities.

This year's robots are so deadly that the fully enclosed ROD battle arena has had to be re-enforced and is now quite literally, bullet-proof! Will Defending champion Iron

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Stand 2 Irish Mensa will, as usual, have puzzle pages forthe contestants who are exhibiting. They will also have tests that can he taken at home to check your IQ and, possibly, find out if you might qualify for Mensa membership. There are approximately 1,200 members in Irish Mensa and IM will be happy to welcome some more.

Awe 5 hold its title or will it be hammered by newcomer Thor or Irish bot Stan?

Bring it on!! Don't forget to bring your ear defenders for the frenzy of noise during finally beat the undefeated girl's in this year's Heavyweight Robot Rumble? Once inside the World of Robots, watch out for the Daleks and other Mechanoids, they could attack at any time! There will be lots of mayhem, lots of noise, lots of fun and lots of robots in BT's World of Robots.


3.00p.m. 4.00p.m.

Stand 3

Stand 4 The Irish Science Teachers' Association is the largest subject association in the country. It was founded in 1961 and has 1200 members from all sectors

SMART Technologies invented the touch-sensitive SMART Board interactive whiteboard in 1991. It was just the first of many innovative, easy-to-use products that have earned SMART worldwide recognition and made it the undisputed global leader in the interactive whiteboard product category. Its strategic alliance with Intel® Corporation and strong commitment to research and development has accelerated SMART's growing line of technology solutions. Thanks to their simplicity and powerful ability to connect people, SMART products have put collaboration and learning at the fingertips of millions around the world. Success with technology integration starts with high-quality, easy-to-use products and access to a diverse collection of digital content and resources that make using the products more enjoyable and efficient. You also need friendly, helpful technical support when you have questions. And, it's really valuable when you can connect with other educators - especially a large and engaged community of teachers who use the same products as you do and are eager to share their insights and experiences. So at SMART we bring you easy to use products, top class educational content and resources, teacher professional development and outstanding service and support together in one platform that can grow and scale from one classroom to an entire country. Come and visit us on stand 9 for more information or our try our website at

of education. The ISTA functions as a body dedicated to the professional development of its members and the advancement of science teaching. The ISTA maintains links with other bodies involved in science education in Ireland and associations for science education in other countries.

Irish Univer^mi promoting'

colaiste Dhulaigh w;n Stand 5

eco theatre Here are some of the topics:

The EcoTheatre is sponsored this year by



The Change campaign is a vital part of Ireland's plan of action on climate change. Change can only be achieved through partnerships and working together to make the important changes that are needed to help reduce the impacts of climate change. Come along and find out what you can do in your world to help reduce the carbon number in your personal life, school and home. You will also have the chance to ask those climate change questions that you have been wondering about! There will be up to eight presentations per day in over the three days of the the Exhibition.

NOWHERE TO GO - successful outdoor spaces for young people Reducing Poverty, Renewing the Environment with the Award Winning Fuel Efficient Stove in Africa

Tipperary Institute is a dynamic third level Institute with campuses in Thurles and Clonmel. HETAC accredited Honours Degrees are offered across a wide variety of areas including Business, Accounting and Finance, Computing, Games Design & Development, Software Development, Creative Multimedia, Information Technology Support, Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Social and Community Studies. TI's stand at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition will feature exhibits on the Science of Computer Games. Stand visitors will have the opportunity to meet TI lecturers to discuss career choices in the area of science and technology. Call to the stand and meetTI's Student Ambassadors who will be providing games demonstrations throughout the event. The games demos are always a popular activity and will feature the XNA Ireland Challenge, Robocode Ireland, SchoolBots and student portfolio demonstrations. Technology exploration workshops are also planned. So make sure to visit the TI stand in the Industries Hall and check out the science behind computer game development for yourself!




Stand 7

4)' safe food safefood is an all-island agency set up to improve food safety and nutrition by fostering and maintaining confidence in the food supply. We are inviting teachers to try out safefood's new educational resources which will be showcased at our stand during the exhibition. 'safefood' for life is our post primary interactive resource, designed to give students an understanding of the sources and risks of food poisoning and acquire a recognised qualification and lifelong skills in food safety and hygiene through visually stimulating screens. 'Taste Buds' is our new fun, interactive primary school resource designed to help children enjoy learning about the origins and production of food and the importance of eating a balanced diet. For further information please visit our new web site or contact our helpline NI 0800 085 1683, ROl 1850 40 4567

the sound activated heavyweight boxing robots' fist fights. Will the boy's robot




Maybe the #2 seed, Pressure will show Iron Awe 5 just what "pressure" means.


The RSC is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public. We support the teaching of chemistry within the primary, secondary and post-16 phases. Our resources and materials are sent free to schools and colleges in the UK and Ireland. We encourage initiatives to attract students to the chemical sciences from all parts of society and raise awareness of potential careers. An advisory service and a variety of careers publications for students, parents and teachers are available. Visit us at stand 20 or contact


Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education is a dynamic further education college with four campuses located in Coolock, Raheny, Killbarrack and Malahide in Dublin. Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education provides programmes delivered by a team of tutors dedicated to the highest standards of teaching and learning in a caring, supportive and friendly atmosphere. We provide courses at a variety of different qualification levels including FETAC level 5 and level 6, Higher National Diploma (HND) and B.A. Honours. At Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education you can study Medical Laboratory Science, Pre-University Science, Preliminary Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems Technician, Health Science (Pre-Nursing), Health Science (Physiology and Sport) and Architectural Technology. Our courses provide an alternative route for obtaining a qualification in science and technology to the traditional points system. Our wide range of qualifications and links allow students to progress (with advanced entry in many cases) to complete degrees in Universities and Institutes of Technology in Ireland and in the U.K. Students can also use their qualifications to gain employment. Call to the Colaiste Dhulaigh exhibition stand (Stand No. 5) in the Industries Hall. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet our staff and student ambassadors to discuss career choices and the opportunities that exist in the area of Science and Technology.

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Young Environmentalists in Action!


New ways to catch some rays : Advances in Materials and Devices for Solar Energy Conversion

SFI Strategic Research Cluster in Solar Energy Conversion, UCD Dublin

Burying carbon

Geological Survey of Ireland

Between stands 5 & 6 The Marie Keating Foundation has been established primarily to provide Breast Cancer Information and Awareness free of charge to the general public throughout the Republic of Ireland through three Mobile Cancer Information Units based in the Eastern, Western and Southern regions of Ireland

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Stands 10 - 17 Irish Universities Promoting Science. Do you want to access a wide range of information about science on just one website? The science faculties or their equivalent of the seven Irish Universities have developed www.universityscience.iewhich will save you hours researching Irish Universities - science programmes available, career and research opportunities along with lots of other information on science. Come visit our stands to see science in action!

10P Institute of Physics In Ireland Stand 18 Everything you ever wanted to know but didn't dare to ask! Get the'WOW' factor at the Institute of Physics stand no 18 with spectacular light, sound and energy demonstrations. Demos include; high temperature superconductors using liquid nitrogen, fuel cell miniature cars, burning sound waves, holograms, laser optics, fibre-optic spectroscopy, pulse oximeter, endoscopes, van de Graaf generator, a spectrograph with a mercury light source and much more. Demonstrators are on standby to explain everything (from physics departments atTCD, DCU, DIT, NUIM, UCD, NUIG, QUB, UCC and UL). The Institute of Physics is a scientific membership organisation devoted to increasing the understanding and application of physics. It has an extensive world wide membership (currently over 34,000) and is a leading communicator of physics with all audiences from specialists through government to the general public. Its publishing company, Institute of Physics Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics. The Institute of Physics in Ireland has over 1700 members. Career opportunities, physics course information, lectures and much more all available at

nor°"` Stand 19 The Irish Centre for Talented Youth ( CTYI) runs Saturday , Wednesday and Summer programmes , correspondence courses and special events for high ability students aged between 6-16 years old in Dublin City University and other centres nationwide. To find out more about these courses please email : or

Tel: 01 7005 63 4

Down Syndrome Ireland

education executive to promote science across the education sector, encouraging liaison between our member companies and their local schools. Visit our stand to avail of a variety of free science based resources for students and teachers.

Stand 20 Teachers, check out our stand in the Industries Hall and get your free teacher pack! Students, come and enter our competition for a fantastic prize! Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) tries to ensure that all individuals with Down Syndrome receive the support that will give them a future where their talents, skills and abilities are developed to the fullest. DSI encourages the development of inclusion in main stream education. Every year an increasing number of young students with Down Syndrome are progressing to 2nd level education. Attendance at this wonderful event is an opportunity for DSI to raise awareness and promote a positive attitude towards Down Syndrome. National Helpline Number: 1890 374 374


0 Stand 21 Come along to the HP "Freedom is in the Air" Wifi printing area where we will have a stand demonstrating live wireless printing in action. Visitors can experience just how easy it is to bring wireless printing to life. The following wireless printers will be demonstrated at the HP stand: HP PhotosmartC4580 All in One Printer, Scanner, and Copier-Easily connect to your wireless network and print from multiple PC's or notebooks. HP Photosmart C8180 All in One Printer, Scanner, and Copier-Offers the highest technology from the HP Photosmart Range- innovative photo features, fastest print speeds and built in wireless that allows you to share the performance across your network-enabled PC's or notebooks. Snapfish by HP Snapfish offers free, unlimited storage and online sharing of your photos high quality prints of your digital photos, as well as great photo gifts; from mugs and mouse mats to posters and photobooks. All visitors to the HP stand will receive a free collage poster in which you can showcase up to 30 photos. Personalise with a title and choose from up to 14 different background colours to really make the poster your own. Visit the HP stand for more details and to receive your voucher to claim your free collage poster.

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The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is an event like no other! BT is proud to both organise and sponsor this fantastic event which gives students from all over Ireland the opportunity to showcase their talents and skills in the science & technology arena. With the highest ever number of entries, the 2009 exhibition is set to be the most exciting year to date and BT have stepped up our game to provide our most exciting and interactive exhibition stand ever! The BT stand will be on display in the industries hall between Thursday 8th and Saturday 10th of January and will showcase our latest innovations as well illustrate BT's ongoing commitment to our corporate responsibilities.

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Stand 22a Finding out about blood donation has never been easier! Students come visit our stands where IBTS scientists are on hand to let you in on some interesting facts about blood and demonstrate some amazing experiments. Lots of giveaways daily!



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Since 1996 we have reduced our BT's carbon footprint by 58%. challenge now is to achieve an 80% reduction in C02 intensity worldwide by 2020 . To achieve this we need your help & this year we have installed a dedicated "Pledge Wall" on our BT stand.

The Play wall at the BT stand will showcase how online gaming can be brought to life through BT's up to 24Mb* Broadband and we have enlisted the help of PlayStation速 to make this happen.

Did you know? Giving blood saves lives.1 in 4 people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lifetime because they are undergoing surgery, recovering from cancer or have been in a serious accident. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is always looking to sign up new blood donors. Check out or text blood to 53377. Find us on Bebo:

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Stand 22b The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is the statutory body responsible forthe regulation of the electronic communications sector (telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting transmission) and the postal sector. We are the national regulatory authority for these sectors in accordance with EU law which is subsequently transposed into Irish legislation. Our remit covers all kinds of transmission networks including: Traditional telephone wire Traditional television and radio Radio Communications including fixed wireless MMDS and deflector operators providing TV services Mobile operators providing voice and data services Licensing Framework for Satellite Services in Ireland Postal delivery network Our activities are geared to operators and business & residential users of communications services. Visit ComReg's stand to find out more about use of the radio spectrum in Ireland, to experience live demonstrations and to get advice from our Consumer Team on telecommunications issues.

BT Networks provide security, resilience and peace of mind. Our Prosper wall at the BT stand i will show how solutions from BT can help businesses in Ireland toy utilise communication resources, make more efficient use of time So check out the BT stand, where an exclusive BT Young Scientist level has been created in Playstation速3's Little Big Planet gamer"". What are you waiting for... see how BT's up to 24Mb* Broadband can change online gaming forever!

The Pledge wall will give everyone who visits the BT Young Scientist & the Exhibition Technology opportunity to commit to change one small thing in their lives to help the environment. So come visit us and get pledging!

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Stand 23 The Health and Safety Authority is responsible for securing health and safety at work. Young people are 50% more likely to be injured at work than older people and in Ireland and approximately 60% of 15-18 year olds already work through part-time and summerjobs. Visit the HSA stand and check out what programmes and materials are available to teachers and students on safety in the workplace.

Our business experts are availabl throughout the exhibition to tall you through any of our solutions So visit us and see how BT coul be helping your business today!


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PharmaChemical Ireland is the trade association for the Pharmaceutical and Chemical manufacturing industry within Ireland. PharmaChemical Ireland employs a full-time

Stand 25 The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is tasked with improving safety on our roads in order to reduce death and injury resulting from road collisions. We would love you to come along to our stand where you can try out our new motorbike simulator, test your reaction time when stopping a vehicle and take the "Theory Test" challenge where you will be in with the chance to win fantastic prizes including an XBOX. Our friendly staff are waiting to answer any question that you have on road safety so don't delay make your may over to Stand 26. The Garda Road Safety Unit is available to Schools, Colleges, Community groups, Industry etc to promote Road Safety. We offer a 1.5 hour Power point presentation on Road Safety entitled "It won't happen to me" and it deals with such issues as Speeding, Drink Driving, Seatbelts, Y.M.D. (Young Male Drivers), Driver Fatigue etc. It also contains Road Safety videos and Garda camera car footage and is uniquely presented in a shock/ humourous manner. We also attend events such as the Young Scientist, Various Motor and Motorcycle shows to offer Road Safety advice and information.

RTE Stand 26 RTE, Ireland's Public Service Broadcaster, is bringing a host of activities to the RDS for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2009. This year we have a custom-made RTE Weather studio where you can see a live weather bulletin, become a 'Weather Wannabe' making your very own bulletin, or experience the magic of the blue screen in 'Share the Screen with the Stars'. We'!! also be broadcasting some of our popular radio programmes and introducing some of our new talent on the RTE Digital Radio stations. RTE's news2daywill be searching for an up and coming talent to be a reporter for a day and well-known presenters from RTE Young Peoples will be filming at the event too. You'll be able to catch all the action live on the webcam. So whether you want to try your hand at broadcasting or meet some of RTE's famous faces and voices, join us at the RTE stand.

int I Stand 27 The Intel stand showcases a variety of education programmes which Intel is driving in both in Ireland and abroad. A selection of programmable robots can be seen and kids can try some simple programming for themselves., Intel's award winning education portal will be on-line providing access to a variety offree educational resources. Nanoscience - the exciting new science of building and synthesizing at the atomic scale will be explained. This year the stand also includes a section on Intel's SciFest - a regional science fair for second level students held in institutes of Technology around the country. And lots more! The stand promises to be a fun learning experience that will capture the imagination of the whole family.


sfl Stand 28 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is investing in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises. SFI's award programmes include the SFI/Dell Scholarship - Young Women in Engineering. In addition, the SFI Speakers for Schools programme facilitates visits by SFI supported researchers to secondary and primary schools.

Prim-Ed www pnm.ed corn Stand 29 Promethean are a global leader and innovator in interactive learning technology that helps teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educational professionals, our products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and easily. The Promethean Interactive Whiteboard is widely used in schools and teacher education centres in Ireland. The ACTIVboard +2 is more than simply an Interactive Whiteboard; it's a complete learning solution that's been designed by teachers to fulfil every classrooms requirements. Impressive audio and visual enhancements breathe life into lessons, taking learning to a new level and affording instant understanding and endless opportunities. You will see the Promethean Interactive Whiteboards in the Main Hall ofthe exhibltion...please use these to find all the information you need about The Young Scientist Exhibition. Come and visit us at stand 29 and see our wide price range of Promethean Interactive Whiteboards-with unbeatable software and a height-adjustable board-so you can move the board to suit the height of the user-at any time! Prim-Ed Publishing is committed to providing tailor-made educational products by teachers for teachers. With over 800 titles available, Prim-Ed is the one-stop shop for all your teaching resources. From posters to workbooks and software to copymasters, Prim-Ed are always top of the class. Come visit us at stand 29 to view our wide range of new resources in the areas of Maths, Science, Writing, Posters and our exciting new Interactive Literacy Software.

BTIth Stand 30 BT's exhibition stand will be our most interactive & exciting ever! We will be showcasing BT's up to 24Mb Broadband* and have even created our very own BT Young Scientist level in Playstation®3's Little Big Planet game."! So come visit us and experience 24Mb Broadband* for yourself!

*Service is dependant on survey, compatibility and availability. Actual speed is subject to distance from the exchange and line quality . BT will provide the maximum broadband speed that the customer 's phone line can support . Up to 24Mb available in certain areas , see www.btireland .ie/24Mb. In all other areas up to 7.6Mb is available.

DIsC4ver Stand 31 Discover Science & Engineering presents Engineering Energy at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2009. Our partners this year include STEPS to engineering, the Science Gallery and T4 - the Technology Subjects Support Service. Come to the Engineering Energy House to see some of the Energy Challenges we face and how

prize on the Bike Challenge. Things get interesting in Luminous Lane where darkness and light combine in spectacular fashion. Or take a trip down Laser Alley avoiding breaking the lasers to win some fabulous prizes. We will also be stirring up a storm with our Tornado demo!

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Waterford Science Region Discover the wonders of science, the ingenuity of engineering and the magic of maths in a fun and interactive way at the Waterford stand. Investigate the challenge of climate change where we'll be giving out tree-mendous broadleaf trees sponsored by Coillte. Explore Evolution, learn about the workings of the eye, meet Bengy the robot and solve some fun maths puzzles. Waterford Institute of Technology -WIT- is working with local authorities, schools and industry to create a science region in the Southeast where science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are celebrated. Coordinated by WIT's centre for promotion of STEM, CALMAST in partnership with leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies Bausch & Lomb, Genzyme and Teva, the stand presents all areas of STEM in an accessible and interactive manner.

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• STEPS to engineering will be available to discuss careers in engineering and science • Make models on wind and marine turbines in the KNEX Workshop

The Tree Council of Ireland is a voluntary non-governmental organisation comprising over 50 groups, all with a common appreciation of trees. It was formed in 1985 to create an awareness of our tree heritage and to promote the planting, care and conservation of trees and woodlands. From very small beginnings, the Tree Council has endeavoured to get across its message in a variety of ways. These include events for school children and the wider public, which enable them to understand and enjoy the benefits of trees and forestry.

Stand la The W5 stand will be full of interactive fun, investigating chemical reactions, Newton's Laws of Motion and gyroscopic forces. We'll discover why the moon stays in the sky and throw in some rocket science to boot!

• Our Discover Primary Science team will be on hand with demonstrations of their activities.

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ANALOG DEVICES Stand 32 At the Analog Devices stand we aim to open your mind to the fun, interesting and downright weird applications of science and technology in everyday life. Play the Wii and find out how Analog Devices make the controllers work. Test your hand-to-eye coordination guiding a 3-axis robot on the Magnetic Grabber or pedal your way to a

epa Exit Industries Hall Robinsons continually strives to raise awareness on the importance of hydration to parents and children. As the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is a very busy time for students, it is important for them to stay hydrated during the exhibition. Robinsons Fruit Shoot H2O is a Still Spring Water with Natural Fruit Flavours. It has no added sugar, no artificial colours and no artificial flavours making it a great option for children. Did you know that if you are thirsty it means that you are already dehydrated! Be sure to look out for the Robinsons Hydration Team, who will at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2009 from Thursday, 8th to Saturday, 10th January. They will be distributing Robinsons Hydration Packs with samples of Robinsons Fruit Shoot H2O and hydration information to ensure all the budding young scientists stay hydrated throughout the exhibition.

The Environmental Protection Agency protects the environment for everyone in the country. We regulate and police activitiedthat might otherwise cause pollution. We ensure there is solid information on environmental trends so that necessary actions are taken. Our priorities are protecting the Irish environment and ensuring that development is sustainable. Come and visit our 'Waste Reduction' exhibition to find out what you can do to reduce your waste, thereby reducing your impact on the environment.

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Stand 6 Irish Aid is the Irish Government's programme of overseas assistance to developing countries. In 2008 Ireland spent €899 million helping some of the world's poorest people in the world's poorest countries. Ireland is now the sixth largest aid donor in the world in per capita terms. Visit the Irish Aid stand where you can learn more about the work of the Irish Aid programme and discover the valuable role science can play in development. Self Help Development is an Irish Development agency, working in five countries in eastern Africa, which was founded in 1984 in response to the Ethiopian famine of that year. Self Help works by helping people to help themselves. Innovative and appropriate technologies and techniques are employed by Self Help's African staff, who work in partnership with communities and government agencies to create a

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Challenge yourself at the Human Power Station. To get an idea of how much electricity we use in our everyday lives why not challenge yourself to pedal on our Human Power Station and see how much power you can provide. The Human Power Station gives us ideas of the differences in power needed to get LED lights, halogen light, or a radio. Compare this to the amount of electricity we use each day to power appliances and lights in our homes and schools. How to win some great prizes - find out about our secondary schools photo competition. See some of last year's winning photos.

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Stand 9 Foras na Gaeilge is the All Island body for the promotion of the Irish language. Foras na Gaeilge has a role in advising administrations, North and South, as well as public bodies and other groups in the private and voluntary sectors in all matters relating to the Irish language. They also undertake supportive projects and grant-aid bodies and groups throughout the island of Ireland. Foras Na Gaeilge aims to promote the use of Irish as a living language, not just for the classroom.

'The Science of Cookery' - While cookery has always been a science, the application of physics and chemistry is gaining more and more importance in the world of chefs. The most well-known and awarded chefs of today lean heavily on science to bring innovation to their dishes - creating unusual sauces, emulsions and foams, experimenting with the use of savoury ingredients in desserts and sweet ingredients in mains, and also simply examining the exact conditions to cook meat to perfection. There has even been a scientific discipline named: 'molecular gastronomy', defined as the application of scientific principles to the understanding and improvement of small-scale food preparation. Understanding the chemistry of flavour, the denaturing of food and the structure of food molecules all contribute to the success of a food business (tasty food)). Why add salt to water? Why can't I taste food when I have a cold? Why does roast chicken smell so good? The answer lies in the chemistry and science of cookery. Visit 'The Science of Cookery' by Failte Ireland to see a range of experiments and demonstrations, taking place throughout the day. These will include the work of organaleptic receptors (the role of smell in taste), the work of enzymes and the science of ice-cream. Failte Ireland is the National Tourist Development Authority - the government agency that provides support to develop and sustain Ireland as a high quality tourist destination. Part of Failte Ireland's responsibility within this remit is to help ensure that there are enough motivated, skilled people entering the tourist industry to meet its staff needs. Third level courses in the various areas of tourism can be taken at Skills Training Centres, Colleges of Further Education and Institutes of Technology throughout Ireland. People in Tourism at Failte Ireland: 1850 256 256.

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ENFO is the "one stop shop" environmental information service. It aims to provide easy access for everyone seeking information on all aspects of the environment and sustainable development. Its drop in library/exhibition centre is located at 17 St. Andrew Street, Dublin 2.

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The Health Research Board is the lead agency funding all aspects of health research in Ireland. Health research has the potential to transform people's lives and -change the way they are cared for. As well as funding exciting research projects and the equipment to do health research, the Health Research Board supports people to do a wide variety of research linked to health care. HRB funded researchers work in fields as diverse as preventing cancer and understanding how the brain works to understanding how a hospital could operate more efficiently or how changes in the population will impact the may health services are provided.

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• Join the T4 group and find out how they control their robots. • The Science Gallery is going Nuclear this year and you can have your say! Should Ireland go Nuclear? Find out the pros and cons and cast your vote. The DSE Workshops will take place on the Balcony of the Main Hall but bookings will be taken at our Reception Desk in the garden of the Engineering Energy House. Discover Science & Engineering is also sponsoring the Globe of Death Show in the

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gol Ill- 0 Stand 7 ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's environmental education and youth organisation, affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations. The organisation runs various exciting environmental education programmes aimed at young people, loaders and teachers.

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Stand 11b Forensic science is one of the best practical applications of many branches of science. The core purpose being to solve crime. The laboratory uses many chemical and biological techniques such as Gas Chromatography-Mass-Spectrometry, mainly in the drug area, Refractive index measurement of glass in burglary and traffic accident cases, Infra red spectrometry in paint and fibre cases such as armed robbery, Biological analysis in sexual assault cases and DNA analysis in blood, hair and body fluid mention just a few. In addition there is an increasing emphasis on computer/mobile phone analysis in the forensic laboratory. The popularity of CSI type programmes has greatly increased the awareness and interest of both students and adults in the area of forensic science. At our stand visitors will get an opportunity to meet staff from the Forensic Science Laboratory and find out if the CSI programme resembles the real life of a forensic scientist. Some video/DVD presentations will showcase some forensic science cases and visitors may get an opportunity to examine some evidence types.







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Stand 11c Dublin Zoo is about education, conservation and study. The Zoo has a year round education calendar, which offers a range of curriculum based programmes for all levels (pre-school, primary and second level). Our education programmes are adapted to meet the needs of the student and we cater for all age categories. As a Discover Science centre the education programmes offered at the Zoo aim to encourage students to appreciate their surroundings and develop a greater respect for the global environment. Our Learning & Discovery centre offers 'hands-on'teaching sessions to further enhance the educational experience and offers a unique dimension to the school curriculum. See our 'Bugs & Beasties' at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition where children can examine close-up some of these interesting animals! Further information is available from the Education Department, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. Tel: * 353 14748932 or email:

Stand 12 Naturally Wild provides environmental educational services to schools, community youth groups and shows and exhibitions. Naturally Wild is fronted by Dale Treadwell, an Aussie with a background in Bushland Restoration now living in Ireland for nearly a decade. The aim of Naturally Wild is to educate in a fun and informative may which will capture the imagination of both old and young alike. The Naturally Wild Roadshow 'Life in Your Own Garden' is a must see for Primary and Secondary Level Students, areas of curriculum covering food webs, water cycles, identification of mini beasts and schoolyard plants using keys. Presentations are aimed at all age groups from infants to Leaving Certificate Ecology & Biology level. In 2007 Dale and colleagues designed and built the AIB Naturally Wild Playground feature at the inaugural Bloom Garden Festival and have a new plan afoot 'Gondwanaland ' highlighting the plants during the time of the Dinosaurs . Contact dale @ naturallywild or mobile 087 9778803

Class Seminars directed at Third and Fourth Level Institutes in Ireland featuring world-class researchers with expertise in global health and development. Led by the Department of Anthropology and the Institute of Immunology of NUIM, the Consortium was awarded €1.44 million from Irish Aid under the Programme of Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and Higher Education and Research Institutes, 2007-2011.

Stand 19 Astronomy Ireland is the National Astronomy Society whose primary role is the promotion and encouragement of interest in Astronomy and Space Sciences. It pursues this goal through education and outreach programs, nationwide public watches and events, lectures, exhibitions, website and its monthly magazine Astronomy & Space. It has thousands of members all over Ireland both North and South of the border. The stand will have information on Astronomy Ireland and the events it organises as well as information on where to study astronomy in Ireland.

It Stand 13 Camara is a registered charity that refurbishes Irish computers and then supplies full computer labs to schools in Africa. Camara equips the computers with educational software and provides extensive teacher programs to their hubs and the schools they are involved in.



Fresh Film Festival: March 23rd-26th 2009, Limerick. Venues: TBC Stand 13a Fresh Film Festival is the preeminant showcasing body for the work of filmmakers between the ages of 7 and 18 years in Ireland. Coming into its 12th year, the festival takes place annually in Limerick. Fresh hosts the Ireland's Young Filmmaker Awards while encouraging critical engagement through its educational features programme, production through its workshop programme and development through the screening of young people's work and by staging regular forums. The call for entries is now on for festival 2009 so take the opportunity to see what Fresh is all about, what kind of films young people in Ireland are making and to pick up your entry pack. For more details please call 061319555 or e-mail us on

Vita'* Stand 14 Vita is an Irish international development agency established in 1989. Vita partners with communities in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Kenya to make a real impact in poverty reduction and environmental renewal. Vita is launching the Schools for Vita Challenge in January 2009. Three winning schools will each have the opportunity to send two students plus a teacher on an expenses paid trip to Ethiopia to learn about the challenges facing Ethiopia's people. Full details and registration available at and at our stand. Primary School Teachers - visit our stand to register for our Buy a Miracle Tree campaign. You will receive an imaginative, easy to teach resource pack for your class that will inform your pupils about the Moringa (miracle) Tree and how it helps the lives of poor families in Africa.

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Stand 15, A sound understanding of Planet Earth - how it was formed and how it works - helps to improve peoples' lives. The study of Planet Earth is known as Geology. It mainly involves the study of rocks, as well as making maps of what lies beneath the ground. Geology impacts on our lives in many ways: it helps us understand climate change and how to protect the water that we drink. Our homes are normally made from concrete and stone and are heated by oil or gas, turf or coal; the roads and bridges we travel on are made from concrete, stone and tar and the jewellery we wear contains gemstones for sparkle and beauty! All of these are the natural resources of Planet Earth. This exhibit attempts to show the importance and relevance of geology and geologists, what Planet Earth is all about, how it can be protected and how it impacts on YOU! It includes a rock display, a seismometer that shows how earthquakes are detected and measured, schools competitions and much, much more.

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Stand 18a The President's Award is Ireland's National Challenge Award, the country's most prestigious and respected individual award programme, and a challenge from the President of Ireland, to young people between 15 and 25 years of age.

Stand 20 Friends of Londiani is a young Irish charity working in Kenya with rural communities. FOL has worked with Irish volunteers and local people in villages around Londiani for over 6 years. The aim of this registered charity is to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals through water, health and education projects. In Ireland FOL has a schools development education programme which links with the CSPE curriculum. For further details check out


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Stand 21 Welcome to Face Up! Face Up is the magazine which young people love! The magazine has established a reputation as an invaluable resource for schools, colleges and youth organisations throughout the country. Face Up informs and entertains on personal development, social awareness, spirituality and justice issues. Each issue also contains a special report which takes an in-depth look at a topic of concern to teenagers. Face Up regularly examines topics such as health, depression, bullying, self-esteem, sexuality, work, family, violence, death and suicide. Each issue is fresh and up-to-date and contains many of the 'normal' ingredients of teen magazines including features on current trends, fashion and media personalities. With a strong input from young people themselves, the tone of Face Up is not preachy or patronizing but conversational and engaging, in a language the reader understands and can relate to.

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Stand 22 BirdWatch Ireland is the largest non-governmental conservation organisation in Ireland. Its aim is the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats. Established in 1968, it currently has over 14,000 members and supporters and a local network of over 20 branches nationwide. It owns or manages nature reserves which protect threatened habitats and the birds that rely on them, produces ornithological publications dealing with birds and nature conservation in Ireland, and carries out educational and survey work. Visit the BirdWatch Ireland stand to learn more about how you can contribute to conservation science in Ireland, how you can help to keep track of Ireland's bird populations and how to embark on a career in the ecological science field. You can also visit our website,

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0 SPIN Stand 23 We are Ireland's science and discovery magazine, published six times a year. Science Spin reports on the world of research from an Irish perspective. Covering everything in from astrophysics to zoology, features explain about science in terms that everyone can understand. Distributed to colleges and on sale in newsagents throughout Ireland, north and south.

Come to the Engineering Energy House (Stand No 31) to see Energy Challenges and how Engineering is providing Solutions

Stand 24 The Air Corps is the air component of the Permanent Defence Forces, based at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnell, Co. Dublin. Today, approximately 850 men and women serve in the Air Corps, each making a unique and significant contribution to fulfilling the roles, both primary and secondary as assigned by government. Currently, the Air Corps is well progressed through a major fleet upgrade programme whereby many of its older aircraft have been replaced by modern, state of the art military aircraft. This in turn has allowed for increased efficiency, increased output and significant improved capabilities as we progress through the 21st century.

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Stand 18b The Combat Diseases of Poverty Consortium represents a unique cluster of scientific, academic and NGO professional expertise, along with partners in the private sector, working together to build educational capacities for combating diseases of poverty, with the initial focus on east Africa. The three strands of the programme cover: A programme of trainer training and exchanges between Ireland and East Africa. Dissemination of information on global health and development to the broader public, focusing on secondary school teachers and transition year students. A Speakers Series and Master


Stand 24b Order of Malta Ambulance Corps is a major provider of first aid training, ambulance transport and community care services in most of the major cities and towns throughout the island of Ireland. Through its youth section, Order of Malta Cadets (a National Youth Organisation), provides a full programme of youth development and sporting activities for young people.

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