Displays not collected from the University

Please be aware, that a lot of the displays were not collected from the University by 4:00 pm on Saturday. These may now be at Wadestown School.

The Science & Technology Fair, Organising Committee are NOT part of the University. The University kindly let us run the Science & Technology Fair at the University, but we have to return the facility to them (without any left over displays) by 4:30pm on Saturday.

Results for Science Fair 2015

Here are the results for the 2015 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER TO READ THESE RESULTS.

Congratulations to all the winners and a huge thanks to everyone that entered. The standard of projects this year was outstanding!

This list is sorted by School, the schedule below should be able to be sorted by clicking on the column heading. Doing this twice reverses the sort sequence from normal to reverse order.

PrizeClassStudent NameProject TitleSchoolsort icon
NZ Antarctic Society 1 - 1Jack JulianAntarctica - factors that affect meltingBrooklyn School
First in Class 3 3 - 2Dani Brearton and Nika ReichertOzone / NozoneChilton Saint James School
NIWA 3 - 2Dani Brearton and Nika ReichertOzone / NozoneChilton Saint James School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 1 - 7Embla JoergensenLiquifactionEvans Bay Intermediate
First in Class 1 1 - 7Embla JoergensenLiquifactionEvans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 6Daniel GibbsTrim is Tall - Fat is FlatEvans Bay Intermediate
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 14Reuben CampbellSkyhigh on SugarEvans Bay Intermediate
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 9Jamie AllottSweet AsEvans Bay Intermediate
OPUS International Consultants 1 - 7Embla JoergensenLiquifactionEvans Bay Intermediate
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 6Daniel GibbsTrim is Tall - Fat is FlatEvans Bay Intermediate
Geoscience Society of NZ 1 - 7Embla JoergensenLiquifactionEvans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 14Sara AlzaaninPreservatives in Meat: Nature vs SyntheticEvans Bay Intermediate
Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association 1 - 19Mac MadsenWindy ElectricityFergusson Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 19Mac MadsenWindy ElectricityFergusson Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 24Greta Burchell; Lauren Strickland and Zara MilikinCleaning Comparisons (1800s and 2000s)Hutt Intermediate
NZ Institute of Chemistry 2 - 27Jack CherryRaising the Bar......of Soap???Hutt International Boys School
Highly Commended 1 - 30Taylor BriersExploring the science of marinadesKarori Normal School
Phillip Alve Futures Prize 2 - 44Milly IsacPollution to EvolutionKelburn Normal School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 53Reese FraserWicked WeedsMaungaraki School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 53Reese FraserWicked WeedsMaungaraki School
First in Class 4 4 - 2Zavier BoydThe Heat is OnNaenae College
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 4 - 2Zavier BoydThe Heat is OnNaenae College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 4 - 2Zavier BoydThe Heat is OnNaenae College
OPUS International Consultants 4 - 2Zavier BoydThe Heat is OnNaenae College
VUW Faculty of Science Faculty Prize 4 - 2Zavier BoydThe Heat is OnNaenae College
Highly Commended 1 - 41Jack Grant; Bailey TrevathanMagic MagnetsNaenae Intermediate
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 66Dylan Howell & Rohan PasupuletiSolar powered streetlightsNewlands Intermediate School
Met Shop 2 - 66Dylan Howell & Rohan PasupuletiSolar powered streetlightsNewlands Intermediate School
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 1 - 46Jack Garr The asthma advantage: Does asthma make you a better swimmer?Northland School
VUW School of Mathematics and Statistics 1 - 46Jack Garr The asthma advantage: Does asthma make you a better swimmer?Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 74Heather Harper How does temperature affect magnetism?Northland School
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 2 - 74Heather Harper How does temperature affect magnetism?Northland School
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 74Heather Harper How does temperature affect magnetism?Northland School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 86William Antrobus How much are you eating? Do children serve more than the recommended serving size?Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 86William Antrobus How much are you eating? Do children serve more than the recommended serving size?Northland School
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 46Jack Garr The asthma advantage: Does asthma make you a better swimmer?Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 78Lauren Kendon Don’t let your tent blow away! Measuring how much force tent pegs can withstand. Northland School
NumberWorks'nWords 2 - 85Thomas Robertson Does the type and grade of paper affect the flight of a paper plane?Northland School
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 85Thomas Robertson Does the type and grade of paper affect the flight of a paper plane?Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 84Simon Armstrong Elder watch: a portable laser tripwire for sleep walkers and the elderly.Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 49Tom Boers Whose nose knows best?Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 45Fletcher Ng Does light colour affect plant growth?Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 76Isabelle RichesDon’t feed the birds! Will a bird bath attract more birds to my garden?Northland School
Second in Class 2 2 - 85Thomas Robertson Does the type and grade of paper affect the flight of a paper plane?Northland School
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 2 - 73Elena Salmond How acidic are the foods that I eat?Northland School
Third in Class 2 2 - 78Lauren Kendon Don’t let your tent blow away! Measuring how much force tent pegs can withstand. Northland School
Sociological Association of Aotearoa; New Zealand 2 - 72Cathy Harris Eye spy – or do I? How good is an eye witness’ judgement?Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 73Elena Salmond How acidic are the foods that I eat?Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 72Cathy Harris Eye spy – or do I? How good is an eye witness’ judgement?Northland School
Fourth in Class 5 5 - 1Catherine PotCat's Whisker DiodeOnslow College
IPENZ 5 - 3Siddha Ganesan and Chun-Kiet VongAffordable Absorption SpectrometerOnslow College
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 5 - 1Catherine PotCat's Whisker DiodeOnslow College
Phillip Alve Futures Prize 2 - 94Libby Witheford-SmithThere's a Bug in My SoupParemata School
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 2 - 87Ben CarsonCan Europa Support Life?Paremata School
Highly Commended 2 - 108Isobel ScherfMore Drip; More GripQueen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 13Olivia Kelly The Meaning of the Colours we 'See'[weed]Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 7Freya Crestani The Esterification of Amoxicillin Queen Margaret College
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 5 - 5Antonina Smolnicki A pain in the aspirinQueen Margaret College
Sociological Association of Aotearoa; New Zealand 5 - 9Jessica Yule Global Warming : Is your lunch the culprit?Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 9Jessica Yule Global Warming : Is your lunch the culprit?Queen Margaret College
NZ Institute of Chemistry 5 - 7Freya Crestani The Esterification of Amoxicillin Queen Margaret College
ESR 5 - 8Jemma Smith Antimicrobial properties: To bee or not to bee?Queen Margaret College
ESR 2 - 109Laura SnellHoney; I shrunk the bacteriaQueen Margaret College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 109Laura SnellHoney; I shrunk the bacteriaQueen Margaret College
Wellington City Libraries 5 - 4Anamika Nampoothiry ""I don't always need to end up in a soup"" A TomatoQueen Margaret College
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 5 - 8Jemma Smith Antimicrobial properties: To bee or not to bee?Queen Margaret College
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 5 - 13Olivia Kelly The Meaning of the Colours we 'See'[weed]Queen Margaret College
NumberWorks'nWords 5 - 8Jemma Smith Antimicrobial properties: To bee or not to bee?Queen Margaret College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 120Amy Sutton-Gribble and Elsa JonesThe Power of the ItchRaroa Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 125Regan McIvor and Eva MartinShake off that AsthmaRaroa Intermediate
Highly Commended 3 - 7Leo GriffithsBike BrightRongotai College
Highly Commended 2 - 130Keanu TemplonuevoWorm compost tea. Keen for a cuppaSaint Bernard's College
NZ Soil Science Society 2 - 130Keanu TemplonuevoWorm compost tea. Keen for a cuppaSaint Bernard's College
OPUS International Consultants 3 - 15Annabel WalshWind PowerSamuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 17Georgia BowdenFeeding FidoSamuel Marsden Collegiate School
Third in Class 3 3 - 18Grace AbbottGreen or Mean - what's best to clean?Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 15Annabel WalshWind PowerSamuel Marsden Collegiate School
Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association 3 - 15Annabel WalshWind PowerSamuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 29Sophie BrownWhat Sugar & Spice makes Ginger Beer Nice?Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 37Shabila WatkinsonCan egg substitutes completely replace the leavening agent of egg?Samuel Marsden Collegiate School-Whitby
Fourth in Class 2 2 - 148Pip CrowleySurf's Up!Seatoun School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 110Eliza CartmellA Spoon Full of SugarSeatoun School
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 2 - 146Marco DaviesSure to Rise; but Which One?Seatoun School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 145Luke JurissYou Only Get One SkinSeatoun School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 1 - 67Harry KiddEye's Wide OpenSeatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 67Harry KiddEye's Wide OpenSeatoun School
NIWA 2 - 148Pip CrowleySurf's Up!Seatoun School
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 2 - 148Pip CrowleySurf's Up!Seatoun School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 150Lucia CulasNow You See It Now You Don'tSS Peter and Paul School
ANZCCART 2 - 156Sarah ScottDo pH levels in the water affect pH levels on the eel's skin?St Benedict's School
First in Class 1 1 - 74Maeghan CaseyWoolly Jumpers: for people; sheep and houses!St Benedict's School
ESR 1 - 78Shreya MistryPublic or Private; I am Everywhere: BacteriaSt Marks Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 158Eve na NagaraSomething in the WaterSt Marks Church School
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 158Eve na NagaraSomething in the WaterSt Marks Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 161Kate ParkerExercise to MemorizeSt Marks Church School
James Duncan Futures Prize 4 - 5Cassandra Dawson and Madeline KeownGame Over - the effect of violent video gameson behaviour.St Oran's College
Second in Class 5 5 - 17Marta TealZebra CrossingsSt Oran's College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 17Marta TealZebra CrossingsSt Oran's College
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) 5 - 17Marta TealZebra CrossingsSt Oran's College
VUW School of Mathematics and Statistics 5 - 17Marta TealZebra CrossingsSt Oran's College
OPUS International Consultants 4 - 4Bonnie FordyceLight LinkSt Oran's College
Highly Commended 2 - 172Matthew McCabe Glass half full.Tawa Intermediate
Highly Commended 3 - 53Ryan Hooper-Smith and Zyan GilliesThe effect of noise annoyance on the different performances of tasksUpper Hutt College
Second in Class 3 3 - 51Kieran EdwardsThe prevention of bun incinerationUpper Hutt College
Wellington Botanical Society 3 - 52Olivia HealeyHow ecosystems effect native plant growthUpper Hutt College
Highly Commended 3 - 52Olivia HealeyHow ecosystems effect native plant growthUpper Hutt College
ESR 2 - 185Jacqui OrmsbyWould Wood FilterWadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 181Boston BrightWhich way should I go?Wadestown School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 185Jacqui OrmsbyWould Wood FilterWadestown School
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 185Jacqui OrmsbyWould Wood FilterWadestown School
NZ Farm Forestry Association 2 - 185Jacqui OrmsbyWould Wood FilterWadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 107Zoe AshtonPhysics - Times Rolling OutWadestown School
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for best overall exhibit 2 - 185Jacqui OrmsbyWould Wood FilterWadestown School
First in Class 2 2 - 185Jacqui OrmsbyWould Wood FilterWadestown School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 2 - 185Jacqui OrmsbyWould Wood FilterWadestown School
Third in Class 1 1 - 103Max FalconerSunscreen are protected?Wadestown School
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 1 - 100Jakob LanzerstorferMotion Powered Safety LightWadestown School
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 180Aidan HomewoodPiles of liquefactionWadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 183Heather MillerSquare EyesWadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 106Tom PottingerBattery LifeWadestown School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 103Max FalconerSunscreen are protected?Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 98Emily RamptonGrowing MicrogreensWadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 97Annabel PeacockThink Before You DrinkWadestown School
Third in Class 3 3 - 55Liam AndersonPower plantWellington College
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 4 - 17Georgia HoggarthCan you see a rainbow?Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 4 - 17Georgia HoggarthCan you see a rainbow?Wellington Girls' College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 4 - 17Georgia HoggarthCan you see a rainbow?Wellington Girls' College
Met Shop 4 - 16Alex EdmondsSink or Swim - Oceans on the RiseWellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 3 - 61Rebecca Simpson & Mia Abenojar-YeeLeave it to the leavesWellington Girls' College
Third in Class 4 4 - 18Susie Lee; Alyssa ChinCash WashWellington Girls' College
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 4 - 18Susie Lee; Alyssa ChinCash WashWellington Girls' College
First in Class 4 4 - 19Tara KendonDangerous Homes? Measuring the Radio Frequency and Magnetic Field Output from Household Objects and AppliancesWellington Girls' College
First in Class 5 5 - 19Jack TregidgaClumsy coffee cup Wellington High School
University of Otago 5 - 19Jack TregidgaClumsy coffee cup Wellington High School
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 5 - 23Adelaide Abraham and Ruby MedlicottKiwi custardWellington High School
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 5 - 20Shakked NoyCircle of LightWellington High School
Kainic Medical Communications 5 - 21Tess BreitenmoserSolar scorcherWellington High School
Third in Class 5 5 - 21Tess BreitenmoserSolar scorcherWellington High School
OPUS International Consultants 5 - 18Callum Davidson and James MathesonRenewable energy from recycled parts.Wellington High School
IPENZ 5 - 18Callum Davidson and James MathesonRenewable energy from recycled parts.Wellington High School
Highly Commended 5 - 20Shakked NoyCircle of LightWellington High School
Auckland University Science Scholars Programme 5 - 23Adelaide Abraham and Ruby MedlicottKiwi custardWellington High School
Highly Commended 5 - 23Adelaide Abraham and Ruby MedlicottKiwi custardWellington High School
VUW Faculty of Science Prize Innovation Prize 5 - 19Jack TregidgaClumsy coffee cup Wellington High School

Pick up your Exhibits on Saturday 29th August

Please make arrangements with School Buddies, Parents, yourself, your shadow, anybody to pick up your exhibit between 12:00 noon and 3:00pm on Saturday 29th August. The Committee has absolutely no storage space what so ever, and unfortunately when exhibits are not collected, we have to dump the results of worthwhile and exceptional work, simply as we do not have facilities to store, and distribute exhibits that are not collected.

Public Viewing

The Public are most welcome to come and view the great work submitted by the Students, on Friday 28th (9:00am to 4:30pm), or Saturday 29th (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). I'm sure that they are proud of what they have acheived.

The facility closes, for the removal of exhibits at 1:00 pm, and all exhibits should be collected by the Students by 3:30pm.

Parking at the University

Parking
Please advise teachers and parents that cars parked in the University car parks will be towed away at the owner’s expense so should not be left unattended more than a few minutes. Parking at the University in monitored by Wilson Parking. Parking fines here are $65. There are 4 Science Fair 5 minute only allocated car parks behind the Alan MacDiarmid Building (marked). We agree that parking is an issue, but this year (due to major construction activities) we have no alternatives.

NIWA Wellington Science & Technology Fair 2015 Dates

Here are the dates for the 2015 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair:

The closing date for entries was Saturday 1 August 2015. Entries via this web site (for School co-ordinators).

The venue for the NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair is the Laby building, Victoria University of Wellington in laboratories on the first and second floors. Registration is in the Foyer of the building.

Photographs of the 2014 Fair

For those who are interested in the Fair, there are photographs of some of the exhibits (there are some ideas for next year here).

If you were a Prizewinner, we managed to take a picture of most of the prizewinners at the Awards Ceremony. Congratulations!.

Please refer to our flickr page

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sciencefair-wellington/sets/

The Committee

Science & Technology Fairs in other Regions

Other Regions (from Wellington) have Science and Technology Fairs.The NIWA operates a web page that has a list of these fairs, and so does the Royal Society.

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