Results for Science Fair 2015

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

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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.

Prize Class Student_Name Exhibit_Title School
NZ Antarctic Society 1 - 1 Jack Julian Antarctica - factors that affect melting Brooklyn School
First in Class 3 3 - 2 Dani Brearton and Nika Reichert Ozone / Nozone Chilton Saint James School
NIWA 3 - 2 Dani Brearton and Nika Reichert Ozone / Nozone Chilton Saint James School
Highly Commended 1 - 6 Daniel Gibbs Trim is Tall - Fat is Flat Evans Bay Intermediate
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 6 Daniel Gibbs Trim is Tall - Fat is Flat Evans Bay Intermediate
First in Class 1 1 - 7 Embla Joergensen Liquifaction Evans Bay Intermediate
Geoscience Society of NZ 1 - 7 Embla Joergensen Liquifaction Evans Bay Intermediate
OPUS International Consultants 1 - 7 Embla Joergensen Liquifaction Evans Bay Intermediate
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 1 - 7 Embla Joergensen Liquifaction Evans Bay Intermediate
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 9 Jamie Allott Sweet As Evans Bay Intermediate
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 14 Reuben Campbell Skyhigh on Sugar Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 14 Sara Alzaanin Preservatives in Meat: Nature vs Synthetic Evans Bay Intermediate
Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association 1 - 19 Mac Madsen Windy Electricity Fergusson Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 19 Mac Madsen Windy Electricity Fergusson Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 24 Greta Burchell, Lauren Strickland and Zara Milikin Cleaning Comparisons (1800s and 2000s) Hutt Intermediate
NZ Institute of Chemistry 2 - 27 Jack Cherry Raising the Bar......of Soap??? Hutt International Boys School
Highly Commended 1 - 30 Taylor Briers Exploring the science of marinades Karori Normal School
Phillip Alve Futures Prize 2 - 44 Milly Isac Pollution to Evolution Kelburn Normal School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 53 Reese Fraser Wicked Weeds Maungaraki School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 53 Reese Fraser Wicked Weeds Maungaraki School
First in Class 4 4 - 2 Zavier Boyd The Heat is On Naenae College
OPUS International Consultants 4 - 2 Zavier Boyd The Heat is On Naenae College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 4 - 2 Zavier Boyd The Heat is On Naenae College
VUW Faculty of Science Faculty Prize 4 - 2 Zavier Boyd The Heat is On Naenae College
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 4 - 2 Zavier Boyd The Heat is On Naenae College
Highly Commended 1 - 41 Jack Grant, Bailey Trevathan Magic Magnets Naenae Intermediate
Met Shop 2 - 66 Dylan Howell & Rohan Pasupuleti Solar powered streetlights Newlands Intermediate School
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 66 Dylan Howell & Rohan Pasupuleti Solar powered streetlights Newlands Intermediate School
Highly Commended 2 - 72 Cathy Harris Eye spy – or do I? How good is an eye witness’ judgement? Northland School
Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand 2 - 72 Cathy Harris Eye spy – or do I? How good is an eye witness’ judgement? Northland School
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 2 - 73 Elena Salmond How acidic are the foods that I eat? Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 73 Elena Salmond How acidic are the foods that I eat? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 45 Fletcher Ng Does light colour affect plant growth? Northland School
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 74 Heather Harper How does temperature affect magnetism? Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 74 Heather Harper How does temperature affect magnetism? Northland School
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 2 - 74 Heather Harper How does temperature affect magnetism? Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 76 Isabelle Riches Don’t feed the birds! Will a bird bath attract more birds to my garden? Northland School
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 46 Jack Garr The asthma advantage: Does asthma make you a better swimmer? Northland School
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 1 - 46 Jack Garr The asthma advantage: Does asthma make you a better swimmer? Northland School
VUW School of Mathematics and Statistics 1 - 46 Jack Garr The asthma advantage: Does asthma make you a better swimmer? Northland School
Third in Class 2 2 - 78 Lauren Kendon Don’t let your tent blow away! Measuring how much force tent pegs can withstand. Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 78 Lauren Kendon Don’t let your tent blow away! Measuring how much force tent pegs can withstand. Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 84 Simon Armstrong Elder watch: a portable laser tripwire for sleep walkers and the elderly. Northland School
NumberWorks'nWords 2 - 85 Thomas Robertson Does the type and grade of paper affect the flight of a paper plane? Northland School
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 85 Thomas Robertson Does the type and grade of paper affect the flight of a paper plane? Northland School
Second in Class 2 2 - 85 Thomas Robertson Does the type and grade of paper affect the flight of a paper plane? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 49 Tom Boers Whose nose knows best? Northland School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 86 William Antrobus How much are you eating? Do children serve more than the recommended serving size? Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 86 William Antrobus How much are you eating? Do children serve more than the recommended serving size? Northland School
Fourth in Class 5 5 - 1 Catherine Pot Cat's Whisker Diode Onslow College
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 5 - 1 Catherine Pot Cat's Whisker Diode Onslow College
IPENZ 5 - 3 Siddha Ganesan and Chun-Kiet Vong Affordable Absorption Spectrometer Onslow College
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 2 - 87 Ben Carson Can Europa Support Life? Paremata School
Phillip Alve Futures Prize 2 - 94 Libby Witheford-Smith There's a Bug in My Soup Paremata School
Wellington City Libraries 5 - 4 Anamika Nampoothiry "I don't always need to end up in a soup" A Tomato Queen Margaret College
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 5 - 5 Antonina Smolnicki A pain in the aspirin Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 7 Freya Crestani The Esterification of Amoxicillin Queen Margaret College
NZ Institute of Chemistry 5 - 7 Freya Crestani The Esterification of Amoxicillin Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 108 Isobel Scherf More Drip, More Grip Queen Margaret College
ESR 5 - 8 Jemma Smith Antimicrobial properties: To bee or not to bee? Queen Margaret College
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 5 - 8 Jemma Smith Antimicrobial properties: To bee or not to bee? Queen Margaret College
NumberWorks'nWords 5 - 8 Jemma Smith Antimicrobial properties: To bee or not to bee? Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 9 Jessica Yule Global Warming : Is your lunch the culprit? Queen Margaret College
Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand 5 - 9 Jessica Yule Global Warming : Is your lunch the culprit? Queen Margaret College
ESR 2 - 109 Laura Snell Honey, I shrunk the bacteria Queen Margaret College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 109 Laura Snell Honey, I shrunk the bacteria Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 13 Olivia Kelly The Meaning of the Colours we 'See'[weed] Queen Margaret College
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 5 - 13 Olivia Kelly The Meaning of the Colours we 'See'[weed] Queen Margaret College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 120 Amy Sutton-Gribble and Elsa Jones The Power of the Itch Raroa Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 125 Regan McIvor and Eva Martin Shake off that Asthma Raroa Intermediate
Highly Commended 3 - 7 Leo Griffiths Bike Bright Rongotai College
Highly Commended 2 - 130 Keanu Templonuevo Worm compost tea. Keen for a cuppa Saint Bernard's College
NZ Soil Science Society 2 - 130 Keanu Templonuevo Worm compost tea. Keen for a cuppa Saint Bernard's College
Aotearoa Wave and Tidal Energy Association 3 - 15 Annabel Walsh Wind Power Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 15 Annabel Walsh Wind Power Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
OPUS International Consultants 3 - 15 Annabel Walsh Wind Power Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 17 Georgia Bowden Feeding Fido Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Third in Class 3 3 - 18 Grace Abbott Green or Mean - what's best to clean? Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 29 Sophie Brown What Sugar & Spice makes Ginger Beer Nice? Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 37 Shabila Watkinson Can egg substitutes completely replace the leavening agent of egg? Samuel Marsden Collegiate School-Whitby
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 110 Eliza Cartmell A Spoon Full of Sugar Seatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 67 Harry Kidd Eye's Wide Open Seatoun School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 1 - 67 Harry Kidd Eye's Wide Open Seatoun School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 145 Luke Juriss You Only Get One Skin Seatoun School
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 2 - 146 Marco Davies Sure to Rise, but Which One? Seatoun School
Fourth in Class 2 2 - 148 Pip Crowley Surf's Up! Seatoun School
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 2 - 148 Pip Crowley Surf's Up! Seatoun School
NIWA 2 - 148 Pip Crowley Surf's Up! Seatoun School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 150 Lucia Culas Now You See It Now You Don't SS Peter and Paul School
First in Class 1 1 - 74 Maeghan Casey Woolly Jumpers: for people, sheep and houses! St Benedict's School
ANZCCART 2 - 156 Sarah Scott Do pH levels in the water affect pH levels on the eel's skin? St Benedict's School
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 158 Eve na Nagara Something in the Water St Marks Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 158 Eve na Nagara Something in the Water St Marks Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 161 Kate Parker Exercise to Memorize St Marks Church School
ESR 1 - 78 Shreya Mistry Public or Private, I am Everywhere: Bacteria St Marks Church School
OPUS International Consultants 4 - 4 Bonnie Fordyce Light Link St Oran's College
James Duncan Futures Prize 4 - 5 Cassandra Dawson and Madeline Keown Game Over - the effect of violent video gameson behaviour. St Oran's College
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) 5 - 17 Marta Teal Zebra Crossings St Oran's College
Second in Class 5 5 - 17 Marta Teal Zebra Crossings St Oran's College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 17 Marta Teal Zebra Crossings St Oran's College
VUW School of Mathematics and Statistics 5 - 17 Marta Teal Zebra Crossings St Oran's College
Highly Commended 2 - 172 Matthew McCabe Glass half full. Tawa Intermediate
Second in Class 3 3 - 51 Kieran Edwards The prevention of bun incineration Upper Hutt College
Highly Commended 3 - 52 Olivia Healey How ecosystems effect native plant growth Upper Hutt College
Wellington Botanical Society 3 - 52 Olivia Healey How ecosystems effect native plant growth Upper Hutt College
Highly Commended 3 - 53 Ryan Hooper-Smith and Zyan Gillies The effect of noise annoyance on the different performances of tasks Upper Hutt College
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 180 Aidan Homewood Piles of liquefaction Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 97 Annabel Peacock Think Before You Drink Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 181 Boston Bright Which way should I go? Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 98 Emily Rampton Growing Microgreens Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 183 Heather Miller Square Eyes Wadestown School
ESR 2 - 185 Jacqui Ormsby Would Wood Filter Wadestown School
First in Class 2 2 - 185 Jacqui Ormsby Would Wood Filter Wadestown School
NZ Farm Forestry Association 2 - 185 Jacqui Ormsby Would Wood Filter Wadestown School
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 185 Jacqui Ormsby Would Wood Filter Wadestown School
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for best overall exhibit 2 - 185 Jacqui Ormsby Would Wood Filter Wadestown School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 2 - 185 Jacqui Ormsby Would Wood Filter Wadestown School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 185 Jacqui Ormsby Would Wood Filter Wadestown School
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 1 - 100 Jakob Lanzerstorfer Motion Powered Safety Light Wadestown School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 103 Max Falconer Sunscreen are protected? Wadestown School
Third in Class 1 1 - 103 Max Falconer Sunscreen are protected? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 106 Tom Pottinger Battery Life Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 107 Zoe Ashton Physics - Times Rolling Out Wadestown School
Third in Class 3 3 - 55 Liam Anderson Power plant Wellington College
Met Shop 4 - 16 Alex Edmonds Sink or Swim - Oceans on the Rise Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 4 - 17 Georgia Hoggarth Can you see a rainbow? Wellington Girls' College
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 4 - 17 Georgia Hoggarth Can you see a rainbow? Wellington Girls' College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 4 - 17 Georgia Hoggarth Can you see a rainbow? Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 3 - 61 Rebecca Simpson & Mia Abenojar-Yee Leave it to the leaves Wellington Girls' College
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 4 - 18 Susie Lee, Alyssa Chin Cash Wash Wellington Girls' College
Third in Class 4 4 - 18 Susie Lee, Alyssa Chin Cash Wash Wellington Girls' College
First in Class 4 4 - 19 Tara Kendon Dangerous Homes? Measuring the Radio Frequency and Magnetic Field Output from Household Objects and Appliances Wellington Girls' College
Auckland University Science Scholars Programme 5 - 23 Adelaide Abraham and Ruby Medlicott Kiwi custard Wellington High School
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 5 - 23 Adelaide Abraham and Ruby Medlicott Kiwi custard Wellington High School
Highly Commended 5 - 23 Adelaide Abraham and Ruby Medlicott Kiwi custard Wellington High School
IPENZ 5 - 18 Callum Davidson and James Matheson Renewable energy from recycled parts. Wellington High School
OPUS International Consultants 5 - 18 Callum Davidson and James Matheson Renewable energy from recycled parts. Wellington High School
First in Class 5 5 - 19 Jack Tregidga Clumsy coffee cup Wellington High School
University of Otago 5 - 19 Jack Tregidga Clumsy coffee cup Wellington High School
VUW Faculty of Science Prize Innovation Prize 5 - 19 Jack Tregidga Clumsy coffee cup Wellington High School
Highly Commended 5 - 20 Shakked Noy Circle of Light Wellington High School
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 5 - 20 Shakked Noy Circle of Light Wellington High School
Kainic Medical Communications 5 - 21 Tess Breitenmoser Solar scorcher Wellington High School
Third in Class 5 5 - 21 Tess Breitenmoser Solar scorcher Wellington High School