Results for Science Fair 2014

Here are the results for the 2014 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_Names Project Title School
Highly Commended 1 - 19 Alexander Cox-Turk What natural kitchen products can slow down the growth of mould? Muritai School
Highly Commended 1 - 20 Alice McFarlane Which leather protector protects leather the best? Muritai School
Highly Commended 1 - 22 Emily Daymond-King Which kitty-litter absorbs the most liquid? Muritai School
Highly Commended 1 - 42 Lauren Kendon Why do some people have a food allergy? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 53 Rion Anderson Waves in the Firing Line Raroa Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 68 Luna Bernhardt The Terrific Tui Tunes Project South Wellington Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 75 Katerina Lagoutaris Don't Touch That St Benedict's School
Highly Commended 2 - 135 Molly Doyle Does Fitness Effect Your pH Level? Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 16 Dani Brearton Ball tampering; it's just not cricket! Hutt Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 3 Harriet Clarke; Nika Reichert; Charlotte Crampton Which would burns best? Chilton Saint James School
Highly Commended 2 - 99 Lucy Poole Cup Wars Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 3 - 15 Alexandra Mitchell Pony Poo Power Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 25 Lauren Benseman Scrap The Wrap Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 37 Thomas Munn pH levels of drinking water Wellington College
Highly Commended 3 - 5 Angad Chauhan Home Automation Rongotai College
Highly Commended 4 - 1 Kate Meads; Erica Wang Mesmerising memory techniques - do they work? Chilton Saint James School
Highly Commended 4 - 24 Oscar Robinson Speed of light Wellington College
Highly Commended 5 - 3 Franziska Plimmer Rockin' Robin Queen Margaret College
Special 50th celebration James Duncan Futures Prize JD - 10 Samantha Devane; Priya Prema; Kirsty Simpson; Luisa Zeilinger; Emily Zhou   Queen Margaret College
Special 50th celebration James Duncan Futures Prize JD - 5 Diana Bouwer; Peri Jeffries; Olivia Kelly; Jemma Smith   Queen Margaret College
Special 50th celebration Phillip Alve Futures Prize PA - 4 Mia Treadwell-Burke; Emeline Gray; Lily Griffiths; Hannah Moffat; Helena Cvitanovich   Muritai School
New Zealand Statistical Association 1 - 8 Ethan Morais Changing wings of Aircraft Karori Normal School
NZ Farm Forestry Association 1 - 79 Eve na Nagara Clean Streams St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 1 - 79 Eve na Nagara Clean Streams St Mark's Church School
NZ Farm Forestry Association 1 - 83 Robert Apanowicz and Awatea Carson-King Which manure do native plants grow best in? St Mark's Church School
New Zealand Statistical Association 2 - 176 Grace Allan Fingerprints St Oran's College
Toihuarewa at VUW and the Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions 1 - 49 Paratene Jackson; Petera Willam; Matangi Sword He aha naga pukawe iahiko pai me nga arai hiko pai? (What are good conductors and insulators) Otari School
Toihuarewa at VUW and the Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions 1 - 50 Te Paea Whaanga and Olivia Willliams Amazing acids Otari School
ESR 1 - 107 Maddie Grieveson 5 second rule; fact or fiction - Pathogens that may make us sick Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 107 Maddie Grieveson 5 second rule; fact or fiction - Pathogens that may make us sick Wadestown School
OPUS International Consultants 1 - 109 Alex McKenna The Flexural Strength of Concrete Wellesley College
Highly Commended 1 - 109 Alex McKenna The Flexural Strength of Concrete Wellesley College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 1 - 113 Kyle Foo Two Eyes; One Image; 3D Vision Wellesley College
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 36 Elena Salmond What is the best egg replacer in cupcakes? Northland School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 36 Elena Salmond What is the best egg replacer in cupcakes? Northland School
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 36 Elena Salmond What is the best egg replacer in cupcakes? Northland School
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 7 Ella Bunny and Samantha Romijn Does colour preference change as boys and girls get older? Karori Normal School
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 102 Millie Rose Wilcox; Kate Twomey Holding Back the Water Queen Margaret College
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 151 Piata Inch Slick Sea South Wellington Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 165 Aisling Lawson Night Club St Benedict's School
Highly Commended 2 - 165 Aisling Lawson Night Club St Benedict's School
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 172 Leo Griffiths Wellington Water Wise St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 172 Leo Griffiths Wellington Water Wise St Mark's Church School
NZ Institute of Chemistry 2 - 179 Laura Hardie Citrus Sensation St Oran's College
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 2 - 199 Isabel Nicholls Bread on the rise - does sugar matter? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 199 Isabel Nicholls Bread on the rise - does sugar matter? Wadestown School
ESR 2 - 25 Joseph Penno it's a bird; it's a plane.....it's an ingenious source of electricity Hutt International Boys
Wellington City Libraries 2 - 26 Joshua Alston Amplify your iPod Music Hutt International Boys
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 4 Kylie Millis Withering with WiFi Chilton Saint James School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 46 Emeline Gray Do lightproof milk bottles have any effect on the taste of milk? Muritai School
Highly Commended 2 - 46 Emeline Gray Do lightproof milk bottles have any effect on the taste of milk? Muritai School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 62 Tiaki Huria; Jaxson Tautala-Hanita Healthy Visionaries Naenae Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 62 Tiaki Huria; Jaxson Tautala-Hanita Healthy Visionaries Naenae Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 62 Tiaki Huria; Jaxson Tautala-Hanita Healthy Visionaries Naenae Intermediate
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 2 - 64 Anahera Roestenburg and Amber Zhu Modern Maui- Harnessing the Sun Newlands Intermediate
Fourth in Class 2 2 - 79 Kristina Stanley Stinky or Sterile? Comparing the advantages of organic manure fertilisers to synthetics fertilisers Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 79 Kristina Stanley Stinky or Sterile? Comparing the advantages of organic manure fertilisers to synthetics fertilisers Northland School
Cancer Society of NZ 3 - 32 Ben Gilchrist Cell phone radiation Upper Hutt College
Met Shop 4 - 10 Ben Goulden; Reuben Hill-Smith; Thomas Wong Who Can You Trust These Days? Rongotai College
Highly Commended 4 - 10 Ben Goulden; Reuben Hill-Smith; Thomas Wong Who Can You Trust These Days? Rongotai College
NZ Institute of Chemistry 4 - 28 Yiannis Fam Foiled by Aluminium Wellington College
Fourth in Class 4 4 - 28 Yiannis Fam Foiled by Aluminium Wellington College
OPUS International Consultants 5 - 11 Luke Porteous Rubber Motor Wellington High School
Highly Commended 5 - 11 Luke Porteous Rubber Motor Wellington High School
NZ Institute of Chemistry 5 - 6 Ishani Sukumaran Tea for the Brain Sacred Heart College
Australasian Corrosion Association 1 - 66 Marco Davis Which Metal Corrodes the Fastest? Seatoun School
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 43 Liam Anderson Shocking Electro-Chemistry Kelburn Normal School
NZ Institute of Chemistry 2 - 43 Liam Anderson Shocking Electro-Chemistry Kelburn Normal School
Toihuarewa at VUW and the Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions 2 - 86 Whakaahurangi Gallagher Mehemea e rua nga maram; ka ora tonu Te Ao marama? (Would life exist on Earth with two moons) Otari School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 86 Whakaahurangi Gallagher Mehemea e rua nga maram; ka ora tonu Te Ao marama? (Would life exist on Earth with two moons) Otari School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 197 Harriet Campbell Eyes - Loosing your focus Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 197 Harriet Campbell Eyes - Loosing your focus Wadestown School
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 104 Olivia Hawker; Ruby Brandwood Wave to Scale Queen Margaret College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 142 Caitlin Goldsack Address our stress South Wellington Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 142 Caitlin Goldsack Address our stress South Wellington Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 196 Eva Mackle Paracetamol- overdose or underdose? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 196 Eva Mackle Paracetamol- overdose or underdose? Wadestown School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 219 Rahul Vijayasenan Can Certain Foods Truely Prevent Tooth Decay? Wellesley College
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 52 Lily Griffiths Does the temperature of the air effect the temperature of the sea? Muritai School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 3 - 43 Tara Kendon; Nyah Parbhu Are orchestral sounds damaging your hearing? Wellington Girls' College
Fourth in Class 3 3 - 43 Tara Kendon; Nyah Parbhu Are orchestral sounds damaging your hearing? Wellington Girls' College
NZ Soil Science Society 2 - 108 Amy Cui Dig Down Deep Raroa Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 108 Amy Cui Dig Down Deep Raroa Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 1 - 103 Boston Gutsell-Bright Is that pool fast Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 103 Boston Gutsell-Bright Is that pool fast Wadestown School
Third in Class 1 1 - 106 Jacqui Ormsby Pearfection - Slowing down the ripening process Wadestown School
New Zealand Statistical Association 1 - 106 Jacqui Ormsby Pearfection - Slowing down the ripening process Wadestown School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 107 Aidan Grant and William Holmes Addictive Arsenic Raroa Intermediate
Third in Class 2 2 - 11 Kate Pickard Where Does My Cat Go At Night? Evans Bay Intermediate
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 2 - 112 Dan Harwood Jones and Harry Franklin Beam Me Up!!!!! Raroa Intermediate
Met Shop 2 - 156 Tristan Harris Blowing in the wind South Wellington Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 156 Tristan Harris Blowing in the wind South Wellington Intermediate
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 2 - 161 Sophie Johnson; Anna Duthie-Jung Sight Unseen SS Peter and Paul School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 195 Ella Taylor Is there Deceit in the sweet that we eat? Wadestown School
NIWA 2 - 210 Bede Brown What Effect does a Marine Reserve have on its Paua Population? Wellesley College
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 24 Hamish Tallon Taking Flight Hutt International Boys
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 32 Ethan Foye and Ugrin Vuckovic Flight of Birds Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 32 Ethan Foye and Ugrin Vuckovic Flight of Birds Karori Normal School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 41 Emma Valentine Eggless Cupcakes Kelburn Normal School
Sociological Association of Aotearoa; New Zealand 2 - 57 Ariana Ruck; Latisha Robinson Cyber Bullying Naenae Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 57 Ariana Ruck; Latisha Robinson Cyber Bullying Naenae Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 2 - 88 Ashley Chandra Zooming Up! Chamber of Clouds Queen Margaret College
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 2 - 88 Ashley Chandra Zooming Up! Chamber of Clouds Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 88 Ashley Chandra Zooming Up! Chamber of Clouds Queen Margaret College
Third in Class 3 3 - 17 Amy Cooper Worms...Diet Dilemma Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
NZ Antarctic Society 3 - 20 Claudia Adamson Can I Play Basketball In Antarctica? Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
ESR 3 - 30 Dhairya Thakkar The Microbial Fuel Cell Scots College
Highly Commended 3 - 30 Dhairya Thakkar The Microbial Fuel Cell Scots College
VUW School of Mathematics; Statistics and Operations Research 4 - 12 Andrew Tang; Ollie Whyte The Electrolyte Challenge Scots College
Third in Class 4 4 - 25 Sebastian Thompson; Alex Sharples Eggxcellent Wellington College
Third in Class 5 5 - 12 Shaked Noy Rolling Balls Wellington High School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 12 Shaked Noy Rolling Balls Wellington High School
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 5 - 13 Stanley Sarkies Cool Balloon Wellington High School
Third in Class 5 5 - 13 Stanley Sarkies Cool Balloon Wellington High School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 13 Stanley Sarkies Cool Balloon Wellington High School
Special 50th celebration Phillip Alve Futures Prize PA - 5 Harry Mills; Andrew Tang; Matt Bertschinger; Jason Su; Pranay Mistry   Scots College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 4 - 9 Adam Beardsworth; Ryan Yee Now You See It - Now You Don't Rongotai College
Second in Class 1 1 - 58 Keanu Templonuevo Plant Growth Tower Saint Bernard's College
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 1 - 58 Keanu Templonuevo Plant Growth Tower Saint Bernard's College
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 19 Peter Hazeldine UV Protection and Awareness Hutt Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 19 Peter Hazeldine UV Protection and Awareness Hutt Intermediate
Wellington Botanical Society 2 - 83 Sophie Russell How Green is a Green Roof Northland School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 83 Sophie Russell How Green is a Green Roof Northland School
NZ Farm Forestry Association 3 - 16 Amira Bajema What Grows After The Trees? Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Highly Commended 3 - 16 Amira Bajema What Grows After The Trees? Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Second in Class 3 3 - 36 Joji Shashwath Down with Falls Wellington College
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 3 - 36 Joji Shashwath Down with Falls Wellington College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 36 Joji Shashwath Down with Falls Wellington College
Second in Class 4 4 - 19 Chantelle Rickerby Whodunnit? Upper Hutt College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 4 - 19 Chantelle Rickerby Whodunnit? Upper Hutt College
Second in Class 5 5 - 7 Adrina Venayagam Life Ticking Over Tawa College
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) 5 - 7 Adrina Venayagam Life Ticking Over Tawa College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 7 Adrina Venayagam Life Ticking Over Tawa College
IPENZ 1 - 102 Aidan Homewood Bracing for a disaster- Best building structures in an Earthquake Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 102 Aidan Homewood Bracing for a disaster- Best building structures in an Earthquake Wadestown School
IPENZ 1 - 62 Jules Appleby Weight! How much can it hold? Seatoun School
IPENZ 2 - 82 Sophia Daellenbach Which bridge structure withstands earthquakes the best? Northland School
IPENZ 3 - 18 Anjali Gentejohann Solar Power Boosters Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
IPENZ 3 - 4 Emilie Boeke; Reo McCarthy-Watts What is the Wind Effect on Buildings Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School
Geoscience Society of NZ 4 - 31 Joshua Stewart Whether the weather Wellington High School
Met Shop 4 - 31 Joshua Stewart Whether the weather Wellington High School
Highly Commended 4 - 31 Joshua Stewart Whether the weather Wellington High School
Special 50th celebration James Duncan Futures Prize JD - 6 Bianca Bryan; Sabrina Kao; Kate Macrae; Antonina Smolnicki   Queen Margaret College
Special 50th celebration Phillip Alve Futures Prize PA - 6 Harriet Campbell; Harriet Leslie; Maddie Grieveson; Ashley Toovey; Zara Patete   Wadestown School
First in Class 2 2 - 111 Carlos Mendonca Smoke in the Water Raroa Intermediate
NumberWorks'nWords 2 - 111 Carlos Mendonca Smoke in the Water Raroa Intermediate
New Zealand Statistical Association 2 - 111 Carlos Mendonca Smoke in the Water Raroa Intermediate
First in Class 2 2 - 80 Louis Thomas How now green cow: which cows' feed lessens methane and carbon dioxide emissions? Northland School
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 80 Louis Thomas How now green cow: which cows' feed lessens methane and carbon dioxide emissions? Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 80 Louis Thomas How now green cow: which cows' feed lessens methane and carbon dioxide emissions? Northland School
First in Class 3 3 - 42 Margarita Montes de Oca; Susie Lee; Winnie Ng Underwater Wall.E Wellington Girls' College
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 3 - 42 Margarita Montes de Oca; Susie Lee; Winnie Ng Underwater Wall.E Wellington Girls' College
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 3 - 42 Margarita Montes de Oca; Susie Lee; Winnie Ng Underwater Wall.E Wellington Girls' College
NIWA 3 - 42 Margarita Montes de Oca; Susie Lee; Winnie Ng Underwater Wall.E Wellington Girls' College
OPUS International Consultants 3 - 42 Margarita Montes de Oca; Susie Lee; Winnie Ng Underwater Wall.E Wellington Girls' College
University of Otago 5 - 9 Jack Tregidga Astroblaster Wellington High School
Kainic Medical Communications 5 - 9 Jack Tregidga Astroblaster Wellington High School
Third in Class 5 5 - 9 Jack Tregidga Astroblaster Wellington High School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 9 Jack Tregidga Astroblaster Wellington High School
VUW Faculty of Science Faculty Prize 1 - 77 Sarah Scott Who has the most bacteria in their mouth? Police officers or police dogs? St Benedict's School
First in Class 1 1 - 77 Sarah Scott Who has the most bacteria in their mouth? Police officers or police dogs? St Benedict's School
ESR 1 - 77 Sarah Scott Who has the most bacteria in their mouth? Police officers or police dogs? St Benedict's School
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) 1 - 77 Sarah Scott Who has the most bacteria in their mouth? Police officers or police dogs? St Benedict's School
ANZCCART 1 - 77 Sarah Scott Who has the most bacteria in their mouth? Police officers or police dogs? St Benedict's School
VUW Faculty of Science Prize Innovation Prize 5 - 5 Therese Featherston The Matter of GATA Queen Margaret College
Realise the Dream Nomination 5 - 5 Therese Featherston The Matter of GATA Queen Margaret College
First in Class 5 5 - 5 Therese Featherston The Matter of GATA Queen Margaret College
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for best overall exhibit 4 - 30 Callum Davidson Falling Sand Wellington High School
First in Class 4 4 - 30 Callum Davidson Falling Sand Wellington High School