Results for Science Fair 2013

Here are the results for the 2013 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 Project Title School
Highly Commended 1 - 105 Januek Subra Keepin' it Cool, Keepin' it Hot St Benedicts School
Highly Commended 1 - 125 Ella Taylor Flying the flag for Science Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 126 Elliot Baguely Earthquake! How to purify water in a natural disaster Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 137 Ryan Shepherd and Caleb Bartlett Speed test Newlands Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 138 Emma Brown Do I Hear a Ringing Raroa Normal Int
Highly Commended 1 - 17 Vedaanth Kannan What a windy day! Fergusson Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 34 Ryan In and Hugo Daily Startling Sight-seeing Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended 1 - 4 George Williamson Growing Stalactites Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 57 Sophie Russell How to Make the Perfect Sandcastle Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 92 Morgan O'Hara Hydro-Dynamics Seatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 93 Wiley Craven To drink or not to drink? Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 134 Callum Hodson Game On! Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 189 Ella Strachan Capture, store, release the heat Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 197 Matthew Sutcliffe High Visibility Aids - How effective are they? Wellesley College
Highly Commended 2 - 54 Jack MacCormick Green oven Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 61 Sam Edlund Temperature Tantrum Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended 4 - 24 Hannah Boese-Hebbend and Alexandra Reese Does age affect short term memory? St Oran's College
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 2 - 2 Amira Bajema Flour Power Chilton Saint James School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 4 - 14 Kevin Chen, Tom Sutton The UV Detectives Wellington College
NZ Antarctic Society 1 - 2 Ben Piesocki How fast does ice melt? Evans Bay Intermediate
NumberWorks'nWords 1 - 44 Sheridan Boyd and Zavier Boyd Operation Hero Naenae Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 44 Sheridan Boyd and Zavier Boyd Operation Hero Naenae Intermediate
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 1 - 49 Keir Thompson Does Music Have an Effect on the Germination and Growth Rate of Plants? Northland School
New Zealand Statistical Association 1 - 49 Keir Thompson Does Music Have an Effect on the Germination and Growth Rate of Plants? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 49 Keir Thompson Does Music Have an Effect on the Germination and Growth Rate of Plants? Northland School
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 81 Mackenzie Georgeson The effect on blood glucose between white bread and grain bread. Saint Bernard's College
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 115 Sienna Ash Wait! Don't Drink that Water Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 115 Sienna Ash Wait! Don't Drink that Water Queen Margaret College
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 2 - 126 Thomas Dunn and Caylum Blenkhorn Pistons Under Pressure Raroa Normal Int
Highly Commended 2 - 126 Thomas Dunn and Caylum Blenkhorn Pistons Under Pressure Raroa Normal Int
ANZCCART 2 - 140 Sam Rowan Here Little Birdy Seatoun School
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 2 - 15 Eric London Can an apple power my Apple? Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 15 Eric London Can an apple power my Apple? Evans Bay Intermediate
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 160 Reuben Andrews Translational Lift South Wellington Int
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 168 Matthew Chu Sky Dive St Benedicts School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 188 Claudia Duston-Fursman Finding the "C" in juice, to help against cancer Wadestown School
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 35 Harrison Yates and Callum Roache Emergency Power Source Hutt Intermediate
Wellington City Libraries 2 - 47 Charlotte Tilley and Charlotte Sinclair Can children detect Photo shopping Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 47 Charlotte Tilley and Charlotte Sinclair Can children detect Photo shopping Karori Normal School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 117 Tamsin Cooper, Frances Wright Fun in the Sun Queen Margaret College
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 141 Scott Withell Tsunami Barriers Seatoun School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 31 Piper-Rose Morrison How fat is your brain? Fergusson Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 31 Piper-Rose Morrison How fat is your brain? Fergusson Intermediate
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 93 Lea Gabor Soil for the Future Northland School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 97 Zoe Mansell Fantastic and Fabulous Fundraisers Northland School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 4 - 7 Mikayla Joyce Solar Panel Tracker St Oran's College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 5 - 3 Grace Huang Hitting the (Ileal) Brakes Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 3 Grace Huang Hitting the (Ileal) Brakes Queen Margaret College
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 147 Dhairya Thakkar A Battery's Life South Wellington Int
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 1 - 22 Mya McGrath Handicator Hutt Intermediate
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 1 - 94 Jamie U The Hand South Wellington Int
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 148 Eliza Oyo Seeing the Light South Wellington Int
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 195 Loren Kale Colour Blindness Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 128 Gloria Hickey Sugar,sugar. Can you have your cake and eat it? Wadestown School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 128 Gloria Hickey Sugar,sugar. Can you have your cake and eat it? Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 36 Lucy Vannisselroy Cookie Chaos Korokoro School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 1 - 40 Sophie Johnson Fried Brains Maranatha School
Met Shop 2 - 112 Mai Uluilelata Fact or Friction Queen Margaret College
Met Shop 2 - 52 Dante Frean Thunderstorm Kelburn Normal School
NZ Institute of Chemistry 2 - 85 Nicholas Woolf Ben Avraham Ferro Fluids Newlands Intermediate
AUSIMM NZ Branch 2 - 85 Nicholas Woolf Ben Avraham Ferro Fluids Newlands Intermediate
NZ Farm Forestry Association 2 - 89 Yohan De Silva Soil Erosion Newlands Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 91 Baxter Kirikiri INTRUDER ALERT! Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 96 Tara Kendon Is Your Juice Losing Vitamin C? Northland School
Royal Aeronautical Society 5 - 10 Maor Ben Shahar I believe I can fly Wellington College
NumberWorks'nWords 5 - 10 Maor Ben Shahar I believe I can fly Wellington College
Phillip Alve Futures Prize 2 - 100 Merryn Giblin Ticket to Pollution Paremata School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 100 Merryn Giblin Ticket to Pollution Paremata School
Phillip Alve Futures Prize 2 - 60 Nathan Carter A byte of the future Kelburn Normal School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 191 Gerard Hickey Snack Attack Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 42 Lachlan Smith How Right is your light? Hutt International Boys
Highly Commended 2 - 42 Lachlan Smith How Right is your light? Hutt International Boys
Cancer Society of NZ 5 - 7 George Connolly Novel approach to testing the efficiency of Sunblock St Patrick's College Wellington
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 5 - 7 George Connolly Novel approach to testing the efficiency of Sunblock St Patrick's College Wellington
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 39 Eli Campbell-Stokes Up the Creek Hutt International Boys
New Zealand Statistical Association 2 - 39 Eli Campbell-Stokes Up the Creek Hutt International Boys
NIWA 2 - 154 Jack Keddy Fish Cafe South Wellington Int
Highly Commended 2 - 154 Jack Keddy Fish Cafe South Wellington Int
NIWA 2 - 51 Alex Edmonds Paua Panic! Kelburn Normal School
NIWA 5 - 1 Bryony Miller  Marine vs Freshwater Conservation in NZ Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 1 Bryony Miller  Marine vs Freshwater Conservation in NZ Queen Margaret College
IPENZ 1 - 30 Henry Anderson, Joseph Manalo, Caelan Hopkirk-Elliot and Ben McHardy Heat Height Karori West Normal School
IPENZ 1 - 37 Taylor Barr The Big Bend Korokoro School
IPENZ 1 - 56 Sophia Daellenbach The Three Little Pigs Meet Mr Big Bad Earthquake: What Building Material Withstands Earthquakes the Best? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 56 Sophia Daellenbach The Three Little Pigs Meet Mr Big Bad Earthquake: What Building Material Withstands Earthquakes the Best? Northland School
Third in Class 5 5 - 6 Ishani Sukumaran A natural remedy for diabetics Sacred Heart College
James Duncan Futures Prize 5 - 6 Ishani Sukumaran A natural remedy for diabetics Sacred Heart College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 5 - 6 Ishani Sukumaran A natural remedy for diabetics Sacred Heart College
Fourth in Class 5 5 - 4 Michelle Too How Big P depends on little p(H) Queen Margaret College
NZ Institute of Chemistry 5 - 4 Michelle Too How Big P depends on little p(H) Queen Margaret College
NZ Soil Science Society 5 - 4 Michelle Too How Big P depends on little p(H) Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 4 Michelle Too How Big P depends on little p(H) Queen Margaret College
Second in Class 4 4 - 19 Adibah Kahn AQUA CLEAN: How Drinkable is our Water? Wellington Girl's College
Third in Class 4 4 - 18 William Munn Distance and synchronisation between metronomes - it's a matter of timing. Wellington College
Fourth in Class 4 4 - 10 Ethan Bloor-Wilson Finding the ideal nitrate concentration Wellington College
First in Class 3 3 - 46 Alex Sharples, Sebastian Thompson Dirt Cheap Wellington College
James Duncan Futures Prize 3 - 46 Alex Sharples, Sebastian Thompson Dirt Cheap Wellington College
Second in Class 3 3 - 19 Paolo Lopez Isolation of bacteria on phones Saint Bernard's College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 3 - 19 Paolo Lopez Isolation of bacteria on phones Saint Bernard's College
Second in Class 3 3 - 37 Jemima Teal and Sarah Tallon In an egg shell. St Oran's College
James Duncan Futures Prize 3 - 37 Jemima Teal and Sarah Tallon In an egg shell. St Oran's College
Fourth in Class 3 3 - 51 Oscar Robinson Low flow - the way to go. Wellington College
First in Class 2 2 - 121 Elinor Taylor Death to Moss and Lichen Raroa Normal Int
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) 2 - 121 Elinor Taylor Death to Moss and Lichen Raroa Normal Int
Second in Class 2 2 - 174 Shashwath Joji Reaching for independence St Mark's Church School
Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd 2 - 174 Shashwath Joji Reaching for independence St Mark's Church School
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 2 - 174 Shashwath Joji Reaching for independence St Mark's Church School
Third in Class 2 2 - 198 Keiran Lewellen Red Light, Green Earth: Saving time and carbon emissions via traffic light coordination Wellington Home Education Network
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 2 - 198 Keiran Lewellen Red Light, Green Earth: Saving time and carbon emissions via traffic light coordination Wellington Home Education Network
Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand 2 - 198 Keiran Lewellen Red Light, Green Earth: Saving time and carbon emissions via traffic light coordination Wellington Home Education Network
Fourth in Class 2 2 - 158 Max Culver Rongoa Maori: The Anti-fungal Properties of Horopito South Wellington Int
Wellington Botanical Society 2 - 158 Max Culver Rongoa Maori: The Anti-fungal Properties of Horopito South Wellington Int
Fourth in Class 2 2 - 62 Solal Pont Lyall Bay Defences Kelburn Normal School
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 62 Solal Pont Lyall Bay Defences Kelburn Normal School
First in Class 1 1 - 51 Louis Thomas Insulation, Insulation, Insulation Northland School
NZ Antarctic Society 1 - 51 Louis Thomas Insulation, Insulation, Insulation Northland School
Third in Class 1 1 - 8 Kate Pickard Bird Food Evans Bay Intermediate
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 1 - 8 Kate Pickard Bird Food Evans Bay Intermediate
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 71 Carlos Mendonca Grass Can Always Be Greener Raroa Normal Int
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) 1 - 71 Carlos Mendonca Grass Can Always Be Greener Raroa Normal Int
University of Otago 5 - 9 Adrina Venayagam Breath of Clean Air - Air Quality Tawa College
VUW School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research 5 - 9 Adrina Venayagam Breath of Clean Air - Air Quality Tawa College
James Duncan Futures Prize 5 - 9 Adrina Venayagam Breath of Clean Air - Air Quality Tawa College
Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand 5 - 9 Adrina Venayagam Breath of Clean Air - Air Quality Tawa College
Highly Commended 5 - 9 Adrina Venayagam Breath of Clean Air - Air Quality Tawa College
Realise the Dream Nomination 5 - 5 Shruti Iyer Radicals vs. Radicles Queen Margaret College
Second in Class 5 5 - 5 Shruti Iyer Radicals vs. Radicles Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 5 Shruti Iyer Radicals vs. Radicles Queen Margaret College
VUW Faculty of Science Faculty Prize 1 - 133 Miro Macdonald Thermal conductivity of Fabrics Wadestown School
First in Class 1 1 - 133 Miro Macdonald Thermal conductivity of Fabrics Wadestown School
VUW Faculty of Science Prize Innovation Prize 5 - 14 Lily Mason-Mckay Physics for the Future Wellington High School
Realise the Dream Nomination 5 - 14 Lily Mason-Mckay Physics for the Future Wellington High School
First in Class 5 5 - 14 Lily Mason-Mckay Physics for the Future Wellington High School
Association for Women in the Sciences 5 - 14 Lily Mason-Mckay Physics for the Future Wellington High School
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for best overall exhibit 4 - 11 Giotto Frean Using a cloud chamber to detect cosmic ray showers Wellington College
First in Class 4 4 - 11 Giotto Frean Using a cloud chamber to detect cosmic ray showers Wellington College
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 4 - 11 Giotto Frean Using a cloud chamber to detect cosmic ray showers Wellington College