Results for Science Fair 2012

Here are the results for the 2012 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(s) Project Title School
IPENZ Wellington Branch 2 - 10 Lydia Easter, Jessica Williams Ash-plosion Chilton Saint James
Highly Commended 2 - 3 Brianna Cox To wear or not to wear - that is the material question Chilton Saint James
Geological Society of New Zealand 2 - 10 Lydia Easter, Jessica Williams Ash-plosion Chilton Saint James
Geological Society of New Zealand 2 - 14 Ashleigh Cornish A Reef at Lyall Bay Beach Evans Bay Intermediate
AgResearch 2 - 24 Jack Manners Germination of Seeds Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 5 Kahu Rapira-Davies Wood Burning Evans Bay Intermediate
NZ Institute of Chemistry 2 - 39 Steph Alexander An Asprin a Day Keeps the Mould Away Fergusson Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington College of Education 2 - 36 Danielle Stevens Face the facts, it's the Mac! Fergusson Intermediate
Third in Class 2 2 - 44 Steven Webby A Helping Hand Hutt Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington College of Education 2 - 52 Rafe Custance and Stevie Woodwark Hang up and Drive Hutt International Boys'
Victoria University of Wellington College of Education 2 - 52 Rafe Custance and Stevie Woodwark Hang up and Drive Hutt International Boys'
Victoria University of Wellington College of Education 2 - 49 Ryan Jackson Saving Energy Hutt International Boys'
Highly Commended 2 - 49 Ryan Jackson Saving Energy Hutt International Boys'
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 15 Ben Brough What Protects Us Best Against UV? Hutt International Boys'
Third in Class 1 1 - 15 Ben Brough What Protects Us Best Against UV? Hutt International Boys'
Victoria University of Wellington College of Education 2 - 46 Stephen Lines There's no Flight Without Wings Hutt International Boys'
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 57 Pareesha Mehta-Wilson, Olivia Klinkum Colour Blind Karori Normal School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 59 Sophia Ritchie Human reflexes Karori Normal School
Industrial Research Ltd 2 - 61 Jackie Kiddle Wind power Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 54 Ryan Burnell Mathematical Games Karori Normal School
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science 2 - 54 Ryan Burnell Mathematical Games Karori Normal School
Wellington Botanical Society 1 - 22 Tariq Kader, Josiah Nelson Sweating Plants Karori Normal School
New Zealand Statistical Association 1 - 26 Sophie Dalzell, Atareta Bridge-Comer Eye Witness Reports Karori Normal School
AgResearch 1 - 22 Tariq Kader, Josiah Nelson Sweating Plants Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 1 - 26 Sophie Dalzell, Atareta Bridge-Comer Eye Witness Reports Karori Normal School
Wellington City Libraries 2 - 72 Chloe Stroud Squeaky Clean Kelburn Normal School
ESR 2 - 72 Chloe Stroud Squeaky Clean Kelburn Normal School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 70 Nesta Jones Reactions to Technology Kelburn Normal School
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 2 - 74 Connor Skipworth Working Wind Kelburn Normal School
First in Class 2 2 - 68 Ali Sedgwick Subliminal Messages Kelburn Normal School
Ministry of Education 2 - 66 Georgia Rippin Does Goal Setting Affect Results? Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 66 Georgia Rippin Does Goal Setting Affect Results? Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 80 Erik Christenson Will any apple a day keep your car rolling away? Maidstone Intermediate
AgResearch 2 - 80 Erik Christenson Will any apple a day keep your car rolling away? Maidstone Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 78 Beth Passmore, Makayla Woodhead Smoking is a Drag Maidstone Intermediate
Industrial Research Ltd 2 - 181 Simon Pinfold Rail Gun Muritai School
AgResearch 2 - 82 Emily McFarlane Does organic fertiliser perform better than soil? Muritai School
AgResearch 2 - 83 Andrew Gaskell Are homemade weedkillers as effective as chemical ones? Muritai School
Third in Class 2 2 - 181 Simon Pinfold Rail Gun Muritai School
Ministry of Education 1 - 39 Tim Fortescue-Willis How do you make a candle brighter? Muritai School
Highly Commended 1 - 37 Gussie McDonald How much starch is in our food? Muritai School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 37 Gussie McDonald How much starch is in our food? Muritai School
Highly Commended 1 - 39 Tim Fortescue-Willis How do you make a candle brighter? Muritai School
NZ Farm Forestry Association 4 - 2 Shaun Dorresteyn, Ciaran Hargreaves The birds and the trees Naenae College
Third in Class 5 5 - 13 Hayley Smyth Human Perception and Bus Lanes Newlands College
Highly Commended 2 - 90 Kimberley Tompson, Cristopher Mills Gum Mythologists Newlands Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 93 Kemueli Simpson World in a Bottle Newlands Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 90 Kimberley Tompson, Cristopher Mills Gum Mythologists Newlands Intermediate
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 90 Kimberley Tompson, Cristopher Mills Gum Mythologists Newlands Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory 5 - 2 Ben Powley The difference a mouthpiece makes on clarinet tone Onslow College
Second in Class 5 5 - 2 Ben Powley The difference a mouthpiece makes on clarinet tone Onslow College
NZ Geophysical Society 2 - 182 Bradon McCaughey, Aaron Hall Trusty Tide Times Paremata School
CRL Energy Ltd 1 - 50 Ben Murton Wind power for Porirua Paremata School
Third in Class 1 1 - 50 Ben Murton Wind power for Porirua Paremata School
AgResearch 1 - 48 Robert Phillips Onga Onga NZ's killer tree Paremata School
Highly Commended 2 - 108 Rolina Swaneveld Collosal Chaos Queen Margaret College
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 2 - 109 Amy Lewis Heart Rate Increase Queen Margaret College
NIWA 2 - 108 Rolina Swaneveld Collosal Chaos Queen Margaret College
NZ Antarctic Society 2 - 105 Lillias Henderson, Lydia Hingston Meltdown Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 106 Kate Speight Rise of the Loaf Queen Margaret College
Peter Jennings Memorial Prize 2 - 106 Kate Speight Rise of the Loaf Queen Margaret College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 114 Tommy Aitkin Cut Onion + Eyes = Tears Raroa Normal Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 56 Sarah Boyle The Burning Question Raroa Normal Intermediate
Peter Jennings Memorial Prize 2 - 114 Tommy Aitkin Cut Onion + Eyes = Tears Raroa Normal Intermediate
NZ Soil Science Society 2 - 115 Ryan Campbell www.worm.compost Raroa Normal Intermediate
NZ Antarctic Society 1 - 55 Amber Strain Slim and Slick, Thick not so Quick Raroa Normal Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 1 - 54 Annie Noakes Sweet As Raroa Normal Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 54 Annie Noakes Sweet As Raroa Normal Intermediate
Highly Commended 3 - 5 William McVeagh Eat My Slime! Rongotai College
NIWA 3 - 5 William McVeagh Eat My Slime! Rongotai College
New Zealand Statistical Association 3 - 5 William McVeagh Eat My Slime! Rongotai College
New Zealand Statistical Association 4 - 13 Nika Thomson Is Your Smoking Making Your Kids Unfit? Sacred Heart College
Cancer Society of NZ 4 - 13 Nika Thomson Is Your Smoking Making Your Kids Unfit? Sacred Heart College
First in Class 4 4 - 13 Nika Thomson Is Your Smoking Making Your Kids Unfit? Sacred Heart College
University of Otago 4 - 13 Nika Thomson Is Your Smoking Making Your Kids Unfit? Sacred Heart College
AgResearch 2 - 132 Zared Wall Manning Sausage - Fat or Fiction? Saint Francis De Sales
AgResearch 1 - 78 Aaron Healy Vegetables - the solid facts Saint Francis De Sales
Industrial Research Ltd 3 - 20 Kate Burgess An Investigation of Cell Phone Interference With Radio Reception Samuel Marsden
Highly Commended 3 - 21 Jessica Wake Cover, Cool It, Consume the CO2 Samuel Marsden
Industrial Research Ltd 3 - 20 Kate Burgess An Investigation of Cell Phone Interference With Radio Reception Samuel Marsden
First in Class 3 3 - 20 Kate Burgess An Investigation of Cell Phone Interference With Radio Reception Samuel Marsden
Third in Class 3 3 - 18 Emma Rennie What, I Can't Hear You Samuel Marsden
New Zealand Institute of Physics 3 - 19 Maryam Hamid Warmth and Wind Chill Factor Samuel Marsden
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for best overall exhibit 3 - 20 Kate Burgess An Investigation of Cell Phone Interference With Radio Reception Samuel Marsden
Realise the Dream Nomination 3 - 20 Kate Burgess An Investigation of Cell Phone Interference With Radio Reception Samuel Marsden
CRL Energy Ltd 3 - 62 Logan Page Wave Power Samuel Marsden Whitby
CRL Energy Ltd 3 - 62 Logan Page Wave Power Samuel Marsden Whitby
New Zealand Institute of Physics 3 - 62 Logan Page Wave Power Samuel Marsden Whitby
IPENZ Wellington Branch 3 - 62 Logan Page Wave Power Samuel Marsden Whitby
AgResearch 1 - 92 Fina Weight What Substance Allows The Kumara To Grow Faster ? South Wellington Intermediate
AgResearch 1 - 92 Fina Weight What Substance Allows The Kumara To Grow Faster ? South Wellington Intermediate
NZ Farm Forestry Association 1 - 90 Tamati Hauraki-Tyrell What Wood Burns Fastest ? South Wellington Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington College of Education 1 - 85 Robbie Inverson What Has A Smaller Carbon Footprint-Bath or Shower ? South Wellington Intermediate
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 1 - 88 Tasha Keddy The Speed of Light South Wellington Intermediate
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 1 - 85 Robbie Inverson What Has A Smaller Carbon Footprint-Bath or Shower ? South Wellington Intermediate
CRL Energy Ltd 1 - 85 Robbie Inverson What Has A Smaller Carbon Footprint-Bath or Shower ? South Wellington Intermediate
Ministry of Education 2 - 148 Madeleine Baughen I Know What You're Thinking St Benedict's
NumberWorks Karori 2 - 149 Hugo Page Swing Long Swing Short St Benedict's
Highly Commended 2 - 148 Madeleine Baughen I Know What You're Thinking St Benedict's
Unilever Australasia Foundation 1 - 98 Joseph Witkowski Straight as an Arrow St Benedict's
Highly Commended 1 - 98 Joseph Witkowski Straight as an Arrow St Benedict's
First in Class 1 1 - 99 Isabel Kelly Piano Depression St Benedict's
NZ Farm Forestry Association 5 - 3 Afnan Al Rubayee Biodiversity of Commercial Forests in the Wellington Region St Catherine's College
IPENZ Wellington Branch 3 - 27 Anthony Gordon, Thomas Russell Noise Pollution St Mark's Church School
IPENZ Wellington Branch 2 - 153 Lucy McLean, Olivia McKay Air Pollution in the Mt Victoria Tunnel St Mark's Church School
Second in Class 2 2 - 153 Lucy McLean, Olivia McKay Air Pollution in the Mt Victoria Tunnel St Mark's Church School
Second in Class 4 4 - 15 Kathryn Hally Hydroponics St Oran's College
Highly Commended 3 - 33 Alice Walker, Bronwyn Chapman What Rubber is most Efficient? St Oran's College
Second in Class 4 4 - 15 Kathryn Hally Hydroponics St Oran's College
VUW Faculty of Science Prize for an outstanding Class 1-4 exhibit 5 - 17 Jessie Bird Mushroom Medicine Tawa College
VUW Faculty of Science Prize for an outstanding Class 5 exhibit 5 - 17 Jessie Bird Mushroom Medicine Tawa College
NZ Futures Trust (James Duncan 5 - 17 Jessie Bird Mushroom Medicine Tawa College
ESR 5 - 17 Jessie Bird Mushroom Medicine Tawa College
NZ Futures Trust (James Duncan 5 - 17 Jessie Bird Mushroom Medicine Tawa College
First in Class 5 5 - 17 Jessie Bird Mushroom Medicine Tawa College
Realise the Dream Nomination 5 - 17 Jessie Bird Mushroom Medicine Tawa College
Third in Class 3 3 - 35 Samantha Bates Carpet Stain removers Tawa College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 3 - 36 Claire Middleton Do Low Fat Foods Taste Different? Tawa College
Unilever Australasia Foundation 3 - 35 Samantha Bates Carpet Stain removers Tawa College
AgResearch 3 - 40 Sophia Cuttriss, Antoniavan Koeverden Talking to Plants Tawa College
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 3 - 38 Megan Blair, Charlotte Hastie What a Nutmare! Tawa College
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 2 - 165 Colin Douch Effectiveness of Preservatives Tawa Intermediate
Baldwins 2 - 166 Conor McIntosh Air Power Thorndon School
AgResearch 5 - 9 Alice Feng The Feat of Meat Upper Hutt College
Highly Commended 5 - 9 Alice Feng The Feat of Meat Upper Hutt College
Fourth in Class 5 5 - 8 Katherine Stern Vitamin C and Temperature Upper Hutt College
NZ Institute of Chemistry 5 - 7 Angeline Penberthy Hypochlorite Ions Upper Hutt College
AgResearch 3 - 45 Jessica Gibbs, Amy Vowles Sheep and Sounds Upper Hutt College
New Zealand Institute of Physics 1 - 121 Garth Norman Wobbly Bridge Wadestown School
NZ Antarctic Society 2 - 168 Tristan Katz Antarctica and Super Cooling Wadestown School
IPENZ Wellington Branch 1 - 121 Garth Norman Wobbly Bridge Wadestown School
Second in Class 1 1 - 121 Garth Norman Wobbly Bridge Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 111 Joseph Bennett Staying Cool Wadestown School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 1 - 111 Joseph Bennett Staying Cool Wadestown School
Measurement Standards Laboratory 3 - 51 Max Olson Helmet aerodynamics Wellington College
Second in Class 3 3 - 51 Max Olson Helmet aerodynamics Wellington College