Results for Science Fair 2010

Here are the results for the 2010 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
CRL Energy Ltd '2 - 2 Matthew Brooker Is there a chance that Wellington could one day be able to use local geothermal power? Bishop Viard College
Geological Society of New Zealand '3 - 1 Carmelliah Vili; Payton Mikara Were the cooking rocks found in Porirua Harbour; the reason for early Maori settling here? Bishop Viard College
Geological Society of New Zealand '2 - 2 Matthew Brooker Is there a chance that Wellington could one day be able to use local geothermal power? Bishop Viard College
Devereux-Blum Training and Development Limited '1 - 3 Louise Brett Salt Water Desalination Evans Bay Intermediate School
NZ Soil Science Society '2 - 18 Breanna Ward Biodegradable Circulars? Evans Bay Intermediate School
Wellington City Libraries '2 - 26 Stephanie Rae Is Your Lunch Box Cool Enough Evans Bay Intermediate School
NZ Futures Trust '2 - 18 Breanna Ward Biodegradable Circulars? Evans Bay Intermediate School
Highly Commended '2 - 24 Michael Wilson !Stop! Evans Bay Intermediate School
Highly Commended '2 - 20 Elizabeth Cross Choice:Is less more? Evans Bay Intermediate School
Highly Commended '1 - 3 Louise Brett Salt Water Desalination Evans Bay Intermediate School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '1 - 9 Holly Cumming Can simple ballet exercises improve a netball player's skills? Hutt Intermediate
Fourth = Class 2 '2 - 28 Poonam Soma Effectiveness of Sunscreens Against Ultra-violet Light Hutt Intermediate
Cancer Society of NZ '2 - 28 Poonam Soma Effectiveness of Sunscreens Against Ultra-violet Light Hutt Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation '1 - 9 Holly Cumming Can simple ballet exercises improve a netball player's skills? Hutt Intermediate
Highly Commended '1 - 9 Holly Cumming Can simple ballet exercises improve a netball player's skills? Hutt Intermediate
New Zealand Institute of Physics Wellington Branch '2 - 30 Jesse McCall Does a closed pipe produce less frequencies? Hutt International Boys School
Fourth in Class 1 '1 - 11 James Davis McCort Can a low powered air rifle be lethal? Hutt International Boys School
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) '1 - 11 James Davis McCort Can a low powered air rifle be lethal? Hutt International Boys School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '1 - 13 Angus Payne Sound Karori Normal School
First in Class 2 '2 - 40 Katherine Dewar; Petra Bogle Life Between the Tides Karori Normal School
NIWA '2 - 40 Katherine Dewar; Petra Bogle Life Between the Tides Karori Normal School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '2 - 40 Katherine Dewar; Petra Bogle Life Between the Tides Karori Normal School
Cancer Society of NZ '1 - 14 Anna Gibbs; Isabella Holst Fizzy Drink Frenzy Karori Normal School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '1 - 12 Adam Frank The Oil Mystery Karori Normal School
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) '2 - 41 Malcom Jones; John Darwin Multi-Hanger Karori Normal School
Highly Commended '2 - 33 Danielle Lewthwaite Bubbles in Bread Karori Normal School
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award '2 - 33 Danielle Lewthwaite Bubbles in Bread Karori Normal School
CRL Energy Ltd '2 - 39 Jeremy Burns; William Tilsley Eco Energy School Karori Normal School
NZ Soil Science Society '2 - 46 Daisy McElwain Weedkiller Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended '2 - 43 Brooke Gordon Karori versus Kelburn Kelburn Normal School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science '2 - 51 Max Coop; Kip Cleverley; Chenguang Wang The Gully in 3D Kelburn Normal School
ANZCCART '2 - 49 James Hartshorn; Hamish Ware I Drool for a Reason Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended '2 - 50 Leigh Fletcher Undercover @the Deadwood Hotel Kelburn Normal School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation '1 - 23 Phoebe Bugtong Sick from video games? Maranatha Christian School
Highly Commended '2 - 66 Sofija Cvitanovich Why do I have blue eyes? Muritai School
Highly Commended '2 - 60 Isaac Pajo Surfinator Muritai School
Measurement Standards Laboratory '2 - 64 Oscar Connor Message in a Bottle Muritai School
Highly Commended '1 - 29 Marit Bruhn What is the best fruit to put into a milkshake? Muritai School
Highly Commended '2 - 61 Jack Griffiths Taste! That's disgusting Muritai School
Highly Commended '2 - 63 Kenzy Cooper Do cloves work as a natural wasp repellent ? Muritai School
University of Otago '4 - 2 Thomas Bird; Aaron Dale How Much Damage Would an Oil Spill at Seaview do to the Hutt River Naenae College
Second in Class 4 '4 - 2 Thomas Bird; Aaron Dale How Much Damage Would an Oil Spill at Seaview do to the Hutt River Naenae College
New Zealand Statistical Association '3 - 4 Holly Johnstone Seedy Issues Newlands College
Highly Commended '2 - 73 Jonathan Kah; Niran De Silva Vampire Energy Newlands Intermediate School
New Zealand Statistical Association '2 - 73 Jonathan Kah; Niran De Silva Vampire Energy Newlands Intermediate School
Wellington Botanical Society '2 - 83 Joshua Dale What type of native New Zealand timber is the best heat insulator? Northland School
Third in Class 2 '2 - 89 Thomas Cummack Driven to Distraction: How do different sources of distraction impair driving ability? Northland School
Cancer Society of NZ '2 - 94 Hannah Burton The Sun and UV Radiation Paremata School
Highly Commended '1 - 51 Matthew Hall HOW TO GET RICH...in vitamin c Paremata School
Highly Commended '1 - 50 Lochie Shaw Drink Till You Rot Paremata School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch '2 - 93 Gemma McCaughey Your Blind Spot Paremata School
Highly Commended '2 - 107 Zahra Elmetri Oil Water Pollution: Investigating Control Solutions Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended '2 - 105 Olivia Bloomfield Don't over-stir the muffins Queen Margaret College
AUSIMM NZ Branch '2 - 107 Zahra Elmetri Oil Water Pollution: Investigating Control Solutions Queen Margaret College
New Zealand Institute of Physics Wellington Branch '2 - 109 Austen Bentley E4 Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Australasian Corrosion Association '2 - 111 Chung- Kiet Vong Acid Power Raroa Normal Intermediate School
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award '2 - 114 Leah Thomas Bend it Like Bread Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Highly Commended '2 - 114 Leah Thomas Bend it Like Bread Raroa Normal Intermediate School
New Zealand Statistical Association '1 - 60 Josh Stewart How's your bird life? Ridgway School
Third in Class 1 '1 - 60 Josh Stewart How's your bird life? Ridgway School
Highly Commended '4 - 5 Jake Tennent The Truth Leaks Out Rongotai College
Third = in Class 3 '3 - 13 Reuben Lauridsen Why chop down more trees than we need? Rongotai College
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology '2 - 123 Sinead Keane What effects your taste Sacred Heart
Highly Commended '1 - 67 Hamish Tustin Home insulation Saint Bernards College
Highly Commended '1 - 71 Regan Gilmore Electricity Plant Saint Bernards College
Industrial Research Ltd '1 - 71 Regan Gilmore Electricity Plant Saint Bernards College
CRL Energy Ltd '1 - 71 Regan Gilmore Electricity Plant Saint Bernards College
Highly Commended '2 - 127 Georgia Richards Raise the Alarm Saint Francis De Sales
NZ Institute of Chemistry '3 - 27 Jialin Sae-Jiw Electroplating with the Baghdad battery Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Realise the Dream Nomination '3 - 27 Jialin Sae-Jiw Electroplating with the Baghdad battery Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Second in Class 3 '3 - 27 Jialin Sae-Jiw Electroplating with the Baghdad battery Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Devereux-Blum Training and Development Limited '3 - 36 Michael Fell Earthquake Preparedness Samuel Marsden Whitby
First Class 1 '1 - 81 Holly Blakely Multitasking - Can men or children do it? Seatoun School
Highly Commended '1 - 85 Joseph Ivory The more they cheer; the faster they run Seatoun School
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for best overall exhibit '1 - 81 Holly Blakely Multitasking - Can men or children do it? Seatoun School
Highly Commended '2 - 133 Kellie Humphries Silicone vs Metal Seatoun School
Fourth = Class 2 '2 - 132 Ben Rowan Land; Water or Air? Seatoun School
Highly Commended '2 - 130 Alice Linton Snorkels Clean? Seatoun School
Royal Aeronautical Society '1 - 78 Crosby Millar The Quest for the Best Paper Plane! Seatoun School
Royal Aeronautical Society '1 - 79 Fraser Hallett I believe I can fly Seatoun School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation '2 - 130 Alice Linton Snorkels Clean? Seatoun School
Measurement Standards Laboratory '1 - 86 James Matheson Can you measure height with a thermometer? South Wellington Intermediate School
NZ Geophysical Society '1 - 86 James Matheson Can you measure height with a thermometer? South Wellington Intermediate School
NZ Geophysical Society '2 - 156 Tess Breitenmoser Home made seismometer South Wellington Intermediate School
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences '2 - 148 Kiran Richards What is the best home-made sound insulator? South Wellington Intermediate School
New Zealand Institute of Physics Wellington Branch '1 - 89 Tom Conti-Leslie How do you generate power from the wind? South Wellington Intermediate School
Highly Commended '2 - 151 Nikita Govind Does boot camp affect heart rate and fitness levels? South Wellington Intermediate School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation '2 - 151 Nikita Govind Does boot camp affect heart rate and fitness levels? South Wellington Intermediate School
Highly Commended '2 - 148 Kiran Richards What is the best home-made sound insulator? South Wellington Intermediate School
NumberWorks'nWords '1 - 88 Tane Holmes What affects how far an arrow can fly? South Wellington Intermediate School
Highly Commended '2 - 159 Conor Geoghegan Wave Goodbye to Wellington St Benedict's
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch '2 - 158 Bridget Newman Eye can C U St Benedict's
Measurement Standards Laboratory '4 - 6 Gabrielle Armstrong-Scott WARNING - Rugby may be dangerous for your health. St Catherine's College
Realise the Dream Nomination '4 - 6 Gabrielle Armstrong-Scott WARNING - Rugby may be dangerous for your health. St Catherine's College
VUW Faculty of Science Prize for an outstanding Class 1-4 exhibit '4 - 6 Gabrielle Armstrong-Scott WARNING - Rugby may be dangerous for your health. St Catherine's College
First in Class 4 '4 - 6 Gabrielle Armstrong-Scott WARNING - Rugby may be dangerous for your health. St Catherine's College
Highly Commended '1 - 93 Craig Pollock Remodelling recycling St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended '1 - 94 Vikram Rajiv Kumar; Jeetan Mavji Keep it fresh St Mark's Church School
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) '1 - 93 Craig Pollock Remodelling recycling St Mark's Church School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize '2 - 167 Joshua Nightingale Growing bacteria St Mark's Church School
Cancer Society of NZ '1 - 99 Mishaela Warren; Laura O'Neill What's in Our Chips? St Oran's College
Australasian Corrosion Association '1 - 95 Bethany Jones A Rust Problem St Oran's College
Industrial Research Ltd '4 - 12 Connor Hale Beauty and the Bacteria Tawa College
Highly Commended '4 - 12 Connor Hale Beauty and the Bacteria Tawa College
First in Class 3 '3 - 50 Sam Watson Optical Bench Tawa College
Wellington Botanical Society '4 - 12 Connor Hale Beauty and the Bacteria Tawa College
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize '2 - 177 Adrina Venayagam Colour Blindness Tawa Intermediate
Highly Commended '1 - 103 Danielle Watson ; Olivia Macrae Rochelle Salt Crystals Tawa Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '2 - 182 Daniel Davis How wet is my firewood? Thorndon School
NumberWorks'nWords '1 - 109 Rhiannon Domke Thermo insulation - which material is best? Thorndon School
Highly Commended '2 - 182 Daniel Davis How wet is my firewood? Thorndon School
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) '2 - 182 Daniel Davis How wet is my firewood? Thorndon School
Fourth in Class 4 '4 - 13 Aleece Andrews Oil That Spoils Upper Hutt College
Third = in Class 3 '3 - 51 Campbell May Te Paua Tohu Upper Hutt College
Highly Commended '1 - 113 Felix Latham Who remembers more? Wadestown School
Highly Commended '1 - 122 Matthew Robertson How fast do you drive? Wadestown School
Highly Commended '1 - 120 Lucas Toovey Which battery is the best value for money? Wadestown School
New Zealand Statistical Association '1 - 122 Matthew Robertson How fast do you drive? Wadestown School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation '1 - 116 Izzy Krebs Diabetes what do you know? Wadestown School
VUW School of Mathematics; Statistics and Operations Research '2 - 186 Toby Heitland Are children super rational. Wadestown School
ESR '2 - 185 Nick Howie Do you think garlic is just a bad smell? Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Chemistry '1 - 117 Jamie McClymont Estimating relative tea strength. Wadestown School
New Zealand Statistical Association '2 - 186 Toby Heitland Are children super rational. Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch '1 - 121 Madeline Wilson Colour Vision Deficiency. Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology '1 - 116 Izzy Krebs Diabetes what do you know? Wadestown School
Highly Commended '1 - 117 Jamie McClymont Estimating relative tea strength. Wadestown School
Highly Commended '1 - 116 Izzy Krebs Diabetes what do you know? Wadestown School
NZ Antarctic Society '2 - 183 James Collins Antarctica- Factors affecting ice melt. Wadestown School
Royal Aeronautical Society '2 - 194 Raymond Tresidder; Samuel Allen What is the best wing shape? Wellesley College
Highly Commended '2 - 190 Gabe Tennant Is it possible to use mirrors to reflect light to get more sun in the dark rooms of a house? Wellesley College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '2 - 193 Lawrence Henderson Tea Tampering Wellesley College
Highly Commended '2 - 193 Lawrence Henderson Tea Tampering Wellesley College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '2 - 190 Gabe Tennant Is it possible to use mirrors to reflect light to get more sun in the dark rooms of a house? Wellesley College
New Zealand Institute of Physics Wellington Branch '2 - 190 Gabe Tennant Is it possible to use mirrors to reflect light to get more sun in the dark rooms of a house? Wellesley College
Highly Commended '1 - 126 Benjamin Wolyncewicz Are you right or left? Wellesley College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '2 - 189 Ben Stewart; William Cho May the Best Spoiler Win. Wellesley College
New Zealand Statistical Association '2 - 192 Josh Rippin Designing Child-Friendly Food Labels: Can it be done? Wellesley College
Second Class 1 '1 - 131 Lachlan Sim; Jonathan Yue Renewable Energy: Plant based fuel. Wellesley College
Second in Class 2 '2 - 192 Josh Rippin Designing Child-Friendly Food Labels: Can it be done? Wellesley College
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology '2 - 192 Josh Rippin Designing Child-Friendly Food Labels: Can it be done? Wellesley College
NZ Farm Forestry Association '1 - 131 Lachlan Sim; Jonathan Yue Renewable Energy: Plant based fuel. Wellesley College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education '2 - 192 Josh Rippin Designing Child-Friendly Food Labels: Can it be done? Wellesley College
Highly Commended '4 - 22 Riley Kelliher What to wear? Wellington College
XannaX Works Ltd '5 - 1 Matthew Rex O2 my! An Investigation of O2 Levels in Water Wellington College
Best in Class 5 '5 - 1 Matthew Rex O2 my! An Investigation of O2 Levels in Water Wellington College
NZ Futures Trust '5 - 1 Matthew Rex O2 my! An Investigation of O2 Levels in Water Wellington College
Highly Commended '4 - 20 Michael Seow; Andrew Hall High Voltage Wellington College
NZ Futures Trust '3 - 57 Ellie Malloy I Can Read Clearly Now Wellington Girls College
Third in Class 4 '4 - 27 Rohan Molloy Let there be light Wellington High School
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences '4 - 27 Rohan Molloy Let there be light Wellington High School