Results for Science Fair 2009

Here are the results for the 2009 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
XannaX Works Ltd 3 - 1 Jayden Wilton Steam Boat Investigation Chanel College
Highly Commended 2 - 8 Milly Seymour Hands Off! Chilton Saint James
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 8 Milly Seymour Hands Off! Chilton Saint James
Highly Commended 1 - 3 Spencer Stevens The Hole Truth Evans Bay Intermediate
Third= in Class 2 2 - 13 Rebekah Fitzgerald Be Safe; Be Seen Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 14 Conor Flynn Expanding Wood Evans Bay Intermediate
Geological Society of New Zealand 1 - 5 Michael Wilson Salty Seas Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 7 Breanna Ward Creating Capable Compost Evans Bay Intermediate
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 10 Elizabeth Cross The Yolks on You Evans Bay Intermediate
NZ Antarctic Society 1 - 3 Spencer Stevens The Hole Truth Evans Bay Intermediate
Wellington City Libraries 1 - 10 Elizabeth Cross The Yolks on You Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 17 Callum Brown What is the best soil for germinating seeds Fergusson Intermediate
AUSIMM NZ Branch 2 - 30 Mekhala Anjaria Conductivity Fergusson Intermediate
Ministry of Education 2 - 34 David Sik; Louis Thie; Fergus Stratford The People Versus Weevil Hutt Intermediate School
Highly Commended 2 - 32 Damon Blackburn; Umaiyan Haran The Battle of the Bulbs Hutt Intermediate School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 45 Matt Skene Paper Planes Hutt International Boys
Capital City Science Educators (Peter Jennings Memorial Prize) 2 - 42 William Clark Soapnuts - are they lemons? Hutt International Boys
New Zealand Institute of Physics Wellington Branch 1 - 25 Dylan Jones You spin me right round Hutt International Boys
Highly Commended 2 - 42 William Clark Soapnuts - are they lemons? Hutt International Boys
Highly Commended 2 - 45 Matt Skene Paper Planes Hutt International Boys
Highly Commended 1 - 23 Logan Archer Nut Power-Go nuts with nut power Hutt International Boys
Ministry of Education 1 - 23 Logan Archer Nut Power-Go nuts with nut power Hutt International Boys
New Zealand Statistical Association 2 - 48 Gregor Wilson Does height equal arm span? Hutt International Boys
Highly Commended 2 - 44 Jacob Jones Egg vs Washing Up Liquid Hutt International Boys
Highly Commended 1 - 27 Ben Sears Do you really know what your garden pesticide is killing? Hutt International Boys
Highly Commended 1 - 26 Hugh Hamilton Worms Hutt International Boys
ANZCCART 1 - 33 Petra Bogle What types of chicken food make the eggs yellow? Karori Normal School
First= in Class 1 1 - 33 Petra Bogle What types of chicken food make the eggs yellow? Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 1 - 38 Eidan Asim Does background noise affect ones concentration? Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 1 - 30 Sebastian Klinkum What activities are students doing that are most effective in reducing the carbon footprint? Karori Normal School
NumberWorks'nWords 2 - 55 Julian Etchegoin Diameter of the sun Kelburn Normal
New Zealand Institute of Physics Wellington Branch 2 - 55 Julian Etchegoin Diameter of the sun Kelburn Normal
Highly Commended 2 - 59 Millie Sedgwick Music to my eyes Kelburn Normal
IPENZ Wellington Branch 2 - 58 Jailin Sae-Jiw Bagdad battery Kelburn Normal
Industrial Research Ltd 2 - 54 Elena Torres Magnetic Levitation (Technology) Kelburn Normal
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 58 Jailin Sae-Jiw Bagdad battery Kelburn Normal
NZ Farm Forestry Association 2 - 56 Mathieson Carlyle Exotic versus Native Kelburn Normal
Highly Commended 2 - 66 Miles Hendricks Sweet Temptation Kelburn Normal
Highly Commended 1 - 45 Lucy Burton Soak it up Korokoro School
Highly Commended 1 - 46 Catherina Hodgson 3 Local Waters - acid or alkaline Korokoro School
Highly Commended 1 - 43 Caitlin Hendry Football friction Korokoro School
NZ Futures Trust 2 - 75 Kyra Thomson NZ Native Plants - An Environmentially Friendly Antifreeze Maidstone Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 54 Nathan Gordan; Kyle Bell Vitamin C Maidstone Intermediate
Wellington Botanical Society 2 - 74 Christopher Larson Kowhai Germination Maidstone Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 53 Liam Wood What Colour to Make Your Solar Panel Maidstone Intermediate
Third= in Class 2 2 - 75 Kyra Thomson NZ Native Plants - An Environmentially Friendly Antifreeze Maidstone Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 50 Sarah Lamont; Sophie Barnao Weedbusterz Maidstone Intermediate
Wellington Botanical Society 2 - 75 Kyra Thomson NZ Native Plants - An Environmentially Friendly Antifreeze Maidstone Intermediate
Highly Commended 3 - 4 Lucas Ryan; Thomas Bird; Ravneel Lal The sad life of onions Naenae College
Highly Commended 3 - 7 Scherezade Panthaki Th effects of bleach on different natural coloured hair. Newlands College
Highly Commended 1 - 60 Jonathan Kah Paper Planes Newlands Intermediate School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 1 - 63 Meremaihi Jackson; Mereana Makea; Pehea i rere te poi wera - How does a hot air balloon fly? Otari School
Highly Commended 1 - 63 Meremaihi Jackson; Mereana Makea; Pehea i rere te poi wera - How does a hot air balloon fly? Otari School
Highly Commended 1 - 67 Gemma McCaughey; Hannah Burton What Bugs You About Your Stream? Paremata School
CRL Energy Ltd 1 - 64 Makenzie Lindsay Connolly; Caitlyn Macquarrie Pelton Power Paremata School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 1 - 67 Gemma McCaughey; Hannah Burton What Bugs You About Your Stream? Paremata School
Highly Commended 2 - 90 Daena Sissons; Finella Sweeney To Dye Or Not To Dye Paremata School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 68 Holly Keast $12 Death Paremata School
Capital City Science Educators (Doreen Gates Memorial Prize) 2 - 90 Daena Sissons; Finella Sweeney To Dye Or Not To Dye Paremata School
Measurement Standards Laboratory 2 - 97 Zofia Arthur Need a break? Get a windbreak Queen Margaret College
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for best overall exhibit 2 - 97 Zofia Arthur Need a break? Get a windbreak Queen Margaret College
XannaX Works Ltd 5 - 3 Elsie Jacobsen How does plant growth affect oxygen levels in water? Queen Margaret College
IPENZ Wellington Branch 2 - 100 Elish Draper Hydrogen - fuel of the future? Queen Margaret College
CRL Energy Ltd 2 - 100 Elish Draper Hydrogen - fuel of the future? Queen Margaret College
Realise the Dream Nomination 2 - 97 Zofia Arthur Need a break? Get a windbreak Queen Margaret College
First in Class 2 2 - 97 Zofia Arthur Need a break? Get a windbreak Queen Margaret College
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 2 - 104 Alexandra King Underwater SMS Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 1 - 73 Leah Thomas What Causes Soil Erosion? Raroa Normal Intermediate
NZ Soil Science Society 1 - 73 Leah Thomas What Causes Soil Erosion? Raroa Normal Intermediate
CRL Energy Ltd 1 - 74 Chun-Kiet Vong Home Made Electricity Raroa Normal Intermediate
Fourth= in Class 1 1 - 74 Chun-Kiet Vong Home Made Electricity Raroa Normal Intermediate
First= in Class 4 4 - 11 Nimish Patel Which household material best insulates sound Rongotai College
Highly Commended 4 - 12 Tom Hornblow Deep Impact Rongotai College
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 3 - 14 Sophie Cunningham Bread; Eat fresh; keep fresh Sacred Heart College
New Zealand Statistical Association 3 - 10 Maddy van Woerkom How much air do you have in there Sacred Heart College
Measurement Standards Laboratory 3 - 10 Maddy van Woerkom How much air do you have in there Sacred Heart College
Highly Commended 5 - 7 Rachel Wilcox Chilled food - Get it home safely Sacred Heart College
Second in Class 5 5 - 6 Nika Thomson The effect of exercise on insulin requirements of Type 1 Diabetics Sacred Heart College
NZ Futures Trust 5 - 6 Nika Thomson The effect of exercise on insulin requirements of Type 1 Diabetics Sacred Heart College
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 5 - 7 Rachel Wilcox Chilled food - Get it home safely Sacred Heart College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 5 - 6 Nika Thomson The effect of exercise on insulin requirements of Type 1 Diabetics Sacred Heart College
VUW Faculty of Science Prize for an outstanding Class 5 exhibit 5 - 6 Nika Thomson The effect of exercise on insulin requirements of Type 1 Diabetics Sacred Heart College
Devereux-Blum Training and Development Limited 1 - 77 William Matheson Making houses safer in earthquakes Saint Bernards College
Highly Commended 3 - 22 Jerome McGuinness Van de Graaf generator Saint Bernards College
Highly Commended 1 - 77 William Matheson Making houses safer in earthquakes Saint Bernards College
IPENZ Wellington Branch 1 - 77 William Matheson Making houses safer in earthquakes Saint Bernards College
Realise the Dream Nomination 3 - 25 Morgan Archer Peppermint Power Samuel Marsden
Highly Commended 3 - 23 Stephanie Hpa No Use Crying Over Cut Onion Samuel Marsden
Fourth= in Class 3 3 - 24 Praise Li Super Natural Power Samuel Marsden
Second in Class 3 3 - 29 Vishmi Helaratne; Vita Morrison; Cassie O'Regan Read My Lips Samuel Marsden
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 3 - 29 Vishmi Helaratne; Vita Morrison; Cassie O'Regan Read My Lips Samuel Marsden
New Zealand Statistical Association 3 - 25 Morgan Archer Peppermint Power Samuel Marsden
First in Class 3 3 - 25 Morgan Archer Peppermint Power Samuel Marsden
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 3 - 30 Isabel Kelly Blurry Eyes Samuel Marsden
Highly Commended 3 - 35 Angela Bauman; Pippa Inge; Jinelle Keats Don't Be Blind to Your Blind Spot Samuel Marsden Whitby
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 35 Angela Bauman; Pippa Inge; Jinelle Keats Don't Be Blind to Your Blind Spot Samuel Marsden Whitby
Devereux-Blum Training and Development Limited 3 - 37 Jeremy Sheat; Timothy Clarke Engulfed in Flames Samuel Marsden Whitby
NIWA 2 - 125 Zachary Blakely Leaving Your Footprints Behind Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 134 Abbey Cartmell Flexibility Seatoun School
Ministry of Education 1 - 80 Lily Dalton Green; Effective; Cheap. Is there a dishwashing liquid which is all three? Seatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 84 Millicient Newton-Rencen Best Before Seatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 80 Lily Dalton Green; Effective; Cheap. Is there a dishwashing liquid which is all three? Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 125 Zachary Blakely Leaving Your Footprints Behind Seatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 96 Scarlett Tacon Pump Up The Beat South Wellington Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 92 Kieran Richards What Is The Best Fruit - Meat tenderiser South Wellington Intermediate
Fourth= in Class 1 1 - 95 Elijah Wilson Paper vs Flame South Wellington Intermediate
NZ Futures Trust 1 - 127 Nikita Govind Which Hand Sanitiser Kills The Most Germs ? South Wellington Intermediate
New Zealand Statistical Association 2 - 144 Joshua Gimblett Eye Spy St Benedict's School
Measurement Standards Laboratory 2 - 144 Joshua Gimblett Eye Spy St Benedict's School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 144 Joshua Gimblett Eye Spy St Benedict's School
NZ Institute of Chemistry 1 - 101 Gabriel Miguel Vitamin See St Benedict's School
Second in Class 2 2 - 144 Joshua Gimblett Eye Spy St Benedict's School
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 2 - 145 Agnes Chu More; More Energy St Benedict's School
Highly Commended 1 - 98 Andrew Kelly Sound Boarding St Benedict's School
Third in Class 3 3 - 41 Maddi Tungatt; Erica Baker; Allie Miles Clear Colours St Oran's College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 41 Maddi Tungatt; Erica Baker; Allie Miles Clear Colours St Oran's College
Third in Class 4 4 - 17 Issac Hermans Earthquake Weather Taita College
VUW School of Mathematics; Statistics and Operations Research 4 - 17 Issac Hermans Earthquake Weather Taita College
Geological Society of New Zealand 4 - 17 Issac Hermans Earthquake Weather Taita College
Highly Commended 3 - 55 Connor Hale Common garden plants; do any have an antibacterial effect? Tawa College
Highly Commended 2 - 160 Bhavika Jeram; Umaya Ranaweera Can You See A Stream Of Electrons? Tawa Intermediate
Highly Commended 3 - 63 Aleece Andrews Cellphone Carnage Upper Hutt College
NZ Geophysical Society 2 - 170 Julia Montague- Cripps Quakes Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 169 Emma Campbell Look around. What can you see? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 169 Emma Campbell Look around. What can you see? Wadestown School
New Zealand Institute of Physics Wellington Branch 2 - 181 Braydon Mahoney Sound loss through class. Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 174 Natalie Ferner Eliminating Friction Wadestown School
Geological Society of New Zealand 2 - 171 Nicole Rennie Antarctica- Melting Points Wadestown School
IPENZ Wellington Branch 2 - 170 Julia Montague- Cripps Quakes Wadestown School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 2 - 179 David Emamuel Cell phones. Style or Safety? Wadestown School
Industrial Research Ltd 1 - 119 Toby Heitland What effects reaction time? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 170 Julia Montague- Cripps Quakes Wadestown School
First= in Class 1 1 - 119 Toby Heitland What effects reaction time? Wadestown School
First= in Class 1 1 - 124 Josh Rippin Children as eye witnesses' Wellesley College
Realise the Dream Nomination 1 - 124 Josh Rippin Children as eye witnesses' Wellesley College
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 182 William Mercer Fruit battery power! Wellesley College
NZ Institute of Chemistry 5 - 9 Thang Tran The effect of temperature on Vitamin C Wellington College
First in Class 5 5 - 9 Thang Tran The effect of temperature on Vitamin C Wellington College
Highly Commended 4 - 26 Darcy Harcourt Is water really that clean? Wellington College
Highly Commended 4 - 23 Aaron King; AJ Davey Hovercraft Wellington College
Highly Commended 3 - 74 Jamie Pollock Nailed it Wellington College
VUW Faculty of Science Excellence Scholarship 5 - 9 Thang Tran The effect of temperature on Vitamin C Wellington College
Realise the Dream Nomination 5 - 9 Thang Tran The effect of temperature on Vitamin C Wellington College
University of Otago 4 - 24 Jono Wood; Jonty Sanders Tenacious tyres Wellington College
Highly Commended 5 - 8 Lincoln Matthews Sulfur dioxide in wine Wellington College
First= in Class 4 4 - 24 Jono Wood; Jonty Sanders Tenacious tyres Wellington College
NIWA 5 - 10 Tilly Anderson Rumen Power Wellington High School
Fourth= in Class 3 3 - 76 Conor Ivory; Lily Mason-Mackay The best way to unload a ship Wellington High School
VUW School of Chemical and Physical Sciences 3 - 76 Conor Ivory; Lily Mason-Mackay The best way to unload a ship Wellington High School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 123 Hadassah France Which Cooking Spray is Most Effective? Wellington Homeschoolers