Results for Science Fair 2017

Here are the results for the 2017 NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair.

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Congratulations to all the winners and huge thanks to everyone that entered. The standard of projects this year was outstanding! 
Please note that the prize value indicated may not necessarily be awarded to a single exhibit nor the full value awarded. Special Prizes may be sub-divided at the Judge's discretion, and be awarded to a number of exhibits.

Prize Class Student_Name Project_Title School
Highly Commended 1 - 113 Billie Robertson The trouble with paint stains. Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 14 Adam Grant Magnetic Force Fergusson Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 39 Rivka Zickler, Jess Eames Magnetic Levitation and Propulsion Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended 1 - 43 Thomas Woodbridge Which wood glue is the best? Korokoro School
Highly Commended 1 - 69 Riccardo Caratori Tontini What happens to states of matter in a vacuum? Saint Bernard's College
Highly Commended 2 - 153 Demi Araboglos Burn baby burn St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 173 Cara Homewood Cheers not Tears- Packaging Materials Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 177 Evelyn Peacock Turning Rocks into Paint. Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 179 Isabel Riseley Which Bridge to Pick? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 183 Ollie Taylor Music and Fidget Spinners! Do they help concentration? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 45 Mark Zondervan A viscosity comparison with four liquids Hutt International Boys' School
Highly Commended 2 - 80 Eric Vaclavek Fantastic Plastic Newlands Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 95 Otto Nelson What alternative material keeps sound in a box the best? Northland School
Highly Commended 3 - 1 Cassandra Mansfield Flight Time. Marsden Whitby
Highly Commended 3 - 16 Kezia Shepherd  There’s a Fraction too much Friction Samuel Marsden Coll.
Highly Commended 3 - 21 Trinity Hunt and Samantha Young      Insulation Sensation Samuel Marsden Coll.
Highly Commended 3 - 30 Amelia Cameron, Phoebe Peacock Dizziness Tawa College
Highly Commended 3 - 38 Bram Clarkson, William Chnadler Tastes expensive. Wellington College
Highly Commended 3 - 51 Lucy Leary, Tamon Smith, Holly Bamber Power at your Footsteps Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 3 - 55 Ryan Bright The Thermodynamics Of Matches Wellington High School
Highly Commended 4 - 20 Harry Jones, Aidan Homewood The efficiency of model rockets. Wellington College
Highly Commended 4 - 3 Jonathan London Wellington Wind De-fence Rongotai College
Highly Commended 4 - 8 Ryan Hurley Stain Remover or Dishwash Liquid Rongotai College
Highly Commended 5 - 1 Carlos Mendonca Thin film interference and colour blindness Onslow College
University of Otago 5 - 1 Carlos Mendonca Thin film interference and colour blindness Onslow College
Highly Commended 5 - 22 Luke Roeven Paper Wrinkles Wellington High School
VUW School of Psychology 1 - 83 Lucia Murphy Conforming to the Norm St Mark's Church School
VUW School of Psychology 2 - 17 Nicola Lynn, Zuzanna Fey, Maia Wenham This or That? Discovery School
VUW School of Psychology 5 - 5 Zach Prince, Brandon Su Always Watching Onslow College
NZ Antarctic Society 1 - 102 Henri Nischalke Antartica - How does ice react? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 102 Henri Nischalke Antartica - How does ice react? Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 3 Sonia Magan Great globs of gluten Brooklyn School
Highly Commended 1 - 3 Sonia Magan Great globs of gluten Brooklyn School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 31 Aleisha Batt and Luke Morgan Sugar and Healthy drinks and Food Karori Normal School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 1 - 47 Mia Brown Let it grow! Maungaraki School
Highly Commended 1 - 47 Mia Brown Let it grow! Maungaraki School
NZ Farm Forestry Association 1 - 92 Rumaysah Farun , Isla Hawkins Is Porirua Stream within safe PH range? Tawa Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 92 Rumaysah Farun , Isla Hawkins Is Porirua Stream within safe PH range? Tawa Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 107 Maia Butters Cloudy with a Chance of Acid Paremata School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 110 Beatrice Fordham-Duncan, Isla Buckle Best ultraviolet shield Queen Margaret College
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 145 Max Boennic Landslide Seatoun School
NumberWorks'nWords 2 - 146 Oscar Watson The Usual Suspect? Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 146 Oscar Watson The Usual Suspect? Seatoun School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 155 Jaiden Kesry Plastic plastic go away St Mark's Church School
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 2 - 176 Eva Calvert Do you see what eye see? Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 29 Cody Settler, Ihaia Gaudin, Daniel Pearse Optical Illusion Fergusson Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 2 - 43 Ben Wilson Is it worth spending more money on higher priced tagged basket balls? Hutt International Boys' School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 6 Mila Smith Wonderful Wellington Waters Brooklyn School
Highly Commended 2 - 6 Mila Smith Wonderful Wellington Waters Brooklyn School
OPUS International Consultants 2 - 60 Sophia Marquez The Bridge Test Kelburn Normal School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 75 Phil Ansell, Jack Bareta-Byrnes What you can't see can hurt you Naenae Intermediate
NZ Farm Forestry Association 2 - 90 Elena Smout Questioning quality of local streams. Northland School
NumberWorks'nWords 2 - 92 Lucy Harris Drip, drop, water aquifers! Northland School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 3 - 12 Grace Kerr            How Much is Too Much? Samuel Marsden Coll.
Highly Commended 3 - 12 Grace Kerr            How Much is Too Much? Samuel Marsden Coll.
AJ Park 3 - 17 Lea Muellner       The Welly Hinge Samuel Marsden Coll.
NZ Antarctic Society 3 - 41 Jack Julian What affects the melting rate of ice? Wellington College
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 3 - 42 Josh Whitehead Tweaking turbines Wellington College
Highly Commended 3 - 42 Josh Whitehead Tweaking turbines Wellington College
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 3 - 46 Annabel Peacock Meat the Fat Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 3 - 46 Annabel Peacock Meat the Fat Wellington Girls' College
Cancer Society of NZ 5 - 17 Claudia Duston-Fursman Skin cancer prevention and sunscreen SPF Wellington Girls' College
Wellington City Libraries 5 - 7 Georgia Taylor Pass the Salt. Pass, on the Salt Queen Margaret College
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 5 - 7 Georgia Taylor Pass the Salt. Pass, on the Salt Queen Margaret College
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 112 Rebecca Williams Cookies: Is butter better? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 112 Rebecca Williams Cookies: Is butter better? Northland School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 1 - 62 Joseph Abenojar-Yee Head gear or no head gear? Northland School
VUW School of Psychology 2 - 134 Cara Boothby What Does it Take Seatoun School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 178 Harriet Allen Skin Cancer - Which Sunscreen? Wadestown School
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 190 Raash Mukerjee Wing tip vortices Newlands Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 26 Molly Player What pain relief tablet dissolves the fastest? Evans Bay Intermediate
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 3 - 3 Charlotte Alston Painkillers put to the test Marsden Whitby
Highly Commended 3 - 3 Charlotte Alston Painkillers put to the test Marsden Whitby
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 3 - 44 Oliver Errington Stretching Tendoncy Wellington College
Highly Commended 3 - 44 Oliver Errington Stretching Tendoncy Wellington College
VUW School of Psychology 5 - 18 Rebecca Robson Can YOU spot fake news? Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 5 - 18 Rebecca Robson Can YOU spot fake news? Wellington Girls' College
Royal Aeronautical Society 5 - 6 Erica Wang Around the world in 90 minutes Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 27 Ren Young Owhiro Stream - Clean and Green? Evans Bay Intermediate
NZ Farm Forestry Association 2 - 27 Ren Young Owhiro Stream - Clean and Green? Evans Bay Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 27 Ren Young Owhiro Stream - Clean and Green? Evans Bay Intermediate
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 3 - 45 Ryan Double, Ben Hassidi Colour sorting machine Wellington College
Highly Commended 3 - 45 Ryan Double, Ben Hassidi Colour sorting machine Wellington College
Wellington Botanical Society 4 - 32 Lucy Hegan, Sarah Scott Does Sea Lettuce Reduce Nitrogen In Polluted Water? Wellington Girls' College
Geoscience Society of NZ 1 - 101 Ben Sneddon Earthquakes- Slip'n'Slide Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 101 Ben Sneddon Earthquakes- Slip'n'Slide Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Chemistry 1 - 2 Mac McDuff Atoms Brooklyn School
Highly Commended 1 - 2 Mac McDuff Atoms Brooklyn School
New Zealand Microbiological Society 1 - 26 Samuel Darr, Vignar Sivakumar Booming Bacteria Hutt Intermediate
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 2 - 172 Angus Miller Emergency Water- H2O or H2'No' Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 172 Angus Miller Emergency Water- H2O or H2'No' Wadestown School
ESR 2 - 47 Ryan Swift Bacteria Hutt International Boys' School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 3 - 32 Julianna Hennessey, Chelsea Winter Are your eyes playing tricks on you? Tawa College
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 4 - 19 Dilan Magan Light Pollution Wellington College
Highly Commended 4 - 19 Dilan Magan Light Pollution Wellington College
OPUS International Consultants 4 - 7 Robin Kunwar How does time after rain affect stopping distance? Rongotai College
NZ Institute of Chemistry 5 - 15 Liam Anderson Heat it, zap it: How does temperature affect different electrolytic reactions? Wellington College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 15 Liam Anderson Heat it, zap it: How does temperature affect different electrolytic reactions? Wellington College
Highly Commended 5 - 15 Liam Anderson Heat it, zap it: How does temperature affect different electrolytic reactions? Wellington College
OPUS International Consultants 5 - 19 Susie Lee, Tessa Lee The Human Powered Steriliser Wellington Girls' College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 88 Aidan Riches Peripheral vision tester Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 88 Aidan Riches Peripheral vision tester Northland School
ESR 5 - 8 Katie Harford Native New Zealand Plants vs Bacteria Queen Margaret College
Wellington Botanical Society 5 - 8 Katie Harford Native New Zealand Plants vs Bacteria Queen Margaret College
AJ Park 5 - 8 Katie Harford Native New Zealand Plants vs Bacteria Queen Margaret College
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 37 Abilash Sivasith Fat Facts for Kids Hutt Intermediate
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 37 Abilash Sivasith Fat Facts for Kids Hutt Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 37 Abilash Sivasith Fat Facts for Kids Hutt Intermediate
IPENZ 2 - 162 Nathan Cornell Wave Stoppers Tawa Intermediate
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 180 Josh Bennett Soils - Reacting to Heat and Water. Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 180 Josh Bennett Soils - Reacting to Heat and Water. Wadestown School
IPENZ 2 - 65 Tina Friedman Shake, rattle, roll Maungaraki School
Callaghan Innovation 2 - 55 Francesca Sigal Dog Collar Kelburn Normal School
AJ Park 2 - 55 Francesca Sigal Dog Collar Kelburn Normal School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 2 - 55 Francesca Sigal Dog Collar Kelburn Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 55 Francesca Sigal Dog Collar Kelburn Normal School
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 63 Pauline Boers I know how you feel. Wait, do I? Northland School
VUW School of Psychology 1 - 63 Pauline Boers I know how you feel. Wait, do I? Northland School
Third in Class 1 1 - 53 Heena Sharma How might heat affect the hyperloop? Newlands Intermediate
Second in Class 1 1 - 80 Natascha Casey Whether the Weather St Benedict's School
First in Class 1 1 - 61 Finlay Wood Is that my lunch? How do cats react to different bird sound recordings? Northland School
Fourth = in Class 2 2 - 2 Brinthan Dornan Safest aerofoil Brooklyn School
eCubed Ltd 2 - 2 Brinthan Dornan Safest aerofoil Brooklyn School
Fourth = in Class 2 2 - 35 Sam Woolcott Best for Bows Fergusson Intermediate
NZ Farm Forestry Association 2 - 35 Sam Woolcott Best for Bows Fergusson Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 35 Sam Woolcott Best for Bows Fergusson Intermediate
Third in Class 2 2 - 120 Isabelle Moult Moooool per L Queen Margaret College
Second in Class 2 2 - 20 Emma Shea Fermentation Fizz Evans Bay Intermediate
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 2 - 20 Emma Shea Fermentation Fizz Evans Bay Intermediate
First in Class 2 2 - 94 Mitchell Antrobus Jelly good drink. Northland School
Fourth in Class 3 3 - 20 Ruby Barton        ReVALTT Samuel Marsden Coll.
Third in Class 3 3 - 54 Stacey Lee Help clean our shores Wellington Girls' College
eCubed Ltd 3 - 54 Stacey Lee Help clean our shores Wellington Girls' College
Second in Class 3 3 - 53 Maeghan Casey Once Beaten, Twice as Smart Wellington Girls' College
VUW School of Mathematics and Statistics 3 - 53 Maeghan Casey Once Beaten, Twice as Smart Wellington Girls' College
First in Class 3 3 - 22 Annalise Smith Are We Comparing Apples With Apples? St Oran's College
VUW Faculty of Science Faculty Prize 3 - 22 Annalise Smith Are We Comparing Apples With Apples? St Oran's College
Fourth in Class 4 4 - 11 Tomas Senek Can grey water provide a vaiable power source? Saint Bernard's College
OPUS International Consultants 4 - 11 Tomas Senek Can grey water provide a vaiable power source? Saint Bernard's College
Third in Class 4 4 - 27 Aarohi Jain How does microwave radiation affect different organisms? Wellington Girls' College
Second in Class 4 4 - 29 Elena Salmond Origami inspired emergency shelter Wellington Girls' College
IPENZ 4 - 29 Elena Salmond Origami inspired emergency shelter Wellington Girls' College
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 4 - 29 Elena Salmond Origami inspired emergency shelter Wellington Girls' College
First in Class 4 4 - 6 Reuben Campbell Improving Drone Performance using Ducted Propellers Rongotai College
Royal Aeronautical Society 4 - 6 Reuben Campbell Improving Drone Performance using Ducted Propellers Rongotai College
NIWA Prize for best overall exhibit 4 - 6 Reuben Campbell Improving Drone Performance using Ducted Propellers Rongotai College
Fourth in Class 5 5 - 3 Izzy Bremner Human Hair Hygrometer Onslow College
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 5 - 3 Izzy Bremner Human Hair Hygrometer Onslow College
Third in Class 5 5 - 16 Kate Pickard Bird Languages Wellington East Girls' College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 16 Kate Pickard Bird Languages Wellington East Girls' College
Second in Class 5 5 - 14 Zavier Boyd The Fart Effect Te Kura
VUW Faculty of Science Innovation Prize 5 - 14 Zavier Boyd The Fart Effect Te Kura
First in Class 5 5 - 21 Ensai August Quickly Quenching Quinine Wellington High School
Kainic Medical Communications 5 - 21 Ensai August Quickly Quenching Quinine Wellington High School
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for the runner-up best overall exhibit 5 - 21 Ensai August Quickly Quenching Quinine Wellington High School

 

Thank you all for participating in 2017 Science & Technology Fair. See you all back next year!

For previous year results, click next on the bottom right corner of the page.