Results for Science Fair 2019

Here are the results for the 2019 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 - 18 Dineth Abayarathna and Gautam Sharma Thirsty Hydraulics Hutt Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 44 Arham Jain Nurturing Native New Zealand Raroa Normal Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 50 Toby Shannon; Saad Malik Walking on Water Raroa Normal Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 58 Siena-Rose Remacha Growing Green Seatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 64 Isaac Faraon The Power of Soil St Benedict's School
Highly Commended 2 - 69 Ilana Aharoni How clean are Wellington's beaches? Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 77 Rhea Homroy Electromagnetic trains Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 3 - 23 Aelfred Gater and Ryan Field Hydraulic Lift Elevator Samuel Marsden Whitby
Highly Commended 3 - 28 Kate Reid The Five Second Rule St Oran's College
Highly Commended 3 - 3 Elliot Brown; Heath Coulter Wave Energy Rongotai College
Highly Commended 3 - 43 Rachel Baker; Georgina Bell; Amy McHardy Recovery After Running Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 4 - 1 Oscar Watson; Angus Doddridge Reflection and Deflection Rongotai College
Highly Commended 4 - 18 Emma Crow; Alicia Kelly Food = Energy Tawa College
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 108 Te Waipiata Doyle Kilojoules Kilocool Seatoun School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 1 - 59 Stanley Conn Burn Baby Burn Seatoun School
Highly Commended 1 - 59 Stanley Conn Burn Baby Burn Seatoun School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 11 Arushi Bhatnagar-Stewart Composting Coffee Samuel Marsden Karori
Highly Commended 3 - 11 Arushi Bhatnagar-Stewart Composting Coffee Samuel Marsden Karori
Victoria University of Wellington School of Engineering and Computer Science 1 - 27 Ora Mead M.E.N.A.C.E. Can you beat it? Karori Normal School
Fourth = in Class 1 1 - 27 Ora Mead M.E.N.A.C.E. Can you beat it? Karori Normal School
Wellington City Libraries 1 - 30 Thomas Le; Molly Morgan Flying Solo vs Team Work Karori Normal School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 1 - 33 Logan Bracey Optical Illusions Naenae Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 1 - 46 Isla McKenzie Arm Wrestle! Raroa Normal Intermediate
Fourth = in Class 1 1 - 46 Isla McKenzie Arm Wrestle! Raroa Normal Intermediate
AJ Park 1 - 67 Reilly Blennerhassett A little bit corny St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 1 - 67 Reilly Blennerhassett A little bit corny St Mark's Church School
NZ Farm Forestry Association Wellington Branch 1 - 72 Casper Levack Forestry - Pining over spoilt soil Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 72 Casper Levack Forestry - Pining over spoilt soil Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 1 - 73 Jesse Rumball-Smith Psychology and Eyesight - Colour of Knowledge Wadestown School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 1 - 73 Jesse Rumball-Smith Psychology and Eyesight - Colour of Knowledge Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 73 Jesse Rumball-Smith Psychology and Eyesight - Colour of Knowledge Wadestown School
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 1 - 82 Alex Berry Checking the Charge Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 82 Alex Berry Checking the Charge Northland School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 2 - 130 Tirzah Thuraisingham Battling the Bacteria Tawa Intermediate
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 145 Annabel Allen Contact Lenses VS Glasses Northland School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 150 Milly Gilbert Out the corner of my eye Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 150 Milly Gilbert Out the corner of my eye Northland School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 3 - 13 Eva Tunnicliffe; Molly Schaefer Perfecting a Kiwi Icon Samuel Marsden Karori
Fourth = in Class 3 3 - 17 Louisa Boyer Running on Grass Samuel Marsden Karori
AJ Park 3 - 40 Abbie Potter Vertical Farming! Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 3 - 40 Abbie Potter Vertical Farming! Wellington Girls' College
Royal Aeronautical Society 1 - 5 Ben Young Awesome Air Pressure EBIS
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 1 - 5 Ben Young Awesome Air Pressure EBIS
Highly Commended 1 - 5 Ben Young Awesome Air Pressure EBIS
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 104 Lulu Davies Science behind the myth Seatoun School
ESR 2 - 82 Daniel Soh Vile to Sterile Raroa Normal Intermediate
Royal Aeronautical Society 5 - 2 Brianna Kirkham Wing it Queen Margaret College
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 5 - 2 Brianna Kirkham Wing it Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 2 Brianna Kirkham Wing it Queen Margaret College
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 22 Mark Hazeldine Lets C... Which fruits have the most Vitamin C Hutt Intermediate
WSP OPUS 1 - 43 Shriya Dutta; Georgia Stanford Water filters Newlands Intermediate
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 57 Olivia Hodson Flour Power Seatoun School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 1 - 57 Olivia Hodson Flour Power Seatoun School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 1 - 68 Zachary Swallow Wellington's dirty little secret St Mark's Church School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 100 Josie Bamber Spooky Spoon Seatoun School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 100 Josie Bamber Spooky Spoon Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 100 Josie Bamber Spooky Spoon Seatoun School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 102 Luca Giera Survival of the Cutest Seatoun School
Highly Commended 2 - 102 Luca Giera Survival of the Cutest Seatoun School
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 2 - 117 Daniel Spaziani Wave Power St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 117 Daniel Spaziani Wave Power St Mark's Church School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 139 Gabriella Newton Ethics through the ages Wadestown School
Callaghan Innovation 2 - 148 Gabriel Richards An-off grid domestic pressurised cold water supply system ? Northland School
Fourth in Class 2 2 - 148 Gabriel Richards An-off grid domestic pressurised cold water supply system ? Northland School
The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching 2 - 56 Kaitlyn Far; Sophia Wong How Smart is your Dog? Newlands Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 2 - 62 Amelia Taylor What do you hear? Queen Margaret College
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 2 - 62 Amelia Taylor What do you hear? Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 62 Amelia Taylor What do you hear? Queen Margaret College
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 71 Jaskiran Rahi Vegan caviar Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington School of Mathematics and Statistics 2 - 85 John Hyatt Democrazy Raroa Normal Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 85 John Hyatt Democrazy Raroa Normal Intermediate
AJ Park 2 - 95 James Salt "Chicken delux feeder 200" Saint Bernard's College
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 2 - 95 James Salt "Chicken delux feeder 200" Saint Bernard's College
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 96 Matthew Smart Does location affect how much salt is in sea water? Saint Bernard's College
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 97 Charlie Crawford Dehydration Frustration Seatoun School
Callaghan Innovation 3 - 12 Caroline Jones You Spin me Round Samuel Marsden Karori
Engineering NZ 3 - 12 Caroline Jones You Spin me Round Samuel Marsden Karori
Highly Commended 3 - 12 Caroline Jones You Spin me Round Samuel Marsden Karori
Victoria University of Wellington School of Engineering and Computer Science 3 - 22 Wynter Tickle Personal Quake Detector Samuel Marsden Karori
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 3 - 22 Wynter Tickle Personal Quake Detector Samuel Marsden Karori
Engineering NZ 3 - 22 Wynter Tickle Personal Quake Detector Samuel Marsden Karori
Fourth = in Class 3 3 - 22 Wynter Tickle Personal Quake Detector Samuel Marsden Karori
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 22 Wynter Tickle Personal Quake Detector Samuel Marsden Karori
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 3 - 37 Pierce Johnston; Alex Ravens How well does sunscreen block UV Upper Hutt College
Highly Commended 3 - 37 Pierce Johnston; Alex Ravens How well does sunscreen block UV Upper Hutt College
ESR 3 - 4 Felix Steiner The Placebo Effect Rongotai College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 4 - 17 Sophia Hardie; Charlotte Painter Skeptical Skincare St Oran's College
WSP OPUS 4 - 17 Sophia Hardie; Charlotte Painter Skeptical Skincare St Oran's College
Highly Commended 4 - 17 Sophia Hardie; Charlotte Painter Skeptical Skincare St Oran's College
WSP OPUS 5 - 12 Shelly Liang; Julianna Hennessey Sunny with a chance of cancer Tawa College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 14 Rebecca Robson Alchemic Gold Wellington Girls' College
Fourth in Class 5 5 - 14 Rebecca Robson Alchemic Gold Wellington Girls' College
NumberWorks'nWords 5 - 6 Hailey Huang A battle of sprinklers Queen Margaret College
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 5 - 6 Hailey Huang A battle of sprinklers Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 5 - 6 Hailey Huang A battle of sprinklers Queen Margaret College
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 5 - 8 Jourdan Craig Humankind’s existential problem; plants’ new benefit Queen Margaret College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 137 Eva Roberts Eyesight - Which do you prefer? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 137 Eva Roberts Eyesight - Which do you prefer? Wadestown School
Engineering NZ 1 - 2 Wilson Tuta; Arlo Morley-Hall Sizzling with the Sun Clyde Quay School
Engineering NZ 2 - 152 Sam Garr Survive the Splash Northland School
Measurement Standards Laboratory; Callaghan Innovation 2 - 152 Sam Garr Survive the Splash Northland School
WSP OPUS 2 - 152 Sam Garr Survive the Splash Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 152 Sam Garr Survive the Splash Northland School
eCubed Ltd 2 - 87 Maya Hall Make a Meter! Raroa Normal Intermediate
Cancer Society of NZ 3 - 42 Lillie Beliveau From Ultraviolet to Ultra-protection Wellington Girls' College
Engineering NZ 4 - 20 Ryan Smoothy Save our Oceans Upper Hutt College
Engineering NZ 5 - 9 Reuben Campbell Performance of Winged Ducts on Drones Rongotai College
Geoscience Society of NZ 1 - 85 Lucas Plant Slip Sliding Away Northland School
Second = in Class 1 1 - 60 Toby Boennic Crumbling Coastlines Seatoun School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 1 - 60 Toby Boennic Crumbling Coastlines Seatoun School
Second = in Class 1 1 - 88 Thomas Gibson Sorted or Thwarted Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Engineering and Computer Science 1 - 88 Thomas Gibson Sorted or Thwarted Northland School
First in Class 1 1 - 87 Miro Kennett Prospering Podocarps Northland School
Wellington Botanical Society 1 - 87 Miro Kennett Prospering Podocarps Northland School
Peter Jennings Memorial Prize 1 - 87 Miro Kennett Prospering Podocarps Northland School
NZ Farm Forestry Association Wellington Branch 1 - 87 Miro Kennett Prospering Podocarps Northland School
Third in Class 2 2 - 70 Isabella Lecarpentier Microplastics everywhere Queen Margaret College
ESR 2 - 70 Isabella Lecarpentier Microplastics everywhere Queen Margaret College
Second in Class 2 2 - 121 Theo Hardy Let it drain St Mark's Church School
Callaghan Innovation 2 - 121 Theo Hardy Let it drain St Mark's Church School
First in Class 2 2 - 105 Samuel Webb Spoiler Alert Seatoun School
NIWA Prize for best overall exhibit 2 - 105 Samuel Webb Spoiler Alert Seatoun School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Science Prize 2 - 105 Samuel Webb Spoiler Alert Seatoun School
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 105 Samuel Webb Spoiler Alert Seatoun School
Third in Class 3 3 - 14 Isabella Pithie; Alexis Boulieris Going; Going; Gone Samuel Marsden Karori
Second in Class 3 3 - 5 Mikey Lemon How has pest control impacted Native bird numbers in Eastern Suburbs. Rongotai College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 5 Mikey Lemon How has pest control impacted Native bird numbers in Eastern Suburbs. Rongotai College
First in Class 3 3 - 1 Blake Sheppard Is Cotton Rotten? Rongotai College
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for the runner-up best overall exhibit 3 - 1 Blake Sheppard Is Cotton Rotten? Rongotai College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 1 Blake Sheppard Is Cotton Rotten? Rongotai College
Third = in Class 4 4 - 19 Ian Palmones Antioxidants Upper Hutt College
Third = in Class 4 4 - 8 Ashlin Coffey-Duffin Remember what you have forgotten St Oran's College
Second in Class 4 4 - 3 Justin Aylor "Moon's speeding ticket" Saint Bernard's College
First in Class 4 4 - 2 Jack Tetley Blue light vs a goodnight Saint Bernard's College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 4 - 2 Jack Tetley Blue light vs a goodnight Saint Bernard's College
Third in Class 5 5 - 15 Ryan Bright Solar fire lighter Wellington High School
University of Otago 5 - 15 Ryan Bright Solar fire lighter Wellington High School
Kainic Medical Communications 5 - 15 Ryan Bright Solar fire lighter Wellington High School
First = in Class 5 5 - 16 Sophie Mance Particle Patterns: Tremors and Tessellations Wellington High School
eCubed Ltd 5 - 16 Sophie Mance Particle Patterns: Tremors and Tessellations Wellington High School
Kainic Medical Communications 5 - 16 Sophie Mance Particle Patterns: Tremors and Tessellations Wellington High School
First = in Class 5 5 - 3 Chenthi Heer Waste not; want not Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Science Innovation Prize 5 - 3 Chenthi Heer Waste not; want not Queen Margaret College

 

Thank you all for participating in 2019 Science & Technology Fair. See you all back next year!

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