Results for Science Fair 2020

Here are the results for the 2020 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
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 1 - 57 Isabella Ismail-Sanders Which pH? Wadestown School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 2 - 27 Miro Kennett Petone’s Precarious Plankton Northland School
Peter Jennings Memorial Prize 1 - 27 Tom Simpson Salt concentration on seed germination Northland School
Peter Jennings Memorial Prize 2 - 52 Seb Kerr, Leith Worden Flaming Succulents! Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 2 - 68 Patrick Jones White Wonder St Mark's Church School
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 1 - 20 Abi Montgomery I don’t mean to be corny but … Are corn /husk fibres suitable for biodegradable packaging? Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 73 Sophie Conway The effect that chicken feed has on chicken growth St Oran's College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 4 - 11 Rayha Samin Plan B = Planet B Wellington Girls' College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 69 Zachary Swallow Lockdown Happiness St Mark's Church School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 79 Jesse Rumball-Smith Effects of Saline Soil on Manuka Plants Wadestown School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 67 Ishaan Badiyani The hot case St Mark's Church School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 4 - 1 Cameron Grice, Flynn Gowans Virtual Education Rongotai College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 4 - 5 Mikey Lemon Masking the Truth Rongotai College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 4 Ryan Bright Bottle Airflow Investigation Wellington High School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 50 Olivia Hollard What are the links between fast food logos and peoples' colour preferences? St Oran's College
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 46 Arham Jain Battling Bacteria! Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Cancer Society of NZ 1 - 52 Agatha Morley Will calling something healthy make people like it less? Wadestown School
Geoscience Society of NZ 1 - 20 Abi Montgomery I don’t mean to be corny but … Are corn /husk fibres suitable for biodegradable packaging? Northland School
Geoscience Society of NZ 1 - 45 Kenzyl Moon Ocean Cleaning Kete St Mark's Church School
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 1 - 10 Sravya Moparthi Trebuchet Hutt Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 2 - 52 Seb Kerr, Leith Worden Flaming Succulents! Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 3 - 10 Benjamin Housden Springy Spring St Bernard's College
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 1 - 21 Cormac Wood The Acoustics of Eavesdropping! Northland School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 78 Jasper Lienert Do different ages see different colours better? Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 4 - 6 Chris Lander, Damian Melvin Invisibility Upper Hutt College
Callaghan Innovation 1 - 45 Kenzyl Moon Ocean Cleaning Kete St Mark's Church School
Callaghan Innovation 3 - 12 Sophie Hayes Would you exercise to tell the time? Wellington Girls' College
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry 1 - 20 Abi Montgomery I don’t mean to be corny but … Are corn /husk fibres suitable for biodegradable packaging? Northland School
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry 3 - 4 Charlotte Merwood Testing the pH levels of Water Using Cabbage Juice Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Victoria University of Wellington School of Mathematics and Statistics 5 - 4 Ryan Bright Bottle Airflow Investigation Wellington High School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Engineering and Computer Science 1 - 28 Miles Armstrong Sobot: The social robot Northland School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 1 - 60 Sophia Paviour-Smith Which type of Paracetamol is the most soluble? Wadestown School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 23 Harrison Just Did you smell that? Northland School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 51 Samantha Gawe, Felix Fu A Pillstaking Pathway Raroa Normal Intermediate School
ESR 1 - 31 Caleb Tristam, Owen Boobier That's Fire! Raroa Normal Intermediate School
ESR 1 - 33 Finn Fraser Light of the Bacteria Raroa Normal Intermediate School
ESR 1 - 54 Grace Williams Hand sanitizers vs Germs Wadestown School
ESR 2 - 46 Arham Jain Battling Bacteria! Raroa Normal Intermediate School
ESR 3 - 1 Trijal Pednekar Household Radiation vs Household Shields Onslow College
ESR 4 - 12 Oshadha Perera Marking Pathogens Southland Boys' High School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 25 Lucy Hansen The Science Behind the Sauce Bottles Northland School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 52 Agatha Morley Will calling something healthy make people like it less? Wadestown School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 67 Ishaan Badiyani The hot case St Mark's Church School
NZ Farm Forestry Association Wellington Branch 2 - 24 Lucas Plant Which Wood? Testing The Properties of wood for House Construction Northland School
NZ Farm Forestry Association Wellington Branch 2 - 79 Jesse Rumball-Smith Effects of Saline Soil on Manuka Plants Wadestown School
Wellington Botanical Society 2 - 79 Jesse Rumball-Smith Effects of Saline Soil on Manuka Plants Wadestown School
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 26 Millie Abernethy Reducing my Rubbish Northland School
Australasian Corrosion Association 1 - 13 Abhimata Rachmanto The Cathode, the Anode, and the Fruit Newlands Intermdiate
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 53 Stephanie Nock, Kat Muller Biodegradable Plastic: Fact or Fiction? Raroa Normal Intermediate School
NumberWorks'nWords 1 - 26 Tilly Jowett Do external airbags on vehicles save lives? Northland School
NumberWorks'nWords 2 - 22 Hannah Brockett The Pocket Money Scandal Northland School
Wellington City Libraries 4 - 12 Oshadha Perera Marking Pathogens Southland Boys' High School
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 46 Mitchell McJorrow Great Yeast V Egg Debate! St Mark's Church School
The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching 1 - 22 Elsa Tervoort Purrferd Paws Northland School
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 36 Frida Paramo Granwal The Ups and Downs of Air Displacement Queen Margaret College
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 45 Zara Ali-Sakoufakis, Yasmin Ramanathan How does the position of a paper plane’s centre of gravity affects it flight length? Queen Margaret College
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 1 - 25 Samara Sazzad Sunny with a Chance of Smiles Northland School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 1 - 61 Maia McKee Guess Who?   Children's Trust Wadestown School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 68 Patrick Jones White Wonder St Mark's Church School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 69 Zachary Swallow Lockdown Happiness St Mark's Church School
Victoria University of Wellington School of Psychology 2 - 76 Ellie Cook What factors improve Mood? Wadestown School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 2 - 49 Ira Crampton The Art of Cleanliness Raroa Normal Intermediate School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 4 - 5 Mikey Lemon Masking the Truth Rongotai College
eCubed Ltd 1 - 21 Cormac Wood The Acoustics of Eavesdropping! Northland School
eCubed Ltd 2 - 3 Ben Young Fully Charged EBIS
First in Class 5 5 - 3 Lydia Acton Swinging Sound Tube Wellington High School
First = in Class 4 4 - 1 Cameron Grice, Flynn Gowans Virtual Education Rongotai College
First = in Class 4 4 - 5 Mikey Lemon Masking the Truth Rongotai College
First in Class 3 3 - 12 Sophie Hayes Would you exercise to tell the time? Wellington Girls' College
First = in Class 2 2 - 22 Hannah Brockett The Pocket Money Scandal Northland School
First = in Class 2 2 - 67 Ishaan Badiyani The hot case St Mark's Church School
First in Class 1 1 - 26 Tilly Jowett Do external airbags on vehicles save lives? Northland School
Second in Class 5 5 - 4 Ryan Bright Bottle Airflow Investigation Wellington High School
Second in Class 3 3 - 3 Alexandra More Does the liquid used in hydraulics affect the maximum mass it can lift? Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Second in Class 1 1 - 21 Cormac Wood The Acoustics of Eavesdropping! Northland School
Third = in Class 4 4 - 2 Elliot Brown Biofuel Rongotai College
Third = in Class 4 4 - 6 Chris Lander, Damian Melvin Invisibility Upper Hutt College
Third in Class 3 3 - 2 Elliot Mance Homemade Facemasks Rongotai College
Third in Class 2 2 - 3 Ben Young Fully Charged EBIS
Third in Class 1 1 - 28 Miles Armstrong Sobot: The social robot Northland School
Fourth in Class 3 3 - 6 Macy Mahoney-Studd Slip or Grip With Different Shoes Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Fourth in Class 2 2 - 27 Miro Kennett Petone’s Precarious Plankton Northland School
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 57 Isabella Ismail-Sanders Which pH? Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 23 Ewan Riches Fantastic Fruits and Where to ‘Rind’ Them Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 24 Penny Jorgensen Sweet Dreams Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 34 Ruby Easton-Smith, Iris Polaschek Walking with Whales Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Highly Commended 1 - 49 Lucy Worthington Mushrooms St Oran's College
Highly Commended 1 - 51 Sarah Reid Does colour affect the rate at which ice melts? St Oran's College
Highly Commended 1 - 59 Noah Talbot Mouse trap Car Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 62 Petra Bouras Mona Pizza St Anthony's School
Highly Commended 2 - 2 Ben Trugly Catapults armed for Length! EBIS
Highly Commended 2 - 39 Maria Revelant Astounding Dissipation Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 42 Neha Ramanathan Moist-sure Meter Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 57 George Doyle Does helium affect the performance of the football St Francis De Sales
Highly Commended 2 - 80 Madison Homewood How to ride on air Wadestown School
Highly Commended 3 - 5 Gussie Hampton Storm water: what really goes down the drain Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Highly Commended 1 - 27 Tom Simpson Salt concentration on seed germination Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 52 Seb Kerr, Leith Worden Flaming Succulents! Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Highly Commended 2 - 73 Sophie Conway The effect that chicken feed has on chicken growth St Oran's College
Highly Commended 1 - 61 Maia McKee Guess Who?   Children's Trust Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 68 Patrick Jones White Wonder St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 1 - 20 Abi Montgomery I don’t mean to be corny but … Are corn /husk fibres suitable for biodegradable packaging? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 22 Elsa Tervoort Purrferd Paws Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 31 Caleb Tristam, Owen Boobier That's Fire! Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Highly Commended 1 - 54 Grace Williams Hand sanitizers vs Germs Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 23 Harrison Just Did you smell that? Northland School
Highly Commended 2 - 51 Samantha Gawe, Felix Fu A Pillstaking Pathway Raroa Normal Intermediate School
Highly Commended 3 - 4 Charlotte Merwood Testing the pH levels of Water Using Cabbage Juice Samuel Marsden Collegiate
Highly Commended 1 - 45 Kenzyl Moon Ocean Cleaning Kete St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 4 - 6 Chris Lander, Damian Melvin Invisibility Upper Hutt College
NIWA Prize for best overall exhibit 5 - 3 Lydia Acton Swinging Sound Tube Wellington High School
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for the runner-up best overall exhibit 3 - 12 Sophie Hayes Would you exercise to tell the time? Wellington Girls' College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Science Innovation Prize 5 - 3 Lydia Acton Swinging Sound Tube Wellington High School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Science Prize 3 - 12 Sophie Hayes Would you exercise to tell the time? Wellington Girls' College

 

Thank you all for participating in 2020 Science & Technology Fair. See you all back next year!

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