Stand Number: 3204

Project title: An ecological survey to examine effect of rhododendron and conifer trees on biodiversity of upland habitats.

Overview: My project aims to examine the effect that rhododendron and coniferous trees have on biodiversity in the upland regions of the Knockmealdown Mountains.

School Name: Blackwater Community School

School County: Waterford

Stand Number: 3205

Project title: Investigation of the antimicrobial activity of Ilex aquifolium (common Holly tree)

Overview: It is aimed to determine the nature of the perceived antimicrobial activity observed when male Ilex aquifolium tree branches are hung in animal stalls.

School Name: Bandon Grammar School

School County: Cork

Stand Number: 3206

Project title: The effects of when Bisphenol A is in contact with organisms

Overview: I want to prove that Bisphenol A when in contact with an organism can transfer onto that organism and the duration of time it remains.

School Name: Scoil Mhuire

School County: Cork

Stand Number: 3207

Project title: How biometrics affect our athleticism

Overview: I am going to test whether or not our genetics affect our performance differently in certain sports

School Name: Loreto Secondary School

School County: Kilkenny

Stand Number: 3208

Project title: Investigation of sustainable methods for waste water bioremediation: including Spent mushroom substrate (SMS) and alginate from seaweed

Overview: This project involves remediating water polluted with dyes and particulates using enzymes in Spent mushroom Substrate and alginate from seaweed, which is a natural coagulant.

School Name: Athlone Community College

School County: Westmeath

Stand Number: 3209

Project title: The impact of microplastics on sea sand temperatures

Overview: My project aims to investigate the insulating impact of microplastics on sea sand at different levels.

School Name: Coláiste Muire Máthair

School County: Galway

Stand Number: 3210

Project title: Does damaging Kelp affect its breaking strength

Overview: I am looking to see if damage to kelp (Laminaria digitata) has either a positive or negative effect on the tensile strength of the seaweed.

School Name: Mary Immaculate Secondary School

School County: Clare

Stand Number: 3211

Project title: Which compostable bin liner is the best to home compost?

Overview: The aim of my project is to find if compostable bin bags are good for home-composting and if they breakdown like they’re advertised to do.

School Name: St Andrews College

School County: Dublin

Stand Number: 3212

Project title: Permafrozen in Time?

Overview: This is an investigation into whether ancient viruses and bacteria from melting glaciers can affect modern day humans through animals, plant cells or direct infection.

School Name: Loreto High School

School County: Dublin

Stand Number: 3213

Project title: Nematodes as possible bioindicators of the health of Irish freshwater bodies.

Overview: The purpose of this project is to investigate how nematodes work as Bioindicators for pollutants in freshwater habitats.

School Name: Árdscoil Uí Urmoltaigh

School County: Cork