Results for Science Fair 2018

Here are the results for the 2018 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 - 22 Kera Alderson Bacteria Lives! Naenae Intermediate
Highly Commended 1 - 28 Max Wild Blown Away: Domes or Squares? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 54 Daniel Spaziani Magic Magnets St Mark's Church School
Highly Commended 2 - 110 Jigs Ibarra Wind Blown St Benedict's School
Highly Commended 2 - 126 Ella Nieland-Brown Chemical or Natural Tawa Intermediate
Highly Commended 2 - 133 Edward Abbott Life jackets- Float or Shink Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 68 Sky Gobbi Which Pillar is the Strongest? Otari School
Highly Commended 2 - 79 Lauren Francis-Leggott Oil spills Queen Margaret College
Highly Commended 2 - 90 Hayley Chung Stick with What Works! Raroa Intermediate
Highly Commended 3 - 10 Ella Robertson, Lauren Healy Oceans Rising = Plants Dying Samuel Marsden Karori
Highly Commended 3 - 44 Joseph Sushames, Raphael Mueller, Murad Mohammed Gritty Heat Wellington High School
Highly Commended 3 - 6 Jamal Howell Do we judge people based on how they look? Rongotai College
Highly Commended 4 - 11 Annabel Peacock Designing a Candle Wellington Girls' College
Highly Commended 5 - 16 Lydia Acton Fame Wellington High School
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 1 - 50 Lucille Johnson Eggcellent Eggsperiment St Benedict's School
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 2 - 52 Archie Simpson Is Our Memory Influenced by Exercise? Northland School
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 1 - 20 Sage Pettus Algae Alert Muritai School
Highly Commended 1 - 20 Sage Pettus Algae Alert Muritai School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 1 - 26 Gabriel Richards What wind turbine is the most efficient? Northland School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 1 - 26 Gabriel Richards What wind turbine is the most efficient? Northland School
Highly Commended 1 - 26 Gabriel Richards What wind turbine is the most efficient? Northland School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 1 - 32 Theodora Gempton How Lightning Works Northland School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 1 - 61 Calla Rix Grubs Up Tawa Intermediate
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 1 - 8 Neeve Campbell, Yasemin Philippi Eco- Alternatives Hutt Intermediate
NZ Baking Industry Research Trust Award 2 - 121 Ella Wood A Mouldy Mess St Oran's College
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry 2 - 134 Henri Nischalke School Drinking Water Udder Options Wadestown School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 22 Luke Morgan Digital vs Printed Text: Does it Really Matter? Karori Normal School
Wellington City Libraries 2 - 22 Luke Morgan Digital vs Printed Text: Does it Really Matter? Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 22 Luke Morgan Digital vs Printed Text: Does it Really Matter? Karori Normal School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 2 - 4 Flynn Gowans How batteries affect the electricity grid Evans Bay Intermediate
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry 2 - 43 Gaure Sharma Plastic Problem Newlands Intermediate
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 2 - 70 Amelia Cave, Jessica Sutherland Heights of hydro power Queen Margaret College
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry 2 - 74 Francesca Campbell, Isabelle Stewart Hidden sugars Queen Margaret College
Engineering NZ 3 - 17 Amelie Innocente-Jones, Scarlett Greaves Waste to Insulation Samuel Marsden Whitby
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry 3 - 4 Jack Moore Orange Drinks and Vitamin C Rongotai College
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 1 - 65 Daphne Ranta Who is the odd one out? Wadestown School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 1 - 68 Kate Chandler Diabetes in Sport- The highs and lows Wadestown School
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 106 Theo Kane Paper Planes St Anthony's School
VUW School of Psychology 2 - 112 Alexandros Swallow Cracking Under Time Pressure St Mark's Church School
VUW School of Psychology 2 - 115 Lucia Murphy The Key to Happiness St Mark's Church School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 117 Yash Parmar The Golden Latte - Is it a Fad? St Mark's Church School
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 117 Yash Parmar The Golden Latte - Is it a Fad? St Mark's Church School
Royal Aeronautical Society 2 - 13 Brodie Parker Do different wing shapes affect a glider's flight distance? Hutt International Boys'
Australasian Corrosion Association 2 - 154 Sam Mitchell Rust or Shine Wellesley College
Australasian Corrosion Association 4 - 3 Angelo Cabauatan Exploring Graffiti removal techniques. Saint Bernard's College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 1 - 17 Samantha Brill Flat Bat Maungaraki School
Engineering NZ 2 - 111 Natascha Casey Renewable Energy...I'm a big fan St Benedict's School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 2 - 111 Natascha Casey Renewable Energy...I'm a big fan St Benedict's School
ESR 2 - 25 Rachel Baker Will it Heal? Karori Normal School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 2 - 25 Rachel Baker Will it Heal? Karori Normal School
Highly Commended 2 - 25 Rachel Baker Will it Heal? Karori Normal School
Engineering NZ 3 - 28 Anneka Gurney and Oliana Tia Prosthetic vs Robotic Arms Upper Hutt College
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 3 - 38 Joseph O'Grady Its not my fault I'm late to school! Wellington College
Highly Commended 3 - 38 Joseph O'Grady Its not my fault I'm late to school! Wellington College
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 1 - 23 Charlotte Roberts Exposed! Northland School
Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions 1 - 33 James Fullelove, Mataira Wallace Weather Known by Air! Otari Immersion
Callaghan Innovation 1 - 42 James Salt Mail 2000 makes life easier. Saint Bernard's College
Engineering NZ 1 - 42 James Salt Mail 2000 makes life easier. Saint Bernard's College
AJ Park 1 - 42 James Salt Mail 2000 makes life easier. Saint Bernard's College
The Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching 1 - 47 Wilkie Proudfoot Baitology St Anthony's School
ESR 1 - 66 Eleanor Johnson Performance Testing of Homemade Water Filters Wadestown School
Highly Commended 1 - 66 Eleanor Johnson Performance Testing of Homemade Water Filters Wadestown School
Te Rōpū Āwhina 1 - 69 Thomas Fraser Rongoa Māori- Native Plants Wadestown School
Wellington Botanical Society 1 - 69 Thomas Fraser Rongoa Māori- Native Plants Wadestown School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 136 Hope Turnbull Heathy of Not? Wadestown School
AJ Park 2 - 138 Louis Holland Can a native Plant be an Effective Insulator? Wadestown School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 2 - 138 Louis Holland Can a native Plant be an Effective Insulator? Wadestown School
Wellington Botanical Society 2 - 138 Louis Holland Can a native Plant be an Effective Insulator? Wadestown School
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 2 Erin Anderson Do you really need those designer sunglasses? Chilton Saint James School
NZ Association of Optometrists - Wellington Branch 2 - 21 Helena Errington Blind Metre Karori Normal School
VUW School of Psychology 2 - 21 Helena Errington Blind Metre Karori Normal School
Te Kawa a Maui - School of Maori Studies 2 - 62 Hinewairua Duncan Ngaru Tō Ā-Papa Otari Immersion
Society for Māori Astronomy Research and Traditions 2 - 63 Ngataierua Apanui-Barr Speed of light in a Microwave! Otari Immersion
NZ Institute of Food Science and Technology 2 - 96 Tuhina Sambhus Eat What You Eat From Raroa Intermediate
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 2 - 96 Tuhina Sambhus Eat What You Eat From Raroa Intermediate
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 18 Zuni Preece Blowing Bubbles Wellington High School
Highly Commended 5 - 18 Zuni Preece Blowing Bubbles Wellington High School
NumberWorks'nWords 5 - 6 Gabriella Turner Male lung cancer deaths v time Queen Margaret College
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 5 - 6 Gabriella Turner Male lung cancer deaths v time Queen Margaret College
Engineering NZ 5 - 8 Reuben Campbell Drones in Motion: Increasing Efficiency Rongotai College
Royal Aeronautical Society 5 - 8 Reuben Campbell Drones in Motion: Increasing Efficiency Rongotai College
VUW School of Psychology 1 - 71 Gatsby Cohen, Ben Brunner Colour my Memory Wellesley College
Engineering NZ 1 - 24 Dana Hassidi Doggy Doorbell Northland School
Callaghan Innovation 1 - 24 Dana Hassidi Doggy Doorbell Northland School
VUW School of Engineering and Computer Science 1 - 24 Dana Hassidi Doggy Doorbell Northland School
AJ Park 1 - 24 Dana Hassidi Doggy Doorbell Northland School
Engineering NZ 2 - 53 Ava Macdonald Brace the Quake Northland School
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 2 - 53 Ava Macdonald Brace the Quake Northland School
Engineering NZ 3 - 30 Jack Cullen Responsive robots Wellington College
eCubed Ltd 1 - 72 Jericho Wharehinga Dog Days Wellesley College
Engineering NZ 1 - 72 Jericho Wharehinga Dog Days Wellesley College
Highly Commended 1 - 72 Jericho Wharehinga Dog Days Wellesley College
Cancer Society of NZ 2 - 95 Sebastian Pratt Cooking Oils Causing Cancer Raroa Intermediate
eCubed Ltd 2 - 98 Patrick Byrne Hydraulics v Pneumatics. Which is safer, stronger and more precise Saint Bernard's College
WSP OPUS 2 - 142 Sienna Goldstone Rubbish or Recycle Wadestown School
Highly Commended 2 - 142 Sienna Goldstone Rubbish or Recycle Wadestown School
University of Otago 5 - 10 Kevin Ye The effect of increased UVB exposure on broccoli seedlings Tawa College
Fourth in Class 1 1 - 30 Summer Fraser Survival of the Fridge Foods. Northland School
ESR 1 - 30 Summer Fraser Survival of the Fridge Foods. Northland School
Wellington Medical Research Foundation 1 - 30 Summer Fraser Survival of the Fridge Foods. Northland School
Third in Class 1 1 - 39 Trijal Pednekar Dynamic Decibels Raroa Intermediate
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 1 - 39 Trijal Pednekar Dynamic Decibels Raroa Intermediate
First = in Class 1 1 - 29 Sam Garr What Water Rocket is the Best? Northland School
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 1 - 29 Sam Garr What Water Rocket is the Best? Northland School
First = in Class 1 1 - 31 Theo Masseurs Weeds and Peace Northland School
Hugh D Gordon Memorial Prize 1 - 31 Theo Masseurs Weeds and Peace Northland School
Third = in Class 2 2 - 17 Nhat Hung Tran Light Intensity vs a Native Forest Plant? Hutt International Boys'
Third = in Class 2 2 - 57 Finlay Wood Who's Laughing Now: Does age affect the way that people recognise real and fake laughter? Northland School
Doreen Gates Memorial Prize 2 - 57 Finlay Wood Who's Laughing Now: Does age affect the way that people recognise real and fake laughter? Northland School
New Zealand Statistical Association and Statistics New Zealand 2 - 57 Finlay Wood Who's Laughing Now: Does age affect the way that people recognise real and fake laughter? Northland School
Second in Class 2 2 - 7 Michael Lemon Sump-thing About Lyall Bay Flooding Evans Bay Intermediate
Geoscience Society of NZ 2 - 7 Michael Lemon Sump-thing About Lyall Bay Flooding Evans Bay Intermediate
Callaghan Innovation 2 - 7 Michael Lemon Sump-thing About Lyall Bay Flooding Evans Bay Intermediate
Engineering NZ 2 - 7 Michael Lemon Sump-thing About Lyall Bay Flooding Evans Bay Intermediate
First in Class 2 2 - 34 George Walker Which Airfoil is Best? Muritai School
Royal Society of NZ Wellington Branch Prize for the runner-up best overall exhibit 2 - 34 George Walker Which Airfoil is Best? Muritai School
Third in Class 3 3 - 18 Ben Vickers, Jordan Hemopo The Emr Inspection - Subjection Samuel Marsden Whitby
Second in Class 3 3 - 7 Oscar Watson Battle of Hydrodynamics: Human v Nature Rongotai College
Measurement Standards Laboratory, Callaghan Innovation 3 - 7 Oscar Watson Battle of Hydrodynamics: Human v Nature Rongotai College
First in Class 3 3 - 21 Sam Sexton Fastest Sail Plan Samuel Marsden Whitby
Fourth in Class 4 4 - 17 Jonathan Watkinson and Saran Ramachandran Hutt River Clean Yeah Saint Bernard's College
WSP OPUS 4 - 17 Jonathan Watkinson and Saran Ramachandran Hutt River Clean Yeah Saint Bernard's College
Engineering NZ 4 - 17 Jonathan Watkinson and Saran Ramachandran Hutt River Clean Yeah Saint Bernard's College
Third in Class 4 4 - 16 Ryan Bright Facial recognition for class rolls Wellington High School
Engineering NZ 4 - 16 Ryan Bright Facial recognition for class rolls Wellington High School
Second in Class 4 4 - 14 Zoe Ashton Attraction Reaction Wellington Girls' College
Engineering NZ 4 - 14 Zoe Ashton Attraction Reaction Wellington Girls' College
First in Class 4 4 - 13 Holly Bamber Diversion: Mud on Road Wellington Girls' College
NIWA Prize for best overall exhibit 4 - 13 Holly Bamber Diversion: Mud on Road Wellington Girls' College
VUW Faculty of Science Prize 4 - 13 Holly Bamber Diversion: Mud on Road Wellington Girls' College
Geoscience Society of NZ 4 - 13 Holly Bamber Diversion: Mud on Road Wellington Girls' College
The Massey University/GNS Science Joint Centre for Disaster Research 4 - 13 Holly Bamber Diversion: Mud on Road Wellington Girls' College
Fourth in Class 5 5 - 15 Luke Roeven Ring Oiler Wellington High School
Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Education 5 - 15 Luke Roeven Ring Oiler Wellington High School
VUW School of Mathematics and Statistics 5 - 15 Luke Roeven Ring Oiler Wellington High School
Third in Class 5 5 - 3 Finnegan Messerli Granular Micro-Mechanical Measurements Onslow College
VUW Faculty of Science Innovation Prize 5 - 3 Finnegan Messerli Granular Micro-Mechanical Measurements Onslow College
Engineering NZ 5 - 3 Finnegan Messerli Granular Micro-Mechanical Measurements Onslow College
Second in Class 5 5 - 14 Ensai Augusy Drinking Straw Wellington High School
Kainic Medical Communications 5 - 14 Ensai Augusy Drinking Straw Wellington High School
First in Class 5 5 - 2 Carlos Mendonca Horticultural Water Efficiency Onslow College
Peter Jennings Memorial Prize 5 - 2 Carlos Mendonca Horticultural Water Efficiency Onslow College

 

Thank you all for participating in 2018 Science & Technology Fair. See you all back next year!

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