Esat Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2002

1 Feb 2002

The Dental Health Foundation sponsors a special award each year in the 'ESAT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition' The 2002 exhibition saw a record number of entries and each student who succeeded in reaching the exhibition stage should take pride in their achievement in participating at this level within the competition.

The Dental Health Foundation is particularly pleased at the quality of the work produced by students on the topic of oral health. The winners of the Dental Health Foundation Young Scientist of the Year Special Award were Heather Barry and Aisling McStay from Santa Sabina School, Greenfield Road, Sutton, Co. Dublin. This senior group project looked at which foods inhibit plaque. They are pictured below being presented with their award by Ms D. Sadlier, Executive Director of the Dental Health Foundation, Ireland.

Overall Winner:
David Michael O Doherty, Gonzaga College, Co. Dublin
Project: The distribution of the primes and the underlying order to chaos
Teacher: David Keenhan

Dental Health Foundation, Special Award
Heather Barry, Aisling McStay
Santa Sabina School
Greenfield Road
Co. Dublin
Project: Which Foods Inhibit Plaque.
Teacher: Audrey Carthy

The following is a list of exhibits looking at a variety of aspects of oral health.

Biological & Ecological Sciences

Junior, Group Projects

Title: What lives in your toothbrush?
Dearbhaile Flynn, Aimee Stanley O Malley, Noel Mahon
Clifden Community School, Co. Galway
Teacher: Regina Morahan

Title: Which foods inhibit plaque?
Heather Barry, Aisling Mc Stay
St. Dominic's High School, Co. Dublin
Teacher: Audrey Carty

Title: Tooth Kind
Aifric Mangan, Deirdre Costello, Niamh McGrath
Loreto convent, St. Stephens Green
Co. Dublin
Teacher: Sheila Porter

Title: Do fizzy drinks hasten the tooth fairy?
Sallyann Hynes, Gaby Hoffman, Jenny Briody
St Dominics High School, Co. Dublin
Teacher: Bernadette o'Dwyer

Senior, Individual Projects

Title: Dental Hygiene Drink
Garrett Keenahan, Patrick Allen
Catholic University School, Dublin
Teacher: Ruth Hickey

Title: No More Dents
Brian McLaughin, Stephen Kearney, Patrick Doherty
Cardonagh Community School, Co. Donegal
Teacher: Colm O Tuathalain

Title: Toothpaste, Mouthwash the pros and cons of 2NIS
Imelda Mc Carthy, Edel Crowley, Imogene Power
Kilrush Community School, Co. Clare
Teacher Jacinta Mc Kenna

Intermediate, Group Projects

Title: The dental problems of the 21st Century
Aaron O Dowling-Keane, Ciara Johnson
Ursuline Convent School Cork
Teacher: Nora Brownlow

Title: The effects that drinks leave behind
Oonagh Crowley, Orla Corcoran
Colaiste Na Toirbhirte Presentation College, Co. Cork

Title: Sweet Success
Tim Cole, Peter Hughes, Nick Gow
Sandford Park School, Co. Dublin
Teacher: Dr Alison Graham

Title: Carbonated drinks and their effect on teeth
Mark Collins
Christian Brothers College, Co. Cork
Teacher: Niall Sweetman

In the photo at the top of the page:
Left to right: Mr. Richard Cooke, Chief Executive Officer, Esat Group, Mr. David Michael O Doherty, Winner Esat Young Scientist of the Year Award and An Taoiseach, Mr Bertie Ahern