A team of 20 budding scientists from the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair had their best showing ever in a recent national competition and at the Intel International science fair in Los Angeles.  Sixteen  competitors from Grades 7 to 12 brought home 14 awards: one gold medal, three silver medals, seven bronze medals, two Challenge Awards and one interdisciplinary award. CWSF was held May 10 to May 17 in Windsor, Ontario.

For over 50 years, the Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair has provided a forum for students in the Hamilton and Halton area to develop their scientific skills and prepare for national and international competition. BASEF is one of the oldest and largest science fairs in Canada – is a registered charity and relies entirely on volunteers and sponsors. The fair covers Hamilton and Halton as far as Oakville as well as Haldimand and Norfolk.

BAESF is sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco.

Isabella O’Brien of Dundas (Grade 7, St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School, Dundas)

Project – Trouble in Paradise: Can shell recycling help buffer the ocean acidification?

Gold Medal  ($700 cash award and a $4000 scholarship)
 Discovery Challenge Award  – awarded to the top project in each of the seven Fair categories
Environment Category – Junior Level: ($500 cash award)

Alex Tomala of Hamilton (Grade 11, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, Stoney Creek

Project – An Innovative Approach to Multi-core Processor Interconnection Networks

Silver Medal ($300 cash award, plus a $2000 or $2500 scholarship

Discovery Challenge Award  – awarded to the top project in each of the seven Fair categories

Technology Category– Senior Level: ($1000 cash award)

 

Jessica Bohm of Dundas (Grade 7, St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School, Dundas)

Project – How Crude is Your Oil? Comparing the Toxicity of Light and Heavy Crude Oil

Bronze Medal  ($100 cash award, plus a $1000 scholarship)

 

Katie Brent of Oakville (Grade 10, Notre Dame Secondary School, Burlington)

Project – Telemetric Vest: Wearable Computing for Patient Welfare

Bronze Medal  ($100 cash award, plus a $1000 scholarship)

Australian National Youth Science Forum Award

(Invitation to participate in the Australian National Youth Science Forum in January 2015; value: $2500)

 

Federico Cao and Adree Khondker of Hamilton (Grade 11, Westdale Secondary School, Hamilton)

Project –  Augmenting Solar Energy: Application of Thermoelectric Effect on Photovoltaics

Bronze Medal  ($100 cash award, plus a $1000 scholarship)

 

Patrick Lutz of Troy (Grade 8, St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School, Dundas)

Project – Eco Melt

Bronze Medal  ($100 cash award, plus a $1000 scholarship)

 

Caroline Mahut of Burlington (Grade 9, M. M. Robinson High School, Burlington)

Project – Feeding, Fueling and Forging the Future

Bronze Medal  ($100 cash award, plus a $1000 scholarship)

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