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Congratulations to all BASEF 2015 Participants!

1 Apr. 2015 News
BASEF Award Show
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On March 31st the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco held its 55th Award Ceremony at Mohawk College.

The ArcelorMittal Dofasco Pinnacle Best-in-Fair Award was won by Catharine Bowman from St. Mary, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Her project is ‘The Pharmacological Potential of Apigenin and Diosmetin as a Novel Treatment for Chronic Lymphedema’.

Second place was won by Claire Hunter from St. Augustine, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Her project is ‘Silent Music: A Novel Approach to Anxiety Reduction Using Tactile Sound’.

Third place went to Adree Khondker from Westdale, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, for his project ‘Membrane-Based Medicine: Quantifying Cortisone Interactions through X-Ray Diffraction’.

The Drs. Ranjan and Monalisa Sur Award for Best High School Project was won by Catharine Bowman.

The Roy Middleton Award for Best Junior Project was won by Claire Hunter. 

 

The BASEF Chairman's Award was won by Christina Oeun and Irene Ly from Hess Street, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Their project is ‘Zombie Metal vs Plants : Does decayed metal affect plant growth?’

The top three high school winners will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  They are:

Catharine Bowman, St. Mary, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School

Adree Khondker, Westdale, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Samuel Han, Abbey Park High School, Halton District School Board

   (Samuel’s project is ‘Identifying Compounds for Modulating N17 Phosphorylation of Huntingtin via High Content Screening’.)

 

Sixteen students with top projects will advance to the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held in May in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

   These winners are:

Samna Aziz, Westmount, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

- Acrylic or Ceramic?- Investigating the Properties of Calcium Phosphate Cements as Bone-Replacing Material

Jessica Bohm, St. Augustine, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

 - Crudely Corrosive: Comparing the Effect of Light and Heavy Crude Oils on Steel Pipeline Corrosion

Lucas Brenninkmeijer, Oakville Christian School, Oakville

- Do Cell Phones Inhibit Growth?

Katie Brent, Notre Dame, Halton Catholic District School Board

- EMMA: ElectroMyographically Manipulated Arm - The Future of Prosthetics

Federico Cao, Westdale, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

- A Mathematical Model: The Effects of Changing an Astronomical Object's Size on Orbital Motion

Jessica Dekker, St. Joseph, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

- Smarter Than A Child-Proof Container

Kevin Ding, Appleby College, Oakville

 - How does caffeine affect the heart rate of daphnia

Julia Dobrovolskis, Hillfield Strathallan College, Hamilton

- STICKY SITUATION - A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Of Heavy Metal Contamination of Honey

Aaron Gomes, King's Christian Collegiate, Oakville

- Microwave Assisted Extraction of Polyphenols from Cocoa Powder

Claire Hunter, St. Augustine, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Silent Music: A Novel Approach to Anxiety Reduction Using Tactile Sound

Caroline Mahut, M. M. Robinson High School, Halton District School Board

- Taking the Flyway

Jack Mogus, White Oaks School, Halton District School Board

- A Novel Investigation In Reducing Tanker Car Incident / Accident Using Engineered Technologies

Ainsley Morrison and Brooke Westwater, Maple Grove Public School, Halton District School Board

- The Oil Eater

Maggie Williams, Ancaster High, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

- Filtering Estrogenic Substances from Liquid Waste at the Household Level

Michael Wolfe, Trinity Christian School, Burlington

- Wi-Tricity

 


Check out the full 2015 Award Results.