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Outstanding Results for BASEF at Canada-Wide

25 May. 2016 News
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Twelve Bay Area students won top awards at the Canada-Wide science fair, held May 14 to 21 in Montreal.

Sixteen area students competed against almost 500 of the best students from across Canada at the National Fair, with their trips funded by the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF).   BASEF is the regional science fair for grades 7 to 12 students from Hamilton, Halton Region, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant Counties, and Six Nations.

BASEF’s Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) competitors brought home 15 awards: four gold medals, six silver medals, two bronze medals, two Challenge Awards and one Special Award.  Our region tied with Calgary for the most medal-winning projects.

Gold Medal & Challenge Award (Top Senior Innovation project)

Caroline Mahut, Grade 11, M.M. Robinson High School, Burlington

            Project - Slowing Down To Power Your Town

Gold Medal & Challenge Award (Top Intermediate Environment project)

Isabella O'Brien of Dundas, Grade 9,  Westmount Secondary School, Hamilton

Project -  Aquatic Osteoporosis: Remediating the emerging problem of lake calcium decline

Gold Medal 

Zoe Chisholm & Camila  Moran-Hidalgo, Grade 8, Sir William Osler, Dundas

Project - Antimicrobial Wound Dressing from Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles on Cellulose

 Silver Medal & Special Award (Australian National Youth Science Forum Award)

Jack Mogus, Grade 10, Garth Webb Secondary School, Oakville

Project - Graphene Reinforced Guayule Rubber- Conductive Hypoallergenic Super Nanocomposite   

 Silver Medals

Katie Brent of Oakville, Grade 12, Notre Dame Secondary School, Burlington

Project - At A Measured Step: An Orthopaedic Pressure-Based Rehabilitative Insole

Paul Drakos of Oakville, Grade 8, Hillfield Strathallan College, Hamilton

Project - A Prototype "Water Coil" for Generating Electricity

Joseph  Saturnino, Grade 7, St. Margaret Mary School, Hamilton

Project - Wearable Sonar Technology

Margaret Williams, Grade 11, Ancaster High School

Project - The Role of Fabric in the Prevention of Nosocomial Illness

Michael Wolfe, Grade 8, Trinity Christian School, Burlington

Project - Wi-Tricity on Wheels: Solar / Hydro Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

Bronze Medals  

David Vidican, Grade 7, St. Matthew, Oakville

Project – TAGUCHI  Method Applied for Optimizing the Performance of a Trebuchet

Alexander Waldie of Mississauga, Grade 12, King's Christian Collegiate, Oakville

Project - The Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Effects on Plant Growth

Additional photos, including Board groupings, are available in the BASEF/CWSF 2016 Photo Album