In­quis­i­tive stu­dents nab prizes at Bay Area science, en­gi­neer­ing fair

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

Stu­dent win­ners (and their projects) of the Arcelor Mit­tal Do­fasco-spon­sored Bay Area Science and En­gi­neer­ing Fair (BASEF) an­nounced Tues­day are:

Arcelor Mit­tal Do­fasco Pin­na­cle Best-in-Fair Award: Is­abella O’Brien, West­mount Sec­ondary, Hamil­ton. Aquatic Os­teo­poro­sis: Re­me­di­at­ing the emerg­ing prob­lem of lack cal­cium de­cline

Sec­ond Place: Emma Mo­gus, White Oaks Sec­ondary, Oakville. Tic-Tongue In­ter­face Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: As­sis­tive tech­nol­ogy for se­vere im­pair­ments

Third Place: Samna Aziz, West­mount Sec­ondary, Hamil­ton. Co­ral and Le­gos: Sur­face mod­i­fi­ca­tion of poly­capro­lac­tone and hy­droxy- ap­atite en­dosseous im­plant fix­ture coat­ings

Drs. Ran­jan and Mon­al­isa Sur Award for Best High School Project: Is­abella O’Brien

Roy Mid­dle­ton Award for Best Ju­nior Project: Joseph Saturnino, St. Mar­garet Mary Catholic El­e­men­tary, Hamil­ton. Wear­able Sonar Tech­nol­ogy

BASEF Chair­man’s Award: Mark McCready and Fadi Graise, St. Bernadette Catholic El­e­men­tary, Oakville. Does the Dis­tance Be­tween Domi­noes Af­fect the Speed That They Fall?

High school projects ad­vanc­ing to the In­tel In­ter­na­tional Science and En­gi­neer­ing in Phoenix, Ariz. in May: Samna Aziz (third in BASEF) Rad­hika Khanna, West­mount Sec­ondary, Hamil­ton. Syn­the­sis of Thermo-re­spon­sive pNIPAM-bHEA Block Co-Poly­mer Hy­dro Gels for Drug De­liv­ery Ap­pli­ca­tions Emma Mo­gus (sec­ond in BASEF) Stu­dents ad­vanc­ing to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Mon­treal in May:

Hamil­ton Pub­lic schools: Zoe Chisholm, Camila Mo­ran-Hi­dalgo, Is­abella O’Brien, Mar­garet Wil­liams

Hamil­ton Catholic schools: Ka­lynna Hu­cal, Joseph Saturnino

Hal­ton Catholic schools: Katie Brent, Dylex Suan, David Vidi­can

In­de­pen­dent schools: Paul Drakos, Thomas Je­neway, Hay­den Lapko, Alexan­der Waldie, Michael Wolfe

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