The Hamilton Spectator

Inquisitiv­e students nab prizes at Bay Area science, engineerin­g fair

- 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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