Halton Catholic District School Board

Halton Catholic Student Winners Announced at Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (BASEF) 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, students in the Halton Catholic District School Board participated in the 54th annual Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (BASEF), held at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. Each year, the science fair is open to all students in grades 7 to 12, under the age of 21 who attend school in the city of Hamilton, Halton Region, Brant County, Haldimand County or Norfolk County.

As part of this free science fair competition, students were given the opportunity to showcase their projects to the public, as well as participate in student activities, followed by a judging process. Over $140, 000 in cash, prizes and scholarships were awarded.

During the month of May, 16 students with top projects will move forward to compete in the Canada Wide Science Fair, to be held in Windsor, Ontario. In addition, the top 3 secondary winners will travel to Los Angeles, California in May to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Best of luck to all of the students as they share their remarkable projects and participate in the upcoming national and international fairs!

For more information on this year’s event and award winner information, please visit the Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (BASEF) website. Please see below for a list of awards given to Halton Catholic District School Board students at the 2014 Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (BASEF):

Student(s) ​Grade ​School ​Award(s) ​Project Title
Katie Brent​ ​10
Notre  Dame  Catholic Secondary School, Burlington
  • ​​ArcelorMittal Dofasco Information Systems Award
  • Dr. Tunks Innovations Award
  • Primary Fluid Systems Engineering Awards – First (b)
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario -Hamilton/Burlington Chapter Awards – Third
  • Procor Engineering Awards – Intermediate
  • Colin O’Flynn Electrical Engineering Award
  • Gold Merit Award
  • Canada-Wide Science Fair Trip Award
Telemetric Vest: Wearable Computing
for Patient Welfare

Kate Kyuri Kim


Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School, Burlington
  • ​Silver Merit Award ​
​Characterization of Toll-Like Receptor 10 Using Multiple Sequence Alignment
Valeria Baldeon​
and Carol Helmy
77 ​​St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School, Oakville
  • ​Artistically Inspired Display Award B

How much nutritional value?

Julie Daugavietis
and Sophie Marchetti
St. John Catholic Elementary School, Oakville
  • ​Bronze Merit Award
In Pursuit of the Cold Truth: Are Brain Freezes and Migraine Headaches Related?​

Calvin Rieder​


St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Oakville
  • ​Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
  • McMaster University Faculties of Science and Engineering Tuition Awards
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario -Hamilton/Burlington Chapter Awards – Second
  • Procor Engineering Awards – Senior
  • Gold Merit Award
  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco Pinnacle Second Best in Fair
  • ISEF Trip Award

Passive Manipulation of Thermal Radiation – Dual Purpose Condensers to Provide Potable Water