Oakville student takes third place in science and engineering fair in Hamilton


Published April 6, 2023 at 12:34 pm

When it comes to science and engineering, students in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills are among the best in the class.

Some 59 Halton District School Board (HDSB) students took home dozens of prizes from the 63rd annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) competition held last week at Mohawk College in Hamilton

As a result of charitable donors and numerous sponsors, students participating in BASEF 2023 were given approximately $175,000 worth of cash prizes, awards.

In the HDSB, 105 total prizes, awards and scholarships were presented to 52 HDSB projects for their submissions.

Oakville’s Anthony Efthimiadis certainly caught the eye of the Fair judges with his submission.

The Grade 8 Student at W.H. Morden Public School won the Primary Fluid Systems Pinnacle Third Best in Fair for the project, Development of an AI Convolutional Neural Network for Diagnostic Screening of  Basal Cell Carcinoma.

Efthimiadis also received a Canada-Wide Science Fair Award for the project and will represent the region at the Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards being held May 14-19, 2023 in Edmonton, Alberta.

Other local students who have been chosen to represent the region at the Canada Canada-Wide Science Fair Awards include:

Maya LeBlanc (photo below), Grade 10 student at Abbey Park High School, for the project, “Nitrous Oxide Reduction in an Industrial Wet Scrubber Utilizing NosZ Reductase and P. denitrificans”

Jacob LeBlanc, Grade 8 student at Pilgrim Wood Public School, for the project “Sustainability Metrics For Consumer Products Using Open Source Data, Python and QR Code Technology”

Siqi Tan & Yuewen Li, Grade 7 students at W.H. Morden Public School, for the project, “CRISPR: Ensuring a Memorable Future”

Imran Allarakhia, Grade 7 student at W.H. Morden Public School, for the project, “Social Robots in the Classroom: Detection and Active Support for Student Emotions”

Brian Yin, Grade 10 student at Iroquois Ridge High School, for the project, “Student Engagement Rewards System”

For a list of all the local students who received awards, visit here.

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