Some Halton Students Recently Received Exciting Awards


A number of students within the Halton District School (HDSB) recently received exciting awards.

According to a recent press release, several students received medals at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) and the Intel International Science Fair.

At the CWSF approximately 500 students display their science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects.

And at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair young scientific minds showcase their talents on an international stage, where doctoral-level scientists review and judge their work.

As noted in the release, several Halton students qualified for the CWSF, which was held in New Brunswick earlier this month, following their showing at the Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair  (BASEF) which was held in Hamilton back in March.

The qualifying students, according to the release, are as follows.

Silver Excellence Awards: 

Jeffrey Klinck, W. H. Morden Public School, Grade 8, Project: 'Using B.C.I. and A.I. For Emotion Detection For Mental Health Applications'

Mohammed Torkmani, Maple Grove Public School, Grade 8, Project: 'Plastic Delicacies'

Raphael Xu, Maple Grove Public School, Grade 8, Project: 'Plastic Delicacies'

Bronze Excellence Awards:

Monica Mahut, M. M. Robinson High School, Grade 11, Project: 'Elevator to Everywhere'

Lily Smales, W. H. Morden Public School, Grade 8, Project: 'Convolutional Neural Network to Detect Eyes with Early Stages of Visual Impairment'

In addition, Evan Shvetsov, a grade 8 student from Maple Grove Public School, also participated at CWSF.

In total, there were 409 projects at the CWSF, 461 students were in attendance representing 103 regional science fairs from across Canada.

Based on their showing at BASEF, White Oaks Secondary School student Sabrina Mogus and Garth Webb Secondary School student Arielle Aniabe qualified for the Intel International Science Fair.

This fair was held in Arizona last week, and Mogus came in third place in Physical Sciences in Environmental Engineering.

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