Area students earn top honours at science fair
Local students from Georgetown and Acton schools shone recently at the Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair held at Mohawk College. They were among 350 competitors in Grades 7 to 12 from Halton, Hamilton, Brant-Haldimand and Norfolk Regions showcasing 252 projects. Selected to attend the all-expenses paid trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair (The Nationals) in Quebec in May are Centennial School students Irene Harmsen and Alex Harmsen with their project Survival or Extinction: A Virtual Simulaton and Kylie de Chastelain and Matt Weber with their project Math Assessment Preparation Techniques as Homework. All are first-time competitors. The de Chastelain and Weber team won the Roy Middleton Award for Best Junior Project for the over all top exhibit in the Grade 7/8 division and a Gold Merit Award. Kylie and Matt studied the effectiveness of different study techniques to improve math skills. The Harmsen team also won a Gold Merit Award plus the Dofasco Process Automation Award. The duo created a computer simulation model to find out which variables will determine an animal species' survival. Also at this competition, Anthony Querques of St. Joseph School in Acton won the Silver Merit Award for his project, Maintaining the Balance-- Titrations: A Volumetric Analysis. His project also received the Chemical Institute of Canada-Hamilton Section Award, The Dr. Colin J. L. Lock Memorial Chemistry Award, the Nelson Steel AwardChemistry and the Ramanujan Mathematics Award. Winning Bronze Merit Awards were Steven Slowka of St. Joseph School for Acid Armour and James Rowan of St. Brigid for Coffee Break. Steven also won the Nelson Steel Award-Environmental.
Centennial Middle School students Matt Weber and Kylie de Chastelain (left) and Alex Harmsen and Irene Harmsen (right) won an all-expenses paid trip to the
Canada-wide Science Fair in Quebec next month after winning awards at the recent Bay Area Science & EngineeringFair. Submitted photos
James Rowan, a Grade 8 St. Brigid student won a Bronze Merit Award for his project Coffee Break at the annual Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair held at Submitted photo Mohawk College.