Congratulations once again to Katie Brent who attended the Burlington Gifted Program from grade 5 to 8. Katie won awards last year for her innovative Science Fair Project which she presented to our class. We look forward to Katie's visit on June 20th where she will share her latest innovative and award winning project. Burlington students win awards at Canadian science fair
Two Burlington high school students combined to win three awards at a recent national science fair.
The local duo was among a group of 20 students who represented Halton Region, Hamilton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant counties, and Six Nations at separate Canadian and international science competitions.
At the Canada-Wide Science Fair, held May 10-17 in Windsor, Ont., Katie Brent of Notre Dame Secondary School won a bronze medal and a special award while Caroline Mahut of M.M. Robinson H.S. won a bronze medal.
Brent, in Grade 10 at Notre Dame, won bronze for her project entitled Telemetric Vest: Wearable Computing for Patient Welfare.
She also won the Australian National Youth Science Forum Award for the same project. It comes with an invitation to participate in the Australian National Youth Science Forum in January 2015, with a value of $2,500. Brent also received a Gold Merit Award, ArcelorMittal Dofasco Information Systems Award, Dr. Tunks Innovation Award, Primary Fluid Systems Engineering Awards (first), Professional Engineers of Ontario – Hamilton/Burlington Chapteber Awards (third), Procor Engineering Awards (intermediate) and Colin O’Flynn Electrical Engineering Award.
Mahut, in Grade 9 at M. M. Robinson, won bronze for her project Feeding, Fueling and Forging the Future.
Bronze medals come with a $100 cash award and a $1,000 scholarship.
Brent, Mahut and the other area students who participated in the Canadian or Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (May 11-16 in Los Angeles) qualified based on their results at the 54th annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) held in Hamilton in March.