Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair 2005

Sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation
March 30th to April 2nd — Sheridan — Oakville, Ontario

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Special Awards

Special Awards are donated by organizations and groups to recognize deserving projects that deal with topics of interest to the donor. At the donors' and their judges' discretion, details of these awards may change.

The Awards

This list is a combination of special awards given in 2004 and new awards for 2005. As the award is confirmed for 2005, it will be indicated like this:


  1. Halton Regional Chairman's Awards
  2. City of Hamilton Mayor's Awards
  3. Acquired Brain Injury Awards
  4. Ambitious City Toastmaster Awards
  5. Artistically Inspired Display Award
  6. Bell Canada Computer and Communications Awards
  7. Canadian Finishing Systems Award
  8. Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (Hamilton Branch) Award
  9. Canadian Nuclear Society Awards
  10. Cancer Assistance Programme Awards
  11. Chemical Institute of Canada- Hamilton Section Awards
  12. The DaVinci Awards
  13. Dr. Colin J.L. Lock Memorial Chemistry Award
  14. Dr. M. Doyle Award
  15. Dofasco Awards
  16. The Electrical Construction Association of Hamilton Award
  17. Gowlings Innovation Award
  18. The Hamilton Amateur Astonomers Award
  19. Hamilton Wentworth Occasional Teachers Local
  20. Helen Crawford Memorial Award
  21. Hamilton Utilities Corporation / Hamilton Community Energy Awards
  22. IEEE Hamilton Section Award
  23. Investigative Science Award
  24. Keep Hamilton Clean Award
  25. McMaster University Awards
  26. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton Award
  27. Microsoft Canada Award
  28. Mohawk College Engineering Technologies and Mathematics Awards
  29. National Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Awards
  30. Nelson Steel Award
  31. Nicola Simmons Award in Cognition Studies
  32. Primary Fluid Systems Inc. Awards
  33. Professional Engineers of Ontario (Hamilton Local Chapter) Awards
  34. Professional Engineers of Ontario (Oakville Local Chapter) Award
  35. Procor Awards
  36. Ramanujan Mathematics Awards
  37. Safety Management Systems Software Award
  38. Science Teachers Association of Ontario (STAO) Awards
  39. Tinnerman-Palnut Canada Corporation Award
  40. Zonta Club of Hamilton Awards
  41. University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship Award
  42. Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories Award

Halton Regional Chairman's Award for Student Excellence

Prize: $900 (three prizes of $300 each) and framed certificates
Criteria: Deserving projects by Halton students, any category, any level

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City of Hamilton Mayor's Award

Prize: 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200
Criteria: Deserving projects by Hamilton students in the Biotechnology division.

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Acquired Brain Injury Awards

Prize: 1st: $75, 2nd: $25
Criteria: Two projects relating to the brain, especially acquired brain injuries, their causes or therapies.

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Ambitious City Toastmaster Awards

Leadership Award

Prize: $25 and a certificate for each award
Criteria: : Project demonstrating outstanding leadership skills in the area of innovative research.

Communications Award


Prize: $25 and a certificate for each award
Criteria: Project best exhibiting outstanding clarity in written format and demonstration of good communication skills during the interview.

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Most Artistically Inspired Display Award

Prize: $100 each for $200 total
Criteria: For the most artistically inspired display.

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Bell Canada Computer and Communications Awards

Prize: 1st: $150; 2nd: $100.
Criteria: Projects regarding communication between people, between machines, or between people and machines; any level.

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Canadian Finishing Systems Award

Prize: $250.
Criteria: Best project in the Earth & Environmental Category, any level.

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Canadian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (Hamilton Branch) Award

Prize: 1st: $100, 2nd:$50, 3rd:$25.
Criteria: Cash and certificate awards for outstanding projects relating to Mining and Metallurgy regardless of level

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Canadian Nuclear Society (Sheridan Park Branch) Awards

Prize:Four awards in total, two at the intermediate or senior levels for $125 each, two at the junior level for $75 each.
Criteria: For projects relating to nuclear, energy or climate sciences

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Cancer Assistance Programme Awards

Prize: Three awards: $50, $35, $25.
Criteria: For outstanding projects on topics related to cancer prevention.

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Chemical Institute of Canada, Hamilton Section, Awards

Prize: Three cash awards of $100 each.
Criteria: For deserving projects relating to chemistry and chemical engineering.

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The DaVinci Award

Prize: $200, an honourary membership in the Association and an invitation to attend its meetings.
Criteria: Best demonstration of the scientific method.

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Dr. Colin J.L. Lock Memorial Chemistry Award

Prize: $75
Criteria: The project demonstrating the best application of chemistry.

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Dr. M. Doyle Award

Prize: $150 cash to winner(s); $25 toward the plaque for the student Dr. Doyle donated a large trophy the first year that this award was sponsored that has each year's winner's name engraved on it and this trophy is kept at the winner's school for a year.
Criteria: For the best biology project

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Dofasco Awards

Dofasco By-Products Utilization Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that best displays the conservation and recycling of materials, so as to minimize their impact on the environment and society

Dofasco Commercial Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that best displays the use of commercial and business planning tools in developing a potentially new or improved commercial product.

Dofasco Innovation and Creativity Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project which best displays the use of creativity and innovation in solving or exploring either a technical or social problem.

Dofasco Environment and Energy Award


Prize: $100
Criteria:Project that best displays the use of physics, chemistry or engineering to explore or solve a technical problem associated with environmental issues.

Dofasco Hot Mill Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that best displays the use of creative principles and design to solve a manufacturing or process problem.

Dofasco Medical Department Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that best displays the use of scientific principles in exploring or solving a problem related to human health issues.

Dofasco Market Development and Product Applications Department Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that best displays the innovative application of materials, products, processes or design principles.

Dofasco Product Development Business Process Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that best displays the use of Product Development principles and design in developing a new consumer product with commercial potential.

Dofasco Research and Development Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that displays the best use of investigative research and scientific principles to explore or solve a technical problem.

Dofasco Steelmaking Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project that best displays the use of Engineering and Materials Science principles to solve a technical problem.

Dofasco Engineering and Maintenance Technology Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project best displaying the use of Engineering and Maintenance Technology principles and design to solve a technical problem, any project, any level.

Dofasco Information Systems Department Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project best displaying the use of Information Systems principles and design to solve a technical problem, any project, any level.

Dofasco Process Automation Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Project best displaying the use of Process Automation principles and design to solve a technical problem, any project, any level.

Dofasco Zyplex Material Science Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Deserving project that best displays the use of materials in creating new structural compositions or in solving a materials science problem.

Dofasco Human Resources Training and Development Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Deserving project that best displays the use of teaching and training techniques in explaining or exploring a technical problem.

Dofasco Dofasco Chemical Testing Award


Prize: $100
Criteria: Deserving project that best displays the use of chemical testing and/or chemical principles to solve a technical problem.

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The Electrical Construction Association of Hamilton Award

Prize: $150
Criteria: A project displaying the best and safest use of electricity in the most creative manner.

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Gowlings Innovation Award

Prize: $250
Criteria: The award will be given in any category for a project that exploits multiple areas of intellectual property proctection, namely trademarks, patents, industrial designs and copyright. The prize includes a complimentary consultation with a patent or trade-mark agent at the Gowlings Hamilton office.

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The Hamilton Amateur Astronomers Science Award

Prize: Astronomy book plus one year membership in the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers
Criteria: Best project in demonstrating an understanding of a topic related to astronomy.

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Hamilton Wentworth Occasional Teachers Local Awards

Presentation and Aesthetics Award

Prize: Certificate from HWOTL and $50
Criteria: Grade 7-8 Division awarded to the project which demonstrates a high level of visual appeal, creativity and overall quality of presentation.

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Helen Crawford Memorial Award

Prize: $200
Criteria: For a deserving project in Health Sciences, with preference given to projects related to the causes or treatment of cancer.

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The Hamilton Utilities Corporation/Hamilton Community Energy Award

Prize: $300
Criteria: The project that best demonstrates the production of electrical energy from 'green sources' OR the project that demonstrates a new, viable approach to using electrical energy more efficiently.

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The IEEE Hamilton Section Award

Prize: $100
Criteria: Best use of Electronics in a Science or Engineering project, any level.

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The Investigative Science Award

Prize: $100
Criteria: Best demonstration of problem solving, any project, any level.

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Keep Hamilton Clean Award

Prize: $100
Criteria: The entry that best deals with matters in respect to littering, dumping, defacing property by means of illegal postings, graffiti, etc. and on generally keeping Hamilton clean.

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McMaster University Awards

McMaster University, Faculties of Science and Engineering Tuition Awards


Prize: (Five) $500 tuition entry awards, redeemable upon sucessful admission to either of the Faculty of Science or Engineering.
Criteria: Projects demonstrating excellence in science and engineering research

McMaster Nuclear Reactor Award

Prize: $250
Criteria: For a deserving project relating to radiation sciences.

McMaster University Department of Chemistry Award

Prize: $100 plus certificate
Criteria: An outstanding senior or intermediate project in the area of chemistry.

McMaster Engineering Society Award


Prize: $250
Criteria : Best junior engineering project.

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Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton Award

Prize: $250
Criteria: Best engineering project, intermediate or senior level.

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Microsoft Canada - Sheridan College ITAL " You Can Make A Difference" Award

Prize: $2000 and a $2000 scholarship to Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Criteria: For the best proposal describing a new piece of software or technology that uses software intended for use by a charity. A $2000 cash award from Microsoft Canada and a $2000 entrance scholarship to any full-time program at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

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Mohawk College Engineering Technologies and Mathematics Awards

Building & Construction Science Awards

Civil Engineering Award
Prize: $50
Criteria: Project related to the field of civil engineering
Transportation Engineering Award
Prize: $50
Criteria: Project related to planning, design, operation of any transportation mode or facility
Building and Construction Sciences Award
Prize: $50
Criteria: Project related to building sciences, building materials, or energy conservation in structures

Chemical and Environmental Engineering Technology Awards

Prize: $100
Criteria: A deserving intermediate or senior project related to applied chemistry

Prize: $50
Criteria: A deserving junior project in environmental studies

Computer Science & Information Technology- Computer Excellence Award

Mohawk College CSAIT Computer Excellence Award Prize: $50 cash award or gift certificate
Criteria: Two deserving projects in category of mathematics or statistics

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology Award

Industrial Engineering Award
Prize: $100
Criteria: A deserving project related to industrial engineering or manufacturing. Must be industry applicable, can include Quality Systems and Instrumentation; any category, any level

Electrotechnology Awards

Prize: Two $50 cash awards
Criteria: Two deserving projects in Computer Engineering, Electronic/Electrical Instrumentation.

Mohawk College Mathematics Award

Prize: Two (2) $75 cash awards
Criteria: Two deserving projects in category of mathematics or statistics

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National Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Awards

Prize: $400 in two awards of $200 each
Criteria: Projects demonstrating innovative and creative research by the student. Marks in Section A, Scientific Thought, will be used to determine the recipients.

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Nelson Steel Award

Prize: One prize of $50 in each of the following fields - steel, environmental and chemistry
Criteria: $50 cash award for outstanding projects related to each of the following fields: steel, environmental and chemistry - preference given to junior levels

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Nicola Simmons Award in Cognition Studies

Prize: One prize of $75
Criteria: An exemplary project in cognition.

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Primary Fluid Systems Engineering, Physical Science, Earth and Environmental Awards

Primary Fluid Systems Engineering Awards

Prize: $250, $150, $100
Criteria: Deserving projects in Junior Engineering
Prize: $250, $150, $100
Criteria: Deserving projects in Intermediate Engineering

Primary Fluid Systems Physical Sciences Awards

Prize: $125, $75, $50
Criteria: Deserving projects in Junior Physical Sciences
Prize: $125, $75, $50
Criteria: Deserving projects in Intermediate Physical Sciences

Primary Fluid Systems Earth & Environmental Sciences Awards

Prize: $125, $75, $50
Criteria: Deserving projects in Junior Earth & Environment
Prize: $125, $75, $50
Criteria: Deserving projects in Intermediate Earth & Environment

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Professional Engineers of Ontario Hamilton Chapter Awards

Prize: 1st: $150, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75
Criteria: Top projects using the application of engineering skills, any level.

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Oakville PEO Engineering Award

Prize: $50 cash prize to each of two projects
Criteria: Two deserving engineering projects.

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Procor Engineering Awards

Prize: Junior $50; Intermediate $100; Senior $150
Criteria: Excellent engineering projects.


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Ramanujan Mathematics Awards

Prize: $100 each for up to three projects
Criteria: Projects demonstrating a strong mathematical base

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Safety Management Systems Software Award

Prize: One $100 cash prize and engraved plaque for the winner
Criteria: A project that incorporates the most innovative integration of programming code to analyze data or to operate a piece of equipment.

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Science Teachers' Association of Ontario (STAO) Award

Prize: $75 to each of two junior projects
Criteria: Projects demonstrating the best use of the scientific method.

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Tinnerman Palnut Award

Prize: $250
Criteria: The best engineering project.

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Zonta Club of Hamilton II Awards

Prize: $300 shared by a maximum of three projects
Criteria: Outstanding projects by females, any category, any level.

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University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship Award

Prize: $1000 entrance level scholarship or 2 x $500 scholarship to each participant
Criteria: To a top senior project in Science and Health Sciences. In the case of a group project, each student will receive an entrance level scholarship of $500 each.

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Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories Award

Prize: $100 to each of two projects, any level
Criteria: For outstanding projects in the disciplines of biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, or forensic science and incorporating analytical laboratory methods. Projects from all divisions and all levels are eligible.

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