Close

Not a member yet?Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Getting Started for BASEF 2017 sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

25 Jun. 2016 News
Printer-friendly version

WHY  YOU SHOULD ENTER A PROJECT 

  • Win one of 18 $500 prizes – from a generous donation that looks to encourage kids to participate in science fairs! To be awarded to a wide range of outstanding projects.
  • Win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal and the cash prize that goes with it.
  • Win a Special Award for tackling a project on a topic that appeals to you – the list is amazing!   Science, technology, engineering and math!
  • Win a free trip to compete in the national or international science fair.
  • Have fun and meet other students who are doing science just like you!

HERE ARE SOME WINNERS FROM BASEF 2015  

Katie won $1100 for her project on the future of prosthetics.

Angelina won $580 for her project on arthritis and First Nations people.

Eric and James won $580 for their project on designing a learning app for kids. 

AND THERE ARE PRIZES FOR TEACHERS TOO!

CHAMPION TEACHER AWARDS – two $250 awards

If your teacher is amazing at helping with science projects and helping you and your friends with your BASEF projects this year --- nominate him/her for a Champion Teacher award when you register your project

Online registration is open from February 1 until March 7, 2017. Check out the details and register at http://basef.ca/registration.

NEW SCHOOL AWARDS – two $250 awards

The teachers from the two **new schools with the best project scores will win these awards.
** schools that have not had projects in BASEF for at least 5 years

Where do I start?

The Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair (BASEF) is open to all students in grades 7 to 12 (under the age of 21) who attend any public, separate, or private school, or who are home-schooled, in the City of Hamilton, the Region of Halton, Brant County, Haldimand County or Norfolk County. Wondering were to begin? Have an idea and are not sure where to go with it? Check out these resources:

  • The Science Success! student guide and workbook have been designed by BASEF organizers to help you learn about the scientific process while producing a well-designed project.
  • Have a look at our Project Resources page for links to sites which will get you thinking, get you started, give you information about research methods, and provide hints and tips on projects and project presentation.

What's next?

Depending upon the type of project you are doing and your grade level, there may be some special rules and restrictions on the project you are planning. If your project involves people, animals, or hazardous materials, you may need to get permission or review before you start work. There are some differences in rules and policies between Junior Level (Grades 7/8) and Intermediate/Senior Level (Grades 9-12) projects, so use the following links to get details for your level:

When is BASEF 2017

The fair takes place March 30th to April 1st, 2017 at Mohawk College.