BASEF 2018 winner showcase Tuesday night


When: Tuesday June 5th from 6:30pm ‚Äď 9:30pm

Where: Coach and Lantern at 384 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, ON



The event will feature a talk by Bay Area Engineering and Science Fair (BASEF) organizer George Geczy, along with show & tell from the winners of the 2018 BASEF. It’s a chance to hear about fascinating science projects completed by bright young minds!

In addition to organizing BASEF, George is co-owner and director of BattleGoat Studios, creator of the Supreme Ruler strategy video game series that has won many awards, including Best PC Game at the 2006 Canadian Awards for the Electronic & Animated Arts. George is also an instructor at Mohawk College, Hamilton Public Library Trustee, and volunteers with IEC Hamilton programs to teach kids coding and entrepreneurism.

For over 50 years, BASEF has provided a forum for students in the Hamilton, Halton and surrounding areas to develop their scientific skills and win over $200,000 in prizes, scholarships and trips. The Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair ran from March 21-27, 2018 at Mohawk College and is open to students registered in grades 7-12 from Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk and Six Nations.


BASEF 2015 call for judges



The 55th Annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair (BASEF) is approaching!  We hope that you will consider supporting BASEF by volunteering as a Science Fair judge.

BASEF¬†is the Regional Science Fair for all students in Grades 7 to 12¬†from Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand,¬†Norfolk, Brant, and Six Nations. ¬†BASEF is¬†affiliated with national and international science fair organizations, and sends many winning students on to the Canada-Wide Science Fair and¬†the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. ¬†This year’s BASEF will again provide¬†an¬†opportunity for local youth to participate in an exceptional experience,¬†and give students the chance to showcase their hard work on science,¬†technology, engineering, and math related projects.

Judging Day for BASEF 2015 sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco will be on Thursday, March 26th, at Mohawk College, Fennell Avenue in Hamilton, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

The continued success of this event depends on the support of judges who will volunteer their time, effort and expertise.  To provide the kind of first class judging experience these students deserve, we need more than 150 judges!

We welcome volunteer judges from all backgrounds Рeducation, engineering, health care, science, business, and more.  Post-secondary students who are available for judging day are also welcome.  The only pre-requisite to participating as a judge is an enthusiasm for listening to youth explain and demonstrate their projects and innovations.

We have two tentative judge training dates available, and encourage first time judges to take part.  (Judge training is mandatory for post-secondary students that have not judged before):

– Tuesday March 10th, at ArcelorMittal Dofasco on Burlington Street, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

-Thursday, March 19th, at McMaster University, (Evening, time TBA)

Registration for Judges is now open and available online on our web site:

There is also information on judging available on our website at:

We’d be pleased to answer any questions you may have. ¬†Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide in helping with this valuable and enjoyable community opportunity!



Neil Manmohan, Judge in Chief

George Geczy, Assistant Judge in Chief

BASEF 2015 sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco