CSSF Category Awards: 2014
Plant Biology

Junior Division


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J1913 — First Place
Joseph A. Huitt, Grade 7
The Effect of Endomycorrhizea Fungi on Corn Growth and Production
Advisor: Mrs. Darcy Lawson
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
J1924 — Second Place
Andee L. Poole, Grade 8
Investigating if Aged Bovine Manure Loses Its Nutrient Levels and Effectiveness as a Plant Fertilizer
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1903 — Third Place
Mahima S. Chillakanti, Grade 8
Soil Compaction and Root Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Chaya Yerrapragada
School: Challenger School, Newark, Alameda County
J1999 — Fourth Place
Vincent A. Chen, Grade 7
Effects of Priming with Plant Hormones and Antioxidants on Salt Tolerance in Alfalfa Seeds (Medicago sativa)
Advisor: Mrs. Amanda Stodelle
School: Inland Leaders Charter School, Yucaipa, San Bernardino County
J1902 — Honorable Mention
Nate J. Burrill, Grade 8
To Pee or Not to Pee?
Advisor: Mrs. Laurin Toegemann
School: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
J1906 — Honorable Mention
Brooke C. Fairfield, Grade 8
Green to Red: The Change of Leaves' Colors over Time
Advisor: Ms. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1916 — Honorable Mention
Nathan G. Mermilliod, Grade 6
Plant Transpiration Under Light Sources
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Harrison
School: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside, Riverside County
J1919 — Honorable Mention
Isaiah L.D. O'Neal, Grade 7
For the Venus Flytrap, Does Food Type Affect the Speed of a Trap's Closure and the Duration of the Trap's Closed State?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J1928 — Honorable Mention
Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur, Grade 7
Battleships in the Garden: Allelopathic Effects of Trees on Oat Grass
Advisor: Ms. Robyn Shorr
School: Oak Grove Middle School, Jamul, San Diego County

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