CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Junior Division

J0801 — Second Place
Daniel J. Acks, Grade 8
Sending Sound Waves through Citrullus lanatus as a Model for Hidden Tunnel Detection
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Alexia R. Beck, Grade 8
How Do the Different Soil Types of the Central Valley Affect Their Infiltration Rates?
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Adela T. Equihua-Sanchez, Grade 6
Up and Down: Stalagmites and Stalactites
Advisor: Mrs. Stacey Lerma
School: Palm Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
J0804 — First Place
Anusha Ghosh, Grade 7
Slowing Global Warming by Nutrient and Iron Fertilization of Oceanic Phytoplankton
Advisor: Dr. Sunondo Ghosh
School: Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0805 — Honorable Mention
Alicia N. Hans, Grade 8
Do Mycorrhiza Fungi Physically Help Retain Water in Soil during Drought?
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
George J. Khouri, III, Grade 6
Earthquake! Put Your Soil to the Test!
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Tinoco
School: Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
Paul C. Lauermann, Grade 8
Monitoring the Decline of Sea Fan Populations Near Anacapa Island Using a Remotely Operated Vehicle
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Lauermann
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J0808 — Fourth Place
Jacob H. Nahama, Grade 6
Let It Flow
Advisor: Mr. Lawrence O'Connor
School: Laurelglen Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Lily C. Oglesby, Grade 6
How Do Ground Materials Affect Seismic Wave Propagation?
Advisor: Mr. Edgar Rodriguez
School: Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, Riverside County
Taryn K. Tolhurst, Grade 7
Sand Reflectance: Does Beach Sand Reflect More Light than Desert Sand?
Advisor: Mrs. Rachel Castongia
School: Connections Visual and Performing Arts Chart, Tuolumne, Tuolumne County
J0811 — Honorable Mention
Audrey Q. Webb, Grade 8
Thermal Microcosm: A Study of Climate Change and Its Causes
Advisor: Mr. John Wright
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0812 — Third Place
Natalie C. White, Grade 7
Measurement of Cosmic Rays in the Earth's Stratosphere
Advisor: Dr. Steven White
School: Clovis Online School, Clovis, Fresno County

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