CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Electronics & Electromagnetics

Junior Division

J0901 — Third Place
Yusra Arub, Grade 8
Internet of Things Meet My Data Binder
Advisor: Mrs. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J0902 — Honorable Mention
Akhilesh V. Balasingam, Grade 6
A Low-cost, Easy-to-Install, Internet-Enabled Shower Usage Monitor as a Nudge Engine for Residential Water Conservation
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Zak H. Bamford, Grade 7
Constructing an Arduino Gas Sensor to Detect Odors
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Vikram Bhagavatula, Grade 8
Dynamic Dataflow Processor (DDP)
Advisor: Miss Oana Seremeta
School: Horner Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
Rishabh Rik Bose, Grade 7
Outlets Are Out: Light It Up without Wires
Advisor: Mr. Partha Bose
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Kellie R. Cao, Grade 8
Resonance Wireless Energy Transfer for Biomedical Application
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0907 — Honorable Mention
Matthew Cho, Grade 7
Braille Pad: An Electric Braille Display Using Solenoids
Advisor: Mr. Kiersten Kampp
School: Kennedy (John F.) Middle School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Edward D. De Leon, Grade 8
Reducing Radiation
Advisor: Mrs. Evelyn Urbiztondo
School: St. Rose of Lima School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Kemal Ficici, Grade 8
The Relationship between Distance and Capacitance
Advisor: Mrs. Amy Nigro
School: Pacific Technology School Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Orange County
J0910 — Fourth Place
Max Freedman, Grade 8
KAPower Ball: Generating Power with a Soccer Ball
Advisor: Mrs. Patty Freedman
School: Alternative Family Education, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Siddharth H. Ganesan, Grade 7
Wireless Power Transfer: The Effects of Changing the Coil's Diameter on the Power Transmitted
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Lampard
School: Stratford Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J0912 — First Place
Raghav Ganesh, Grade 7
A Wireless, Wearable, and Customizable Electronic Solution to Predict and Prevent Autistic Meltdowns
Advisor: Mr. Raghav Ganesh
School: Miller (Joaquin) Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Adishree Ghatare, Grade 7
Adjusting Blood Sugar Levels to Address Diabetes
Advisor: Mrs. Bonny Basu
School: Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Shiven Gupta, Grade 8
Mokshith Voodarla, Grade 8
Wearable Device for the Visually Impared
Advisor: Mr. Joel Carter
School: Lawson (Sam H.) Middle School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
J0915 — Honorable Mention
Anika M. Hayes, Grade 8
Building a 3D Printing Pen
Advisor: Mr. Chris Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0916 — Honorable Mention
Arthur K. Jakobsson, Grade 6
Saving Grandpa
Advisor: Dr. Markus Jakobsson
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County
Nina K. Kagan, Grade 8
Battle for the Blind: Is the Mobility Glove More Effective Than the White Cane?
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Bharat Kathi, Grade 6
Advisor: Ms. Subha Banerjee
School: Magnolia Science Academy of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Patrick Liu, Grade 8
D.I.Y. Automatic Dog Feeder
Advisor: Mrs. Miriam Johnson
School: Venado Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Isaac J.Z. Lo, Grade 7
Siddarth Ramkrishnan, Grade 7
Brendan L. Su, Grade 7
Sensory Glasses for the Blind
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Hulgan
School: Cabrillo (Juan) Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Saurabh Narain, Grade 8
Generating Electricity Using a Toy Spinner
Advisor: Ms. Anja Crickmore
School: Hopkins (William) Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
Aryan Patra, Grade 7
Anish Singhani, Grade 7
Using Human Brainwaves to Control Real World Devices
Advisor: Mrs. Hitu Saksena
School: Diablo Vista Middle School, Danville, Contra Costa County
Jahan Razavi, Grade 7
PyroVision: A Detection System for Wildfires
Advisor: Mr. Norm Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Ryan D. Rusch, Grade 6
DIY Fuel Cells: Which Is Mightier: the Pen or the Sword?
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Carson
School: Westfield School, Porterville, Tulare County
Bryan D. Solis, Grade 8
Tyler W. Wakatsuki, Grade 8
Search and Rescue
Advisor: Ms. Catherine Sanchez
School: Kolb Middle School, Rialto, San Bernardino County
J0926 — Second Place
Nihal Talur, Grade 8
A Better, Cheaper Security System
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Lum
School: Challenger School Berryessa, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Samuel C. Wentzel, Grade 7
The Utilization of Thermal Electric Junctions to Generate Electricity
Advisor: Mrs. Dee Dee Fiala
School: St. Mel Catholic School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
Elise J. Winward, Grade 8
Solar Cycle
Advisor: Mrs. Wendir Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County
Jeffrey J. Wisoff, Grade 7
Can Mindstorm NXT Parts Be Used to Construct a Prototype Obstacle Alert System to Aid the Elderly and Vision Impaired?
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Peoples-Marwah
School: The Quarry Lane School, Dublin, Alameda County
Kaia R. Yager, Grade 8
Using Water Flowing under Bridges to Replace Hydroelectric Dams
Advisor: Ms. Susan Tu
School: Rancho del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Amine G. Adlouni, Grade 6
Spark. Ling. Water
Advisor: Mrs. Rachel Miller
School: New Horizon Elementary School, Irvine, Irvine, Orange County
Cade Pretorius, Grade 8
Brain Controlled Cyborg Arm - Using EEG and EMG Signals to Control a Robotic Arm
Advisor: Mr. Cliff Griffin
School: Santa Rosa Academy, Menifee, Riverside County

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