CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Environmental Science

Junior Division

Michael B. Brown-Fiedtkou, Grade 8
The Effect of a Water Based Cooling Membrane on the Radiant Heat Given Off the Surface of Astroturf
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1102 — Third Place
Jared T. Ellis, Grade 8
Using Kelp as an Indicator of Ocean Pollution
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Summer M. Faille, Grade 8
Eww. What's in My Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Morrgin K.A. Fedinick-Emmons, Grade 6
Fire Resistant Flora: Fact or Fiction?
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1105 — Honorable Mention
Dawson A. Galluzzi, Grade 8
Bacteria Beneath the Beach: A Study of E. coli and Coliforms in Sand from Parks and Beaches in Los Angeles County
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Alexandra R. Garber, Grade 8
Decreasing the Urban Heat Island Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Kathryn Faircloth
School: Presentation School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
Anita Garg, Grade 8
The Effect of Competition on a Problematic Invasive Species, Brassica nigra
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J1108 — Second Place
Andres S. Gonzalez, Grade 7
School Milk: Carton or Plastic?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Lorch
School: St. Hyacinth Academy, San Jacinto, Riverside County
Antonio N. Gutierrez, Grade 8
Contamination in Urbanized Water Sources: Lakes, Rivers, and Streams
Advisor: Ms. Laura Griffith
School: Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Chloe L. Jenniches, Grade 7
The World Is Your Oyster
Advisor: Ms. Bonnie Daley
School: Giannini (A.P.) Middle School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Bowen Jiang, Grade 8
A Study on the Effect of Aqueous Carbon Dioxide on a Freshwater Microorganism Ecosystem
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Marsh (Harry M.) Junior High School, Chico, Butte County
Jeffrey E. Jones, Grade 8
Ocean Acidification and Brine Shrimp (Artemia salina)
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Reed
School: Nazareth School, San Diego, San Diego County
Priya K. Kamdar, Grade 8
Green Roofs: Smart and Beautiful?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Jaqueline M.A. Kelly, Grade 8
Kelly E. Stegeman, Grade 8
Let It Burn
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Arreola
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Cole D. Lorch, Grade 7
The Dew Point Dilemma
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Marisa K. O'Brien, Grade 8
Does Gasoline Affect the pH of Soil?
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Anne McNeil
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, San Diego, San Diego County
Carson A. Pope, Grade 8
Fracking Earthquakes: Testing the Correlation between Deep Injection Wells and Earthquakes
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1118 — Honorable Mention
Emma R. Schaefer-Whittall, Grade 7
The Costs of Idling
Advisor: Mrs. Sally Ghilarducci
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1119 — First Place
Anooshree L. Sengupta, Grade 8
Nanoparticle Pollution: A Growing Problem. The Effect of TiO(2) Nanoparticles on E. coli Growth in the Presence of Light
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Morgensen
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1120 — Fourth Place
Eva E.D. Szoboszlay, Grade 8
Macroinvertebrates in Local Stream Habitats: Effects of Habitat Type on Biodiversity
Advisor: Ms. Linh Pham
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
Zane F. Taylor, Grade 7
Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Indicators of Watershed Health
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Anika J. Wille, Grade 8
Compostable Utensils: How Eco-friendly Are They?
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Pandey
School: St. Anne School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Addison D. Williams, Grade 7
The Effects of Microwave Radiation on Radish Seeds and Dry Yeast
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County

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