CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Environmental Science

Junior Division

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J1101
Emily P. Africa, Grade 8
Star Light, Star Bright, I Can't See the Stars Tonight! A Study on the Effects of Skyglow on Stellar Visibility
Advisor: Mrs. Patty Borell
School: Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac School, Temecula, Riverside County
J1102
Zoie S. Andre, Grade 7
Black Bear Damage to Conifers in Redwood Forests
Advisor: Ms. Jessie Hobba
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1103
Noe T. Arredondo-George, Grade 7
Monterey Bay: Sanctuary for Microplastics?
Advisor: Mr. Chris Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1104
Hermak Banda, Grade 8
Which Tree Is More Capable of Sequestering Carbon from the Environment?
Advisor: Mrs. Jenniffer Chew-Pina
School: Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Calexico, Imperial County
J1105
Hannah E. Cooper, Grade 8
Effects of Ash Contamination on Water pH in Moving and Still Water Systems
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1106
Xavier T. Csato, Grade 7
Radiation Investigation: What's in YOUR Fish?
Advisor: Mr. Norm Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1107
Madison M. Dietz, Grade 7
Make It Rain: What Material Works Best in Cloud Seeding?
Advisor: Mr. Brian Collins
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1108
Annabelle Fowler, Grade 8
The Effect of Storm Drain Runoff on the Concentration of Chloride Ions and Dissolved Oxygen in Newport Harbor's Back Bay
Advisor: Mrs. Lily Westhart
School: Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, Orange County
J1109
Fatima S. Gasmelseed, Grade 7
Carbon Dioxide in the Lakes
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
J1110
Madelyn R. Goley, Grade 8
Do Sea Lion Carcasses on the Surface Affect the Amount of Bacteria in the Soil?
Advisor: Ms. Jessie Hobba
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1111 — Fourth Place
Riley K. Gooding, Grade 7
Impacts of Restoration vs. Natural Recovery on Coastal Scrub Soil
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1112
Finn A. Horsley, Grade 7
Impacts of Recreational Boating on Copper Levels in Bays and Marinas
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1113
Jackson J. Humphrey, Grade 8
Effects of Particulate Matter on Precipitation
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1114
Linnea J. Jackson, Grade 7
Cyanobacteria at Pinto Lake
Advisor: Mrs. Sally Ghilarducci
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1115 — Second Place
Samuel B. Kahn, Grade 8
Post-fire Regeneration in Coastal Sage Scrub: Second Year of Study
Advisor: Mr. David Gillingham
School: High Tech Middle, San Diego, San Diego County
J1116
Ethan P. Kerr, Grade 7
The Effect of Man-Made Materials on Urban Temperatures
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
J1117 — First Place
Erin K. Lamphear, Grade 8
A Spatial and Temporal Comparison of Sound Levels in a Rural and Urban Interface
Advisor: Mr. David Lamphear
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J1118
Ella T. Lifset, Grade 8
Efficacy of UVC Treatment Facility on Cottonwood Creek Water Quality
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1119
Michael C. McPhie, Grade 6
Pranav S. Moudgalya, Grade 6
Extraordinary Elodea: A Look into the World of Pollution
Advisor: Mrs. Ann Bennett
School: Turtle Rock Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J1120
John D.M. Olson, Grade 7
The Effect of Location on Pollution Levels in the Russian River
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J1122
Nithyasree Palakodety, Grade 8
Exposure to Bad Air Quality, Bad Water Quality, and Toxic Mold: Do They Increase the Risk of Getting a Brain Tumor?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1123
Rachel E. Pendergast, Grade 6
You're Going to Eat That? Is It Possible and Probable to Survive in Riverside, CA Using Only Natural/Wild Resources?
Advisor: Ms. Patty Hill
School: Washington (George) Elementary School, Riverside, Riverside County
J1124
Gerardo Rochin, Grade 8
The Effect of Runoff Substances on the Fertilization of Sea Urchins
Advisor: Dr. Kiersten Darrow
School: South Gate Middle School, South Gate, Los Angeles County
J1125
Phoenix Rumbaugh, Grade 8
Which Has More Plankton, the Santa Cruz Wharf or the Santa Cruz Harbor? How Much of that Plankton Is Toxic?
Advisor: Mrs. Anne Rumbaugh
School: Santa Cruz Homeschool, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1126 — Third Place
Haidyn N. Washburn, Grade 8
Salinity Stress on Lycopersicon esculentum Associated with Drought Affected Ground Water
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County


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