CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Mammalian Biology

Junior Division

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J1201
Mina L. Abbassi, Grade 7
Paw Dominance in Dogs: The Brain, the Paw, and the Dog
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J1202
Mahmoud J. Alamad, Grade 7
Autism Listens! An Attempt to Digitally Simulate a Hearing Aid that Helps Autistic Children with Hyperacusis
Advisor: Mrs. Rula Alshanableh
School: Al-Huda Islamic School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
J1203
Zoe R. Alvarado, Grade 6
How Does the Trajectory of a Horse Change as the Height of a Jump Increases?
Advisor: Dr. Michael Witt
School: Tree of Life Charter School, Ukiah, Mendocino County
J1204
Olivia S. Burkhalter, Grade 6
Ty R. Koebler, Grade 6
Super Pawers: The Study of Brain Lateralization through Paw Preference in Dogs
Advisor: Ms. Allison Birkhead
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1205
Dani R. Chmait, Grade 7
The Triplet Fingerprint Study: Comparison of Fingerprint Patterns of Identical and Non-Identical Co-Triplets
Advisor: Mr. Steve Miller
School: La Canada Preparatory, La Canada, Los Angeles County
J1206
Jydrianna L. Colon-Kinlecheenie, Grade 8
The Nose Knows Smell, but Does It Know Taste?
Advisor: Mrs. Patricia Huntington
School: Farb (Jean) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1207
Michael B. Dechene, Grade 7
The Biomechanics of Pitching
Advisor: Mr. John Wood
School: Talbert (Samuel S.) Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
J1208
Eva M. Eleftheriadis, Grade 8
Can You Breathe as Deeply as Me? Comparing the Inspiratory Vital Lung Capacity of Athletes
Advisor: Mr. Ben Semple
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
J1209
Riley L. Espinosa, Grade 8
Searching for Commonalities among Patients with a Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Advisor: Mrs. Shelley Bellwe
School: Chavez (Cesar) Academy, Corona, Riverside County
J1210
Sandra M. Foxx, Grade 8
The Effect of Texting on Finger Dexterity
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Williams
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1211
Dov Fradkin, Grade 8
How Do Different Breads Affect Blood Sugar Levels of Diabetics and Non-Diabetics?
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Sniffen
School: Chabad Hebrew Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
J1212
Margaret M. Franke, Grade 8
Does the Shoulder Angle of a Horse Affect Its Stride?
Advisor: Mrs. Rosalie Van Zyl
School: Porter Ranch Community School, Porter Ranch, Los Angeles County
J1213
Skylyn T. Goldberg, Grade 8
Which Will Increase Your Heart Rate More: Biking a 5K or Running a 5K?
Advisor: Mrs. Colleen Duncan
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
J1214
Meiwan M. Gottschalk, Grade 7
Perceiving with Your Periphery
Advisor: Mr. David Haller
School: Freshwater Elementary School, Eureka, Humboldt County
J1215
Prathik Kakarlamudi, Grade 7
Aditya U. Udgaonkar, Grade 7
Does Measured Blood Glucose Correlate with Tear Glucose?
Advisor: Ms. Kanchan Bhandare
School: Merryhill School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
J1216
Ellie M. Knight, Grade 8
How Do Tones of Voice Affect a Horse's Heart Rate and Reaction?
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1217
Kylie M. Konyn, Grade 7
How Now Black and White Cow
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Hanson
School: Saint Joseph Academy, San Marcos, San Diego County
J1218
Ryan J. Lipsky, Grade 6
Don't Go Staining My Teeth
Advisor: Mrs. Leslie Hatland
School: Mountain View Elementary School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
J1219
Rishabh Mandayam, Grade 7
Mutations and Drug Response
Advisor: Ms. Fe Marie Bustos
School: Stratford Fremont Middle School, Fremont, Alameda County
J1220
Rebecca M. McKinny, Grade 8
How a Prosthetic Moves
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1221
Nicole M. Poirier, Grade 8
Active Dog, Healthy Dog: Using Treats to Keep Vet Bills Down
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1222
Gina S. Shapiro, Grade 8
Blink! A Study of Blink Rates while Using Computer Devices with Different Screen Sizes
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Reese
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1223
Aneal Singh, Grade 7
The Impact on the Patellar Tendon When Squatting
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Heritage Oak Private Elementary, Yorba Linda, Orange County
J1224
Natalie A. Walzer, Grade 8
How Can Knee Injuries Be Prevented in Female Athletes?
Advisor: Dr. Matthew Walzer
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1225
Aaron J. Wolf, Grade 8
The Boy Who Cried WHAT?
Advisor: Mr. Matt Inman
School: Ojai Valley School, Ojai, Ventura County


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