CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Materials Science

Junior Division

J1301 — Third Place
So-Jung An, Grade 6
Playing With Pencils: Comparing the Quantity of Graphene Created by Different Types of Graphite
Advisor: Mrs. Joyann Sofio
School: Reed (Walter) Middle School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
Ishaan S. Brar, Grade 6
Cooking Smart, Scientifically
Advisor: Dr. Sumeet Bhinder
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Alexandria B. Hanzlik, Grade 6
Does 100% Wool, Rayon, or Polyester Shrink More than 100% Cotton?
Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Contreres
School: Green Valley Christian School, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
Savannah D. Hebert, Grade 6
Ice Bubbles
Advisor: Mrs. Deneen Carter
School: Guerneville Elementary, Guerneville, Sonoma County
Jennifer A. Hritz, Grade 8
The Impact of Materials and Rubbing Methods on Generating and Storing Static Electricity
Advisor: Mr. Dean Okimura
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J1306 — First Place
Cameron C. Jones, Grade 8
Carbands: Flexible High-Strain Biometric Sensors from Carbon Infused Elastic Bands
Advisor: Ms. Brigetta Brown
School: Corte Madera Middle School, Portola Valley, San Mateo County
Iliana Kleiner, Grade 6
Power of Shields: How Different Materials Affect Magnetic Fields
Advisor: Mr. Garry Joseph
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Edward T. Mitchell, Grade 7
My New Friend
Advisor: Mrs. Jessica Wawock
School: Greenfield Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Sasha R. Parker, Grade 7
What Fabric Will Hold the Most Dye?
Advisor: Mrs. Barbara Matulich
School: Jurupa Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Isha Pati, Grade 6
Twitter Killer
Advisor: Mr. Vinicio Merlino
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
J1311 — Second Place
Nicholas A. Perez, Grade 7
Saving the Lives of Wildland Firefighters with a Hydrated Polyacrylate Fire Shelter
Advisor: Ms. Darlene Shimizu
School: St. Edward's Catholic School, Corona, Riverside County
J1312 — Honorable Mention
Johnathan A M Polucha, Grade 6
Cosmic Shielding
Advisor: Mrs. Alison Garza
School: Greentree Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
Nicholas C. Sercel, Grade 8
Splat: A Ballistic Pendulum Study of How Clothing Fabric Properties Affect Momentum and Energy Transfer of Paintballs
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: St. Bede the Venerable School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Joshua M. von Damm, Grade 8
Heat It Up! Insulators in the Building Industry
Advisor: Mr. Paul Pakus
School: Heritage Classical Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
J1315 — Fourth Place
Wesley N. Weisenberger, Grade 7
I Need to See through Walls
Advisor: Mr. Chick Fedel
School: Laguna Middle School, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
Eve C. Wharton, Grade 7
Oobleck: More Than Just Goo
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County

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