CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Product Science (Physical)

Junior Division

Larisa M. Assadourian, Grade 7
The Effect of Moisturizers on Skin Moisture Retention
Advisor: Mr. Larry Hatfield
School: St. Gregory (A&M) Hovsepian School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J2002 — First Place
Ashton C. Authement, Grade 8
Beware of the Cookware
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Harrison
School: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside, Riverside County
Isabella Bartoughian-Woodruff, Grade 7
Pucker Up
Advisor: Mrs. Dominique Bartoughian
School: San Elijo Middle School, San Marcos, San Diego County
Tabitha P. Behnke, Grade 6
Fireflies in a Tube: How Does Temperature Affect the Glow of Light Sticks?
Advisor: Mrs. Kelly Montegna
School: Kennedy (John F.) Elementary School, Riverside, Riverside County
J2005 — Honorable Mention
Andrew W. Brawders, Grade 8
TEC Peltier Tile Efficiency for Cooling and Heating
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Grimes
School: Phoenix Ranch School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Lance H. Brown, Grade 8
Flame War: Which Combustible Fuel Is the Most Efficient?
Advisor: Mr. Michael Brown
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J2007 — Honorable Mention
Dante P. Cavaz, Grade 7
Shooting Sharp: An Experiment Testing What Pellet Shape Is the Most Accurate
Advisor: Mrs. Natalie Salvatto
School: St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
Aaron Geofrey Celis, Grade 8
Are LED Bulbs the Most Efficient Light Source?
Advisor: Mr. Ricardo Martinez
School: Eastlake Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Xane -Anthony V. Cherland, Grade 7
Antacid Potency
Advisor: Ms. Aispuro
School: Tevis Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Emma A. Dolan, Grade 6
SPF Test
Advisor: Mr. Dan Vilotti
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
J2011 — Second Place
Jaylene A. Harmon, Grade 6
Soap Wars: Comparing Dishwashing Liquids in Oil Spill Cleanups
Advisor: Mrs. Karla Buchanan
School: Condor Elementary School, Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino County
J2012 — Honorable Mention
Tyler J. Hawes, Grade 7
Twinkie Resist
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Erskine
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Emma R. Hern, Grade 7
The Durability of Nail Polish
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J2014 — Honorable Mention
Daniel Kazarian, Grade 6
Can Crystal Power Cells Outlast Alkaline Batteries?
Advisor: Mrs. Darlene Schwarz
School: Our Lady of Angels Elementary School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
J2015 — Third Place
William A. Labrador, Grade 7
The Time Dependent Effects of Humidity on Tortilla Chips
Advisor: Dr. Allan Labrador
School: Chandler School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Matthew L. Lanum, Grade 8
Bicycle Helmet Bust
Advisor: Mr. Roger Boersen
School: Redlands Christian School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Tyler R. Legnon, Grade 7
Do Solar Panels Work Better in Artificial Light or Natural Light?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Aromas Elementary School, Aromas, San Benito County
Jennel A. Manalo, Grade 7
Do SPF Levels in Sunscreen Really Matter?
Advisor: Mr. Ahmad Rice
School: St. Rita's Catholic School, San Diego, San Diego County
Lindley Kate McKenzie, Grade 7
Radio Microwaves and Cell Phone Use
Advisor: Mrs. Jill Rivero
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
J2020 — Fourth Place
Naya K. Menezes, Grade 8
Effective Headgear in Soccer
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Tori L. Moore, Grade 6
Slipper Stick: A Study on the Coefficient of Static Friction
Advisor: Mrs. Kristin Patino
School: Summit Charter Academy - Lombardi Campus, Porterville, Tulare County
Anusha Mubin, Grade 8
Radioactive Particle Protection
Advisor: Mr. Jon Estay
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Sage Nguyen, Grade 6
Advisor: Mr. David Maher
School: American Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Katrina G. Ordway, Grade 7
Do Marmoleum or Vinyl Flooring Effectively Inhibit Microbial Growth?
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J2025 — Honorable Mention
Kaanthi C. Pandhigunta, Grade 8
Super Absorbent Soil: The Effect of the Addition of Polyacrylamide to the Water Retention of Soil
Advisor: Mrs. Vimala Sampath
School: Challenger School, Newark, Alameda County
Dharma A. Patel, Grade 8
Air Filters: Are You Getting What You Paid For?
Advisor: Mrs. Hadeel Payne
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
Remy A. Reeb, Grade 7
Reducing Food Waste: Better Preservation Techniques for Ice Cream
Advisor: Mrs. Jeanette Lopatka
School: Notre Dame Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Juliana H. Rosen, Grade 6
Open Wide!
Advisor: Mr. Vinicio Merlino
School: Woodside High School, Woodside, San Mateo County
J2029 — Honorable Mention
Maya E. Safadi, Grade 7
Are Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Really Worth Their Cost?
Advisor: Mrs. Hadeel Payne
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
Sarah E. Scherzinger, Grade 8
Modern Insulators
Advisor: Mrs. Suzanne Scherzinger
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Paige E. Silong, Grade 8
Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow. Comparing Sound Levels: Safe or Damaging?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Haycraft
School: Saint Ann School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Leila Soliman, Grade 8
Which One Wood You Burn?
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Kelsey E.J. West, Grade 8
Rays of Our Lives: Where Color Matters. UVAB Penetration of Different Color T-Shirts Treated/Untreated w/ UV Protectant
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Barry
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

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