CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Product Science (Physical)

Junior Division

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J2001
Emilee H. Bass, Grade 8
To Rust, or Not to Rust?
Advisor: Mr. James Judziewicz
School: Elsinore Middle School, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County
J2002 — First Place
Quentin C. Bertrand, Grade 8
Particulate Matter Emission from Air Fresheners: A Quantitative Study
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J2003
Grace V. Billingsley, Grade 8
Poison through the Roof
Advisor: Mr. Chris Thibodeau
School: Mount Saint Mary's Academy, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J2004 — Second Place
Jensen L. Boyt, Grade 7
Testing D3O: Impact Padding Effectiveness in Football Helmet Technology
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Kirby
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J2005
Patrick Choe, Grade 8
Hannah H. Kimura, Grade 8
Eric Lee, Grade 8
How Fast Does a Tennis Ball Lose Its Bounce?
Advisor: Dr. Susan Kimura
School: Mann (Horace) School, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County
J2006 — Honorable Mention
Caroline L. Daniher, Grade 8
How an Alum Flocculant Improves the Efficiency of a Ceramic Filter to Purify Water
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Keating
School: St. Pius School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
J2007
Morrgin K.A. Fedinick-Emmons, Grade 8
Liar, Liar, Fabric on Fire!
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J2008 — Honorable Mention
Claire Fung, Grade 7
Hidden Danger: Investigating Compliance to Lead Standards for Retail Jewelry
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J2009 — Honorable Mention
Zuoheng He, Grade 8
Please Turn Down the Volume
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
J2010
Nina N. Isaka, Grade 8
The Science behind Cleaning
Advisor: Mrs. Pronati Mondal
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J2011
Aamina Thasneem Khaleel, Grade 7
Investigating Harmful Artificial Food Coloring in Candies Using Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
Advisor: Mrs. Zaynab Joseph
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
J2012
Clara E. Luisetti, Grade 7
Analysis of the Solubility of Different Types of Toilet Paper in Water and Septic Solution
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Tayler
School: Seven Hills Middle School, Nevada City, Nevada County
J2013
Hayley N. Meyer, Grade 6
Insulation Effectiveness: Finding the Best Insulation for Your Home
Advisor: Mrs. Darcy Lawson
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
J2014
Nishtha K. Mistry, Grade 8
An Eggsperiment: What Is the Best Egg Substitute in Baking?
Advisor: Mr. John Kunishima
School: Townsend (Robert O.) Junior High School, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County
J2015
Amanda N. Nigro, Grade 8
Testing Household Materials for Lifting Fingerprints
Advisor: Mrs. Colleen McNally
School: Talbert (Samuel S.) Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
J2016
Elise M. Ochs, Grade 7
Investigating Various New and Used Cooking Oils for Saturated Fat Level
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J2017
Hannah L. Ostermann, Grade 6
Stop the Burn!
Advisor: Ms. Lauren Ostermann
School: Saint Ann School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
J2018
Tyler N. Quinn, Grade 8
Surf Wax
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Holy Cross School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J2019 — Fourth Place
Ellie Silvester, Grade 8
Comparing Levels of Trace Contaminants in Bottled Water vs. Tap Water
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J2020
Dylan J. Taitano, Grade 7
Paintball Ammo: Is the More Expensive Brand Worth the Price?
Advisor: Miss Frances Jones
School: St. Peter's Catholic School, Fallbrook, San Diego County
J2021 — Third Place
Matthew J. Waldman, Grade 8
Testing Oxidation on Skateboard Bearings
Advisor: Mrs. Virgin Bar
School: Redwood Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County


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