CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Senior Division

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S0401
Aamna J. Abbasi, Grade 11
Haleema F. Abbasi, Grade 9
Attitudes toward Organ Donor Registration in the USA: Questionnaire-Based Analysis Focused on the Muslim Sub-population
Advisor: Dr. Yasar Tasnif
School: Beckman (Arnold O.) High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0402
Austin J. Albaugh, Grade 10
Grass Fed vs. Grain Fed Beef
Advisor: Miss Katie Lewis
School: Big Valley High School, Bieber, Lassen County
S0403 — First Place
Noorhan Z. Amani, Grade 9
Learn to See: A Study of Visual Perception
Advisor: Ms. R. Trudith Pachon
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S0404
Shreya Banerjee, Grade 11
Analysis of Correlation between Roles and Self-Esteem
Advisor: Mrs. Shilpi Banerjee
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0405
Angela G. Du, Grade 12
The Effects of Digital Based Learning and Traditional Based Learning on Reading Interpretation
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Brown
School: Yosemite High School, Oakhurst, Madera County
S0406
Sruthi P. Durai, Grade 10
Ruiwen A. Shen, Grade 10
Effects of Exercise on Human Circadian Rhythm and Biological Clock
Advisor: Mrs. Ling-Ru Kuei
School: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Alameda County
S0407
Ruwanthi N. Ekanayake, Grade 10
Efficacy of Perceptual Modality Test Preparation in Comparison to Universal Design for Learning
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S0408
Joshua D. Fields, Grade 11
Riley S. Magidow, Grade 11
Zachary C. Magidow, Grade 11
Post High School Exposure and Its Effect on Post High School Decisions
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S0409
Shybreaze L. Fischbach, Grade 9
Daisy J. Hincker Tye, Grade 9
Bully
Advisor: Ms. Erin Vaccaro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
S0410
Mary A. Flemming, Grade 12
Does the Frequent Use of Social Media Impact the Verbal Communication Skills of Adolescents with Adults?
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
S0411
Jose C. Garcia, Grade 10
Kellen Gerig, Grade 10
Rhett A. Rhodes, Grade 10
Video Games: The Next Sport Performance Enhancing Drug?
Advisor: Miss Katie Lewis
School: Big Valley High School, Bieber, Lassen County
S0412 — Honorable Mention
Alejandro G. Gonzalez, Grade 10
Finding a Relationship between Toys and STEM Careers
Advisor: Mrs. Jody Baker
School: Hemet Senior High School, Hemet, Riverside County
S0413
Zhaohong Jin, Grade 12
Wei Zhou, Grade 12
Nash Equilibrium: Human Behaviors in Real Life Economics Games
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0414
Cassandra M. Jones, Grade 9
Savanna Miller, Grade 9
Soda Taste Test
Advisor: Miss Katie Lewis
School: Big Valley High School, Bieber, Lassen County
S0415 — Honorable Mention
Satya S. Karri, Grade 10
Can People Identify Numbers Greater than Three?
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Immel
School: Technology High School, Rohnert Park, Sonoma County
S0416 — Honorable Mention
Tess G. Levinson, Grade 12
The Impact of Emotion on Memory
Advisor: Ms. Allison Ponzio
School: Marlborough School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
S0417
Anna J. Lou, Grade 9
An Artificial Intelligence Enhanced Teaching Model that Significantly Improves Effectiveness and Efficiency in Science
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Cullinane
School: Oxford Academy, Cypress, Orange County
S0418
Yelena Mandelshtam, Grade 11
When Learners Surpass Their Models: Mathematical Modeling of Learning from an Inconsistent Source
Advisor: Dr. Natalia Komarova
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0419
Jennifer L. McDonnal, Grade 12
Testing Teaching Styles
Advisor: Ms. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
S0420
Sathvik Nair, Grade 10
Anirvin J.B. Sikha, Grade 10
Telling the Difference: How the Placebo Effect Changes Perception of Organic and Nonorganic Food
Advisor: Mrs. Anuradha Sarkar
School: Leland High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0421 — Third Place
Roshini N. Ravi, Grade 10
The Might of Mindset: A Study on Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets
Advisor: Dr. Vinutha Ravi
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0422 — Honorable Mention
Pravin Ravishanker, Grade 9
Genetics or Gender? Effect of APOE-e4 and Gender on Age-Related Brain Atrophy and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's
Advisor: Mrs. Shanthi Pichai
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0423 — Fourth Place
Matthew P. Saenz, Grade 9
Diabetes Won't Keep Me Down: Can Modern Technology Improve Diabetic Control?
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Schiller
School: Polytechnic High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S0423 — Honorable Mention
Matthew P. Saenz, Grade 9
Diabetes Won't Keep Me Down: Can Modern Technology Improve Diabetic Control?
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Schiller
School: Polytechnic High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S0424 — Second Place
Gaia Saetermoe-Howard, Grade 10
Investigating the Patterns of Cross-Modal Perception in Converging Styles of Music
Advisor: Ms. Annabel Adriatico
School: Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
S0425
Erika M. Sanchez, Grade 10
Fatima Zavala, Grade 10
Systematic Review of Studies on the Internet Regarding Self Harm and Suicide in Young People In Ventura
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
S0426
Craig J. Stieler, Grade 12
The Effect of Color in Relation to Recognition of Selected Scents
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Brown
School: Yosemite High School, Oakhurst, Madera County
S0427
Miribel X. Tran, Grade 11
Cognitive Performance in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder and Their First-Degree Relatives
Advisor: Mr. Gavin Ehlers
School: Marina High School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
S0428
Abberamee P. Visvanathan, Grade 11
Trance of Tech on Teens with Caffeine
Advisor: Mr. R.S. Palanisamy
School: Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, Sacramento County
S0499
Kenneth E. Jeffris, Grade 12
The Effects of Traditional Face-to-Face Learning and Web-Based Distance Learning Using Skype
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Brown
School: Yosemite High School, Oakhurst, Madera County


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