CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Environmental Science

Senior Division

Natalie M. Barnett, Grade 10
Turning the Tides on Marine Pollutants: Surface Pollutant Effect on Acidification
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Xavier A. Brookes, Grade 10
Amanda Roeliza G. Hunt, Grade 10
Variation of Biogenic Sand along the Western Beaches of Okinawa, Japan
Advisor: Mr. John-Henry Cottrell
School: San Jacinto Senior High School, San Jacinto, Riverside County
Danielle M. Cadena, Grade 12
What about the Little Guys? A Study on the Effects of Acid Rain on Agricultural Soil Bacteria
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Righetti (Ernest) High School, Santa Maira, Santa Barbara County
S1104 — Honorable Mention
Emily A. Chaffin, Grade 11
What's in Your Water? How Urbanization Impacts Water Quality
Advisor: Mr. Jasper Billings
School: Kirby (Georgiana Bruce) Preparatory High Sch, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
S1105 — Fourth Place
Annette Chang, Grade 10
Daisy W. Chen, Grade 10
A Multimethod Analysis and Spatial Predictive Modeling of Bacterial Dynamics in Newport Bay
Advisor: Dr. Felix Grun, Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Kevin S. Chang, Grade 10
The Effects of Different Chemicals on Sea Grass Microbial Communities in Winogradsky Columns
Advisor: Mrs. Beth Dixon
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
Lilit A. Danelyan, Grade 11
Siranush Martirosyan, Grade 11
Bianca Mirza, Grade 11
How Do the Characteristics of Ingested Plastic Correlate with the Native Diet of the Phoebastria immutabilis?
Advisor: Ms. Linda Tandy
School: Hoover (Herbert) High School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Gabrielle A. Evey, Grade 12
Paper Toilet Seat Covers: Health Necessity or Environmental Detriment?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Grubb
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Kimberly Fuentes, Grade 12
Martin E. Liu, Grade 12
Zoe T. Parcells, Grade 10
Cigarette Butt Accumulation and Mitigation in the City of Santa Monica
Advisor: Mr. Benjamin Kay
School: Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County
Huws Y. Landsberger, Grade 11
The Effect of Temperature on Salt Marsh Plant Growth
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S1111 — Second Place
Michael S. McFarland, Grade 11
The Potential Impact of Hyperion Treatment Plant's Chlorinated Effluent and West Basin Brine on Marine Organisms
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S1112 — Honorable Mention
Leo J. McGrath, Grade 9
Best Time to Breathe? Changes in Air Quality Due to Different Factors in an Urban Area
Advisor: Mr. Owen McGrath
School: Newark Memorial High School, Newark, Alameda County
Natachi M. Onwudiwe, Grade 11
How Does Proximity to the Pacific Ocean Affect the Conductivity of the Los Angeles River?
Advisor: Ms. Kathleen O'Neill
School: California Academy of Mathematics & Science, Carson, Los Angeles County
S1114 — First Place
Yana D. Petri, Grade 12
Modeling CMIP5 Projected Climate Change Impacts on Global Chiropteran Species-Range Shifts under RCP Emission Scenarios
Advisor: Ms. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S1115 — Third Place
Elise J. Rio, Grade 11
Study on the Effect of the Environment on Brain Coral Fluorescence: A Tool for Early Coral Diagnosis
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Bunch
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Jessica A. Schager, Grade 10
Nurdles and Ports
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Patriot High School, Jurupa Valley, Riverside County

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