CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division

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S1701
Anoushka R. Bose, Grade 12
Julia E. Rathmann-Bloch, Grade 11
Toward a Better Model of the Extragalactic Background Light: The Value of Splines
Advisor: Dr. David Williams, Dr. Jonathan Biteau
School: Nueva Center for Learning, Hillsborough, San Mateo County, Parker (Francis) Upper School, San Diego, San Diego County
S1702
Spencer M. Cheleden, Grade 11
Evaluation of Silver Based Astronomical Telescope Coatings
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Phillips
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
S1703
Jennifer J. Choi, Grade 11
Entangling Time Bin Qubits Using an Optical Switch
Advisor: Dr. Chee Wei Wong
School: Oxford Academy, Cypress, Orange County
S1704
Mariah G. Cox, Grade 9
The Effects of Building Materials Used in Sound Wall Construction
Advisor: Ms. Lorre Stange
School: Laytonville High School, Laytonville, Mendocino County
S1705
Shashank Dholakia, Grade 11
Shishir Dholakia, Grade 11
A Search and Exploration of Multi-Exoplanet Systems Using Novel Photometric and TTV Algorithms for the K2 Mission
Advisor: Mr. David Iverson
School: Wilcox (Adrian C.) High School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
S1706
Blake H. Haist, Grade 12
Infrared Irradiation of Calcium Hydroxyapatite to Remove Calcified Plaque
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S1707
Thomas O. Hartman, Grade 9
Alfryd L. van Bruggen, Grade 9
The Curious Motion of Rolling Cylinders
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Dr. Jameshed Ghandhi
School: Sequoia High School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
S1708
Hao Yang He, Grade 12
Quantum Physics and Glow in the Dark: Observing Luminescent Radiation in Glow in the Dark Materials (Phosphorescence)
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
S1709
James S. Kok, Grade 12
How to Hide an Airplane: A Study of Radar Cross Section, Year 2
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1710
Spencer A. Krock, Grade 9
Static and Dynamic Shielding to Advance the Protection of Spacecraft from Cosmic Radiation
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Krock
School: Norco Senior High School, Norco, Riverside County
S1711
Samuel L.C. Munro, Grade 9
James D. Sunga, Grade 9
Effects of Added Weight and Tire Material on Climbing and Sliding Friction
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1712
Justin Nguyen, Grade 12
Behavior of Toroidally Confined Plasmas in Sub-Fusion Conditions
Advisor: Mr. Anthony Nguyen
School: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Alameda County
S1713
Minh-Thi Nguyen, Grade 11
The Effect of Dynamics on the Mass Functions of Globular Clusters
Advisor: Dr. Evan Kirby
School: Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, Orange County
S1714
Hale R. Obernolte, Grade 11
The Relationship between Trajectories with and without Gravity
Advisor: Ms. Julia Smith
School: Big Bear High School, Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County
S1715
Matthew D. Sandoval, Grade 11
The Effect of the Magnitude of RR Lyr on Its Temperature
Advisor: Mr. Mike Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1716
Emma R. Schaefer-Whittall, Grade 9
Time to Score: The Physics of Penalty Kicks
Advisor: Ms. Adi Welch
School: Scotts Valley High School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
S1717
Michael M. Steel, II, Grade 11
Stealthy Shapes: What Geometric Shapes Scatter the Most Electromagnetic Energy?
Advisor: Mr. Norman Negus
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1718
Ethan M. Uetrecht, Grade 11
Assessing the Practicality of NEO Deflection Strategies Using Simulation, Year 2
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S1719
Evan G. Vail, Grade 9
Examining Far and Near-Field Doppler Shifts
Advisor: Mr. Guy Vail
School: Saint Anthony High School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
S1720
Sydney A. Walthall, Grade 9
Radiation Shielding: Testing Simple Radiation Shielding Methods in a Cloud Chamber
Advisor: Ms. Lynda Smith
School: McClatchy (C.K.) High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
S1721
Tamika C. Whitenack, Grade 11
Flute Frequencies
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County


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