CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Plant Biology

Senior Division

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S1801
Titash Biswas, Grade 10
Drowning the California Drought: A Novel Approach of Combining Biochar and Gypsum to Improve Crop Yield
Advisor: Ms. Orenda Tuason
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
S1802
Milan S.S. Brennan, Grade 10
Using a Drone to Measure Cover Crops in Organic Strawberry Furrows
Advisor: Dr. Eric Brennan
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S1803
Anthony J. Castillo, Grade 9
Effects of Seed Priming on Germination and Seedling Vigor of Aged Yemeni Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Landrace Seeds
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Dolphin
School: St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, Los Angeles County
S1804
Dina S. Dehaini, Grade 9
Plant Communication Experimentation
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Nassereldin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
S1805
Alexander J. Ditto, Grade 12
Effects of Pisum sativum and Rhizobia Bacteria on the Ammonium Concentration in Martian Regolith Simulant
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S1806
Danika R. Flemming, Grade 11
Investigating the Use of Agricultural Combustion Waste on Brassica Productivity
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
S1807
Michael J. Garcia, Grade 9
Patrick V. Jackson, Grade 9
Transforming Plants
Advisor: Mr. Eric Tom
School: Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, Los Angeles County
S1808
Anita Garg, Grade 10
The Effect of Seeding Styles, Competition, and Slope Orientation on a Native Coastal Sage Scrub Community
Advisor: Ms. Valerie Thompson
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1809
Sandhya Kalavacherla, Grade 11
Mutants of Leucine Rich Receptor-like Kinase Proteins Show Increased Biomass: A Proteomic Study
Advisor: Dr. Renate Weizbauer
School: Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
S1810
Nicolas S. Laqua, Grade 10
Annam Tran, Grade 10
Novel Transfection of Macroalgal Azolla and Lemna Mediated by Agrobacterium to Elevate Neutral Lipid Biofuel Production
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1811
Dina Mirbabaei, Grade 9
The Effect of the Number of Stomata on the Transpiration Rate of Plants
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S1812
Sofia Perez, Grade 9
Janet Reyes-Zamora, Grade 9
The Effects of Increased Air Pressure on Seed Germination
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Manabe
School: Diamond Technology Institute, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
S1813
Andee L. Poole, Grade 10
Effect of Bovine Manure Age on Food Crop Productivity
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
S1814
Sherry Y. Xu, Grade 10
The Effect of Drought on California Native Plant Diversity
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Fernandez-Going
School: Troy High School, Fullerton, Orange County
S1815
Isabelle H.S. Yardumian, Grade 10
The Effect of Tilting Phaseolus vulgaris Plants at a Forty Five Degree Angle on Biomass and Overall Growth
Advisor: Mr. Mike Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1816
Elina B. Yon, Grade 11
The Effects of Silicate Applications on Drought Tolerance and Growth of Lolium perenne and Lactuca sativa var Longifolia
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
S1817
Teevyah Yuva Raju, Grade 10
Drought Impact on Soilborne Fungal Pathogen of Tomato
Advisor: Mr. Hung Doan
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County


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