CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Environmental Engineering
Junior Division

Barraza, Bertha, Grade 8
Sanchez, Patricia, Grade 8
What Makes the Best Oil Spill Cleaner: Hair, Cotton, or Feathers? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Bennett
School: Lost Hills Middle School, Lost Hills, Kern County

Bruckenstein, Casey R., Grade 6
Slip Sliding Away Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Dan Brown
School: Redway Elementary School, Redway, Humboldt County

Campbell, Christopher J., Grade 7
Will Desalinization Save the Salton Sea?
Advisor: Mrs. Jodi Catano
School: Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, San Diego, San Diego County

Cassanego, Lia G., Grade 7
Recycled Strength
Advisor: Ms. Deborah Trimble
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

Ceravolo, Monica R., Grade 7
Building Materials from Recycled Paper Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Jodi Catano
School: Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, San Diego, San Diego County

Cucuk, Tatiana D.M., Grade 7
Comparing the Particulate Dispersion from Different Types of Wood Ashes
Advisor: Mr. Carl Gong
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County

Dick, Virginia R., Grade 8
Can the Application of a Clay Flocculate Mitigate a Harmful Algae Bloom? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Kathleen Blair
School: Correia (Steven V.) Junior High School, San Diego, San Diego County

Dueck, Tiffany A., Grade 7
How Ocean Temperature Affects the Absorbtion of Motor Oil by Human Hair
Advisor: Mrs. Marcie Hale
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County

Fournier, Jennifer, Grade 8
Smog Check: Should 1966-1973 Cars Be Included?
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County

Gonzalez, Crystal L., Grade 8
Oily Hair
Advisor: Mrs. Mudah Mele
School: Mountain View Middle School, Lamont, Kern County

Ingel, Brian M., Grade 8
Radon Gas: The Element of Fear Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Morley Cohen
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

J0812 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Kard, Megan C., Grade 8
Which Wood Keeps You Warmest Without Smoking You Out?
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Karsevar
School: Clark (C. Todd) Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Mason, Matthew J., Grade 7
S.O.S.: Save Our Soil Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Christy Scott
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Matthew, Katie G., Grade 7
Salton Sea Crisis: Can It be Cleaned?
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Dolan
School: Marywood Country Day School, Rancho Mirage, Riverside County

McCaffrey, Victoria M., Grade 7
Got Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Marie Hyson
School: San Carlos Regional School, Monterey, Monterey County

McFall, Kyle C., Grade 8
Varying Compost Nutrient Levels
Advisor: Ms. Sherry Jones
School: Julian Junior High School, Julian, San Diego County

Miyake, Aletheia Y., Grade 7
Which Type of Soil Is Best for Purifying Nitrate Contaminated Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Patricia Salamonson
School: Acaciawood College Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County

O'Sullivan, Caelan, Grade 7
Underground Water Storage
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Burt
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

J0820 Category Award: Second Place
Pitts, Ian M., Grade 8
Got Iron? The Ability of Aeration, Precipitation, and Filtration to Remove Iron from Ground Water
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County

J0821 Category Award: First Place
Rich, Brent D., Grade 8
A New Use for 200 Year Old Technology: Generating Energy from Trash
Advisor: Mrs. Joyce Roderick
School: Jefferson (Thomas) Middle School, Madera, Madera County

Ritter, Russell J., IV, Grade 8
Pamper Your Lawn
Advisor: Ms. Carol Turner
School: Fontana Middle School, Fontana, San Bernardino County

J0823 Category Award: Third Place
Rusch, Andrew S., Grade 8
Reducing the Turbidity of Storm Water Effluent Using Different Types of Filter Media Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Vodraska
School: Sequoia Middle School, Newbury Park, Ventura County

Trujillo, Carlye A., Grade 8
Energy from the Ocean: Solar Water Electrolysis
Advisor: Mr. William Fox
School: St. Mary's Elementary School, Escondido, San Diego County

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