CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Junior Division

Adamson, Gregory T., Grade 8
Do Wind Instruments Improve Inspiratory Capacity? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Akers, Andrew M., Grade 8
Reaction Time to Auditory versus Visual Stimuli Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Anthony, Tyler C., Grade 8
Do Violent Video Games Really Raise Heart Rate and Blood Pressure?
Advisor: Mr. Bill Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County

Ashton, Kelly B., Grade 7
Do You See What I See? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Spaeth
School: Nueva Center for Learning, Hillsborough, San Mateo County

Barker, Katie J., Grade 8
See All You Can See
Advisor: Mr. Morley Cohen
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Berry, Amanda G., Grade 8
Good Vibrations: Does Music Decrease Stress?
Advisor: Ms. Kim Kiest
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County

Beutick, Dominique A., Grade 7
Thumbs Up! Are Fingerprint Patterns Sex-Linked?
Advisor: Ms. Darylyn Sinette
School: Piute Mountain School, Caliente, Kern County

Busse, Travis H., Grade 7
Schmitt, Brooks J., Grade 7
Brick: A Study of Depth Perception through Basketball
Advisor: Mr. John Woods
School: Anderson Valley Junior/Senior High School, Boonville, Mendocino County

Case, Madeleine A., Grade 8
Hands Over Feet: Can You Elevate Your Heart Rate to an Aerobic Level Using Just Your Upper Body?
Advisor: Ms. Bobbie Stumbaugh
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

J1510 Category Award: First Place
Cochran, H. Claire, Grade 7
Price, Philippa D., Grade 7
A Dog's Sense of Color
Advisor: Mr. David Ives
School: Berkeley Hall School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

Cyffka, Erin M., Grade 6
Learning with Your Non-Dominant Hand
Advisor: Ms. Mary Alice Reyburn
School: Chaparral Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Duncan, Hawk C., Grade 8
Peripheral Vision
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Hodges
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Fredricks, Sarah A., Grade 8
Video Games: Healthy or Not?
Advisor: Ms. Meg Holroyd
School: Atascadero Junior High School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County

Fuentes, Enriqueta, Grade 8
Can the Tongue be Fooled?
Advisor: Mrs. Beverly Norris
School: Victor Valley Junior High School, Victorville, San Bernardino County

Goldrich, Michael L., Grade 7
What Effect Does an Individual's Age and Fitness Level Have on Heart Rate?
Advisor: Mr. Frank Phillips
School: Kadima Hebrew Academy, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County

Gupta, Preeti, Grade 8
Does Soda Consumption Lead to Fragile Bones? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County

Haque, Myrah, Grade 8
Peripheral Vision
Advisor: Mrs. Alexis Schmidt
School: Colina Intermediate School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

J1518 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Heydari, Andia, Grade 7
Thieman, Megan L., Grade 7
Have Our Bodies Remained in Proportion to Leonardo Da Vinci's Discovery Over the Years?
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Williams
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Lo, Lydia N., Grade 8
Bigger Head = Higher IQ?
Advisor: Ms. Denise Moss
School: Colina Intermediate School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Mattrey, Dorian, Grade 8
Mechanical Heart Simulator to Study Coronary Calcium Detection
Advisor: Mr. James Edwards
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County

J1521 Category Award: Second Place
McCarty, Connor W., Grade 7
Recovery of Visual Acuity Following Vestiblo-Ocular Reflex Stimulation in Aviators vs. Non-Aviators Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County

McTaggart, Danielle C., Grade 7
Full Moon Babies
Advisor: Miss Julie McLaughlin
School: Spring Grove School, Hollister, San Benito County

Merrill, Christine S., Grade 8
Taste Threshold Variation with Age and Gender
Advisor: Mr. Gary Merrill
School: Heritage Academy, Bakersfield, Kern County

J1524 Category Award: Third Place
Morse, Christopher G., Grade 8
More Oxygen, Please! The Effect of Altitude on Human Performance
Advisor: Mr. George Morse
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County

Nabel, Jesse L., Grade 6
How Height Affects Running Speed Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Alexandra Frumovitz
School: Adams (John) Middle School, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County

Nambiar, Nathan S., Grade 8
What Color Has the Largest Field of Vision? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County

Patel, Shruti H., Grade 7
Healthy Computer Posture
Advisor: Mr. Fred Holley
School: Edgewood Private Elementary School, Santa Ana, Orange County

Pendarvis, James M., Grade 8
An Experiment in Depth Perception by Age, Gender, and Visual Acuity
Advisor: Mr. Bill Biggerstaff
School: La Mesa Middle School, La Mesa, San Diego County

Perry, Leah M., Grade 8
Obesity: Does the Type of Infant Feeding Make a Difference in the Development of Obesity?
Advisor: Mrs. Jelica Campos
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

Rotkin, Seth S., Grade 8
"And This Little Piggy Had None": A Tale of Learning the Most
Advisor: Mr. Ron Simandle
School: Palms Magnet Middle School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

Shanahan, Sean J., Grade 8
Do You See What I See? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Margaret Shanahan
School: Baechtel Grove Middle School, Willits, Mendocino County

Shedd, Michael C., Grade 7
What Color Is Best Seen Peripherally? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Michael Tortora
School: St. Peter's Catholic School, Fallbrook, San Diego County

Toews, Sarah M., Grade 6
Are You One-Sided? Determining Hand, Foot, Eye, and Ear Dominance Project Abstract
Advisor: Miss Charlyse Parkinson
School: Grant (General) Middle School, Reedley, Fresno County

Vanderkraan, Veralyn R., Grade 6
Liquids in a Heartbeat
Advisor: Mr. Jerry Schuler
School: Rose Avenue School, Oxnard, Ventura County

Virnoche, Lauren, Grade 7
Get into the Beat: What Are the Effects of Music on Blood Pressure and Pulse? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Peter Florkiewicz
School: St. Joseph's School, Atherton, San Mateo County

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