CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Microbiology

Junior Division

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J1701
Shareen N. Ashby, Grade 6 portrait
Don't Get Sick
Advisor: Mrs. April Wishek
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1702
Elizabeth A. Bellingham, Grade 8 portrait
Hannah J. Gordon, Grade 8 portrait
Drinking Bugs: Are Opened Water Bottles Safe?
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
J1703
Arjun D. Boddu, Grade 7 portrait
Everyday Substances in a Fight against Bacteria
Advisor: Ms. Jill Welch
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
J1704
Kayla L. Bozer, Grade 8 portrait
Don't Put That in Your Mouth!
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
J1705
Jacki S. Edens, Grade 7 portrait
Sugar Rush
Advisor: Ms. Christine Hutton
School: Kirby (Georgiana Bruce) Preparatory High Sch, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1706
Layla M. Elmi, Grade 7 portrait
Where Is the Bacteria?
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J1707
Eli W. Erlick, Grade 8 portrait
Staphylococcus aureus: Resistance to Silver-Impregnated Materials
Advisor: Mr. Rick Hewett
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
J1708
Carley R. Gilson, Grade 6 portrait
Boys vs. Girls: Who Is Dirtier?
Advisor: Mrs. Karen Johnson
School: Southside School, Hollister, San Benito County
J1709
Aarin B. Henning, Grade 7 portrait
Bacterial Levels in Ocean Water
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Olsen
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
J1710 — Third Place
Judd C. Howard, Grade 6 portrait
Pool vs. Jacuzzi: A Study of Bacteria Levels in Water
Advisor: Mrs. Adele Patterson
School: Oak Creek Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
J1711
Katherine N. Kurz, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Breast Milk Location Affect Bacteria Formation?
Advisor: Mrs. Kellie Marcarelli
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1712
Michaela J. Loomis, Grade 8 portrait
Ewww
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Small
School: Bella Vista Christian Academy, Tracy, San Joaquin County
J1713
Olivia K. Maglieri, Grade 7 portrait
Investigating the Contamination Level on Coins Exposed to Various Environments
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1714 — Honorable Mention
Alexandra Maloof, Grade 7 portrait
Will Colloidal Silver Work as an Antibacterial?
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Schwer
School: St. Mary's Catholic School, El Centro, Imperial County
J1715
Jamie Kerby, Grade 6 portrait
Priscilla R. Mauck, Grade 6 portrait
Moldy Madness
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Cook
School: Richmond Elementary School, Susanville, Lassen County
J1716 — Honorable Mention
Sonya A. Mital, Grade 7 portrait
Got Turmeric? The Magic Spice! Investigating the Anti-Bacterial Properties of Turmeric on the Shelf Life of Milk
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J1717
Tyler J. Newcomb, Grade 8 portrait
The Carotene Cure?
Advisor: Mrs. Alexandra Napier
School: Palm Desert Middle School, Palm Desert, Riverside County
J1718 — Fourth Place
Natalie Ng, Grade 7 portrait
Optimizing Bacterial Transformation Efficiency: A Study of Heat and Cold Shock Parameters and DNA Plasmid Concentration
Advisor: Dr. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1719 — First Place
Maariyah Patel, Grade 8 portrait
The Sweet Truth: The Effects of Sucrose and Xylitol on the Growth of Streptococcus mutans
Advisor: Miss A´cha Sebaa
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
J1720
Chloe C. Peyton, Grade 7 portrait
Metals vs. Cleaning Agents
Advisor: Ms. Astrid Reichelt
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J1721 — Honorable Mention
Vaishnavi L. Rao, Grade 8 portrait
Chasing Yeast in Yogurt
Advisor: Ms. Maha Achour
School: Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1722
Jordan B. Robertson, Grade 8 portrait
Electrical and Magnetic Flow: Will It Affect How Bacteria Grow?
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Benson
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1723
Sarah Y. Root, Grade 8 portrait
Contaminated Carts: What Else Did You Pick Up at the Grocery Store?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
J1724
Miranda J. Ruth, Grade 8 portrait
Spice It Up: The Effect of Spices on Bacteria
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1725 — Honorable Mention
Marissa A. Salinas, Grade 8 portrait
The Effects of Seasonings on the Control of Escherichia coli in Hamburger
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1726
Jacqueline E. Shekhtman, Grade 7 portrait
Laura A. Thorsett, Grade 7 portrait
The Race Against Resistance: How Fast Do Bacteria Become Antibiotic Resistant?
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Raskin
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1727
Alec R. Steele, Grade 6 portrait
Wipe Away Staph and Bacteria: Beware of the Superbug
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Uhl
School: Sacred Heart School, Palm Desert, Riverside County
J1728
Kisha G. Thayapran, Grade 7 portrait
I've Got Enough Milk! Leave Me Alone!
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
J1729 — Second Place
Rebecca N. Tsai, Grade 8 portrait
Rhus integrifolia: Investigating Antibacterial Properties of Leaves, Berries, and Bark
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1730
Alexandra L. Venable, Grade 8 portrait
Equine White Line Disease
Advisor: Mr. David Bernick
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1731
Melanie Voskanian, Grade 7 portrait
Is the Five-Second Rule a Myth?
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
J1732
Natalie J. Wu-Woods, Grade 6 portrait
Do Essential Oils from Herbs Inhibit the Growth of Bacteria?
Advisor: Mr. Richard Kaufman
School: Eastshore Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J1733
Mollye L. Zahler, Grade 7 portrait
It's a Dog's Mouth
Advisor: Ms. Denise Lim
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County


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