CSSF Project Listings: 2010
Earth & Environment

Senior Division

 Photo Gallery 

James D. Arias, Grade 10 portrait
Let's Get Ready to Rumble! A Comparative Study of Three Ground Materials' Stability/Safety During an Earthquake Scenario
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Frances W. Atkins, Grade 11 portrait
Living Roofs
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Carmel High School, Carmel, Monterey County
Wardah A. Bari, Grade 10 portrait
Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils
Advisor: Mrs. Meg Deppe
School: Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Joshua S. Belford, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of the Depth of a Focus on the Magnitude of an Earthquake
Advisor: Mrs. Reena Fosse
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Rachel E. Bickert, Grade 12 portrait
Kelli M. Van Wandelen, Grade 12 portrait
Kelli and Rachel's Excellent Beach Adventure, The Sequel: Sand Storms and Sapiens
Advisor: Mr. Dave Schwartz, Mrs. Jane Orbuch
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Kelli Lynn Caruso, Grade 11 portrait
Garrett Dolphin, Grade 11 portrait
Point Source Plume Dispersion Due to a Rise in Elevation
Advisor: Mr. Vance Usui
School: Norco Senior High School, Norco, Riverside County
Evelyn Chang, Grade 11 portrait
The Development of an Eco-Friendly Calcium in situ Precipitation System for the Mitigation of Liquefaction Prone Soils
Advisor: Mr. David Knight
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Berj Chorlian, Grade 11 portrait
Shaunt Kevork, Grade 11 portrait
Gravimetric Analysis: Removing Lead from Soil
Advisor: Dr. Scarlet Relle
School: Ferrahian High School and Holy Martyrs Elem., Encino, Los Angeles County
S0809 — Second Place
Brennan T. Coulter, Grade 10 portrait
The Potential for Tree Based Oils As a Substitute for Diesel Fuel
Advisor: Ms. Cavenaugh Cavenaugh
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Madeline A. Cushing, Grade 10 portrait
The Effects of Water on a House's Foundation on Three Different Soil Bases
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Catherine T. Dang, Grade 11 portrait
Janki K. Kaneria, Grade 11 portrait
Who Dunnit?
Advisor: Mr. Sunny Kaura
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
Kayane K. Dingilian, Grade 10 portrait
The Ability of Sand and Soil to Adsorb Pollution from Water as Represented by Chlorine and Acidity
Advisor: Mrs. Reena Fosse
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Xinyue Fang, Grade 11 portrait
Wildfire Air Pollutants and Asthma Hospital Admissions: An Observational Study on the 2007 Southern California Wildfires
Advisor: Dr. Brinn Belyea
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Kimberly Hong, Grade 11 portrait
Nanoparticulate Fouling of Polyproylene Microfiltration Membranes by Clarified Secondary Treated Wastewater and River Wa
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County
Brian L. Huynh, Grade 11 portrait
Will Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Affect the Absorption and Uptake of Lead (Pb) in Brassica juncea (Indian Mustard)?
Advisor: Mr. Roger Ruegg
School: Napa High School, Napa, Napa County
Otana A. Jakpor, Grade 12 portrait
Indoor Air Pollution: A Comparison of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Emissions from Paraffin and Soy Candles
Advisor: Mr. Shane Ludwig
School: Woodcrest Christian School, Riverside, Riverside County
Kathryn N. Keeley, Grade 11 portrait
The Impact of Humans and Climate on Wildfires in California
Advisor: Dr. Jon Keeley
School: Woodlake High School, Woodlake, Tulare County
S0818 — Honorable Mention
Annemarie R. Kelleghan, Grade 12 portrait
An Analysis of Coliform Bacteria Levels in Ballona Creek
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Rizk
School: Notre Dame Academy Girls' High, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Joshua J. Kim, Grade 11 portrait
Investigation of Beach Pollution in Southern California
Advisor: Ms. Angela Olivares
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
Grant A. King, Grade 11 portrait
Sarah T. Lamp, Grade 11 portrait
Matt W. Rhodes, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of Light Frequency and Intensity on the Flora of Winogradsky Columns
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Amy H. Lee, Grade 11 portrait
Thomas T. Wooding, Grade 11 portrait
Are the Fish We Eat Killing Us?
Advisor: Mr. Chris Ostermann
School: Burroughs (Sherman E.) High School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Rose L. Leopold, Grade 10 portrait
Ella R. Madsen, Grade 10 portrait
Sandy Beaches: Pleasure or Pollutant? Year 3
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
S0823 — Third Place
Judy J. Li, Grade 12 portrait
Alginate: The Nontoxic, Biodegradable Tool for the Firefighting Arsenal
Advisor: Ms. Wendy Slijk
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S0824 — Honorable Mention
Jimmy Lin, Grade 10 portrait
Michael Lin, Grade 11 portrait
Enhanced Sprinkling System with Energy-Efficient Applications at Stevenson School
Advisor: Mr. Jack McAleer
School: Stevenson (Robert Louis) High School, Pebble Beach, Monterey County
Vivien Macnguyen, Grade 12 portrait
Determining the Phytoremediation Potential of Brassica rapa with Arbuscular mycorrhizae
Advisor: Mr. John Allen
School: Oak Grove High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Violeta Martinez, Grade 10 portrait
Investigating the Physical Characteristics of Beach Sand from Around the World
Advisor: Mr. Philip Estrada
School: King-Drew Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Francesca L. McClintic, Jr., Grade 12 portrait
Janel M.L. Raab, Grade 12 portrait
Got Shade? How Hot Are Your Shingles?
Advisor: Ms. Cathy Alcala
School: Santa Clara High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
Andrew C. Ng, Grade 10 portrait
Simple Field-Assembled Laser Spectrometer for the Detection of Air Pollutant Nitrogen Dioxide
Advisor: Ms. Debra Lindstrom
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S0829 — Honorable Mention
Sonia A. Patel, Grade 10 portrait
Phytoremediation: Clean Up of Contaminated Soil Containing Selenium Using the Hyperaccumlator Plant, Brassica juncea
Advisor: Dr. John C. Howe
School: Presentation High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0830 — Honorable Mention
Kyle R. Rothschild-Mancinelli, Grade 12 portrait
Assessing the Effects of Solar Ultraviolet Radiation on Aquatic Ecosystems Using a Supercoiled DNA Dosimeter
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Rothschild
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
David N. Schmidt, Grade 9 portrait
Examining Air Quality
Advisor: Ms. Ruth Scherger
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0832 — Honorable Mention
Dorothy L. Silverman, Grade 12 portrait
The Effects of Anthropogenic Biomes on Perceived Ground Shaking
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Alexander C. Slavitz, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of Common Household Materials on Their Ability to Consistently Absorb Phosphate from the Environment
Advisor: Ms. Wendy Doherty
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
Alisa Smith, Grade 10 portrait
How Do Culverts and Rainfall Intensity Affect Erosion?
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Smith
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Sashank S. Srinivasan, Grade 11 portrait
A Device to Measure Atmospheric Haze
Advisor: Mr. Robert Janke
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0836 — First Place
Isabella M. Tromba, Grade 12 portrait
Lara V. Tromba, Grade 12 portrait
Utilizing the Isotopic Signature of Macroalgae to Identify Sources of Nitrogen in Streams and Rivers
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Juan A. Vasquez, Grade 12 portrait
Advisor: Mr. Michael Madruga
School: Desert Mirage High School, Thermal, Riverside County
Matthew W. Wallace, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of an Organic Catalyst on Microbial Degradation of Petroleum in Saline Water
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Acquistapace
School: De La Salle High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
Alex Zivkovic, Grade 9 portrait
The Effects of Rainfall on the Composition of Creek Water and the Correlation Between These Effects and Lining Soil Comp
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Kasper
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0899 — Fourth Place
Sumit Mitra, Grade 12 portrait
The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
Advisor: Mr. David Knight
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County

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