CSSF Category Awards: 2011
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division


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S1829 — First Place
Weishuang L. Xu, Grade 12 portrait
Light Curve and Orbital Analysis of Amor Asteroid 2000NF5
Advisor: Mrs. Amanda Alonzo
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1804 — Second Place
Carrie (Xiaoyu) Cao, Grade 12 portrait
World of [Structural] Color: Novel Photonic Polystyrene Nanostructures for Chemical Sensing
Advisor: Mrs. Julia Newman
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
S1817 — Third Place
Ellie K. Hara, Grade 12 portrait
Effects of Excess Heat Generated by UV Laser Irradiation on the Exposure Process of Photostructure Glass
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County
S1805 — Fourth Place
Abrar Choudhury, Grade 11 portrait
Analyzing the Effects of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) on Its Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies (dSphs)
Advisor: Mr. Robert Janke
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1809 — Honorable Mention
Ryan A. Dinubilo, Grade 11 portrait
On the Transparency of the Universe and Cosmic Expansion
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S1816 — Honorable Mention
Adam S. Hall, Grade 10 portrait
Electrostatic Fields and Arcs
Advisor: Mrs. Sheri Harris
School: Arlington High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S1820 — Honorable Mention
Donald S. Mathis, Grade 12 portrait
An Investigation of the Relative Effect of Salinity and Temperature on the Viscosity of Water
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1822 — Honorable Mention
Dylan E. Moore, Grade 11 portrait
Finding Harmonics in Plasma
Advisor: Mr. Milt Friedman
School: Anderson (Arthur) Community Learning Center, Alameda, Alameda County
S1828 — Honorable Mention
Kiran N. Vodrahalli, Grade 12 portrait
Increasing Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency by Improving Light Absorbance with Near-Zero Reflectance Nano-Textured Surface
Advisor: Dr. Achintya Bhowmik
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

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