CSSF Project Listings: 2011
Materials Science

Junior Division

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Sahil Alim, Grade 6 portrait
Garrett L. Gwinn, Grade 6 portrait
Comparative Testing of Cool Roof Materials to Conventional Roofing Tiles
Advisor: Mr. Bob Gwinn, Ms. Stephanie Garland
School: Reagan (Ronald) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1302 — Second Place
Braeden C. Benedict, Grade 8 portrait
Effect of Material Composition on Shear Strength Yield Point of Magnetorheological Fluids
Advisor: Ms. Astrid Reichelt
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J1303 — First Place
Jake D. Boring, Grade 8 portrait
What Is the Best Adhesive to Attach Carbon Fiber Landing Gear onto a Foam Radio Controlled Airplane?
Advisor: Mr. Ed Resovsky
School: Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Sean D. Brennan, Grade 8 portrait
A Study of the Relationship between Heat Energy and Density
Advisor: Mr. Jim Edwards
School: Sonora Elementary School, Sonora, Tuolumne County
Max J. Eisenstadt, Grade 7 portrait
Cutting Edge
Advisor: Ms. Nowell Darwazeh
School: Natomas Charter Leading Edge, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Eleanor O. Frost, Grade 8 portrait
Steel Stays Hot While Other Metals Do Not
Advisor: Mr. Eddie Ozawa
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Ryan D. Ghisetti, Grade 8 portrait
Which Wood Would You Buy?
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Jo G. Grode, Grade 8 portrait
Megan C. Larratt, Grade 8 portrait
Fuels of the Future: A Comparison between the Molecular Mass of a Fuel and the Amount of Energy It Produces
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J1309 — Honorable Mention
Lauren E. Henske, Grade 7 portrait
Breaking Wood: What Is Stronger, Real Wood from a Tree or Plywood, and Are Heavier Woods Stronger Than Lighter Woods?
Advisor: Mrs. Maureen Farris
School: Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton, San Mateo County
J1310 — Third Place
Lindsey Jergensen, Grade 7 portrait
Will That Break My Braces?
Advisor: Mr. Harry Post
School: Dartmouth Middle School, Hemet, Riverside County
Andrew T. Johnson, Grade 8 portrait
Matthew C. VanderKlugt, Grade 8 portrait
Hot and Cold
Advisor: Mr. Brian Swanson
School: Holy Rosary School, Antioch, Contra Costa County
Michelle A. Karpishin, Grade 7 portrait
Stopping the Impact: Impact Resistance of Liquid Body Armor
Advisor: Mr. Arion Espinoza
School: Abbott Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Kerris Lassley, Grade 6 portrait
Which Household Substance Will Slow Down the Ice Nucleation Process of Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Sierra E. LeBeau, Grade 7 portrait
Which Material Collects the Most Solar Energy?
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
John J. Musilli, Grade 7 portrait
Interfering with a Magnetic Field
Advisor: Mr. Tim Blum
School: Golden Hills School, El Dorado Hills, El Dorado County
Anne S. Otterbein, Grade 6 portrait
How Different Materials Insulate
Advisor: Mrs. Lily Westhart
School: Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, Orange County
Olivia D. Partone, Grade 8 portrait
Building a Sound Barrier
Advisor: Mr. Dan Doane
School: Columbia Union School, Columbia, Tuolumne County
Isaac P. Raval, Grade 6 portrait
Does Sound Travel Loudest through Solids, Liquids, or Gases?
Advisor: Mrs. Carmen Bowen
School: Pacific Technology School - Orangevale, Orangevale, Sacramento County
Emma J. Rucker, Grade 8 portrait
Money in Your Wallet and Fire off Your Roof
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Efrain D. Sharkey, Grade 8 portrait
Insulation Properties of Roofing Materials
Advisor: Ms. Joan Tanis
School: Rancho Del Rey Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Anthony D. Stuart, Grade 8 portrait
Sound Barriers
Advisor: Mr. Douglas Foster
School: Dana (Richard Henry) Middle School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
Shaelyn P. Topolovec, Grade 7 portrait
Reflect the Heat
Advisor: Mrs. Nichole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1323 — Fourth Place
Kent K. Yamamoto, Grade 7 portrait
Block Those Beats
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

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