CSSF Project Listings: 2011
Microbiology (General)

Junior Division

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Ariej B. Alkowni, Grade 7 portrait
Would You Like Some Bacteria with That? Which Area in a Restaurant Contains the Most Bacteria?
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Shreya Banerjee, Grade 8 portrait
Hand Hygiene
Advisor: Mr. Jon Estay
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Amanda F. Cohn, Grade 8 portrait
At What Distance Will an Amoeboid Choose to Ignore a Healthy Food Option over a Close Food Option, When Starved?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Mary Travis H. Doepner, Grade 6 portrait
Salt vs. Bacteria: The Effects of Salt Concentrations on Bacteria in Santa Ana River Water
Advisor: Mrs. Anne Akins
School: River Springs Charter, Temecula, Riverside County
J1505 — Honorable Mention
Manreet K. Dosanjh, Grade 7 portrait
Banking Your Bacteria: Examining the Correlation between Passcode Security and Bacteria Growth on Numerical Keypads
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Danika R. Flemming, Grade 6 portrait
Comparing the Contamination Levels of Various Meats on Different Surfaces
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
Isela Huerta, Grade 6 portrait
Determining the Amount of Bacteria on New and Used Silly Bands
Advisor: Mr. Edward Case
School: Centerville Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1508 — Third Place
Andrew C. Jin, Grade 8 portrait
Stanley Xie, Grade 8 portrait
Effects of Triclosan on Resistance in Household Bacteria
Advisor: Mr. Scott Contini, Mr. Scott Kley-Contini
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Rachel L. Jolly, Grade 8 portrait
Packaged or Fresh? Determining if the Packaging Process Used on Fruit & Vegetables Causes Them to Collect More Bacteria
Advisor: Miss Carrie Given
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Jonathan A. Jurevich, Grade 7 portrait
Algae Growing Pipes
Advisor: Mrs. Tracy Maiwald
School: Sacred Heart Parish School, Hollister, San Benito County
Anjini Karthik, Grade 7 portrait
Green Gold: Maximizing Algal Biomass Production of Chlorella and Scenedesmus for Use in Biofuel
Advisor: Mrs. Belinda Schmahl
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1512 — First Place
Sarina R. Katznelson, Grade 7 portrait
Tackling the Bottleneck of Algae Biofuel Production: The Dewatering Process
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Nelson F. Liu, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of UV-A Light on the Amount of Bacteria in Lake Water
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Malinali X. Martinez, Grade 8 portrait
Bacteria Invades Fast Food Restaurants
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Griffith
School: Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Morgan M. Mendicino, Grade 8 portrait
Don't Neglect. Protect
Advisor: Mrs. Heather McCormick
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1517 — Honorable Mention
Emily Nevens, Grade 8 portrait
To Which Antibiotic Does E. coli Show the Most Resistance? Amoxicillin or Tetracycline?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Vanessa Prado, Grade 8 portrait
The Exposure of Bacteria on Shopping Carts
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1519 — Honorable Mention
Alec N. Rupp, Grade 6 portrait
Ariana N. Rupp, Grade 8 portrait
Do Sunglasses Sold at Retail Stores Harbor Microorganisms That Are Resistant to Commonly Prescribed Ocular Antibiotics?
Advisor: Mrs. Donna Harbison
School: Holy Trinity School, San Pedro, Los Angeles County
Katherine Y. Sham, Grade 8 portrait
SODIS: Solar Water Disinfection
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J1521 — Second Place
Charulata Sinha, Grade 8 portrait
Repeated Use of Antimicrobial Mouth Rinses: Risk of Resistance Development
Advisor: Dr. Kelly Doran
School: Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Walker E. Spence, Grade 8 portrait
How Gross Are Your Greenbacks? A Study Examining the Bacterial and Fungal Contamination on US Paper Currency
Advisor: Mr. Rod Atchley
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Lianne R. Sturgeon, Grade 8 portrait
Plaque's Preference: How Do Sucrose, Honey, and Splenda Affect the Growth Rate of Streptococcus mutans?
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Braaten
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Heidi K. Van Beek, Grade 7 portrait
Plastic vs. Metal: Where Do Germs Prefer to Ride?
Advisor: Mrs. Tricia Reynolds
School: Sundale Union Elementary School, Tulare, Tulare County
J1525 — Fourth Place
Natalie J. Wu-Woods, Grade 8 portrait
Separating Plant Essential Oils Components Using Thin Layer Chromatography and Testing Their Effect on Bacterial Growth
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Kile Young, Grade 8 portrait
The Unique Properties of Coccolithophorid Algae and Its Effects on the Biofixation of Carbon Dioxide
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County

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