CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology

Junior Division

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Gen A. Akamatsu, Grade 6 portrait
Biomass to Biogas
Advisor: Mrs. Teresa Rossi
School: Fern Drive Elementary School, Fullerton, Orange County
Talia G. Bernstein, Grade 7 portrait
Sugar Anyone? A Comparison of Natural and Artificial Sweeteners and the Effects on Blood Glucose
Advisor: Ms. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Morgan P. Buss, Grade 8 portrait
What Affects the Rate of Enzyme-Catalyzed Reactions?
Advisor: Mrs. Sherrie Darrow
School: Woodcrest Junior High School, Ontario, San Bernardino County
Cullen G. Darius, Grade 6 portrait
Making Healthy Choices: The Impact of Different Foods on Blood Glucose Based on the Glycemic Index
Advisor: Mrs. Suzanne Shoemaker
School: Stone Creek Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
Max A. Freedman, Grade 6 portrait
Bean Bean the Magical Fruit: Testing for Glucose with Different Concentrations of Beano
Advisor: Dr. David Bernick
School: Home School, Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
Kuldeep K. Gill, Grade 7 portrait
What Type of Sugar Leads to the Most Production of CO(2) by Yeast?
Advisor: Mrs. Jessica Wawock
School: Greenfield Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Lucia Gonzalez, Grade 8 portrait
See C Stay: The Effect of Preservation Technique on the Amount of Vitamin C in Orange Juice
Advisor: Ms. Joan Tanis
School: 1174 East J Street, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Jacob T. Kartinen, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Enzyme Concentration upon the Catalytic Reaction Rate of a Potato Extract
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Williams
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Kendyl M. Lassley, Grade 6 portrait
What Effect Do Different Cooking Methods Have on the Nutritional Value of Vegetables?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0510 — Honorable Mention
Nikhil A. Madan, Grade 8 portrait
Is the Reishi Mushroom Mutagenic?
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Amanda M. Madden, Grade 8 portrait
Sweet Surprise: A Study of How Sugar Grain Size Affects Baking Time of Cookies
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
J0512 — Second Place
Nathan J. Matalavage, Grade 7 portrait
Spin That Wheel
Advisor: Mrs. Darcy Lawson
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
Erin L. Matsutsuyu, Grade 6 portrait
The Rising Effects of Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and No Riser on Blueberry Muffins
Advisor: Mr. Brad Hillman
School: Canyon View Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J0514 — Honorable Mention
Maria R. McKinney, Grade 7 portrait
Comparing Biogas Yield from Anaerobic Digestion
Advisor: Ms. Diane Bredt
School: St. Mark's School, San Rafael, Marin County
Alexa R. Melgoza, Grade 8 portrait
Ripe vs. Spoiled
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Peterson
School: Rincon Middle School, Escondido, San Diego County
Leif E. Morgan, Grade 8 portrait
Fruits Eat Jell-O: The Effects of Acids and Bases on Fruit Protease Activity
Advisor: Mr. David Brody
School: Aptos Middle School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
J0517 — Third Place
Anchit Narain, Grade 8 portrait
Preparing For Biofuels: Finding Alternative Sources for Cellulosic Ethanol by Calculating Glucose Creation in Substrates
Advisor: Mr. Siva Subramanian
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
Cynthia Perez, Grade 8 portrait
Yeast Competition
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Bloomington Middle School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
Maya C. Peterson, Grade 6 portrait
PCR in Action: The Study of Magnets Representing the Process of Copying DNA
Advisor: Miss Sarah Woodruff
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Jadyn V. Reed, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Cooking on Vitamin C
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Norris Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0521 — Fourth Place
Barron Regan, Grade 6 portrait
The Effects of Antioxidants on Agrobacterium tumefaciens Induced Plant Tumors
Advisor: Ms. Sharon Escalona-Olsen
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Scott T. Robertson, Grade 8 portrait
Eggsperiment: How Common Household Liquids with Different pH Levels Affect Eggs
Advisor: Dr. Susan Pritchard
School: Washington Middle School, La Habra, Orange County
Adi Shiloni, Grade 7 portrait
Healthy Leafy Greens and Chlorophyll
Advisor: Miss Kelly Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
J0524 — First Place
Arpita Singhal, Grade 8 portrait
Herbalism as a Hypoglycemic Agent: Evaluation of Alpha Amylase Inhibition by Different Medicinal Plants
Advisor: Dr. Roger Terril
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Noopur G. Siroya, Grade 6 portrait
Carbon Catcher
Advisor: Mrs. Megan Seager
School: Alderwood Basics Plus Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
Haley B. Theaker, Grade 7 portrait
Jell Well or Gel Not
Advisor: Mr. Gary Kreeger
School: San Carlos Elementary School, Monterey, Monterey County
Jesse Wang, Grade 8 portrait
Organic vs. Conventional: Which Is Superior?
Advisor: Ms. Kaitlin Rosichan
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

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