CSSF Project Listings: 2012

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J0601 — Honorable Mention
Emily E. Aguilar, Grade 6 portrait
Pharaoh Hot Dog: Hot Dog Mummification
Advisor: Ms. Cathy Grimes
School: Phoenix Ranch School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
J0602 — Honorable Mention
Vardhaan S. Ambati, Grade 7 portrait
Effect of the Electrolyte's pH in Optimizing the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Efficiency
Advisor: Mrs. Neha Makhijani
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Siena S. Applebaum, Grade 8 portrait
What Causes the Most Vitamin C Loss: Water Solubility or Heat?
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Mary Aylozyan, Grade 7 portrait
Does Cooking Methods Affect Vitamin C in Carrots?
Advisor: Ms. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Mikayla E. Bratcher, Grade 8 portrait
Corrosion Prevention
Advisor: Mr. Ken Arnold
School: Lincoln Junior High School, Taft, Kern County
Marshall D.S. Carter, Grade 6 portrait
The Alka-Seltzer Experiment
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Salazar
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Jacen Castillo, Grade 6 portrait
Sophia K. Dela Pena, Grade 6 portrait
The Window to a Spider
Advisor: Ms. Ann Duda
School: Nativity Catholic School, Torrance, Los Angeles County
J0608 — Third Place
Stephanie Y. Chang, Grade 7 portrait
Activated Charcoal: The Environmental Savior
Advisor: Miss Kelly Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Pooja Desai, Grade 6 portrait
Dheer G. Patel, Grade 6 portrait
Electro-Lyte It Up
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Pannell, Ms. Stephanie Garland
School: Reagan (Ronald) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Divya L. Empranthiri, Grade 6 portrait
Effect of Temperature on a Chemical Reaction
Advisor: Mr. Martin Wiedemann
School: Stratford Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J0611 — Honorable Mention
Ethan B. Feiber, Grade 7 portrait
Jared J. Park, Grade 7 portrait
Kaveh Pezeshki, Grade 7 portrait
Measuring Sugar Content with an iPod Touch and 3D Glasses
Advisor: Mr. Bardia Pezeshki, Ms. Christine Evans
School: La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
J0612 — First Place
Philip M. Felizarta, Grade 7 portrait
Ethanol Producing Potential of Mouse Barley (Hordeum murinum subspecies leporinum)
Advisor: Dr. Franco Felizarta
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Jesus D. Garcia, Grade 8 portrait
Amateur Studies in Polymer Construction
Advisor: Mrs. Colleen Villsenor
School: Mountain View Middle School, Lamont, Kern County
Theodore D. Hoss, Grade 7 portrait
Does the Temperature of an Acid Affect the Ending pH and Temperature of the Mixture When the Acid Is Mixed with a Base?
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Mayer
School: Downtown Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0615 — Second Place
Anjini Karthik, Grade 8 portrait
Green Nanotechnology: Novel Environmentally Benign Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles for Bioapplications
Advisor: Mrs. Thuy-Anh Nguyen
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J0616 — Honorable Mention
Madeline C. Kuney, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Electrolysis on Solar Desalination
Advisor: Mrs. Peggy Greenfield
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Stephanie M. Liu, Grade 8 portrait
The Most Efficient Electrolyte for Hydrogen Production through Electrolysis
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Kai R. McNamee, Grade 7 portrait
Desalination: Will the Ocean Be the Future Source of Our Fresh Drinking Water?
Advisor: Miss Raina Aydelott
School: Magnolia Science Academy, Reseda, Los Angeles County
Ardo Nashalian, Grade 7 portrait
Raffi Titizian, Grade 7 portrait
Burning Calories: How Much Energy Is Stored in Different Types of Food?
Advisor: Mr. Elias Pappas
School: Holy Martyrs Armenian High School, Encino, Los Angeles County
Maddison C. Perkins, Grade 7 portrait
Electrify Your Electrolytes
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Huffine
School: Academy for Academic Excellence, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Annie Renas, Grade 7 portrait
Causes and Effects of Vitamin C Depletion through Heat Application
Advisor: Ms. Shirley Demer
School: Grant K-8, San Diego, San Diego County
Rann A. Rogando, Grade 8 portrait
3...2...1... Combust! What Ratio Is Best?
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Callista E. Schoettmer, Grade 7 portrait
Does the Viscosity or Density of Gasoline Correlate to Its Energy?
Advisor: Ms. Kathleen Quijada
School: California City Middle School, California City, Kern County
Zack P. Sercel, Grade 7 portrait
Gone in a Flash: Solubility and Burn Rate of Nitrocellulose as a Function of Nitration Time
Advisor: Mrs. Sheila Jakobsen
School: Sky Mountain Charter School, Placerville, El Dorado County
Eliana Stone, Grade 6 portrait
Trends in the Emission Spectra of Elements
Advisor: Ms. Tini Raman
School: Challenger School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Kalati J. Tuilesu, Grade 6 portrait
Which Evaporates Fastest?
Advisor: Ms. Susan Tuilesu
School: Camino Real Elementary School, Riverside, Riverside County
J0627 — Fourth Place
Timofey Volkov, Grade 8 portrait
Andreea Vorobchevici, Grade 8 portrait
Melodies in the Ice
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Alexander Woodside, Grade 7 portrait
Sugar in Candy
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Woodside
School: Mountain Oaks School, San Andreas, Calaveras County

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