CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Environmental Science

Junior Division

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Devon A. Block-Funkhouser, Grade 8 portrait
Do Plants Make Fish Healthier?
Advisor: Mr. Bill Wise
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1102 — Fourth Place
Seung Hye Choi, Grade 8 portrait
Comparison of Quality of Water in Fresno and Clovis
Advisor: Mrs. Debra Lindstrom
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
Angelina B.S. Clinkenbeard, Grade 6 portrait
Swimming in Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Juarez
School: Academy for Academic Excellence, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Emily K. Denny, Grade 8 portrait
The Distribution of Oil over Water in Different Wind Conditions
Advisor: Mr. Dan Scofield
School: St. Mary's Catholic School, Arcata, Humboldt County
David Duncan, Grade 6 portrait
Warning! Dangerous Bacteria in Los Angeles Lakes?
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1106 — Third Place
Emma R. Freedman, Grade 7 portrait
Rollin' on the River Testing the Effects of Deforestation on the Water Quality of the Kinabatangan River in Borneo
Advisor: Dr. David Bernick
School: Homeschool, Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
Peach S. Gerthoffer, Grade 8 portrait
Brine Shrimp and pH
Advisor: Ms. Danielle Bean
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1108 — Honorable Mention
Elle G. Henriksen, Grade 7 portrait
Nuclear Power: Hot or Not?
Advisor: Ms. Nadia Oggiano
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Kimi P. Hirano, Grade 7 portrait
How Toxic Is Your Child's Park? Comparing the Effects of Parks' Parking Areas' Run-Off on Daphnia magna
Advisor: Mr. Dennis Keane
School: St. Matthew Catholic School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Kaelene M. Jensen, Grade 8 portrait
How Do Nitrate Levels Along the Salinas River Compare to Non-Farm Tributary Water?
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
Anastasia B. Leopold, Grade 8 portrait
Plastic Lint: A Study of Microscopic Marine Debris
Advisor: Mr. Chris Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1113 — First Place
Maya D. Miklos, Grade 8 portrait
Soiling Our Earth? Analysis of Nitrogen Levels in Fertilizer Runoff
Advisor: Ms. Linda Luo
School: Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Brandon T. Moreno, Grade 7 portrait
Eco-Friendly Car Wash Detergent vs. Regular Car Wash Detergent: Which Is Better for Our Environment?
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Olsen
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Maximilien Moreno, Grade 7 portrait
Earth, the Great Decomposer
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Chew-Pina
School: Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Calexico, Imperial County
Riley E. Rich, Grade 7 portrait
Water Quality Changes in Redtail Fairy Shrimp Environment
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Elise J. Rio, Grade 8 portrait
Eco Dive
Advisor: Mr. Brandon Parsons
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Andrew B. Roman, Grade 8 portrait
Can the New River Be Cleaned So that Invertebrates Can Survive in Its Reclaimed Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Chew-Pina
School: Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Calexico, Imperial County
Kaitlyn A. Russo, Grade 7 portrait
Determining the Effect of Ammonium-Nitrogen on Aquatic Life
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1120 — Honorable Mention
Sage A. Strieker, Grade 7 portrait
Murky Waters: The Impact of Oil Spills and Oil Spill Cleanup Dispersants on Gulf Coast Mangrove Habitats
Advisor: Ms. Christy Novak
School: St. Timothy School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1121 — Honorable Mention
Louisa Vanhecke, Grade 8 portrait
Internal Global Combustion Warming Engine
Advisor: Mrs. Jan St. Oegger
School: Santa Barbara Christian School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Mika Weissenberger, Grade 8 portrait
The Global and Local Burrito: An Analysis of Transportation Carbon Footprint and Price
Advisor: Mrs. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1123 — Second Place
Maaike R. Wielenga, Grade 8 portrait
Too Salty for Seeds! An Experiment Examining the Effect Salinity Has on the Germination of Pea Seeds
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Elizabeth Miksztal, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Ocean Acidification on Bioluminescent Plankton
Advisor: Dr. Risa Peoples
School: Terman Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County

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