CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Microbiology (General)

Senior Division

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Noah N. Alderson, Grade 10 portrait
Microbial Fuel Cell and the Effects that Different Substrates Have on Electrical Output
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Ackermann
School: Calvary Chapel High School, Santa Ana, Orange County
Clarice B. Arcia, Grade 9 portrait
Air Pollution: What We Should Wear
Advisor: Mrs. Sherra Vongehr
School: Clovis High School, Clovis, Fresno County
Masih A. Babagoli, Grade 10 portrait
Effects of Three Essential Oils on the Growth of the Fungus Alternaria solani
Advisor: Mr. Michael Tran
School: Beckman (Arnold O.) High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1504 — Honorable Mention
Conner R. Bennett, Grade 9 portrait
Does Hippopotamus Skin Secretion Prevent E. coli Bacteria Growth and Protect the Skin from Harmful Sun Light?
Advisor: Ms. Marisol Ornelas
School: Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton, San Mateo County
Kyle A. Correia, Grade 11 portrait
Ariane S. Nazemi, Grade 11 portrait
The Mechanics of Life
Advisor: Dr. Jay Vavra
School: High Tech High, San Diego, San Diego County
Gabrielle A. Evey, Grade 9 portrait
Bothersome Bacteria Encountered in Restaurant Restrooms: Which Surface Is Dirtiest?
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1507 — Second Place
Melissa R. Fagan, Grade 11 portrait
Creation of Alginate Microparticles as a Novel Drug Delivery Vehicle
Advisor: Dr. Jane Willoughby
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Nicholas E. Fifield, Grade 9 portrait
What Is the Dirtiest Place in the House?
Advisor: Mr. William Schleigal
School: Upland High School, Upland, San Bernardino County
Kyle A. Groves, Grade 9 portrait
Michael D. Wintermantel, Grade 9 portrait
Preservation of Plant Viruses Using a Food Dehydrator
Advisor: Dr. William Wintermantel
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
Ryan Hsu, Grade 11 portrait
A Unique Approach in DNA Based Identification of Airborne Fungal Population in the Sacramento Area
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Leung
School: Davis Senior High School, Davis, Yolo County
Mohamed A. Ibrahim, Grade 9 portrait
Don't Forget to Deodorize
Advisor: Mr. Rod Rodriguez
School: St. Francis High School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Grace Jin Li, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of Geobacteraceae on the Power Generation of a Microbial Fuel Cell
Advisor: Ms. Judy Fusco
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Olivia K. Maglieri, Grade 10 portrait
Investigating the Bacteria Contamination Levels on Different Coins Exposed to Various Environments
Advisor: Mr. Nathan Whittington
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
S1514 — Honorable Mention
Kathleen R. Maguire, Grade 12 portrait
Bacterial Biofilms Are Influenced by Beta-Lactam Antibiotics
Advisor: Ms. Stacy Sjoberg
School: Marlborough School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Nicholas R. Mayner, Grade 10 portrait
The Shocking Truth: Enhancing Algae Based Biofuel through Low Level Electrostimulation
Advisor: Mr. Nicholas Eckelberry
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Andy S. Meyers, Grade 10 portrait
Algae: The Living Oil Factory
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Marine Minasyan, Grade 11 portrait
The Effects of Second Hand Smoke on Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Glendy De Lacruz
School: Bravo (Francisco) Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Bhavesh H. Patel, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Brominated Vegetable Oil on Yeast Populations
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Roberto P. Pimienta, Grade 12 portrait
Measuring the Toxicity of ZnO Nanoparticles in Pseudomonas stutzeri
Advisor: Ms. Jessica Lee
School: Sequoia High School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
Andre C.H. Poon, Grade 11 portrait
Chau (Jenny) A. Vuong, Grade 11 portrait
Plants vs. Bacteria: Comparing the Antibacterial Properties of Different Plants
Advisor: Miss Megan Michaelis, Mrs. Christina Schramm
School: Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel, Los Angeles County
S1522 — Honorable Mention
Adam J. Protter, Grade 11 portrait
Phytopharmaceutical Assay of Antimicrobial Properties of Piper (L.) Genus with a Novel MIC Protocol for Oil Extracts
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Dennis J. Shim, Grade 10 portrait
Microsatellite Distribution Analysis in Various Bacterial Genomes Using Mathematica
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Fox
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1524 — Fourth Place
Charulata Sinha, Grade 9 portrait
Development of Bacterial Cross-Resistance to Repeated Use of Mouthwash
Advisor: Dr. Kelly Doran
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Jack R. Takahashi, Grade 11 portrait
Andrew S. Tsai, Grade 11 portrait
A Novel Study of the Adaptation of Pseudomonas putida S12 to a Polystyrene Rich Environment
Advisor: Mrs. Amanda Alonzo
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Erika R. Witt, Grade 10 portrait
Determining Which Antibiotic Is Most Likely to Prevent Resistance by Effectively Killing Bacteria
Advisor: Dr. David Witt
School: Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, Marin County
Francis C. Yang, Grade 10 portrait
Investigation of the Antibacterial Activity of Artemisia californica
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Marsing
School: Capistrano Valley High School, Mission Viejo, Orange County
S1528 — Third Place
David M. Zimmerman, Grade 11 portrait
Stress-Induced Mutagenesis and Evolution of Competitive Fitness in Shewanella: Applications for Microbial Fuel Cells
Advisor: Ms. Tamara Miller
School: Brentwood School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
S1599 — First Place
Neera M. Shah, Grade 12 portrait
Nehaly M. Shah, Grade 12 portrait
Saving Citrus Trees: Serological Detection of Bacteria Associated with Citrus Greening Disease, Year 2
Advisor: Dr. Manjunath Keremane
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County

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