CSSF Category Awards: 2013
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division


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J1804 — First Place
Shashank H. Dholakia, Grade 8
Shishir H. Dholakia, Grade 8
The Sky Is No Limit: A Photometric Analysis of Short Period Variable Stars and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems
Advisor: Dr. Nancy Fohner
School: Peterson (Marion A.) Middle School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1817 — Second Place
Julienne Sauer, Grade 8
Quantum Locking: The Future of Frictionless Motion
Advisor: Ms. Kimberly Hansell
School: Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
J1809 — Third Place
Margo K. Kuney, Grade 6
Does Temperature Affect a Magnetic Field's Strength?
Advisor: Mrs. Wendy Karnes
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1815 — Fourth Place
Vinisha D. Prajapati, Grade 8
Is Your Watermelon a "Lemon"? Can "Tapping" a Watermelon Really Predict How Ripe or Sweet It Is?
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Bowns
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
J1801 — Honorable Mention
Rosemary J. Chapman, Grade 6
The "Eggsact" Speed of Light
Advisor: Mrs. Tina Williford
School: Westfield School, Porterville, Tulare County
J1803 — Honorable Mention
Austin M. Hartman, Grade 8
Thierry L. de Crespigny, Grade 8
Ed O. van Bruggen, Grade 8
Visualizing the Invisible: At Home with a Schlieren Camera
Advisor: Mr. Tom Keating
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J1818 — Honorable Mention
Sam A. Scherz, Grade 8
Nathan S. Stull, Grade 8
Tesla's Egg of Columbus
Advisor: Mr. Paul Scherz
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County

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