CSSF Category Awards: 2013
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division


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S1810 — First Place
Jamie R. Lesser, Grade 12
Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulation on Atomic Diffusion on a Cu-Sn Surface
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S1806 — Second Place
Michelle Guo, Grade 11
Andrew J. Zhang, Grade 10
The Distribution of [C/Fe] Ratios in Milky Way Dwarf Spheroidal Satellites from Medium-Resolution Spectroscopy
Advisor: Dr. Evan Kirby
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Irvington High School, Fremont, Alameda County
S1815 — Third Place
Sara K. Simpson, Grade 11
Modeling Parameter Sensitivity of Nonlinear Oscillators with Fitzhugh Nagumo Equations
Advisor: Ms. Lara Dickens
School: Henry (Patrick) Senior High School, San Diego, San Diego County
S1898 — Fourth Place
Roshan J. Plamthottam, Grade 11
The Self-Assembly of Diamagnetic Materials Using a Magnetic Field
Advisor: Mr. William Schlegel
School: Upland High School, Upland, San Bernardino County
S1808 — Honorable Mention
Jay G. Kamat, Grade 11
Alex Nagase, Grade 11
Exploring the Effect of Water Hardness on the Mpemba Effect
Advisor: Dr. Mary Anne Plano
School: Homestead High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S1817 — Honorable Mention
Caitlin E. Thompson, Grade 12
Bio-Inspired Design of a Dew Catcher Based on Nanotechnology
Advisor: Mr. Joe Mello
School: Carmel High School, Carmel, Monterey County
S1897 — Honorable Mention
Ezra B. Creighton, Grade 10
Making a Four Stroke Engine Run on Water, Instead of Gasoline
Advisor: Mr. James Creighton
School: Monarch Academy, Moreno Valley, Riverside County

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