CSSF Category Awards: 2013
Plant Biology

Senior Division


Preview of Winners Click to expand Preview of Honorable Mentions

S1923 — First Place
Hannah B. Spinner, Grade 11
Do Plants Talk? The Effects of Mycorrhizal Networks on Defense Signaling in Corn
Advisor: Ms. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
S1922 — Second Place
Ivonnie A. Shih, Grade 12
The Effects of Ethephon, Its Decomposition Products, pH, and Calcium on Berry Cracking in Flame Seedless Grapes
Advisor: Ms. Yan Zhuang
School: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Alameda County
S1997 — Third Place
Aradhana Sinha, Grade 12
Kapil Sinha, Grade 9
Evaluating Peronospora Presence in Salinas Valley & Analyzing DNA Similarity in Downy Mildew Pathogens Affecting Spinach
Advisor: Dr. Steve Klosterman
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S1924 — Fourth Place
Emma M. Sydir, Grade 11
The Effect of Light Exposure on Circumnutation Size
Advisor: Mrs. Anuradha Sarkar
School: Leland High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1902 — Honorable Mention
Edward N. Banuelos, Grade 12
Benjamin D. Wright, Grade 12
A Fishy Situation: A Study to Test the Efficiency of Aquaponics Farming Meathods
Advisor: Mr. Mark Grubb
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1906 — Honorable Mention
Kevin Y. Chen, Grade 11
Amit Patel, Grade 11
Anfal S. Siddiqui, Grade 11
Contribution of Core Type III Xop Effector Proteins in Bacterial Spot Disease
Advisor: Dr. Mary Beth Mdugett, Dr. Mary Beth Mudgett
School: Irvington High School, Fremont, Alameda County
S1913 — Honorable Mention
Shivani Gupta, Grade 9
It's Getting Toxic Here!
Advisor: Mrs. Crystal Neptune
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S1915 — Honorable Mention
Weston C. Isheim, Grade 11
Jackson R. McClain, Grade 11
Zachary S. Vavra, Grade 11
The Paradoxical Parasite
Advisor: Mrs. Bethany Dixon
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
S1925 — Honorable Mention
Jonathan E. Tynan, Grade 11
Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Ratio in Plants
Advisor: Ms. Ellyn Daugherty
School: San Mateo High School, San Mateo, San Mateo County

Listings of All projects in this panel and All Category Awards


California State Science Fair / 2013 Category Awards / CalifSF@usc.edu