CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Environmental Engineering

Junior Division

Kaitlyn A. Arst, Grade 7
The Effect of Yeast as a Biodegradable Solution in Decomposing Plastic and Bio Plastic Cups: Year 2
Advisor: Mr. Mesut Deniz
School: Magnolia Science Academy 2, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
J1002 — Honorable Mention
Shivani Bhushan, Grade 8
Do Marine Plants Reverse Ocean Acidification?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Eli C. Bjorklund, Grade 8
Parker Hite, Grade 8
Cactus Clean-up: The Effect of Nopal Opuntia on Oil Consumption
Advisor: Ms. Rachel Hofmann
School: Baymonte Christian School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1004 — First Place
Anna D. de la Rosa, Grade 7
An Ap'peel'ling Purifier? Using Banana Peels to Remove Copper from Water
Advisor: Ms. Alexandra Gonzales
School: Our Lady of Refuge School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Aidan D. Dougherty, Grade 7
Cleaning Up Oil Spills
Advisor: Ms. Rita Blickenstaff
School: Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, San Diego, San Diego County
Cameron Garcia Brown, Grade 6
Worms: Earth's Answer?
Advisor: Ms. Jayne Hastedt
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Brian H.B. Hartman, Grade 6
The Power of Peat Moss
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Tinoco
School: Sierra Canyon Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
Cole M. Jarvis, Grade 7
Can a Rooftop Garden Help to Keep a Building Cool?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Jarvis
School: Grass Valley Charter School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Madelyn R. Kent, Grade 6
What Types of Variables Help Compost Break Down Faster?
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Bell
School: Green Valley Christian School, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
J1010 — Honorable Mention
Chase W. King, Grade 7
Hot and Cold Insulators: Can You Keep Your Cool Naturally?
Advisor: Ms. Diane Bredt
School: St. Mark's School, San Rafael, Marin County
J1011 — Honorable Mention
Jordan T. Kulischak, Grade 8
Can Algae Reduce Methane Production from Cow Manure?
Advisor: Dr. TIm Lueker
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1012 — Third Place
Benjamin Lee, Grade 8
DuckWeeding Out Contaminants
Advisor: Ms. Brittany Bryan
School: Chinese American International School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Kimberly J. Mitchell, Grade 8
The New Gassy World
Advisor: Mrs. Jessica Wawock
School: Greenfield Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Maximilien J. Moreno, Grade 8
Earth: The Great Decomposer with a Boost
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Chew-Pina
School: Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy, Calexico, Imperial County
J1015 — Second Place
Kai T. Narum, Grade 8
Pay More Attention to Bioretention: Effectiveness of Filtration Media for Removal of Pollutants from Stormwater
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Emerson R. Perez, Grade 7
Testing Different Materials That Inhibit the Passage of Airborne Contaminants
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Connor M. Pofahl, Grade 6
Phytoremediation Plants that Clean Aquatic Environments
Advisor: Mr. Alan Newlove
School: Valley Oak Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County
Kaitlyn A. Russo, Grade 8
The Effect of Elodea on Polluted Water
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Nick T. Scheel, Grade 8
The Reverse of Respiration
Advisor: Mr. Erik Harrington
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Anna D. Singer, Grade 7
Warm It Up! Grass or Fruit Cup? Do Grass Clippings or Fruit and Vegetable Waste Create More Heat Energy in a Compost?
Advisor: Ms. Susan Welter
School: Ralston Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Serena J. Soh, Grade 8
Air for the Microbes
Advisor: Dr. Josh Schimel
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1022 — Honorable Mention
Gemma M. Taylor, Grade 8
Can Mushrooms Clean Up Fertilizer Runoff?
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Paulina Valerio, Grade 8
Elma S. del Aguila, Grade 8
The Efficiency of Eco-Friendly Insulation: Smart House Science
Advisor: Ms. Gloria Rodriguez
School: Frank (Robert J.) Intermediate School, Oxnard, Ventura County
James Isaac T. Staten, Grade 7
Bags to Bricks for Humanity
Advisor: Mrs. Tracy Moore
School: George Visual and Performing Arts School, Adelanto, San Bernardino County
J1099 — Fourth Place
Mary Travis H. Doepner, Grade 8
Findings from the Field Yr2: Cont. Study of Pervious Materials in LID Project at Riv.Co. Flood Control/H2O Conserv. Dist
Advisor: Ms. Anne Akins
School: River Springs Charter, Temecula, Riverside County

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