CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Environmental Science

Junior Division

Finnegan N. Barry, Grade 7
Art F. Tiongson, Grade 7
Acid Waves
Advisor: Dr. James Barry
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
Nigella M. Baur, Grade 6
Do Bigger Watersheds Have a Higher Coliform Concentration?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1103 — Honorable Mention
Daniel S. Bruce, Grade 7
Urban Noise: Effects on Lagoon Bird Density and Species Diversity
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Jay S. Chiruvolu, Grade 6
Max Dillon, Grade 6
Are We Killing Our Creeks? How Land Use Affects Water Quality in the Permanente Creek Watershed
Advisor: Ms. Margaret Suozzo
School: Bullis Purissima Elementary School, Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County
Jack Donohoe, Grade 6
By Land or by Sea: Where Does Beach Trash Come From?
Advisor: Mr. Paul Brown
School: Holy Cross School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
MacGregor Douglass, Grade 7
Got Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Swann
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Nathan R. Fennacy, Grade 8
Plastic: Productive or Destructive
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1109 — Second Place
Emma R. Freedman, Grade 8
How Endangered? Modeling the Effects of Logging and Poaching on Orangutan Viability
Advisor: Mrs. Patty Freedman
School: Homeschool, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
J1110 — Honorable Mention
Anita Garg, Grade 7
The Effect of the Native Plant Community Seeded in Restoration on the Growth of Salvia apiana
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Gina R. Gwiazda, Grade 7
Forest Recovery after Logging
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Suyeon Ju, Grade 8
Korea and San Diego: What Is the Difference in Water Quality?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1113 — Fourth Place
Owen C. Keith, Grade 8
The Effect of Biodiversity on Ecosystem Health
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Moore
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Dylan T. Lerner, Grade 8
Investigating Whether Atmospheric Conditions Affect Emission/Dispersion Rates and Levels of Ash Particulates
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1115 — Honorable Mention
Lee J. McEligot, Grade 6
Bisphenol A: The Big Plastic Adversity
Advisor: Mr. August Lobato
School: Vista Verde School, Irvine, Orange County
Leo J. McGrath, Grade 7
Are You Sure That Air Is Safe to Breath? Acidity and Particles in the Air of Newark, CA
Advisor: Mr. Mark Drumm
School: Newark Junior High School, Newark, Alameda County
Ashwini Narayan, Grade 6
Reducing Our Plastic Footprint: The Promise of "Bio-Plastic"
Advisor: Dr. P Narayan
School: Fugman (James S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
J1118 — First Place
Venkat N. Sankar, Grade 8
Ecology or Economy: How to Have It Both Ways! Managing the Impact of Infrastructure Projects on Endangered Species
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Sommer
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Ethan Uetrecht, Grade 8
The Effects of Greywater on the Development of the Pieris rapae Butterfly
Advisor: Mrs. Jacqueline Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Intermediate School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
J1120 — Honorable Mention
Louis C. Wooliever, Grade 8
Pampas Grass Grows Wild!
Advisor: Ms. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1197 — Third Place
Kate C. Murray, Grade 7
Which Earthworm Best Affects the Soil?
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Ligeti
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Edwin L.L. Uglum, Grade 6
Clean Air... Where?
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Huffine
School: Academy for Academic Excellence, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Sarah Wilcox, Grade 8
Ozone Ogone
Advisor: Mrs. Wendi Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County

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