CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Product Science (Biological)

Junior Division

J2001 — Honorable Mention
Maryam Bharucha, Grade 8
The Race to Relief: Which Aleve Pill Dissolves the Fastest?
Advisor: Mrs. Selena Khan Abdullah
School: Institute of Knowledge, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
Akua O.B. Brown, Grade 8
Reiko M. Silva, Grade 8
What Nontoxic Substances Best Attract Ants?
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Phoebe L. Failor, Grade 6
Detecting Vitamin C in Fruits
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Kelley
School: New Brighton Middle School, Capitola, Santa Cruz County
Ryan C. Fong, Grade 8
Coffee: Hazardous for Consumption? An Investigation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Various Coffee Roasts
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Bowns
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
J2005 — Honorable Mention
Sarah Rose George, Grade 7
Some Growing Media Are Better than Others for Growing Plants
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Jared R. Griffith, Grade 7
Toothpaste: Which One Really Works the Best?
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Stewart
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Juhaina Habeebulla, Grade 6
Natural Preservative vs. Mold
Advisor: Mrs. Muna Moinuddin
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
J2008 — Honorable Mention
Katie I. Huston, Grade 6
Yeast + Sugar Substitutes: Rise or Fall?
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Janelle M. Jordan, Grade 8
Dye Hard: Speeding Up the Coloring Process of Carnations
Advisor: Mr. Blake Pannell
School: South Bay Faith Academy, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County
Isaac Y. Kim, Grade 6
Stop and Listen: How to Prevent Hearing Damage While Listening to Popular Music on Your Smartphone
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Reynolds
School: Reagan (Ronald) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Kerris L. Lassley, Grade 8
Which Household Substance Will Increase the Ice Nucleation Process of Dew on Oranges?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J2012 — Second Place
Henry G. Low, Grade 8
Fungus Busters: Which Antifungal Agent Is the Most Effective?
Advisor: Mrs. Bethany Dixon
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
Fiona L. Robbins, Grade 8
An Orange a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!
Advisor: Ms. Nellie Hill
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Karishma Shah, Grade 7
Bacterial Colonization on Apples and the Efficacy of Various Cleansing Methods
Advisor: Ms. Tracy McCabe
School: Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Reena M. Somani, Grade 7
Sweeteners and Sweetness: Is There a Non-Harmful, but Tasty, Sweetener for Teens?
Advisor: Dr. Anjali Somani
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Makena K. Stimmler, Grade 8
Luscious Lips! Testing Lip Care Products for Moisture Retention
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Fox
School: St. Bede the Venerable School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Jolie M. Stoner, Grade 6
Burning Calories
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Stoner
School: Del Rio Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J2018 — Third Place
Sage A. Strieker, Grade 8
Put the Fire Out: Choose an Antacid That Stops Your Heartburn
Advisor: Mrs. Christy Novak
School: St. Timothy School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J2019 — Fourth Place
Serena E. Tang, Grade 7
Investigating the Concentration Levels of PCBs in Farmed Fish Feed
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Bowns
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
Harley Q. Thompson, Grade 7
Mercury Canned from the Sea
Advisor: Mr. Gary Kreeger
School: San Carlos Elementary School, Monterey, Monterey County
Shannon R. Woodside, Grade 6
Sugar Affects Homemade Marshmallows
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Woodside
School: Mountain Oaks School, San Andreas, Calaveras County
Nolan W. Yamada, Grade 7
Which DoTerra Essential Oil Is Most Effective in Killing Bacteria in the Oral Area?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Allison G. Raymundo, Grade 8
Organic Substitutes for Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
Advisor: Mr. Jack Ellis
School: Richardson PREP HI Middle School, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County
J2098 — First Place
Andres S. Gonzalez, Grade 6
Which Household Product Will Preserve a Carved Pumpkin from Developing Mold and Dehydration?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Lorch
School: St. Hyacinth Academy, San Jacinto, Riverside County
Shayle Gupta, Grade 6
Physical Block vs. Chemical Screen: Which Type Is More Effective?
Advisor: Mrs. Martha Brandon
School: All Saints Carden Academy - Riverside, Riverside, Riverside County

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