CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Product Science (Physical)

Junior Division

J2101 — Second Place
William F. Abersek, Grade 8
A Global Tune-Up: Developing a Performance Index for Green Lubricants
Advisor: Mrs. Annie Shaw
School: Heritage Oak Private Elementary, Yorba Linda, Orange County
J2102 — Fourth Place
Hakan S. Alpay, Grade 8
Efficacy of Light Shelves?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Therese M. Azevedo, Grade 8
The Effect of Flavor on the Dissolving Rate of Mints
Advisor: Mr. Tim Arnold
School: Jefferson (Thomas) Middle School, Wasco, Kern County
Sakina Bambot, Grade 6
What's in My Water?
Advisor: Ms. Jayne Hastedt
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
John Bandek, Grade 8
What Color Is the Candy ?
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Fiona P. Bandy, Grade 8
The Tear Catcher: An All-Purpose Finger Wipe. It's TEARific!
Advisor: Mrs. Shana Stanley
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Nicole M. Bialick, Grade 8
The Effects of Environmental Gases on the Stability of Inkjet Prints
Advisor: Dr. Richard Bialilck
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Lilah M. Blalock, Grade 8
The Potential Thermal Dangers of Artificial Turf
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Dennis Chen, Grade 8
The Effects of Thermal Interface Material (TIM) on Computer Performance
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Acres
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Josiah S. Discar, Grade 8
Wiping Up the Competition
Advisor: Mrs. Sandra Jones
School: Heritage Christian School, San Diego, San Diego County
Seth T. Freeman, Grade 8
The Temperature Effects on Various Balls
Advisor: Ms. Laura Griffith
School: Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J2112 — Honorable Mention
John F. Gomez, Grade 8
Are Helmets Really Safe?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Lynsey R. Gookin, Grade 7
The Effects Different Leavening Agents Have on Baking Cupcakes
Advisor: Mr. Dan Doane
School: Columbia Union School, Columbia, Tuolumne County
Schafer M. Kraemer, Grade 8
Battle of the Bulbs
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J2115 — Honorable Mention
Rebecca L. Markowitz, Grade 8
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream
Advisor: Ms. Kaitlin Rosichan
School: High Tech Middle Media Arts, San Diego, San Diego County
J2116 — First Place
Zachary C. McGaugh, Grade 8
What Material Is Best for Lining the Inside of a Surf Bootie to Prevent Foot Penetration from a Stingray Barb?
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Grendziak
School: Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Metta T. Nicholson, Grade 8
Lost at the Solar Maximum? The Effect of Solar Flares on GPS
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Aisha Raheem, Grade 8
Q-Riosity: What Is the Optimum Distance of a QR Code?
Advisor: Mrs. Muna Moinuddin
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Jodi R. Sanders, Grade 8
Soccer and Concussions: They Don't Mix
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J2120 — Third Place
Emmanuelle C. Scott, Grade 8
How Do the Ingredients in Nail Polish Affect Its Properties?
Advisor: Ms. Martha Jimenez-Corsi
School: Blair International Baccalaureate School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Jonathan K. Shaklan, Grade 7
Julian Tayarah, Grade 7
Comparing Cooling and Heating of Athletic Shirts
Advisor: Mr. Dev Anandhan, Mr. Ravishanth Dev Anandhan
School: Sierra Madre Elementary, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County, Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
Meha Shezad, Grade 6
Dissolution Rate of Painkillers
Advisor: Mrs. Stacie Grooters
School: New Horizon Elementary School, Irvine, Irvine, Orange County
Ronak S. Singh, Grade 7
The Effect of Ambient Temperature on the Performance of Hybrid Cars
Advisor: Dr. Raj Singh
School: Marsh (Harry M.) Junior High School, Chico, Butte County
Michelle A. Stevens, Grade 8
Dawn vs. Ivory with Wave Movement
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J. Elijah Suchard, Grade 8
Does Temperature Affect Bounciness of a Lacrosse Ball?
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Kempiak
School: Hillcrest Middle School, Sebastopol, Sonoma County
Duncan A. Welch, Grade 6
Which Air Filter Removes the Most Particles from the Air?
Advisor: Mrs. Monica Barker
School: Copperopolis Elementary School, Copperopolis, Calaveras County
Trevor C. Williams, Grade 7
Build vs. Buy a Computer
Advisor: Mr. Brendan Gummerson
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Ria Angelica T. Laxa, Grade 8
UV Detection for Medicine Protection
Advisor: Mr. John Lawrence
School: Sacred Heart Academy, Redlands, San Bernardino County

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