CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Earth & Planetary Sciences

Senior Division

Michael A. Castillo, Grade 9
Which Organic Material Has the Least Soil Compaction Rate and Allows for the Best Plant Growth?
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
S0802 — First Place
Natalie R. Gallagher, Grade 10
Connor B. Lydon, Grade 10
Secrets of San Lorenzo Valley's Atmosphere
Advisor: Mrs. Jane Orbuch, Mrs. jane Orbuch
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
S0803 — Fourth Place
Maya A. Josyula, Grade 10
Earth's Carbon Sinks: Exploring the Effects of Melting Arctic Ocean Ice
Advisor: Mrs. Jillian Fackrell
School: Homestead High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Cali R. Mendoza, Grade 10
David M. Tenney, Grade 10
Using an Upper-Stratosphere Data Collecting Systematic Apparatus to Monitor Atmospheric Phenomena
Advisor: Mr. Jacob Bagnell
School: Anderson Valley Junior/Senior High School, Boonville, Mendocino County
Max B. Olsthoorn, Grade 9
Ocean Currents Flow, Direction, and Journey: Galapagos Islands Examination
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S0806 — Second Place
Christopher A. Powers, Grade 10
Investigating Wave Barriers to Reduce the Power of Storm Surges
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Powers
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Ken K. Ross, Grade 9
Will Your Land Sink? The Effects of Porosity and Permeability of Different Grain Sizes of Soil on Liquefaction
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Hannah J. Washburn, Grade 11
Rehabilitating Hydrophobic Soil to Allow Indigenous Bunch Grass Growth
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
Alice R. Zhai, Grade 10
Constructing a Multi-Variate Regression Model for Hurricane Loss and Its Application to Hurricane Sandy
Advisor: Dr. Hui Su
School: La Canada High School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Teo A. Palmieri, Grade 9
Soil Compaction
Advisor: Ms. Erin Vaccarro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
S0899 — Third Place
Hannah N. Johnson, Grade 10
Hannah R. Larsen, Grade 10
Zachary J. Larsen, Grade 10
Using Fossils to Reconstruct a Miocene Ecosystem in the Barstow Formation: Year Two
Advisor: Mr. Robert Reynolds
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County

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