CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Materials Science

Junior Division

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J1401
Connor R. Ashton, Grade 7
Destroyed or Resistant: The Effect of Acid Rain on Building Materials
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Rathe
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1402
Nikko K. Baird, Grade 7
What Is the Effect of Different Conifer Type Sap Wood in Filtering Bacteria Sized Dye from Water?
Advisor: Ms. Hadeel Abutouk
School: Carden Academy of Almaden, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1403
Mihika A. Balaji, Grade 8
The Effect of Different Shielding Materials on Electromagnetic Emissions
Advisor: Mrs. Vimala Sampath
School: Challenger School, Newark, Alameda County
J1404
Tyler J. Bodenhamer, Grade 8
Building a Solar Air Heater: A Study to Determine Efficiency of Various Solar Absorber Materials
Advisor: Mr. Michael Bridges
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1405
Nate U. Cantu, Grade 8
Effectiveness of Wi-Fi Blocking Paint
Advisor: Mrs. Brianne Fidalgo
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1406
Abhay M. Dharnidharka, Grade 6
Soundproofing: Which Material Soundproofs the Best?
Advisor: Mr. Michael Berwald
School: Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1407
Alice Feng, Grade 8
Arely J. Sun, Grade 8
The Effect of Mushroom Species and Substrates on the Properties of a Novel Biodegradable Material: Mycelium
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Morgensen
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1408
Sam T. Freeman, Grade 7
Can Trees Beat E. coli?
Advisor: Miss Rachel Hofmann
School: Baymonte Christian School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1409
Leia R. Gluckman, Grade 8
Empower Powder: Formulating a Body, Teeth, and Hair Cleansing Powder Made from Ingredients Available in a Refugee Camp
Advisor: Ms. Caryn Asherson
School: Beverly Vista Middle School, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County
J1410
Sarah I. Gratzer, Grade 6
What Materials Block Wi-Fi Signal?
Advisor: Mr. Phillip Hodder
School: Chase (Ethan A.) Middle School, Menifee, Riverside County
J1411
Charlotte L. Hogan, Grade 6
Don't Take Your Kitchen for Granite
Advisor: Ms. Joyann Sofio
School: Reed (Walter) Middle School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
J1412
Nathan M. Kang, Grade 6
Comparing Rates of Decomposition of Different Plastics
Advisor: Ms. Joyann Sofio
School: Reed (Walter) Middle School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
J1413
Michael P. Karvelas, Grade 8
How Can the Insulation of a Window Be Improved?
Advisor: Mr. Ravishanth (Ravi) Dev Anandhan
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
J1414
Sofia Kvaternik, Grade 6
The Effect of Different Hurricane Wind Categories on Different Building Materials
Advisor: Ms. Allison Birkhead
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1415
Skylar Y. Li, Grade 6
Natural vs. Artificial: Which Is the Best Insulator?
Advisor: Mr. Ravishanth Dev Anandhan
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
J1416
Jaden A. Luna, Grade 8
Subsidizing Cement with the Utilization of Bio-Waste Materials to Create a Superior Concrete
Advisor: Mrs. Brianne Fidalgo
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1417
Sanjna Mizar, Grade 7
Keep the Noise Down
Advisor: Mrs. Sharlene Dickens
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1418
Derek M. Nasalroad, Grade 7
Effects of Various Materials on Wi-Fi Signal Speed
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1419
Crystal L. Neilsen, Grade 7
Wick Be Nimble, Wick Be Quick
Advisor: Mrs. Leslie Dixion
School: Capay Joint Union Elementary School, Orland, Glenn County
J1420
Alexandra B. Olivar, Grade 7
Testing the Insulation Properties of Different Jacket Materials
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Naramore
School: Cal Aero Preserve Academy, Chino, San Bernardino County
J1421
Luke A. Pannell, Grade 8
Projectile Protection: Deflective Properties of Non-Newtonian Fluids
Advisor: Mrs. Trudy Pannell
School: Classical Conversations, Long Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
J1422
Milan I. Pete, Grade 6
Fruit Electricity
Advisor: Ms. Brigida Bell-Corona
School: Capay Joint Union Elementary School, Orland, Glenn County
J1423
Thoya Raman, Grade 7
Improving the Durability of Natural Dyes on Cloth
Advisor: Mrs. Jess Norling
School: Thornton Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
J1424
Ava P. Rothenberg, Grade 8
The Decellularization of a Spinach Leaf by Perfusion and Submersion of Detergent Solution
Advisor: Ms. Jerilyn Joel
School: Archer School (The) for Girls, Los Angles, Los Angeles County
J1425
Jack Smith, Grade 6
Constant Comfort
Advisor: Mr. Jay Ferrenberg
School: Centenial Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1426
Rayyan T. Talukdar, Grade 7
Bamboo to Use: Making It 100% Biodegradable
Advisor: Mrs. Yasmine Abusaif
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J1427
Ella Villegas, Grade 6
What Material Provides the Best Protection for Your Electronic Device?
Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Stead
School: Liberty Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
J1428
Aidin P. Weissler, Grade 8
Coatings to Protect Polymers from UV Damage
Advisor: Mr. Matt Bessler
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1499
Dominique E. Bhatti, Grade 7
Exploring the Physics and Chemistry of Slime
Advisor: Mr. Kenneth Powell
School: Oak Avenue Intermediate School, Temple City, Los Angeles County


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