CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Alternative Energy

Junior Division

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J0201
Addison Mia Ahlstrom, Grade 8
Solar Power for a Bright Future
Advisor: Ms. Melissa Bowdoin
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
J0202
Khadeeja Baqui, Grade 7
Converting Dirt into Fuel Using Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Maliha Tamkeen
School: Al-Arqam College Preperatory, Sacramento, Sacramento County
J0203
Remy S. Campbell, Grade 8
Gasification: The Future of Renewable Energy
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J0204
Ky A. Duong, Grade 8
Microbial Fuel Cells: The Power of Mud!
Advisor: Mr. Peter Chilpigian
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0205
Ximena E. Greatorex, Grade 8
Compressed Air Energy Storage
Advisor: Ms. Kirsten Berticvich
School: Alianza Charter School, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
J0206
Bradley P. Gribas, Grade 7
Can a Bicycle Generate Electricity?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Kauffman
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J0207
Sadie R. Howard, Grade 7
Pee Is for Power
Advisor: Ms. Natalia Moody
School: Laytonville Middle School, Laytonville, Mendocino County
J0208
Kayden Hung, Grade 8
Electricity Production of a Crystal Power Cell
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J0209
Davin Jeong, Grade 6
Hydrogen: The Best Renewable Energy
Advisor: Mr. Eun Jeong
School: Mann (Horace) School, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County
J0210
Izzah Kamran, Grade 8
Solar Roller: An Efficient Solar Device
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Nassereldin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J0211 — Fourth Place
Sanya C. Khattar, Grade 8
Accessible Solar Cells: Creating an Anthocyanin Powered Solar Cell
Advisor: Mrs. Angela Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J0212
Jaden A. Luna, Grade 7
How Weather Affects a Photovoltaic Polycrystalline Solar Panel and Researching Various Methods to Increase Efficiency
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0213 — Honorable Mention
Avanti S. Martinez, Grade 8
Heat Up a Cold Room with a Solar Air Heater
Advisor: Mrs. Wendi Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County
J0214 — Honorable Mention
Pranav S. Moudgalya, Grade 7
Energy of the Future: Using a Microbial Fuel Cell to Harness Bacterial Power Production
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Norfleet
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0215 — First Place
Marrin G. Nerenberg, Grade 8
Active vs. Passive: Which Sun Tracking Solar Panel System Is More Efficient?
Advisor: Mrs. Hadeel Payne
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
J0216
Anirudh N. Pai, Grade 7
Feasibility Study of Electricity Generation Using Piezoelectric Strips inside a Bicycle Tire
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Iron Horse Middle School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
J0217
Olivia G. Petty, Grade 7
The Effect of Water Cooling on Solar Panels
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Petty
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J0218 — Third Place
Anna T. Rioux, Grade 8
Improving Energy Production of a Microbial Fuel Cell: Testing Surface-to-Area Ratio Variations
Advisor: Mrs. Vicky Rioux
School: St. Rose McCarthy School, Hanford, Kings County
J0219 — Second Place
Nathan A. Smith, Grade 8
What Is the Best Wind Turbine for a Consumer in an Urban Environment?
Advisor: Ms. Vicki Karlovich
School: Sutter Middle School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
J0220
Isabela S. Sugden, Grade 7
The Bright Side of Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Rachel Wiebe
School: Notre Dame Elementary School, Belmont, San Mateo County
J0221 — Honorable Mention
Misbah M. Syed, Grade 8
Efficient Design of Oscillating Water Column to Maximize Power Generated from Ocean Waves
Advisor: Mrs. Farhana Afroz
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J0222
John R. Teel, Grade 8
Valley Velocity
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J0223
Ian G. Weiss, Grade 7
Our Roads, A Large Thermoelectric Power Generator
Advisor: Mr. John Wood
School: Talbert (Samuel S.) Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County


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