CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Chemistry

Junior Division

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J0601
Reem N. Awad, Grade 8
Saving the Oceans from Oil Spills: pH Edition
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J0602
Kalin S. Baca, Grade 7
Enzyme, Break It Down! How Does Temperature Affect the Rate of Reaction of Catalase?
Advisor: Ms. Miriam Baca
School: All Souls Catholic Elementary School, South San Francisco, San Mateo County
J0603
Anysia M. Callejo, Grade 8
The Surface Tension of Different Liquid Types
Advisor: Mr. David Olvera
School: Green Valley Middle School, Fairfield, Solano County
J0604
Woori Choi, Grade 6
The Relationship between Conductivity and Temperature
Advisor: Mr. John Shirajian
School: Ribet Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0605
Kevin O. Daliri, Grade 8
Ivor B. Myers, Grade 8
What Is the Extent of Iron and Copper Corrosion In Different Saltwater and Acidic Solutions?
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
J0606 — Honorable Mention
Yo-Jin J. Dittrich-Tilton, Grade 8
Surface Tension of Different Liquids
Advisor: Dr. Karen Dittrich
School: Wilkinson School, El Granada, San Mateo County
J0607
Alan C. Hernandez, Grade 6
Cold Pack Chemistry
Advisor: Mrs. Bonnie Simpson
School: Sycamore Hills Elementary, Fontana, San Bernardino County
J0608
Aleksa E. Jarasunas, Grade 8
The Mpemba Effect: Does It Exist? Can I Change My Initial Experiment to Cause the Effect to Occur More Frequently?
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J0609 — Fourth Place
Samarth (Sam) E. Kadaba, Grade 8
Better Batteries: A Study of Galvanic Cells
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J0610
Ani A. Karajayan, Grade 7
Electrolysis
Advisor: Mrs. Allison Hammond
School: Merdinian (C&E) Armenian Evangelical School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
J0611 — Honorable Mention
Gregory R. Levesque, Grade 8
Simulated Artificial Pancreas Model
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J0612
Gwenyth M. Love, Grade 6
Ice, Ice Baby
Advisor: Mrs. Blair Gonzalez
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0613
Julia Magnone, Grade 8
Which Homemade Fire Retardant Works Best on Cotton?
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0614
Kael K. Mai, Grade 7
Electric Fruit
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Conklin
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J0615
Laurel A. Manion, Grade 6
The Cookie Experiment
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
J0616
Samantha I. Medina, Grade 8
The Effect of Tempertaures on Electrolytes
Advisor: Mrs. Anna Lemme
School: Ollivier (Leon H.) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0617
Musheh R. Ovanesian, Grade 8
Bright Enough?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Michail
School: A.G.B.U. Manoogian Demirdjian School, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County
J0618
Rylen J. Patel, Grade 8
Ouch... Pain
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Conklin
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J0619 — Third Place
Jacqueline Prawira, Grade 7
Rice Plasticity: The Effect of Amylose and Amylopectin in the Formation and Tensile Strength of Rice-based Bioplastic
Advisor: Mrs. Aily Salikin
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
J0620
Alicia E. Roice, Grade 7
Ashlyn M. Roice, Grade 7
Hidden Sugar Strikes Back: Investigating Hidden Sugars (Glucose and Sucrose) in Food Using Invertase
Advisor: Ms. Sini Joseph
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
J0621 — Honorable Mention
Samsara May T. Sales, Grade 6
Light It Up
Advisor: Mrs. Melissa Spicer
School: Almondale Elementary, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0622 — Second Place
Pujita S. Tangirala, Grade 7
A Green, Low-Cost Adsorbent for the Removal of Dye from Aqueous Solutions
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0623 — First Place
Anirudh Venkatraman, Grade 6
Production of Bio Plastics from Vegetable Waste
Advisor: Mrs. Shalini D'Souza
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J0624
Noah R. Wahamaki, Grade 8
Substance pH vs. Melting Rate
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Fee
School: Chula Vista Middle School, Chula Vista,, San Diego County
J0625
Cara E. Wilson, Grade 8
Comparing the Heat Energy of Bio-Fuel to Conventional Fossil Fuels
Advisor: Mr. Robert Greene
School: Westridge School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J0626
Alicia Zhang, Grade 8
Piano of Blues
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County


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