CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Environmental Engineering

Junior Division

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J1001
Colton R. Allen, Grade 8
Gabriel M. Sigala, Grade 8
Let's Talk Trash: A Water Conservation Alternative for Landfill Management
Advisor: Mrs. Shawn Fleming
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1002 — First Place
Adarsh S. Ambati, Grade 6
A Smart, Low Cost, Social Network Connected, Community Sprinkler System (IOT)
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Takemoto
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1003 — Honorable Mention
Srinivas B. Balagopal, Grade 8
Effectiveness of Different Insect Shield Mesh Designs on the Amount of Water Collected through Fog Harvesting
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1004
Brandon A. Bonafede, Grade 6
Evan Sano Fleming, Grade 6
Jackson A. Smith, Grade 6
Comparison of Properties between Greywater and Tap Water for the Use of Watering Outdoor Plants
Advisor: Mrs. Monica Karam, Mrs. Shawn Fleming
School: Riverview Elementary, Fresno, Fresno County
J1005
Kimy Alexi Buere, Grade 8
Creating Potable Water and Electricity for Undeveloped Countries
Advisor: Mr. Doug Williams
School: Sitting Bull Middle School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
J1006 — Fourth Place
Cynthia Chen, Grade 8
A Novel Method to Reduce Water Consumption in Germinating Seeds
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Artiss
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1007
Sonya R. Cullen, Grade 8
Ghost Fishing
Advisor: Mrs. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1008
Eden M. Davison, Grade 7
Salt Water Desalination
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Keating
School: St. Pius School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
J1009
Katherine G. Dean, Grade 8
Dilan A. Patel, Grade 8
Solar Powered Water Desalination
Advisor: Mr. Stephen Woodward
School: Carmel Middle School, Carmel, Monterey County
J1010 — Honorable Mention
Athena F. Fung, Grade 8
A Bluer Ocean: Replacing Microplastics with Water-Soluble Bioplastics
Advisor: Mrs. Khadija Iyer
School: Kennedy (John F.) Middle School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
J1011
Jacob R. Gibbs, Grade 8
The Most Superior Way to Conserve Water When Growing Grass
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
J1012
Ethan C. Hung, Grade 7
Reducing Global Warming through Chemosynthesis
Advisor: Dr. Todd Haney
School: Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J1013 — Honorable Mention
Megha Jain, Grade 8
The Water Friendly Toilet Tank: Saving Millions of Gallons of Water Daily
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J1014
Gavin C. Joyce, Grade 8
Surviving Drought II: How Much More Food?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J1015
Nahla Kattih, Grade 6
Oil Spills: Polymers vs. Detergents
Advisor: Mrs. Mariam Rangoonwala
School: Institute of Knowledge, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
J1016
Daniel Kazarian, Grade 7
Pre-Cycling before Recycling
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Our Lady of Angels Elementary School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
J1017
Erik L. Kokke, Grade 7
Solar Powered Desalination
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Lambert
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
J1018 — Third Place
Meagan Lee, Grade 8
Biodiesel: Fuel for the Future
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
J1019
Seth E. Madden, Grade 7
Gabrielle Nannie, Grade 7
Out with the Oil-d, In with the New: Magnetizing Oil
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Seaside, Monterey County
J1020 — Honorable Mention
Michael G. Maregne, Grade 6
Dylan E. Shragg, Grade 6
Shade Balls: Sphere vs. Tetrahedron: Using Geometric Shapes to Reduce Evaporation in Open Air Reservoirs
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Lewis
School: Millikan Middle School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
J1021
Nicolas A. Martinez, Grade 7
Is Your Kitchen Trash Useful? The Secret Power of Eggshell Powder
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Englund
School: St. Mary's Star of the Sea Elementary School, Oceanside, San Diego County
J1022 — Second Place
Arshia A. Mehta, Grade 8
Pure2: A Low Cost, Portable, Microbe-Resistant Water Filtering System Powered by Solar Radiation
Advisor: Mr. Gurpal Deol
School: Gale Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
J1023
Rachel A. Meyer, Grade 7
Jasmine V. White, Grade 7
Clean Water?
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1024
Melanie E. Quan, Grade 7
Worldwide Water: One Pot at a Time
Advisor: Mr. Ben Semple
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
J1025
Christopher D. Raney, Grade 7
Can Mealworms Fix Our Plastic Waste Problem?
Advisor: Mr. Jess Green
School: Presentation School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
J1026
Kami E. Richardson, Grade 8
Investigating Ocean Acidification on Bivalves and Echinoids: Filter Study and Water Preservation Using Vector Mapping
Advisor: Mrs. Rachel McKenna
School: Sacred Heart School, Saratoga, Santa Clara County
J1027
Ariana O. Ruiz, Grade 8
Investigating the Effect of Different Organic Substances in Changing Soil pH in the Environment
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1028
Mari O. Sanders, Grade 8
The Effectiveness of Cereal Crops in Riparian Restoration Design
Advisor: Mr. Carey Sanders
School: Sequoia Middle School, Porterville, Tulare County
J1029 — Honorable Mention
Vedha Santhosh, Grade 8
What Is the Effect of Using Bioplastic As a Packaging Alternative to Petroleum Based Packaging?
Advisor: Mrs. Bonny Basu
School: Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1030
Sara E. Senzaki, Grade 7
Which Is the Most Effective Layer in Helping to Prevent Evaporation from Large Bodies of Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Reggie McLean
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
J1031
Rebecca E. Starr, Grade 8
During Drought Mulch Matters
Advisor: Mr. Ben Semple
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
J1032
Iris Zhou, Grade 6
Soil Moisture Level Detector
Advisor: Mrs. Pronati Mondal
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County


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