CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Environmental Science

Junior Division

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J1201
Yabby Abejie, Grade 8
Bailee Kitchen, Grade 8
Removing Heavy Metals with an Affordable Home Filter: A Second Year Study
Advisor: Mr. Peter Chilpigian
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1202
Noe T. Arredondo-George, Grade 8
Invasion of the Microplastics!
Advisor: Mr. Chris Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1203 — Honorable Mention
Ian J.N. Bachant, Grade 7
How Will a Change in Mineral Content in Soil Affect the Amount of Water Retained by the Soil?
Advisor: Mrs. Tracy Lawrence
School: Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, Riverside County
J1204
Sarah C. Bruno, Grade 8
How Water Quality Changes along an Open Water System
Advisor: Mr. Mike Skutches
School: Soulsbyville Elementary School, Soulsbyville, Tuolumne County
J1205 — First Place
Noah M. Cain, Grade 6
Kids Still at Risk: Particulate Matter and Flammable Gas Exposed
Advisor: Mrs. Melissa Noland
School: Krystal School of Science, Math & Technology, Hesperia, San Bernardino County
J1206
Emilio S. Chavez, Grade 6
Does Blue Lakes Have Safe Levels of E. coli?
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Mack
School: Ukiah Independent Study Academy, Ukiah, Mendocino County
J1207
Elisabeth J. Eichinger, Grade 7
Firescape
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Matteson
School: Mesa View Middle School, Calimesa, San Bernardino County
J1208 — Second Place
Daniel Feng, Grade 8
Are Southern Californian Waters in Danger of Algae Blooms?
Advisor: Ms. Robin Norfleet
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J1209
Anneli E. Macdonald, Grade 7
Mathilde M. Macdonald, Grade 7
Jammin' Freshwater: The Influence of Log Jams on Macroinvertebrates in Freshwater Creek
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J1210
Umair Mahmood, Grade 7
Flammability Properties of Native and Non-Native Landscape Plants
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1211
Rodrigo Marquez, Jr., Grade 7
Analyzing Water Quality from Various Central Valley Sources
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1212
Lu C. Patterson, Grade 8
Are Nitrate and Nitrite Levels Reduced in the Natural vs. Concretized Sections of the Los Angeles River?
Advisor: Mr. Ravishanth Dev Anandhan
School: Sierra Madre Middle School, Sierra Madre, Los Angeles County
J1213 — Third Place
Emily T. Shi, Grade 8
Microscopic Study of Torrey Pine Needles for Moisture Condensation
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Gingrich
School: The Cambridge School, san diego, San Diego County
J1214 — Fourth Place
Corey D. Telfer, Grade 8
Investigating Water Quality at Cardiff Beach
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1215
Andrea N. Zarazua, Grade 8
Light Pollution in the Americas and Its Possible Contributors
Advisor: Ms. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County


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