CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Zoology

Junior Division

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J2301
Emilio A. Arroyo, Grade 6
Ant Talk
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Harrison
School: St. Catherine of Alexandria, Riverside, Riverside County
J2303 — Second Place
Georgia C. Butler, Grade 8
A Magnetic Surfboard: Will Sharks Be Lured or Perturbed?
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J2304
Adelaide M. Cahill, Grade 8
How Diet Affects Vermicomposting
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Cahill
School: Fidelitas Prep, Escondido, San Diego County
J2305 — Third Place
Sydney J. Carlson, Grade 8
Where Does Kelp Go?
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Dugan
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J2306
Kaitlin A. Dean, Grade 8
Step into the Light: How Choosy Are Cockroaches about Light?
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J2307 — Fourth Place
Caleb Laures S. Empig, Grade 6
How Does the Distance from a Body of Water Affect Mosquito Population?
Advisor: Mr. Brian Cady
School: Brywood Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J2308
Elena K. Houle, Grade 7
Do Fish Get Jet-Lagged?
Advisor: Mrs. Joyce Medeiros
School: Aromas Elementary School, Aromas, San Benito County
J2309
Emily M. Huitt, Grade 7
Where Are All My Queens? The Effects of Royal Jelly on Grafting
Advisor: Mrs. Marie Bordin
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
J2310
Daniel D. Kim, Grade 8
Micah A. Mekhitarian, Grade 8
Testing the Sweet Tooth of an Ant
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman, Ms. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J2311
Kayden E. Lincoln, Grade 7
Is Planarian Regeneration Affected by Magnetic Fields?
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Conklin
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J2312
Elizabeth M.B. Lindholm, Grade 7
Can I Have Some of That? Group Foraging in Coral Reef Fishes across Multiple Islands in the Western Caribbean
Advisor: Dr. James Lindholm
School: Carmel Middle School, Carmel, Monterey County
J2313
Chloe E. Millar, Grade 6
Composting with Black Soldier Fly Larva: Feeding Black Soldier Fly Larvae Various Foods in Self Harvesting Bins
Advisor: Mr. Douglas Kyle
School: Rio Del Mar Elemetary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
J2314
Elise M. Ochs, Grade 8
Investigating How Temperature in Clovis California Affects the Mortality Rate of Aedes aegypti Eggs in Winter and Summer
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J2315 — Honorable Mention
Alexandra P. Orczyk, Grade 8
Comparing Changes in Local Sea Star Populations
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J2316
Julianna M. Ramirez, Grade 6
Black Gold: Study of Worm Castings as Fertilizer
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J2317 — Honorable Mention
Austin D. Roberts, Grade 8
Can Juvenile Crayfish Combat Schistosomiasis?
Advisor: Dr. Armand Kuris
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J2318
Ashley C. Schletewitz, Grade 7
Comparing the Effectiveness of Various Aloe Vera Solution Levels on the Regeneration Rate of Planaria
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J2319
Kurrun Sethi, Grade 7
Do Different Levels of Salt Affect Brine Shrimp?
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Seaside, Monterey County
J2320
Calvin Z. Sway, Grade 7
How Do Turkey Vultures Find Food?
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J2321 — Honorable Mention
Kate Terbush, Grade 8
The Feathered Tyrannosaurus rex: Determining that T. rex Feathers Were Not Preserved Due to Soil Properties
Advisor: Mrs. Sabitha Chanduri
School: St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino, Los Angeles County
J2322 — First Place
Kathleen G. Virsik, Grade 7
Enhanced Heptyl Butyrate Attractants for Western Yellowjackets (Vespula pensylvanica)
Advisor: Mr. Chris Jones
School: La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
J2323 — Honorable Mention
Caroline G. Zdanowski, Grade 8
Examining the Botanical Composition of Coastal California Gnatcatcher Habitats in Local Lagoons
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J2324
Thomas D. Zumkeller, Grade 8
Investigating the Effects of Salinity on the Survival of Tigriopus californicus Copepods
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County


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