CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Chemistry

Senior Division

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S0601
Anshika Agrawal, Grade 9
Stuti Agrawal, Grade 11
The Most Effective Antacid
Advisor: Ms. Gabrielle Camacho
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0602
Josef Alavi, Grade 12
Application of Nanostructured Porous Silicon as an Electrical Biosensor for Alzheimer's Screening
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
S0603
Sabrina S. Asefi, Grade 10
Anne R. Berg, Grade 11
The Effect of Different Sunscreens (Baby, Kids, Lotion, Spray, and Stick) on the Amount of UV Rays Protected by Your Ski
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Herrman
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0604
Sakina Bambot, Grade 10
Study of the Degradation Mechanism of Contact Lenses: Investigation Using TOF-SIMS
Advisor: Mr. Zoher Bambot
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
S0605
Sabeeha F. Baqui, Grade 9
Efficient Water Electrolysis to Fuel Our World
Advisor: Mrs. Maliha Tamkeen
School: Al-Arqam College Preperatory, Sacramento, Sacramento County
S0606
Jake D. Bringetto, Grade 9
Improving Photoelectrochemical Decomposition of Water Using Earth Abundant Metal Oxide Catalysts
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S0607
Connor J. Brock, Grade 11
Sarah Ann L. Frank, Grade 11
Photocatalytic Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium Using Titanium Dioxide Catalyst with UV-Irradiation
Advisor: Mr. Gongde Chen
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S0608
Tian Chen, Grade 11
Frederick Nitta, Grade 10
Graphene Spintronics: Density Functional Theory Study of Fe, Co, Ni, and Pt Embedded Graphene
Advisor: Dr. Glenn McGee
School: Gunn (Henry M.) High School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
S0609
Lianna M. Daug, Grade 10
Waste Coffee Grounds as Green Inhibitor of Zinc Corrosion in Hydrochloric Acid Solution
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0610
Lauryn A. Decker, Grade 10
Capturing CO2
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0611
Daniel S. Fishman, Grade 10
Renewable Energy from the Oceans: Optimizing Hydrogen Electrolysis in the Solar/ Fuel Cell Energy Cycle
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Regli
School: Sage Hill High School, Newport Coast, Orange County
S0612
Philippe Hansen Estruch, Grade 11
Design of Biodegradable Energy Source to Power Wearable Electronics
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S0613
Jorden R. Harber, Grade 12
The Effect of Temperature on the Equilibrium in the Production of Biodiesel
Advisor: Dr. Rano Sidhu
School: Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
S0614
Charles J. Huang, Grade 10
Characterization of 2D Molybdenum Disulfide Crystal Growth for Nano-Optics and the Extension of Moore's Law
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0615
Saehui Hwang, Grade 11
Effects of Temperature Variation in a Two Pot Synthesis of Polyol Using Benzoic Acid
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S0616
James G. Karroum, II, Grade 12
Photocatalytic Degradation of Dyes Using Metal Oxides In the Presence of UV Light
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Dolphin
School: St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, Los Angeles County
S0617
Charlotte Y. Kim, Grade 11
The Fantastic Bioplastic! An Investigation of the Relationship Between Bioplastic Composition and Tensile Strength
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S0618
Vivian Kong, Grade 10
The Quest to Reducing Petroleum Based Pollution: Bioplastic
Advisor: Mrs. Lindsay Stotts
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
S0619
Juwon Lee, Grade 11
Toward a More Thermally Stable Halogen Gas Encapsulation Technique Using Heavy Water Clathrate Hydrates
Advisor: Mr. David Knight
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0620
Regina E. Lee, Grade 12
Utilization of Triglycerides from Spent Coffee Grounds to Create Methyl Esters through Transesterification
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S0621
Irene G. Li, Grade 11
Analysis of Novel Carboxymethyl Chitosan/Sodium Alginate Microspheres as a Potential Drug Delivery System
Advisor: Dr. Tiansheng Li
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S0622
Aditya Menon, Grade 12
Engineering Biologically Inspired Enzymatic Analogs: A New Class of Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanocatalysts
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Riscoe
School: Cupertino High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S0623
Camryn L. More, Grade 10
The Effects of Molecular Weight and Ion Size on the Refractive Properties of Dissolved Solids
Advisor: Dr. Daniel More
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S0624
Jason B. Morris, Grade 10
The Effect of Electrolyte Solution and Concentration on the Production of Oxy-Hydrogen
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
S0625
Mihika Nadig, Grade 12
Andre A. Yin, Grade 11
Thermolytic Grafting to Stabilize Photonic Crystal Based Porous Silicon Sensors
Advisor: Mrs. Valerie Draper
School: Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, San Diego County, Westview High School, San Diego, San Diego County
S0626
Andrea L. Noronha, Grade 12
Synthesis of Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanorods
Advisor: Dr. Yadong Yin
School: Redlands Senior High School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
S0627
Phoenix T. Rumbaugh, Grade 9
Finding Material to Coat Clam Shells to Stop and/or Prevent Them from Dissolving in Acidic Liquids
Advisor: Mrs. Anne Rumbaugh
School: Santa Cruz Homeschool, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
S0628
Richa Singh, Grade 9
Solving Flint's Lead Detection Problem: A Rapid, Low-Cost Test via a Chromophoric Reaction
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, San Diego County
S0629
Tamika C. Whitenack, Grade 12
The Effects of Fats on Quick Bread
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
S0630
Alexander Woodside, Grade 12
Quenching Low Carbon Steel
Advisor: Mr. Albert Dick
School: Mountain Oaks School, San Andreas, Calaveras County
S0631
Michael D. Wu, Grade 11
A Solar Powered Upconverting Nanoreactor for Highly Efficient Photochemical Synthesis
Advisor: Mr. Nicholas Brighton
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0632
Erika Yang, Grade 11
Developing a Novel Flexible MoS2 Biosensor to Detect Lower-Concentrated Biomolecules at the Femtomolar Level
Advisor: Dr. Xiaogan Liang
School: Granada High School, Livermore, Alameda County
S0699
Rohan Mehrotra, Grade 11
Novel Nanoscale Approach to Combat Disease: Electrically Stimulated Drug Release from Biodegradable PCL Nanofilms
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County


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