CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Plant Biology

Senior Division

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S1801 — Second Place
Titash Biswas, Grade 10 portrait
Drowning the California Drought: A Novel Approach of Combining Biochar and Gypsum to Improve Crop Yield
Advisor: Ms. Orenda Tuason
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
Milan S.S. Brennan, Grade 10 portrait
Using a Drone to Measure Cover Crops in Organic Strawberry Furrows
Advisor: Dr. Eric Brennan
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
Anthony J. Castillo, Grade 9 portrait
Effects of Seed Priming on Germination and Seedling Vigor of Aged Yemeni Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) Landrace Seeds
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Dolphin
School: St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, Los Angeles County
S1804 — Honorable Mention
Dina S. Dehaini, Grade 9 portrait
Plant Communication Experimentation
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Nassereldin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Alexander J. Ditto, Grade 12 portrait
Effects of Pisum sativum and Rhizobia Bacteria on the Ammonium Concentration in Martian Regolith Simulant
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Danika R. Flemming, Grade 11 portrait
Investigating the Use of Agricultural Combustion Waste on Brassica Productivity
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
Michael J. Garcia, Grade 9 portrait
Patrick V. Jackson, Grade 9 portrait
Transforming Plants
Advisor: Mr. Eric Tom
School: Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, Los Angeles County
Anita Garg, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Seeding Styles, Competition, and Slope Orientation on a Native Coastal Sage Scrub Community
Advisor: Ms. Valerie Thompson
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1809 — Honorable Mention
Sandhya Kalavacherla, Grade 11 portrait
Mutants of Leucine Rich Receptor-like Kinase Proteins Show Increased Biomass: A Proteomic Study
Advisor: Dr. Renate Weizbauer
School: Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
S1810 — Fourth Place
Nicolas S. Laqua, Grade 10 portrait
Annam Tran, Grade 10 portrait
Novel Transfection of Macroalgal Azolla and Lemna Mediated by Agrobacterium to Elevate Neutral Lipid Biofuel Production
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Dina Mirbabaei, Grade 9 portrait
The Effect of the Number of Stomata on the Transpiration Rate of Plants
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Sofia Perez, Grade 9 portrait
Janet Reyes-Zamora, Grade 9 portrait
The Effects of Increased Air Pressure on Seed Germination
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Manabe
School: Diamond Technology Institute, Watsonville, Santa Cruz County
Andee L. Poole, Grade 10 portrait
Effect of Bovine Manure Age on Food Crop Productivity
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
S1814 — Honorable Mention
Sherry Y. Xu, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Drought on California Native Plant Diversity
Advisor: Dr. Barbara Fernandez-Going
School: Troy High School, Fullerton, Orange County
Isabelle H.S. Yardumian, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Tilting Phaseolus vulgaris Plants at a Forty Five Degree Angle on Biomass and Overall Growth
Advisor: Mr. Mike Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Elina B. Yon, Grade 11 portrait
The Effects of Silicate Applications on Drought Tolerance and Growth of Lolium perenne and Lactuca sativa var Longifolia
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
S1817 — First Place
Teevyah Yuva Raju, Grade 10 portrait
Drought Impact on Soilborne Fungal Pathogen of Tomato
Advisor: Mr. Hung Doan
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
S1899 — Third Place
Esther E. Koh, Grade 10 portrait
Sucrose Efflux Mediated by SWEET Proteins as a Crucial Aid for Whitefly Feeding
Advisor: Dr. Linda Walling
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County

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