CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Materials Science (Junior Division Only)

Junior Division

Affinito, Michael H., Grade 7
Wood Strength
Advisor: Mr. James Makarczyk
School: St. John's Evangelist, Carmichael, Sacramento County

Berry, Jenna M., Grade 7
Wattages and Wool
Advisor: Ms. Louann Talbert
School: Laytonville Middle School, Laytonville, Mendocino County

Carr, Sarah M., Grade 8
Hutmacher, Allison J., Grade 8
What Organic Material Works as the Best Insulation Against Heat Travel?
Advisor: Mr. Dave Roebuck
School: Green Acres Middle School, Visalia, Tulare County

Christian, Kelly N., Grade 7
The Effect of Antacid Brand on the Neutralization of an Acidic Meal
Advisor: Mrs. Mariza Martinez
School: Jefferson (Thomas) Middle School, Wasco, Kern County

Creveling, Kristine M., Grade 7
Can Foam Be Used to Make Structural Light Weight Concrete? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Gretchen Taylor
School: Hillsdale Middle School, El Cajon, San Diego County

Espanola, Sophia-Danica G., Grade 7
The Roof Is On Fire
Advisor: Ms. Darlene Schwarz
School: All Souls Catholic Elementary School, South San Francisco, San Mateo County

Evans, Lindsy M., Grade 7
Which "Wood" It Be? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Zana Vaccarezza
School: Curtis Creek School, Standard, Tuolumne County

Fesunoff, Alexandra N., Grade 8
Improving Recycled Paper Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Brooks
School: Chemawa Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County

Finkel, Allison M., Grade 8
Lead in Candy: A Poor Mix
Advisor: Mr. Charles Applegate
School: Hill Creek Elementary School, Santee, San Diego County

Fong, Julia C., Grade 8
Paper Chromatography Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Roger Newell
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Agoura, Ventura County

Hubbard, Alex J., Grade 6
Radiant Barriers
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Santos
School: Cole Elementary School, Clovis, Fresno County

Jaska, Nick R., Grade 7
Don't Burn the Baby
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Fischl
School: St. Timothy's Episcopal School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County

Jenkins, Joelle H., Grade 6
UV Light and Sunscreen Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Vee Zabala
School: San Martin Gwinn School, San Martin, Santa Clara County

Jern, Ryan M., Grade 6
Marsile, Joshua C., Grade 6
Does Antifreeze Really Work?
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Wagner
School: Crossroads Christian School, Corona, Riverside County

J1015 Category Award: First Place
Jundt, Natasha N., Grade 7
Nelson, Danielle, Grade 7
Paint Permeability Analysis: What Paint Best Protects Against Moisture?
Advisor: Mr. David Piercy
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Karcher, Kathryn J., Grade 7
"Rain" of Destruction: A Study of Acid Rain and Its Effects on Surfaces Sealed with Paint
Advisor: Ms. Kim Weins
School: Actis (O.J.) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Kibrick, Jonathan C., Grade 8
Don't Give Me Any Static: The Static Potential of Flooring and Clothing Materials Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

Lam, Katrina H., Grade 8
Enzymes: The Miracle Cleaner
Advisor: Ms. Melinda Hom
School: Cornerstone Academy, San Francisco, San Francisco County

Lampman, Colleen A., Grade 8
Electrolytes in Sports Drinks
Advisor: Ms. Wendy McKeown
School: Atascadero Junior High School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County

Lentz, Kari L., Grade 7
Savings Watts Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Steve Wartburg
School: Winship Junior High School, Eureka, Humboldt County

Levrault, Clara R., Grade 8
Keeping Cool Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Sharon Deady
School: La Quinta Middle School, La Quinta, Riverside County

Lunas, Haleigh E., Grade 6
What Type of Baby Clothes Are Most Flame Resistant? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Chris Thudium
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County

Magulac, Anna L., Grade 8
Which Solution Removes Stickers Best? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Amanda West
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Merala, Dan T., Grade 8
What Type of Material Insulates Best?
Advisor: Ms. Robin Lise-Nielsen
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

Nelson, Dacia A., Grade 7
Ashes to Ashes: Will Ash "Supercharge" Insecticide? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Diane McCallum
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County

Nguyen, Anthony T., Grade 7
What Lies Beneath Your Walls: Thermal Insulation Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Roy Kaleikau
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County

J1027 Category Award: Third Place
North, Robin R., Grade 8
Fired Clay Porosity and Weather Resistance
Advisor: Mr. Scott North
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County

Reinhart, Ashley M., Grade 6
Comparing the Clarity of Fingerprints that have been Lifted Off of Different Types of Surfaces
Advisor: Mr. David Russell
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County

Ressmeyer, Katie E., Grade 8
How Are Black and White Films Affected by Color Contrast? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

Santino, Hazel L., Grade 6
The Burn-o-Matic 2001
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Self
School: Washington Elementary School, Eureka, Humboldt County

Schaidt, Braden N., Grade 6
Killer Carpet Cleaner Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Bernice Gray
School: Palm Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County

Schaller, Craig S., Grade 8
The Effects of Temperature on the Adhesive Qualities of Tape
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County

J1033 Category Award: Second Place
Steele, Benjamin C., Grade 7
Sunscreens! The Water Resistance of Ultraviolet Sunscreens Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Troy Labnow
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Agoura, Ventura County

Tooley, Kathleen C., Grade 7
Which Wood Sealant Works Best?
Advisor: Mrs. Laura DaSilva
School: Jefferson (Thomas) Middle School, Madera, Madera County

Vavra, Cindy J., Grade 8
Is Your House Made of the Strongest Bricks? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Peterson
School: Rincon Middle School, Escondido, San Diego County

Waters, Matthew R., Grade 8
Which of These Insulating Materials Has the Least Thermal Conductivity: Cotton, Wool, Silk, Neoprene, or Capilene?
Advisor: Mr. Richard Dallara
School: Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Redwood City, San Mateo County

J1037 Category Award: Honorable Mention
White, Zach S., Grade 7
Bugged Out! Insect/Filth Contamination in Canned Food
Advisor: Ms. Donna McDaniel
School: Colina Intermediate School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Yamamoto, Kyle T., Grade 7
Insulating Clothing vs. Cold Weather: Which Insulating Clothing Material Is Most Effective?
Advisor: Mrs. Barbara Hansen
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Ziadeh, Bassam M., Grade 8
Flame Resistant vs. Non-Flame Resistant Fabrics
Advisor: Dr. Lian Jeeawoody
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County

Rosso, Patrick D., Grade 7
Noise Buster: How Effective Are Commonly Used Building Materials in Blocking Sound?
Advisor: Mr. George Merilatt
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

Listings of All Projects and All Students

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