CSSF Project Listings: 2009
Environmental Engineering

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J1101 — Third Place
Zoe J.F. Altenberg, Grade 8 portrait
Wastewater Purification using Evaporation and Capillary Action: Part 1
Advisor: Mr. Ted Altenberg
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Zachary V. Basherian, Grade 6 portrait
Bailey M. Pass, Grade 6 portrait
Fog Collector
Advisor: Mrs. LeighAnn Bane
School: Century Elementary School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1103 — Honorable Mention
Asta E. Davidsdottir, Grade 8 portrait
Water Conservation: A Nanoscopic Film Approach
Advisor: Dr. David Deamer
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Elena B. Dick, Grade 8 portrait
Garbage to Gas: Fermenting Common Household Wastes into Ethanol to be Used as an Alternative Fuel Source
Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Vodraska
School: Sequoia Middle School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Natalya Dreszer, Grade 7 portrait
The Algae Challenge for the Future: Gauging the Bioremediation Efficacy of Three Photosynthesizers
Advisor: Mr. Darrell Steely
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Kalana L. Dulaney, Grade 8 portrait
How to Make Your House "Green" with Landscaping
Advisor: Ms. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Melissa R. Fagan, Grade 8 portrait
Solving the Water Crisis: Creating a More Efficient Solar Still
Advisor: Mrs. Rosemary Armour
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Colin P. Feeney, Grade 6 portrait
From Physics to Fish: Using Archimedes Screw to Transfer Fish from One Water Basin to Another
Advisor: Mrs. Natalie Salvatto
School: St. Matthew Catholic School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Jedediah A. Fitzgerald, Grade 6 portrait
The World's Soil Saver: Comparing Natural Terracing Agents and Their Erosional Runoff
Advisor: Miss Carrie Given
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Aaron A. Ford, Grade 7 portrait
Car Exhaust and Acid Rain
Advisor: Mr. Fernando Gutierrez
School: Hillsborough School, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
Eleanor O. Frost, Grade 6 portrait
Back to Nature: Which Spoon Does It the Fastest?
Advisor: Mr. Eddie Ozawa
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Gabriella P. Glover, Grade 6 portrait
What Is the Best Method of Desalination?
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Lily Westhart
School: Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach, Orange County
Nagy C. Hakim, Grade 8 portrait
Effect of Increased Light Intensity and Bottle Size on Solar Water Purification
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Wicht
School: St. Joseph of Cupertino School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Holly V. Haughy, Grade 8 portrait
Can Limestone Help Reduce Global Warming?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Columbia Union School, Columbia, Tuolumne County
Michael L. Janner, Grade 7 portrait
What Are the Effects of Water, Aeration, and Nitrogen on the Decomposition Rate of Organic Matter?
Advisor: Ms. Colleen Sumner
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Jay L. Kerschner, Grade 6 portrait
Tejas Kumar, Grade 6 portrait
Garbage to Gas
Advisor: Dr. Sri Kumar, Ms. Karisa Bibayoff
School: Natomas Charter Leading Edge, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Roman Lara, IV, Grade 6 portrait
Trash Wars: Are Landfills Effective?
Advisor: Mrs. Jan Karnowski
School: Endeavour Elementary, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1118 — Honorable Mention
Joseph B. Lee, Grade 7 portrait
From Sea Water to Drinking Water: Can Solar Power Help?
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Filakouridis
School: Mariners Christian School, Costa Mesa, Orange County
James M. Levy, Grade 7 portrait
Let's Drink the Sea! Effects of Design Differences in Evaporation/Condensation Stills on Rate of Seawater Desalination
Advisor: Ms. Jessica Beckham
School: St. Joseph Elementary School, Alameda, Alameda County
Brianna R. Link, Grade 6 portrait
Hailey C. Vance, Grade 6 portrait
What's in Your Water?
Advisor: Ms. Celeste Beck
School: Tree of Life Charter School, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Chase C. May, Grade 6 portrait
How Can Different Polymers Be Identified?
Advisor: Mr. Ray May
School: Murray Middle School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
J1122 — Fourth Place
Alexandra M. Mowrey, Grade 7 portrait
Grow with the Flow: The Effect of Aeration on Compost
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Kelsey J. Pearson, Grade 8 portrait
Water, More Water, Still More Water
Advisor: Mr. Ken Cornell
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J1124 — First Place
Austin K. Russell, Grade 8 portrait
The Water Lover: Water Harvesting and Recycling System for Residential and Commercial Landscapes
Advisor: Mr. Art House
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Asude B. Sahan, Grade 6 portrait
Rooftop Gardens: Are They a Cool Idea?
Advisor: Dr. Ridvan Sahan
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J1126 — Second Place
Sajan Y. Sanghvi, Grade 8 portrait
Alternative Water Disinfection Methods: Diamond Electrodes in Water Electrolysis
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Anna N. Shuster, Grade 7 portrait
Let's Go Native! Habitat Restoration in the San Dieguito River Valley
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J1128 — Honorable Mention
Madeleine C. Silverstein, Grade 7 portrait
Wastewater Challenge: Effects of Inexpensive Filtration Methods on Caffeine Removal
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Jennifer A. Starkey, Grade 8 portrait
Mushroom Mycelium: An Eco-Friendly Insulating Alternative
Advisor: Mrs. Gretchen Taylor
School: Hillsdale Middle School, El Cajon, San Diego County
Kylie C. Sullivan, Grade 8 portrait
Ice vs. Environment
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Nathaniel B. Tweed, Grade 6 portrait
Clean Water for a Thirsty Third World
Advisor: Miss Mindi Gibson
School: Valley Schools, Bakersfield, Kern County
Gopal K. Vashishtha, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Base Soil Composition on the Usefulness of a Levee
Advisor: Ms. Kate Higgs
School: Turtle Rock Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
Kenna T. Vecchiarelli, Grade 8 portrait
H(2)O: From Hazard to Health
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County

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