CSSF Project Listings: 2011
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Chirag K. Akella, Grade 6 portrait
Do You Believe in Home Field Advantage?
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Pierce
School: Jordan (David Starr) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Ghazi E. Aryan, Grade 6 portrait
Stop It! Determination of Distractions that Have the Most Impact on Drivers' Ability to Focus
Advisor: Mrs. Sandra Fatani
School: Al-Huda Islamic School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
James T. Bamford, Grade 6 portrait
Perfecting Smile Detecting
Advisor: Ms. Lisa White
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Emma R. Berns, Grade 8 portrait
Life and Death in the Fast Lane
Advisor: Mrs. Marianne Seaborne
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Zaineb L. Boulil, Grade 8 portrait
From Cradle to College: Which College Savings Plan Is Most Effective?
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
D. Kyle Cartwright, Grade 7 portrait
Stop! Watch Out for Children Cursing
Advisor: Mr. Ken Cornell
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
Jenna N. Dern, Grade 8 portrait
When Blue Means "Green"
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Ilana Engel, Grade 8 portrait
Mario Says, "Don't Talk on the Phone while Driving!"
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Kishan M. Ghadiya, Grade 8 portrait
Now You See It, Now You Don't
Advisor: Mr. Mansukh Ghadiya
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Samantha L. Gonzales-Dyar, Grade 7 portrait
Does Prettier Packaging Effect Healthier Eating?
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Hess
School: Cecil Avenue Middle School, Delano, Kern County
Emily P. Imfeld, Grade 8 portrait
Investigating if Different Classroom Temperatures Affect Student Test Scores
Advisor: Ms. Kristen Hager
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Matthew C. Kanfer, Grade 8 portrait
Mind Blowing 3D: What Are the Side Effects of Watching 3D Stereo IMAX Movies?
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Schlum
School: Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Alexandra Maya Kukoff, Grade 7 portrait
Hearing Impairment and Social Perception in Middle School
Advisor: Ms. Annette Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Jennifer N. Lilly, Grade 8 portrait
Frustration Level Between Gender: Who Will Be the Biggest Offender?
Advisor: Mrs. Kellie Marcarelli
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Dylan Lynch, Grade 7 portrait
The Space between Two People When They Meet
Advisor: Mr. Brendon Gummerson
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Elizabeth T. Nevins, Grade 8 portrait
Reactions Based on Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
Advisor: Dr. Richard Mayer
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Peter S. Oh, Grade 6 portrait
Human Reaction Time
Advisor: Mrs. Karen Lund
School: Northwood Elementary, Irvine, Orange County
Anthony J. Oliverio, Grade 8 portrait
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: A Silent Crisis in Teens?
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Danhauer
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J0419 — Fourth Place
Dania S. Pagarkar, Grade 8 portrait
Augmented Reality Enhances Learning
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Axel A. Perez, Grade 8 portrait
Cheering: Good or Bad?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: School of Engineering and Sciences, Sacramento, Sacramento County
J0421 — Second Place
Heila Precel, Grade 8 portrait
The Science of Strategy: Does Information Affect Cooperation in the Prisoner's Dilemma?
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Erika C. Santos, Grade 6 portrait
Investigating Whether Kids Can Mistake Vitamins for Candy
Advisor: Mr. David Russell
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
J0423 — Honorable Mention
Ella C. Stein, Grade 7 portrait
We've Come a Long Way Since Brown vs. The Board of Education. Or Have We? A Study of Racial Bias in Students
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Jarvis
School: Grass Valley Charter School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J0424 — Honorable Mention
Andrew S. Sundaram, Grade 7 portrait
Multitasking: Efficient or Counterproductive?
Advisor: Mrs. Ashok Pelayo
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Joanna L. Tabacek, Grade 7 portrait
Does the Nose Know?
Advisor: Mr. David Higginbotham
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J0426 — Third Place
Kirk Patrick H. Testa, Grade 8 portrait
Lights On! Lights Off! Testing the Amount of Light vs. the Feeling of Sleepiness
Advisor: Mr. Mitch Ballard
School: Hawkins (Tom) Elementary School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
J0427 — First Place
Alexandra N. Vredenburgh, Grade 8 portrait
Adolescent Coping: What Factors Contribute to Teenage Eating Disorders?
Advisor: Mrs. Raj Mudaliar
School: Pacific Ridge School, Carlsbad, San Diego County
Caitlin J. Wheelan, Grade 6 portrait
More than Meets the Eye
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Stewart
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Alyssa L. Yoshitake, Grade 8 portrait
Does Mindset Affect Success in Board Breaking?
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County

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