CSSF Project Listings: 2011

Senior Division

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Wardah A. Bari, Grade 11 portrait
Investigation of Polydimethylsiloxane as a Solid Media for Fluorophores at Room Temperature
Advisor: Mr. Kent Purser
School: Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Alexander J. Brown, Grade 11 portrait
Playing CSI: The Effect of Exposure Time and Fuel Type on Fingerprints
Advisor: Mrs. Millie Hackworth
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
S0603 — Fourth Place
Alyssa L. Chan, Grade 11 portrait
Development of a Novel Optical Sensor for Simultaneous Detection of Total and Specific Volatile Organic Compounds
Advisor: Dr. Michael Sailor
School: La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, San Diego County
Oliver Chen, Grade 9 portrait
Breakdown of CO(2) through Electrical Discharge
Advisor: Ms. Brighton Oothoudt
School: Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, Orange County
Adeline Chiang, Grade 9 portrait
The Effect of Temperature on Ascorbic Acid in Orange Juice
Advisor: Mrs. Daphne Traeger
School: Gabrielino High School, San Gabriel, Los Angeles County
Forrest D. Csulak, Grade 10 portrait
Catalytic Conundrum: Comparing the Efficiencies of PEM Fuel Cells with Different Concentrations of Platinum Catalysts
Advisor: Mr. Barry Lindaman
School: Frazier Mountain High School, Lebec, Kern County
Zoe E. Dubrow, Grade 12 portrait
Multi-Phase Droplets on Superhydrophobic Surfaces
Advisor: Dr. Robert Dubrow
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
S0608 — Honorable Mention
Samantha M. Guhan, Grade 11 portrait
A Unique Liquid CO(2) Based Green Extraction Process to Obtain Essential Oils from Spices
Advisor: Dr. Philip Hampton
School: Newbury Park High School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Irfan S. Habib, Grade 9 portrait
Investigation of Variations in Zinc Coating Thickness with Different Galvanized Metal Thicknesses
Advisor: Mrs. Shamim Habib
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0610 — First Place
Michael L. Janner, Grade 9 portrait
Synthesis and Manipulation of Silver and Gold Nano-Mirrors
Advisor: Dr. Yadong Yin
School: Redlands East Valley High School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Grant A. King, Grade 12 portrait
Sarah T. Lamp, Grade 12 portrait
Matthew W. Rhodes, Grade 12 portrait
Determining the Presence and Quantity of Caffeine in Coca Cola Beverages
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Valerie K. Lam, Grade 11 portrait
Lawrence K. Yu, Grade 11 portrait
Chemically Expediting the Degradation of Polylactic Acid
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Riana Lo Bu, Grade 11 portrait
Recapturing Carbon Dioxide: Maximizing the Methanol Alternative
Advisor: Ms. Laura Berger
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Sofia K. Lochner, Grade 10 portrait
Caroline E. Vance, Grade 10 portrait
How Do Various Electrolytes, Polyatomic & Monatomic, Affect Charging/Discharging Efficiency of Algae Based Batteries?
Advisor: Mr. Alan Derk, Mr. Olin Bausback
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Hanni J.M. Newland, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Various Light Sources on the Rate of an Iodine to Iodide Photochemical Reaction
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
David L. Polyakov, Grade 10 portrait
Up In Smoke: The Effects of Additives on the Fire Resistance of Paint, Year 2
Advisor: Ms. Gwen Corbett
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S0617 — Third Place
Adam J. Protter, Grade 10 portrait
Rapid Colorimetric Melamine Detection via Gold and Silver Nanoparticles
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S0618 — Honorable Mention
Sulekha S. Ramayya, Grade 11 portrait
Increasing the Efficiency of Energy Extraction from Landfill Gas
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County
Christopher L. Sercel, Grade 10 portrait
How to Make Your Household Carbon Arc Run Longer
Advisor: Dr. Joel Sercel
School: St. Francis High School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Stephanie M. Vistnes, Grade 10 portrait
The Effects of Steric Hindrance on Non-SN2 Reactions
Advisor: Dr. Richard Vistnes
School: Bret Harte Union High School, Angels Camp, Calaveras County
William T. Winick, Grade 12 portrait
The Dance of the Calcium Cage
Advisor: Dr. Yael Balazs
School: Carmel High School, Carmel, Monterey County
Katherine J. Woolard, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Different Base Oils and Biodiesel to Diesel Blends on RPM and Consumption Time in a Model Airplane Engine
Advisor: Mrs. Millie Hackworth
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
Laura H. Yu, Grade 10 portrait
If I Dye What Madders?
Advisor: Mrs. Helen Wagner
School: Connelly (Cornelia) School of the Holy Child, Anaheim, Orange County
Chen (Amy) Zhang, Grade 11 portrait
How Strong Is the Molecular Force in a Drop of Liquid?
Advisor: Dr. David Gettman
School: University High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S0625 — Second Place
Jiahong Zhang, Grade 12 portrait
Application of Micro and Nano Sized Magnetic Beads for the Purification of Water
Advisor: Mr. Yuk Yung
School: Mills High School, Millbrae, San Mateo County

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