CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Tristan J. Barca-Hall, Grade 7 portrait
Touché or Not Touché
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Erskine
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Cameron A. Bear, Grade 7 portrait
Stop, Roll, or Run
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Ligeti
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
J0403 — Second Place
Jonathan F. Berman, Grade 8 portrait
Maya Y. Flannery, Grade 8 portrait
Arjun Mahajan, Grade 8 portrait
Innovation in Autism
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0404 — Honorable Mention
Anna L. Brewer, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Gender and Profile Picture on Popularity of Fake Facebook Accounts
Advisor: Ms. Marilyn Garza
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Beth E. Buchanan, Grade 7 portrait
Emily E. Pofahl, Grade 7 portrait
Understanding or Clever? Two Studies on Gender Stereotypes
Advisor: Mrs. Reggie McLean
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
Samantha G. Dyar, Grade 8 portrait
Marketing and Color
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Hess
School: Cecil Avenue Middle School, Delano, Kern County
J0407 — First Place
Lauren R. Fishman, Grade 7 portrait
Expressing Emotion: Facial, Verbal, and Physiological Differences
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Warren
School: Pegasus Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
J0408 — Honorable Mention
Anthony G. Flores, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Gender Affect Multitasking?
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Griffith
School: Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Mark J. Green, Grade 8 portrait
2+2 = Racism
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Cassandra M. Hom, Grade 8 portrait
Say It Again? A Study of the Effect of Bilingual Accents
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Shumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0411 — Fourth Place
Shira J. Kahn-Samuelson, Grade 8 portrait
Can Children Perceive If Their Peers Are Truly Smiling?
Advisor: Mr. David Oliver
School: Yavneh Day School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Lauren M. Klauer, Grade 7 portrait
Multi-Tasking Teens
Advisor: Mrs. Cathie Scimeca
School: Spring Grove School, Hollister, San Benito County
Abigail M. Klein, Grade 6 portrait
Does the Color of Food Affect Its Taste?
Advisor: Mr. Jerome Sullivan
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Ariele B. Ladabaum, Grade 8 portrait
Ben B. Ladabaum, Grade 8 portrait
San Carlos Teens Solve National Debt Crisis
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Larkin A. Levine, Grade 7 portrait
Teens and the Media
Advisor: Ms. Diane Bredt
School: St. Mark's School, San Rafael, Marin County
Hanna E. Maillard, Grade 7 portrait
It's Not Easy Being Green! An Experiment on the Convenience of Recycling at a Green School
Advisor: Mrs. Natalie Salvatto
School: St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
J0417 — Third Place
Megan N. McQueen, Grade 8 portrait
That's Uncanny! Gender in the Uncanny Valley
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Wilson
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Brenda M. Pack, Grade 8 portrait
Can Girls Correctly Identify the Difference Between Real and Fake Smiles Better than Boys Can?
Advisor: Mrs. Nellie Hill
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Neil J. Patel, Grade 8 portrait
Off Balance
Advisor: Mr. Jagadish Patel
School: Diamond View Middle School, Susanville, Lassen County
Matthew P. Saenz, Grade 7 portrait
Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Does Medical Knowledge Improve Drug Compliance?
Advisor: Mr. Jeremy Standerfer
School: Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, Riverside County
J0421 — Honorable Mention
Sara J. Simon, Grade 8 portrait
Newsflash: Teenagers Choose Cell Phones over Brain Cancer
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Emma C. Spaeth, Grade 8 portrait
Supersized: Can Teenagers Measure Serving Sizes?
Advisor: Mrs. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
Heidi K. Van Beek, Grade 8 portrait
Color vs. Taste
Advisor: Ms. Katrina Beamer
School: Sundale Union Elementary School, Tulare, Tulare County
Aaron P. Wapner, Grade 8 portrait
Do Adolescents Know How to Live Healthy Lifestyles, and Do They Put That Knowledge into Action?
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Cantrell
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Blake A. Wilson, Grade 6 portrait
Color and Blood Pressure
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: San Andreas Elementary School, San Andreas, Calaveras County
J0426 — Honorable Mention
Kally D. Zheng, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Age on Ability to Predict Personalities by Analyzing Handwriting
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penakala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J0498 — Honorable Mention
Alexa R. Crabb, Grade 6 portrait
Does Name Influence Personality Type?
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Jarvis
School: Grass Valley Charter School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Gracie C. Suenram, Grade 6 portrait
Unwrapped: Is a School Hot Lunch Served on a Plate More Appetizing?
Advisor: Ms. Lisa Jarvis
School: Grass Valley Charter School, Grass Valley, Nevada County

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