CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Earth & Planetary Sciences

Junior Division

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Eris D. Albert-Minckler, Grade 6 portrait
How Could Global Warming and an Alteration of Wind Speed Affect the World's Deserts?
Advisor: Mrs. Jodi Marchesso
School: Blair International Baccalaureate School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Wyatt G. Alvis, Grade 6 portrait
Tidal Fluctuations: The Effects of Tides on the Salinity of Elkhorn Slough
Advisor: Ms. Allison Hughes
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Matthew J. Chaffee, Grade 8 portrait
Salt and Subsidence
Advisor: Mrs. Jamie Viveros
School: Tevis Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Vivian R. Chiang, Grade 6 portrait
The Greenhouse Effect and the Warming of the Surface
Advisor: Ms. Sue Greathouse
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
J0805 — Fourth Place
Kevin M. Cox, Grade 8 portrait
Cosmic Bullets: Does Local Weather Affect the Intensity of Cosmic Radiation at Sea Level?
Advisor: Ms. Julianna So
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Anna E. Dabney, Grade 8 portrait
Kirstin A. Pianalto, Grade 8 portrait
Ashley E. Yao, Grade 8 portrait
Let It Snow!
Advisor: Mr. Carlo Rozzi
School: Earhart (Amelia) Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
J0807 — Honorable Mention
David W. Dewey, Grade 8 portrait
Tornado in a Box
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Filakouridis
School: Mariners Christian School, Costa Mesa, Orange County
Breann K. Garcia, Grade 8 portrait
Liquefaction: Soils in Motion. How Structures Respond to an Earthquake
Advisor: Mrs. Kristy Vena
School: Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas, Los Angeles County
Jennifer Guzman, Grade 7 portrait
Does Temperature Disperse with Depth in Different Types of Soils?
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Gabriel O. Hyun, Grade 7 portrait
Thomas Z. Zhang, Grade 7 portrait
Stable Soil: Comparing Soils Before and After Compaction
Advisor: Ms. Sue Greathouse
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
Ethan P. Kearns, Grade 6 portrait
Red Planet Crater Erosion: The Effects of Geologic Forces on Impact Crater Erosion over the Same Period of Time
Advisor: Ms. Darlene Shimizu
School: St. Edward's Catholic School, Corona, Riverside County
J0812 — Honorable Mention
Caitriona M. Parker, Grade 8 portrait
How Differentiated Layers of Sand Are Affected by Lateral Compression
Advisor: Mr. Greg Ennes
School: Sunny Brae Middle School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Emily Rose Randall, Grade 6 portrait
Infrared Light and Carbon Dioxide Gas: A Planetary Blanket
Advisor: Mr. Adam Randall
School: Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0814 — Third Place
Dylan J. Sanfilippo, Grade 7 portrait
Measuring the Interplanetary Magnetic Field with a Homemade Magnetometer
Advisor: Ms. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Eric C. Teves, Grade 7 portrait
Higher Altitude Thin Air
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Spring Grove School, Hollister, San Benito County
J0816 — First Place
Alexander B. Vu, Grade 6 portrait
Saturated Soil
Advisor: Mrs. Teresa Lesieutre
School: Canyon Heights Academy, Campbell, Santa Clara County
J0817 — Second Place
Nicholas K. Wang, Grade 6 portrait
How Does the Topography of a Hill Affect Water Erosion?
Advisor: Mr. Brad Hillman
School: Canyon View Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County

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