CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Materials Science

Junior Division

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Peter John L. Abanto, Grade 8 portrait
Which Material Can Insulate the Most Sound?
Advisor: Ms. Karen Madsen
School: Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Trevor P. Bianchi, Grade 8 portrait
Andrew W. Grogin, Grade 8 portrait
How Does the Temperature of a Golf Ball Affect the Distance It Travels When Struck?
Advisor: Mr. Bud Smith
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
J1303 — Second Place
Jenna Brandt, Grade 7 portrait
Better Balloons: Creating Balloons with Eco-Friendly Materials to Reduce the Harm of Latex and Mylar to Aquatic Habitats
Advisor: Mr. Norman Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Christopher E. Chan, Grade 8 portrait
Best Shields against Electromagnetic Radiation
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Janel M. Cuevas, Grade 8 portrait
Oven Evolution
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1306 — Honorable Mention
Maxwell O. Dawson, Grade 7 portrait
Insulation Innovation: Putting Phase Change Materials to the Test
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Chloe C. Ding, Grade 8 portrait
Cost-efficient Fire Fuels
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1308 — Third Place
Sarah K. Douglas, Grade 8 portrait
Can't Touch This: A Study of Latent Fingerprint Detection
Advisor: Ms. Danielle Bean
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1309 — First Place
Julia R. Freeman, Grade 6 portrait
UV or Not UV: How Does the Type and Color of a Material Affect Its Ability to Block UV Radiation?
Advisor: Mrs. Ann Bennett
School: Turtle Rock Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J1310 — Honorable Mention
Brian A. Friedenberg, Grade 8 portrait
The Amazing Power of OLEDs
Advisor: Ms. Kaitlin Rosichan
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Rachel P. Hallmark, Grade 6 portrait
Exploring Rust Prevention
Advisor: Dr. Bryan Hallmark
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Jessie M. Houng, Grade 6 portrait
An Equal Degree
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Beaini
School: Litel (Gerald F.) Elementary School, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County
Charlie N. Hunt, Grade 7 portrait
The Insulative Qualities of Home Roof Types
Advisor: Mrs. Anita Pisciotta
School: St. Anselm Elementary School, San Anselmo, Marin County
J1314 — Honorable Mention
Rami Lieberman, Grade 8 portrait
Biomimetics and the Lotus Effect
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Alyssa R. LoGalbo, Grade 7 portrait
Testing the Radiation Shielding Potential of Residential Walls
Advisor: Dr. Fred LoGalbo
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Madison A. Marks-Noble, Grade 8 portrait
A Green Solution to Reducing Cooling Loads on a Building, A Two-Year Project
Advisor: Mrs. Reggie McLean
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
Tovah H. Popilsky, Grade 6 portrait
What's Hot and What's Not
Advisor: Mrs. Lynn Macy
School: Salesian Sisters Elementary School, Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
Renee L. Serota, Grade 7 portrait
Operation: Burn It
Advisor: Mrs. Katie Faircloth
School: Presentation School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
J1319 — Fourth Place
Paulina R. Shearer, Grade 6 portrait
Visualizing the Effect of Various Materials on the Magnetic Field
Advisor: Mr. James Shearer
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Kevin A. Tavangari, Grade 8 portrait
String-Cup Telephones
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Jack A. Vecchio, Grade 8 portrait
Science: Kindling for the Mind
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Schumacher
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Helena R. Washburn, Grade 6 portrait
Comparing High and Low Quality Exterior Paints Combustion and Burn Rate of Wooden Structures
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Brandon C. Gribas, Grade 7 portrait
What Insulation Material Is the Most Efficient?
Advisor: Ms. Jaclyn Solseth
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County

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