CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Microbiology (General)

Junior Division

 Photo Gallery 

J1501 — Honorable Mention
Sarah A. Baxter, Grade 8 portrait
Effect of Nearby Trash Cans on Apis mellifera Bacteria Counts
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Acres
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Alexandra E. Boville, Grade 8 portrait
Look Who's Coming to Dinner!
Advisor: Mrs. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1503 — Honorable Mention
Elan E. Filler, Grade 8 portrait
What Is the Environmental Source of Cryptococcus gattii?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Springer
School: Rolling Hills Country Day School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Danika R. Flemming, Grade 7 portrait
Comparing the Contamination Levels of the Tops of Soda Cans from Different Brands and Stores
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
William R. Fullerton, Grade 8 portrait
Mushroom Mania
Advisor: Mrs. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1506 — Third Place
Vineet S. Kosaraju, Grade 8 portrait
Optimization of Biofuel Production from the Algae Nannochloropsis oculata
Advisor: Dr. Aru Hill
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1507 — Honorable Mention
Primavera Leal-Martinez, Grade 8 portrait
Investigating if Different Soil Types and Ash Additives Are Effective in Removing Bacteria from Polluted Water
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Gabriella S. Lopez, Grade 8 portrait
The Five-Second Rule: Safe or Sorry? Is Food Safe to Eat after Five Seconds on the Ground?
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Fox
School: St. Bede the Venerable School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Sean J. Panado, Grade 7 portrait
Mini Monsters
Advisor: Mrs. Evelyn Urbiztondo
School: St. Rose of Lima School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Louis Primeau, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Elevated CO(2) on the Growth of Freshwater Algae
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Turtle Rock Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J1511 — First Place
Tre' Risk, Grade 8 portrait
Waste Not Want Not: Reducing Aquifer Depletion through Increased Recycled Water Consumption
Advisor: Mr. Randy Lethlean
School: Desert Ridge Academy, Indio, Riverside County
J1512 — Fourth Place
Rajiv Sancheti, Grade 8 portrait
Portable Milk Purification System
Advisor: Dr. Youssef Ismail
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Joseph M. Shell, Grade 8 portrait
The Amazing Slime Mold, Physarum polycephalum
Advisor: Mr. Bruce Peterson
School: Rincon Middle School, Escondido, San Diego County
Zack S. Silverman, Grade 8 portrait
Hidden Bacteria: Are Your Cutting Boards Really Safe?
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Brown
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1515 — Second Place
Kapil Sinha, Grade 8 portrait
Organic Remedy for Tomato Plants: Effects of Vicia sativa and Rye Secale cereale for Protection from Verticillium dahlia
Advisor: Dr. Steven Klosterman
School: Buena Vista Middle School, Salinas, Monterey County
Junyu Yang, Grade 8 portrait
The Choices of P. polycephalum
Advisor: Mrs. Halina Szymanski
School: Carden School of Whittier, Whittier, Los Angeles County
Angela Yoo, Grade 7 portrait
How Much Metabolic Efficiency Does Yeast Grown with Sugar Substitutes Have Compared to the Amount Grown with Sugar?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County

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