CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Environmental Science

Senior Division

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Aamna J. Abbasi, Grade 9 portrait
Let's Get Drastic with Plastic... Again! Year II
Advisor: Dr. Claudia Czimczik
School: Beckman (Arnold O.) High School, Irvine, Orange County
Carina Aguirre, Grade 12 portrait
The Art and Science of Composting
Advisor: Mrs. Aulikki Flagan
School: Ramona Convent Secondary School, Alhambra, Los Angeles County
Amanda G. Arst, Grade 9 portrait
Remediation of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil Using Polypropylene Glycol to Restore Plant Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Serap Saglam
School: Magnolia Science Academy 2, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
S1104 — Fourth Place
Oliver Chen, Grade 10 portrait
Method for the Sequestration and Utilization of Atmospheric CO(2)
Advisor: Mr. Timothy Jones
School: Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, Orange County
Christina Y. Cho, Grade 11 portrait
Fresh Water Galore: Greywater Recycling II
Advisor: Mr. Sunny Kaura
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
Sydney F. Clark, Grade 10 portrait
Evaluation of Nitrogen and Phosphate Runoff from Residential Areas
Advisor: Mr. Tyler Gerould
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S1107 — Honorable Mention
Ari T. Colton, Grade 11 portrait
Matan Kaminski, Grade 11 portrait
Development of Algae as a Biofilter for Phosphate Reclamation
Advisor: Dr. Jane Willoughby
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1108 — Honorable Mention
Robert J. De Gregorio, Grade 12 portrait
Bill Nguyen, Grade 12 portrait
Assessing Absorption of Pb and Ni through the Phytoremediation of Cucumus sativus, Raphanus sativus, and Brassica alba
Advisor: Dr. Lynn Conrad-Johnson
School: Oak Grove High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Kayane K. Dingilian, Grade 12 portrait
The Manipulation of Soil Type and Height in Soil-Aquifer Treatment to Remove Nitrate and Hypochlorite from Wastewater
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1110 — Third Place
Ailis C. Dooner, Grade 9 portrait
Endosymbiotic Sustainability: Effects of Ambient Nitrate and Phosphate on Zooxanthellae of Anthopleura elegantissima
Advisor: Mr. Jason Maas-Baldwin
School: Carmel High School, Carmel, Monterey County
Yousef A. Joseph, Grade 9 portrait
Nicholas J. Mah, Grade 9 portrait
The Effect of Air Pollution on the Rate of Photosynthesis
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Aishvarya V. Korde, Grade 11 portrait
Analysis of the Effects of Bioremediation Using Glycerin and Acetate on Perchlorate Contaminated Water
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Hampton
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Nesha A. Larkin, Grade 12 portrait
Map It Out: Pursuit of the Desert Tortoise
Advisor: Mr. Mark Grubb
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Owen J. Lincoln, Grade 10 portrait
Are the Wetlands Working? The Effect the Goleta Wetlands Have on the Bacteria Levels in the Goleta Slough
Advisor: Ms. Penny Owens
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Raquel Mendoza Cabral, Grade 12 portrait
The Heat Is On: The Potential Effects of Predicted Rising Oceanic Temperatures
Advisor: Mr. Alexander Rivera
School: Ramona High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Madison P. Meredith, Grade 9 portrait
An Assessment of the Environmental Health of the Water Quality of Success Lake in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains
Advisor: Mr. Grant Wagner
School: Monache High School, Porterville, Tulare County
S1117 — First Place
Corlin L. Palmer, Grade 11 portrait
Charcoal from Palm Waste
Advisor: Mr. Edwin Hedges
School: Point Loma Senior High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Saiyeesh Rathish, Grade 11 portrait
eHarvesTree: An Energy Harvesting Robotic Tree with Analysis
Advisor: Dr. Rathish Jayabharathi
School: Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Nathaniel B. Tweed, Grade 9 portrait
Oily Polymers
Advisor: Mrs. Ruth Scherger
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S1120 — Second Place
Gopal K. Vashishtha, Grade 9 portrait
The Effect of Nano-scale Zinc Oxide on the Filtration Rate of Membrane Biological Reactors in Wastewater Treatment
Advisor: Mr. Tinh Tran
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1121 — Honorable Mention
Holly J. Zhou, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Fire on Hydrolytic Enzyme Activity in the Grassland/Shrubland Ecosystem: A Fluorometric Analysis
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Gabriel J. Guerra, Grade 12 portrait
Dude, There's Still a Garden on Your Roof! A Second Year Study on Rooftop Gardens and Their Effects
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Herrington
School: Clovis High School, Clovis, Fresno County

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