CSSF Project Listings: 2012
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division

 Photo Gallery 

Delfin A. Acosta, Grade 12 portrait
The Effects of Gases on Solar Water Heaters
Advisor: Dr. Joel Sercel
School: St. Francis High School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Azra Azvar, Grade 11 portrait
Breanna R. Jones, Grade 11 portrait
Samantha Martinez, Grade 11 portrait
Biomimicry: The Effects of the Lotus Effect in Designing Nanoscale Surfaces in Products
Advisor: Mr. David Gaughen
School: Taft (William Howard) High School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
S1803 — Third Place
Namrata R. Balasingam, Grade 9 portrait
Murray's Principle of Minimum Work and the Biomimetic Design of Efficient Microfluidic Networks for Tissue Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Dipu Pramanik
School: Mitty (Archbishop) High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1804 — First Place
Abrar Choudhury, Grade 12 portrait
Developing a Novel Method to Decontaminate dSph Data for M31 Mass Estimation
Advisor: Dr. Puragra Guhathakurta
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Brittany H. File, Grade 11 portrait
Parker M. Levinson, Grade 11 portrait
The Notion of Motion
Advisor: Mr. Michael Guardino
School: Carmel High School, Carmel, Monterey County
Austin K. Ha, Grade 10 portrait
Alan H. Yoon, Grade 11 portrait
Waves of Sound to Wash Out the Flames
Advisor: Mr. Peter Lum
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
S1808 — Honorable Mention
Chiyoung Kim, Grade 11 portrait
Three's a Crowd: An Investigation of the Absence of an Asymmetric, Stable Three-Body System
Advisor: Dr. James Choi
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
Jeremy Kwak, Grade 10 portrait
James S. Yoon, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Different Cup Holders on the Cooling Rate of Hot Black Coffee
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Isfar S. Munir, Grade 10 portrait
Jamison M. Sloan, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of a Magnetic Field on the Plasma Arc of a Tesla Coil
Advisor: <none acknowledged>, Mr. Dean Reese
School: Tracy Joint Union High School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
Veronica N. Murashige, Grade 12 portrait
Laura H. Yu, Grade 11 portrait
A Little Color to Lighten the World Up: Can We Increase Solar Cell Efficiency by Excluding Different Types of Light?
Advisor: Mr. Anthony Pittman, Mrs. Helen Wagner
School: Connelly (Cornelia) School of the Holy Child, Anaheim, Orange County
Jason Qu, Grade 11 portrait
Testing and Calibrating an Off-plane Diffraction Mount for Soft X-ray Analysis
Advisor: Mr. Marcus Milling
School: Bishop's (The) School, La Jolla, San Diego County
Jeremy P. Rudd, Grade 9 portrait
Laser Induced Fluorescence
Advisor: Mr. Robert Goeckermann
School: Aptos High School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Andrew J. Smith, Grade 11 portrait
Protection with Geometry
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Debnil A. Sur, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of Titanium Dioxide on Photovoltaic Cells
Advisor: Dr. Youssef Ismail
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1816 — Fourth Place
Connor E. Tom, Grade 9 portrait
Using the Temperature Dependence of the Speed of Sound to Detect Volatile Organic Compounds in Air
Advisor: Mrs. Lara Soldmann
School: North (John Wesley) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S1817 — Honorable Mention
William Xue, Grade 11 portrait
Nondestructive Corrosion Detection in RC Using Heat Induction and IR Thermography
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Bunch
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1899 — Second Place
Sara K. Simpson, Grade 10 portrait
Neuronal Nonlinear Dynamics: From an Optical Illusion to Parkinson's Disease
Advisor: Ms. Lara Dickens
School: Henry (Patrick) Senior High School, San Diego, San Diego County

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