CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Microbiology (Medical)

Junior Division

J1601 — Honorable Mention
Angela Abma, Grade 6
Vanessa Kumar, Grade 6
Fungi Busters
Advisor: Mrs. Lawrence
School: Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, Riverside County
Jenna E. Beausang, Grade 7
Natural Born Killers: Essential Oils as Inhibitors of Bacterial Growth
Advisor: Ms. Marcia Nogueira
School: St. Rose of Lima Elementary School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
J1603 — Second Place
James C. Bowden, Grade 8
Antibiotic Resistance by Repeated Exposure
Advisor: Mrs. Karin Steinhauer
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J1604 — First Place
Hannah O. Cevasco, Grade 8
Honey, I Found A Cure! Nature's Healing Agent/ Anti-inflammatory
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Rene M. Chavez, Grade 7
Is It Safe to Place Your Mouth on the Water Fountains at Local Parks?
Advisor: Mr. Dan Vilotti
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Liam N. FitzGerald, Grade 8
More Water, Please?
Advisor: Ms. Lindsay Martin
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Sydney S. Gamble, Grade 8
Ebola: Treating the Terror of Our Time
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Swann
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Mandy L. Greene, Grade 7
Wash Your Hands
Advisor: Mrs. Joyce Medeiros
School: Aromas Elementary School, Aromas, San Benito County
Saachi K. Grewal, Grade 8
Nature's Defenses
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Arellano
School: Day Creek Intermediate School, Etiwanda, San Bernardino County
Michelle J. He, Grade 8
Understanding the Oligodynamic Effect: Can Metals Kill Bacteria?
Advisor: Dr. Tai Wei Ly
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Samantha M. Lieberg, Grade 7
Book Worms: Determining the Effectiveness of the Standard Practice of Cleaning Library Books
Advisor: Ms. Erin McKay
School: Hawkins (Tom) Elementary School, Tracy, San Joaquin County
J1612 — Third Place
Tai L. Michaels, Grade 8
Which Bacteriophage Is Better at Killing Bacteria?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Bianca L. Nurnberger, Grade 8
Effects of Colloidal Silver on Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Jacobson
School: Sequoia Middle School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Jaclyn R. Schwartz, Grade 8
Can Water Be Disinfected Using Only Sunlight?
Advisor: Mrs. Katharyn Schwartz
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
Shruti Sridhar, Grade 7
The Antimicrobial Effect of Different Essential Oils on Staphylococcus
Advisor: Mr. Sean Carrol
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1616 — Fourth Place
Alexander C. Young, Grade 8
Investigating the Rate at which Bacteria Develop Resistance to Antibiotics under Different Conditions
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Artiss
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

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