CSSF Project Listings: 2015

Senior Division

S0601 — First Place
Seung Hye Choi, Grade 11
Comparative Studies of Gold Nanoparticles as Chemical Sensing Materials: Electronic Tongue vs. Electronic Nose
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Royce
School: University High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Shawn P. Cogan, Grade 11
The Effect of Rocket Fuel Ratios on Burn Rate
Advisor: Dr. Rano Sidhu
School: Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
Desten T. Davies, Grade 9
Dalton S. Leighton, Grade 9
Flames, Flames, and More Flames
Advisor: Miss Dalton Leighton, Miss Katie Lewis
School: Big Valley High School, Bieber, Lassen County
Ishani N. Desai, Grade 10
The Science Behind the Stretch
Advisor: Mr. Nilesh Desai
School: Centennial High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Amelia J. Dibbo, Grade 9
Heather A. Robinson, Grade 9
Effects of Temperature on Fruits and Vegetables Using a Vitamin C Titration
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Munoz, Mrs. Julie Robinson
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Rochelle M. Ellison, Grade 11
Bernard P. Moon, Grade 11
The Effect of Various Human Body Conditions on the Racemization of Doxylamine Succinate
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Brynn E. Hansen, Grade 10
Effects of the Sun Protection Factor of Sunscreen on the Permeation of UV Radiation through Polyvinyl Chloride
Advisor: Ms. Crystal Cooper
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0608 — Honorable Mention
Dhuvarakesh Karthikeyan, Grade 11
Utilizing Emerging Bio-Metallic Properties to Enhance Power Production and Cost Efficiency of a Biochemical Fuel Cell
Advisor: Mr. Karthikeyan Muthuramalingam
School: California High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
S0609 — Fourth Place
Matthew C. Krock, Grade 11
Use of Period IV Transition Metal Salts to Optimize Solar Powered Electrolysis of Water for Hydrogen Gas Production
Advisor: Ms. Lori Reisbig
School: Norco Senior High School, Norco, Riverside County
Mihoko Kubo, Grade 12
Detection and Comparison of Heavy Metals in Dog Foods Using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Advisor: Dr. David Green
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Gha Young Lee, Grade 12
Novel Self-Reporting Photonic Crystal Nanosensor: Controllable Hydrophobicity, Flexibility, and Chemical Resistance
Advisor: Dr. Michael Sailor
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Marcus Luebke, Grade 9
Running on Water: Real Time Production of Hydrogen and Oxygen Optimized to Power a Motor
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Clark
School: Design Tech High School, Millbrae, San Mateo County
S0613 — Second Place
Jennifer A. McCleary, Grade 12
Correlating the Bandgaps of Earth-Abundant Metal Oxides to Photocurrent Generation for Water Splitting Applications
Advisor: Dr. Harry Gray
School: Beckman (Arnold O.) High School, Irvine, Orange County
Andrew T. Ostrom, Grade 10
Edible Fuels
Advisor: Mr. Chris Ostermann
School: Burroughs (Sherman E.) High School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
S0615 — Honorable Mention
Diana M. Palma, Grade 11
Polystyrene and Its Effectiveness in Removing Calcium from Water
Advisor: Dr. Gian Grant
School: Saint Anthony High School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Sarah M. Porter, Grade 10
Zachary M. Wright, Grade 10
Measuring the Effect of Coating on Ibuprofen with Dissolving Rate in Stomach Acid
Advisor: Ms. Marsha Morris
School: Vanden High School, Fairfield, Solano County
Logan E. Prock, Grade 10
The Effect of Storage Temperature on the Decomposition of Sodium Hypochlorite in Household Bleach
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Nicholas Tran, Grade 12
Do Different Salts Have Different Levels of Electrical Conductivity?
Advisor: Mrs. Emerlyn Gatchalian
School: Hercules High School, Hercules, Contra Costa County
S0619 — Third Place
Michael D. Wu, Grade 9
A Systemic Spectra Analysis of Organic Aerosols after Ozonolysis and Their Effects on Climate
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Kasper
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County

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