CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Environmental Engineering

Senior Division

Aleena R. Ali, Grade 12
Reduction of Nitrate in Ground and Drinking Water by Photocatalysis
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Talia R. Arauzo, Grade 11
J. Jennifer Lee, Grade 11
Emily Zhang, Grade 11
Improving Recycling Methods through the Usage of Robotic Devices
Advisor: Mr. Mark Wong, Ms. Mark Wong
School: Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
S1003 — First Place
Kaitlyn A. Arst, Grade 9
Using Starch and Biopolymer Aqueous Solutions to Reduce Soil Erosion
Advisor: Mrs. Sangeeta Arst
School: Pearl (Daniel) Magnet High School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
Ayan Bandyopadhyay, Grade 11
A Novel Microbial Fuel Cell Using Cobalt (II) Biomineralization to Increase Power Density
Advisor: Dr. Ibtisam Khalaf
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sidharth Bommakanti, Grade 11
Wellness Water: Implementation of a Dual-Filtration System to Clarify Domestic Water Sources in Rural Ccommunities
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Pereira
School: Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, Alameda County
Chloe A. Breen, Grade 9
Jade K. Doyle, Grade 9
Advisor: Ms. Erin Vaccaro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Roxanne J. Esparza, Grade 11
Andrea G. Uribe, Grade 10
Obtaining Energy from Trash
Advisor: Mr. Kyle Webster, Mr. Samuel Yoon
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S1008 — Honorable Mention
Gabriela N. Goldberg, Grade 10
Fecal Matters: Generating Electricity with a Microbial Fuel Cell
Advisor: Ms. Kimberly Tilton
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
S1009 — Honorable Mention
Quan H. Ho, Grade 10
Dong Giai Phan, Grade 11
The Effect of Acid and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of the Starch on the Decomposition Rate of Bioplastic
Advisor: Ms. Crystal Cooper
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Jasper Huang, Grade 9
Manipulating Coarseness and Moisture to Enhance CO2 Sequestration by Basalt Sand and Red Harvester Ants as Biotic Agents
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Seyvonne Ip, Grade 11
Functionalization of Polyacrylonitrile Nanofibers for Adsorption of Aqueous U(VI) Ions
Advisor: Dr. Tori Forbes
School: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
S1012 — Fourth Place
Christopher D. Isozaki, Grade 9
Reducing the Amount of Electricity Used by Computers Utilizing Green Technologies
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Marsha Jobaida, Grade 11
Jingbing Xu, Grade 11
Generating Energy through a Microbial Fuel Cell: Effects of Sodium Chloride
Advisor: Mr. Phil Beach
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
Maxime J. Kawawa-Beaudan, Grade 10
The Effect of Iron Sulfate Fertilization in Ocean Water on Phytoplankton Growth
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
S1015 — Honorable Mention
Lauren Kim, Grade 11
Developing a Device to Use the Products of Photocatalytic Water Splitting for Air Purification and Electrical Production
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1016 — Third Place
Hope Lee, Grade 11
A Novel Method to Immobilize Ionic Liquid in Alginate-Gelatin Polymer Beads for Heavy Metal(s) Removal
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1017 — Honorable Mention
Jessica M. MacMillan, Grade 12
Amoeba Filtration to Reduce Cholera Outbreaks
Advisor: Dr. Rita Huff
School: Valley Christian High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Priya Padmanaban, Grade 11
The Synthesis of Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles for the Decontamination of Oil-Polluted Water
Advisor: Mr. Narquiz Cervantes
School: Silver Creek High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1019 — Second Place
Atul Raghunathan, Grade 9
Harvesting the Excess Thermal Energy Produced by Light Emitting Diodes to Generate Electricity
Advisor: Mr. Charles Williams
School: Cupertino High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Mikaela M. Troxell, Grade 9
Anaerobes to Power? A Scientific Approach in Creating Methane from Manure and Trash
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Rafael D. Velazquez-Ramos, Grade 12
Manure Is Your Friend
Advisor: Ms. Maria Velazquez
School: Mount Diablo High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
Jaime E. Wood, Grade 11
The Effect of a Fresnel Lens upon Solar Still Productivity
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Sanika S. Mane, Grade 9
Alternative Energy: Producing Second Generation Biofuel from Inedible Biomass
Advisor: Mr. Sanjay Mane
School: Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Julie A. Fukunaga, Grade 11
An Internet of Things Application for Aquaponics
Advisor: Mrs. Sandra Starr
School: Tokay High School, Lodi, San Joaquin County

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