CSSF Project Listings: 2015

Senior Division

Alissa M. Arroyo, Grade 11
How Toxic Is Your Nail Polish?
Advisor: Dr. Rano Sidhu
School: Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
S2102 — Honorable Mention
Haripriya N. Bellam, Grade 11
Suchitra S. Dara, Grade 7
Sumanth S. Dara, Grade 10
Promoting Sustainable Pest Management with a Beneficial Fungus
Advisor: Dr. Ashraf El-Kereamy, Mrs. Mary Bianchi, Ms. Mary Bianchi
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County, Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Alexa Camacho-Sanchez, Grade 11
Lorena Camacho-Sanchez, Grade 10
Are Vegetables Safe to Eat?
Advisor: Ms. Sofia Sandoval
School: Sweetwater Union High School, National City, San Diego County
S2104 — Honorable Mention
Talie L. Cloud, Grade 9
The Effects of Momordica charantia on the Reproductive Rate of Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County
Hunter C. Crawford-Shelmadine, Grade 9
Sunscreen: Friend or Foe? The Effect of Coppertone and Reef Safe Biodegradable Sunscreen on Ghost Shrimp
Advisor: Ms. Hunter Crawford-Shelmadine
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Ivann U. De La Cruz, Grade 9
Return of Cacti's Worst Enemy: Combating Wild Grana Cochineal
Advisor: Mr. Vince Rosse
School: Patriot High School, Jurupa Valley, Riverside County
Lekha Duvvoori, Grade 9
Chemical Detection Applied to Formaldehyde as a Marker for Wider Chemical Contamination
Advisor: Ms. Kim Kiest
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Manjot Kaur, Grade 10
Sophia Lau, Grade 10
Effect of Metal Pollutants on Algal Growth under Oceanic Conditions Measured by the Resulting Chlorophyll Concentration
Advisor: Mr. Narquiz Cervantes
School: Silver Creek High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Samuel Z. Lang, Grade 12
Camelia sinensis/ Tea Waste Liquid: Potent Alternative Snail/Slug Repellents
Advisor: Dr. Yan Xu
School: Valley Oaks Charter School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S2110 — First Place
Henry G. Low, Grade 10
Assessing the Mutagenicities of Common Herbicides Using a Novel Reverse Mutation Assay
Advisor: Mrs. Bethany Dixon
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
Zachary C. Magidow, Grade 12
Lauren A. Waldman, Grade 12
Oxidative Stress Induced by Various Glutamic Acid Concentrations in Carassius auratus auratus
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Zoe Marsh, Grade 10
Maxwell M. Menke, Grade 10
The Effects of Agricultural Runoff on Periphytic Algae
Advisor: Ms. Daisy Sharrock
School: High Tech High, San Diego, San Diego County
Macy Matsukawa, Grade 12
Edward D. Segura, Grade 12
Esmeralda Suarez, Grade 12
The Effect of Ascorbic Acid on Alcohol Exposed Bovine Biological Catalysts
Advisor: Ms. Guadalupe Valero
School: Rialto High School, Rialto, San Bernardino County
Eveline S. Mayner, Grade 10
Is Sugar Killing You? The Effects of Sugar and Aspartame on the Longevity of C. elegans
Advisor: Mr. Eveline Mayner
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Thomas J. McDonald, Grade 12
Sara E. Moss, Grade 12
The Effect of Nicotine on Tau Protein in Artemia salina
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Aditi Mittal, Grade 11
Coral Bleaching by Sunscreens: Effect of Sunscreen Chemicals on the Survival of Coral Symbiont Zooxanthellae Algae
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Hughes
School: Presentation High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S2117 — Third Place
Matthew S. Moser, Grade 11
The Metalloprotease Inhibitor, 1,10-Phenanthroline, as a Lead for Finding Drugs to Kill Brugia pahangi Worms
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
S2118 — Fourth Place
Cassandra E. Overney, Grade 10
Genotoxicity Investigation by Measuring the Effect of Metals on Garlic Bioassays by Observing Chromosomal Aberrations
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Eunice Padilla, Grade 11
The Effects of Pseudoephedrine on the Cardiovascular System of the California Blackworms
Advisor: Mrs. Glendy Ramirez-De La Cruz
School: Bravo (Francisco) Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Elizabeth M. Salmond, Grade 10
Livin' the Hydra Life: Hydra Regeneration as Affected by Different Chemical Compounds
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S2121 — Honorable Mention
Alana R. Tessman, Grade 9
Testing the Adhesive and Toxic Properties of Bioremediated Oil
Advisor: Mr. Tom Cormack
School: Kern Valley High School, Lake Isabella, Kern County
Perrin J.G. Turney, Grade 9
Death by Salt: An Experiment to Test the Salinity Tolerance of Microorganisms at the Arcata Marsh
Advisor: Mr. Nic Collart
School: Six Rivers Charter High School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Kayla L. Williams, Grade 9
Smokin' Spiders: An Investigation of Secondhand Smoke on Spider Webs
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S2124 — Second Place
Gina Y. Yang, Grade 9
Investigating Colony Collapse Disorder: Effects of Agricultural Adjuvant on the Health of Honeybees Apis mellifera L.
Advisor: Ms. Renee Fallon
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County

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