CSSF Project Listings: 2007

Junior Division

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Erin N. Allen, Grade 7 portrait
Backyard Bird Watch: The Effects of Introducing Bird Foods on Suburban Bird Populations
Advisor: Ms. Heather Linsley
School: Sutter Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Kelley C. Boland, Grade 7 portrait
Why They Are Where They Are
Advisor: Ms. Heather O'Donnell
School: Roosevelt Junior High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Meghan R. Carvalho, Grade 8 portrait
Will the Autosomal Recessive Mutation of Vestigial Wings Appear in the F1 Generation of Drosophila melanogaster?
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn O'Connor
School: Ascencion Solorsano Middle School, Gilroy, Santa Clara County
Kathleen Chelling, Grade 8 portrait
How Does the Type of Media Help Quicken the Tunneling of Harvester Ants?
Advisor: Mrs. Diana Kimball
School: St. Hedwig Elementary School, Los Alamitos, Orange County
J1905 — Honorable Mention
Paul T. Cummins, Grade 7 portrait
Selection of Case-Building Materials by the Caddisfly Hydatophylax hesperus
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Letton
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Joshua C. Diebel, Grade 8 portrait
How Do Different Sounds of Music Affect Ant Behavior?
Advisor: Mrs. Ana Williams
School: Standard Middle School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Johannah R. Fernandes, Grade 8 portrait
Crackin' Down on Eggshell Thickness
Advisor: Mrs. Darla Directo
School: St. Hyacinth Academy, San Jacinto, Riverside County
Rachael S. Frank, Grade 6 portrait
Average Cracking Weight of Eggs: Fresh vs. Store Bought, Side vs. Standing
Advisor: Ms. Lucera
School: Sierra Canyon Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County
J1909 — Fourth Place
Lauren P. Franke, Grade 8 portrait
Katherine A. Trockey, Grade 8 portrait
Green Eggs, No Ham: A Chicken Genetics Experiment
Advisor: Mr. John Dilworth
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Kristi S. Fukumitsu, Grade 6 portrait
Dining with the Birds: What Type of Seeds Do Birds Prefer to Eat?
Advisor: Mr. Larry Brandenburg
School: Rose Avenue School, Oxnard, Ventura County
Caroline V. Green, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of the Number of Goldfish in a Tank on the Dissolved Oxygen Content of the Water
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Mayte Gutierrez, Grade 8 portrait
How Many Holes Should I Put in the Lid? Investigating Oxygen Consumption Differences in Jumping and Flying Invertebrates
Advisor: Mr. Larry Simonsen
School: Hollenbeck Math, Science, Technology Magnet, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Monique C. Iuster, Grade 6 portrait
Are Pennies the Solution to Your Snail Troubles?
Advisor: Mrs. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Deanna L. Kaul, Grade 8 portrait
Brittany C. Ko, Grade 8 portrait
Snails: Beware of Repellent
Advisor: Dr. Philip Dolan
School: St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle Schools, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J1915 — Honorable Mention
Daniel T. Keeley, Grade 7 portrait
Kathryn N. Keeley, Grade 8 portrait
Feeding Preferences of Woodland Birds
Advisor: Mrs. Katy Despain
School: Three Rivers Union School, Three Rivers, Tulare County
Brian M. Luong, Grade 8 portrait
Which Spider Web Is the Strongest?
Advisor: Ms. Erin Wiggin
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Beth A. Matter, Grade 7 portrait
Does Worm Type or Medium Affect Regeneration?
Advisor: Dr. Dennis Miller
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
Mallory L. Meyer, Grade 8 portrait
The Golden Ratio and Ammonoid Shells
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J1919 — Third Place
Winter R. Patterson, Grade 8 portrait
Eye of the Gecko: Color Sight in the Dark of the Night?
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Deanna J. Purther, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Water Temperature on Sea Monkey Growth
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Julia M. Riedelsheimer, Grade 7 portrait
Variables that Determine Effectiveness of Fish Predators in Controlling Mosquito Larvae Population
Advisor: Mrs. Hillary Cloud
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Lauren E. Rostykus, Grade 6 portrait
Will Temperature Affect the Crawling Speed of Darkling Beetle Larva?
Advisor: Mr. David Russell
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
J1923 — Second Place
Cheng-Hsin V. Shu, Grade 8 portrait
The Defense Against Ants II: Why Are Ants Afraid of Baby Powder?
Advisor: Mrs. Noreen Williams
School: Fairmont Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
J1924 — Honorable Mention
Eric H. Sorensen, Grade 7 portrait
Can Bees Be Trained to Find Key Ingredients of Methamphetamine?
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Tyler N. Swycinsky, Grade 7 portrait
What Does a Harris Hawk Prefer to Eat?
Advisor: Mr. John Karpinski
School: Jamestown Elementary School, Jamestown, Tuolumne County
Emily L. Viveros, Grade 8 portrait
The Food Preference of Southern Fire Ants
Advisor: Mrs. Tara Douhan
School: St. Francis Parish School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Dana M. Walker, Grade 8 portrait
Distribution of Western Snowy Plover Food at Sands Beach, Goleta
Advisor: Dr. Cristina Sandoval
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Courtney H. Walters, Grade 7 portrait
Jeepers, Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers? An Investigation of Recessive Eye Color in D. melanogaster
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
William T. Whitehead, Grade 6 portrait
Hummingbirds Aren't Colorblind, You Know!
Advisor: Dr. Sean Craig
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County
J1930 — First Place
Evin R. Wieser, Grade 7 portrait
Attracting Great Whites
Advisor: Ms. Michelle Ignoffo
School: English (C.T.) Middle School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County

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