CSSF Project Listings: 2008
Environmental Science

Junior Division

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India G. Bolding, Grade 8 portrait
Measuring Seawater Mixing in Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay
Advisor: Ms. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J1002 — Honorable Mention
Navdeep S. Dhaliwal, Grade 8 portrait
How Safe Is Our Water to Swim?
Advisor: Mr. Gary Hill
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1003 — First Place
Madison M. Dutra, Grade 7 portrait
Save the Wetlands: Investigating Pond Water Quality and Water Sources
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Nader M. Elaskary, Grade 8 portrait
Martin J. Ettema, Grade 8 portrait
Dylan J. McManus, Grade 8 portrait
Air Quality Comparison: Particles and Ozone
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn O'Connor
School: Ascencion Solorsano Middle School, Gilroy, Santa Clara County
Sam Falkenhagen, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Precipitation on Nitrate Concentrations in San Francisquito Creek
Advisor: Mr. John Akers
School: La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
Krystal M. Flores, Grade 6 portrait
Determining Which Lawn Fertilizer Is More Environmentally Harmful to Living Organisms, Organic or Inorganic
Advisor: Mr. David Russell
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
Maddison J. Goss, Grade 8 portrait
Mission Bay at Risk: Investigating Soil and Water Contaminants
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Conor G. Goulart, Grade 6 portrait
Toxins: Fresh Water Microorganisms vs. Household Chemicals
Advisor: Ms. Stephaine Anderson
School: Bella Vista Christian Academy, Tracy, San Joaquin County
Taylor Hamermesh, Grade 7 portrait
Radiation: Silent Killer, or Life Saver?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: St. Mel Catholic School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
J1010 — Third Place
Bryton A. Horner, Grade 7 portrait
Legal Pollution: Geographic Distribution of Wind-Borne Particulates Surrounding Irvine Cement Plants
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Jace R. Jackson, Grade 7 portrait
Feathered Friend or Foe
Advisor: Mrs. Melody McGuire
School: McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville, Humboldt County
Bianca J. Jeffs, Grade 6 portrait
How's Your Beach?
Advisor: Mrs. Lezanne Jeffs
School: Rio Del Mar Elemetary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Victoria P. Johnson, Grade 8 portrait
Comparing Particulates around a Small Town
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
Kevin C. Johnston, Grade 8 portrait
Suburban Skyglow: Using Astrophotography to Analyze Light Pollution
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Johnston
School: Livermore Valley Charter School, Livermore, Alameda County
J1015 — Fourth Place
Farina J. Kazi, Grade 8 portrait
Orange County or Ozone County?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Griffin R. Lay, Grade 8 portrait
Making Acid Oceans: The Effects of Anthropogenic Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Increase on the pH of Earth's Oceans
Advisor: Mr. Rod Atchley
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1017 — Second Place
Rose L. Leopold, Grade 8 portrait
Ella R. Madsen, Grade 8 portrait
Sandy Beaches: Pleasure or Pollutant? An Analysis of Sand Bacteria as a Possible Source of Ocean Contamination, Year 2
Advisor: Mr. Rod Atchley
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Jacqueline Lopez, Grade 6 portrait
Gloria G. Munoz, Grade 6 portrait
Do Pollution Levels in the Los Angeles River Increase as It Moves through LA County?
Advisor: Mr. Ismael Cueva
School: Hollenbeck Math, Science, Technology Magnet, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J1019 — Honorable Mention
Nathaniel J. Mooi, Grade 7 portrait
What Are You Breathing? Measuring Ozone and Particulates
Advisor: Mr. Brendan Gummerson
School: St. Matthew's Episcopal School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Bill R. Morris, Grade 8 portrait
If Global Warming Continues, Will the Ocean Be Safe?
Advisor: Mrs. Cherie England
School: Shorecliffs Middle School, San Clemente, Orange County
J1021 — Honorable Mention
Leah M. Ostermann, Grade 6 portrait
Acid Rain: A Good Thing?
Advisor: Ms. Lauren Ostermann
School: Saint Ann School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Paul B. Smith, III, Grade 7 portrait
Cool Landscaping for a Hot Planet: How Various Backyard Surfaces Influence Temperatures
Advisor: Mrs. Jamie Baker
School: St. Anthony's School, Fresno, Fresno County
Martin Valdivia, Grade 8 portrait
The Ocean's Fate
Advisor: Mr. Peter Minton
School: Holy Family School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1024 — Honorable Mention
Maximillian F. Wolfe, Grade 6 portrait
CFL: Compact Flourescent Lamps or Carelessly Fouling Landfills?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Williams (Bill L.) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County

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