CSSF Project Listings: 2009

Senior Division

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Travis S. Adams, Grade 9 portrait
The Use of Exothermic Reactions of Alkaline Battery Materials as a Precursor to Predicting Battery Performance
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Ryan S. Bogie, Grade 11 portrait
Robert L. Larsen, Grade 11 portrait
Michael H. Yoshimura, Grade 11 portrait
Fuel Go Boom
Advisor: Mr. Marc Arroyo
School: La Quinta High School, La Quinta, Riverside County
S0503 — Honorable Mention
Xiaoyu (Carrie) Cao, Grade 10 portrait
Glucose Monitoring in Porous Silicon Photonic Crystals
Advisor: Mrs. Julia Newman
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Yenyu Chen, Grade 10 portrait
Electrolyte Turns On the Solar Cell
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S0505 — Second Place
Bryce W. Cronkite-Ratcliff, Grade 12 portrait
The Nonhomogeneous Intermolecular Bonding Structure of Liquid Water: An X-ray Study
Advisor: Dr. Uwe Bergmann
School: Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
S0506 — First Place
Zoe E. Dubrow, Grade 10 portrait
F.L.A.S.H.; The Formation and Characterization of Floating Self-Assembling Super-hydrophobic Nano-particle Membranes
Advisor: Mr. Robert Dubrow
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Kenna N. Falk, Grade 11 portrait
The Effects of FD&C Blue #1 on the Reaction Time of the Cyanoacrylate Fuming Latent Fingerprint Experiment
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Dave S. Ho, Grade 10 portrait
The Optimal Temperature for the Decomposition of Biuret to Urea in Solution
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Bunch
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Emmelyn S. Hsieh, Grade 11 portrait
Comparisons of D-Glucose and D-Fructose Levels in Consumer Products
Advisor: Dr. Catherine Mao
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County
Ben J. Kaiser, Grade 9 portrait
Hess' Law and Thermochemistry
Advisor: Mr. John Shirajian
School: Ribet Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Isabel R. Lally, Grade 10 portrait
Effect of Varying Oxidizing Agent in a Luminol Mixture on Chemiluminescence Time
Advisor: Mr. Armando Gonzales
School: California Academy of Mathematics & Science, Carson, Los Angeles County
Ashley R. Lo, Grade 11 portrait
The Removal of Alcohol from the Body through Esterification
Advisor: Dr. Brinn Belyea
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Melissa J. MacEwen, Grade 11 portrait
Synthesis and Decomposition of Aspirin
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Wenzel
School: Stevenson (Robert Louis) High School, Pebble Beach, Monterey County
Mikael H. Matossian, Grade 10 portrait
Plasma Treatment of Automotive Engine Exhaust
Advisor: Mrs. Jocelyn Skaff
School: A.G.B.U. Manoogian Demirdjian School, Canoga Park, Los Angeles County
Saraf Nawar, Grade 11 portrait
Synthesis of Novel Zintl Phase Compounds for Thermoelectric Applications
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Raymond
School: Davis Senior High School, Davis, Yolo County
S0516 — Fourth Place
Nicholas L. Okita, Grade 12 portrait
The Correlation Between Conductivity and Corrosion Potential of Solutions in Simulation of an Oil Field Environment
Advisor: Mrs. Gabriela Scully
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Aurora L. Ostrom, Grade 12 portrait
Deposition of Metal Coatings on Nanoparticles in an Ionic Liquid
Advisor: Mr. Chris Ostermann
School: Burroughs (Sherman E.) High School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Rachel E. Palfini, Grade 10 portrait
Is Mercury Released from Dental Amalgam in an Acidic Environment?
Advisor: Mr. Bryan Pacheco
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Jayant S. Sirdesai, Grade 11 portrait
Evaluation of Drinking Water from Various Sources: Does Bottled Water Have More Contaminants than Other Sources of Water
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Pomerleau
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0520 — Honorable Mention
Clayton P. Skousen, Grade 10 portrait
Electrical Cleavage of Mineral Ore: A Series of Tests Seeking to Extract Metals from Ore by Electrolysis
Advisor: Ms. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Joseph S. Stearns, Grade 9 portrait
Advisor: Mrs. Ruth Scherger
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0522 — Third Place
Or S. Weizman, Grade 11 portrait
Synthesis and Characterization of a Self-Healing Polymer
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Mann
School: University City High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Emily W. Banks, Grade 10 portrait
The Effects of Dye on Different Types of Fabric
Advisor: Mr. Jerry Childers
School: Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, Marin County

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