CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Electronics & Electromagnetics

Junior Division

Dhruv Aggarwal, Grade 6
Turbocharge Your Wireless Signal
Advisor: Miss Shruti Aggarwal
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Tristan Brown, Grade 7
Infant Sensing Integrated System
Advisor: Mrs. Marian Montgomery
School: St. Pius X Elementary School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
J0903 — Second Place
Deveshi Buch, Grade 7
4eyes: An Ultrasonics-based Solution to Collisions Involving Cellphone Distracted Pedestrians
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Robinette
School: Folsom Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Sophia Ceman, Grade 8
Siena Lucido, Grade 8
The Effect of Distance and Mode on Cell Phone Radiation Emission
Advisor: Mrs. Paula Borstel
School: Miraleste Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Anthony E. Felts, Grade 8
Cycle Speed: Testing Computer Processing Speed
Advisor: Mrs. Becky Wilson
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0906 — First Place
Raghav Ganesh, Grade 6
A Low Cost, Adoptable, User Tested Add-on Device for the White Cane Facilitating Safer Mobility of the Visually Impaired
Advisor: Mrs. Lathasree Subramanyan
School: Miller (Joaquin) Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Yannick Gloster, Grade 8
Sachin Ryan Suri, Grade 8
Battle of the Bots: Raspberry Pi vs. the NXT and Omnidirectional Steering vs. Car-Steering
Advisor: Mr. David Marchetti
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Mary E. Jolly, Grade 8
Where's My WiFi?
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Nina K. Kagan, Grade 7
Autonomous Ultrasonic Sensor Robot
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Martin
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Emir Karabeg, Grade 6
Robot-Computer Communication
Advisor: Mrs. Lynn Okenwa
School: Orchard Hills Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Solomon Kazmie, Grade 6
Murphy: Covert Emergency Reporting and Transmission System
Advisor: Mr. Brian Tash
School: Redwood Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J0912 — Third Place
Sahar A. Khashayar, Grade 8
Wildfire Early Warning System Using Computer Science: C.S. to the Rescue!
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Joonhyuk Lee, Grade 8
Catching Wave(length)s: The Effect of Electromagnetic Fields on Fiber Optic WDM Signal Quality
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Kaley L. Matthews, Grade 8
What Are the Maximum Functional Ranges of Two Brands of Two-Way Radios in Preparation for Emergency Communications?
Advisor: Ms. Colleen Duncan
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Xochitl Morales, Grade 8
The Gauss Rifle: A Magnetic Linear Accelerator and Kinetic Energy
Advisor: Mr. Russell Nail
School: Paramount Bard Academy, Delano, Kern County
J0916 — Honorable Mention
Ronak K. Mundkur, Grade 8
Surfing on Nano-Magnets
Advisor: Mrs. Anuradha Murthy
School: Stratford Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Pranav Nagarajan, Grade 8
Aadeesh K. Shastry, Grade 8
Abheer Singh, Grade 8
Vibes: A Novel Way to Alert the Deaf
Advisor: Mr. Amandeep Singh
School: Thornton Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
Andrew B. Nazareth, Grade 6
Radiation: How Safe Are You with Your Daily Devices?
Advisor: Dr. Youssef Ismail
School: Evergreen Elementary School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0919 — Honorable Mention
Adam Z. Noworolski, Grade 8
Stove Alert! A Programmed Safety Device to Aid People with Hearing Loss
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Drutz
School: Burlingame Intermediate School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
J0920 — Honorable Mention
Melba H. Nuzen, Grade 8
Can You Hear That Note? A Specialized Hearing Aid for Musicians
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Benjamin E. Ormond, Grade 8
Knock Knock, Who's There?
Advisor: Mrs. Gini Bartley
School: Redwood Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Jack F. Pecoraro, Grade 6
Factors Affecting Electromagnet Strength
Advisor: Ms. Jenny Billings
School: Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0923 — Honorable Mention
Cade Pretorius, Grade 7
Developing Superpowers by Controlling a Robotic Arm Using EEG Signals
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Santa Rosa Academy, Menifee, Riverside County
Jagannathan Rangarajan, Grade 8
The Untold Truth! The Effects of Cell Phone Radiations (Comparision)
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Jahan Razavi, Grade 6
The NavHat: A Mobility Aid for the Blind
Advisor: Mr. Norm Brennan
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Sarah R. Sumner, Grade 7
Amounts of Electromagnetic Pollution (Transients and Harmonics) Emitted by Light Bulbs
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0928 — Fourth Place
Utkarsh Tandon, Grade 8
A Wearable Device for Spinal-Lumbus Modeling to Recognize and Correct Posture through Real-Time Flex Sensing Analysis
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Entous
School: Lawson (Sam H.) Middle School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Benjamin C. Tarr, Grade 7
The Effect of Different Sized and Shaped Coils on the Speed of a Motor
Advisor: Ms. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Nicole M. Valdivia, Grade 8
The Effect of Neodymium Magnets on Induction Loop Traffic Detectors
Advisor: Miss Geraldine Nau
School: St. Columba School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0931 — Honorable Mention
Jeffrey W. Xing, Grade 8
A Study of Levitation Distance and Stability Range in Diamagnetic Levitation
Advisor: Dr. James Li
School: Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Daniel S. Yacoubian, Grade 8
Using a Car's Tailpipe to Create Electricity
Advisor: Mr. Larry Hatfield
School: St. Gregory (A&M) Hovsepian School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Madeline A. Yu, Grade 7
iPhone Microwave Emissions on 3G/4G: Is Faster Better?
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0934 — Honorable Mention
Shaya Zarkesh, Grade 8
A Novel Approach to Generating Electricity through Walking Shoes
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Morgensen
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

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