CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Mammalian Biology

Junior Division

Bryce R. Alley, Grade 8
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Swann
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Arya J. Barlinge, Grade 8
The Diversity of Fingerprints
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Mira L. Berenbaum, Grade 8
Jet Lag for Athletes: Myth or Real?
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Cameron G. Brown, Grade 7
The Stimulation Effect of Music on Equines
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Kaspar
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1205 — First Place
Tarun S. Chiruvolu, Grade 6
Healing Bruises with Wearable Devices: The Effect of Ultrasound Treatment on Various Bruises, Aches, and Pains
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1206 — Honorable Mention
Karen H. Cho, Grade 6
Fingers on the String
Advisor: Mrs. Ann Bennett
School: Turtle Rock Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
J1207 — Fourth Place
Kelly Conrad, Grade 8
Kayla J. Miles, Grade 8
Let's Wii-Hab: The Comparison of the Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Program to Traditional Balance Training
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
Mariah G. Cox, Grade 7
Ear Candling: Fire in the Hole
Advisor: Mrs. Corina Rice
School: Laytonville Middle School, Laytonville, Mendocino County
Emma R. Curia, Grade 8
Color Genetics of the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J1210 — Honorable Mention
Katherine E. Dang, Grade 8
The Effect of Various Ailments on the Vibration of the Tympanic Membrane
Advisor: Mrs. Nelly Tsai
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J1211 — Third Place
Aiden G. Darius, Grade 6
Surfing the Blood Glucose Wave: The Impact of Different Types of Sugar on Blood Glucose
Advisor: Ms. Allison Rolfe
School: Stone Creek Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County
Megan Dolan, Grade 8
Which Swimming Stroke Raises the Adult Heart Rate the Most?
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Leittem-Thomas
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Marie E. Garcia, Grade 7
Lauren L. Little, Grade 7
The Beat of Your Heart: Does Music Affect Heart Rate?
Advisor: Dr. Martin Spongberg
School: Three Rivers Union School, Three Rivers, Tulare County
Lindsey K. Gillette, Grade 6
Allergies et Pulsus Rate in Effectu: A Study of Food Allergies and Their Effect on Pulse Rate
Advisor: Mr. Dennis Moore
School: Vanguard Preparatory School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Lorenzo A. Granados, Grade 8
Hand Sensitivity: Which Hand Is More Sensitive?
Advisor: Ms. Laura Griffith
School: Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Stacy R. Halperin, Grade 7
Michael J. Kerrigan, Grade 7
Doggy MP3
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
Nicole M. Hanson, Grade 8
Side Effect: An Experiment to Determine Side Dominance
Advisor: Mrs. Natalie Salvatto
School: St. Francis Solano School, Sonoma, Sonoma County
J1219 — Second Place
Mikhaella Anne D. Napiza, Grade 8
Trenton W. Sinclair, Grade 8
We Have Lost Our Ears from NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss)
Advisor: Mrs. Meg Deppe
School: Rio Vista Elementary School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Isabella J. Negrete, Grade 7
Fingerprint Inheritance
Advisor: Miss Rachel Hofmann
School: Baymonte Christian School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Dana M. O'Brien, Grade 6
Is Sensitivity Heightened on the Dominant Side?
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Andrew E. O'Rourke, Grade 7
Do You See What I See? Testing the Peripheral Vision of People with and without Dyslexia
Advisor: Mr. Paul Brown
School: Holy Cross School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Bailee A. Poole, Grade 7
Investigating Which Post Exercise Therapy Lowers an Equine's Heart Rate and Temperature the Fastest
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Rileigh E. Pot, Grade 8
The Relative Tensile Strength of Equine Hair as Relates to Coat Color Genetics
Advisor: Ms. Katie Robinson
School: CHIME Institute's Schwarzenegger Community, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
Omer A. Raheem, Grade 7
Stresstigation: Correlating Body Temperature and Stress
Advisor: Ms. Maryam Abbasi
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Bavan P. Rajan, Grade 7
It's a Sweet Tongue, Not a Sweet Tooth: A Correlation between BMI and Papillae
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Kaufman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Catherine M. Snook, Grade 7
Got Brush? Need Goats?
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Ashlynn F. Stupar, Grade 7
Think Fast! Does Exercise Have an Immediate Effect on Reaction Time?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Sameer Sundrani, Grade 8
An Echocardiographic Assessment of an Athlete's and Non-Athlete's Heart
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
Edward A. Trimble, Grade 8
EEG Usage to Indicate Mental Imagery and Transition to Physical Activity
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Baca (Joe) Middle School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
J1231 — Honorable Mention
Luke A. Virsik, Grade 6
How Is Taste Affected by Age?
Advisor: Mr. Luke Virsik
School: La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County

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