CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Materials Science

Junior Division

Madina M. Ansari, Grade 8
Which "Wood" You Believe Is the Most Fire Retardant?
Advisor: Ms. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J1302 — Honorable Mention
Davis R. Boring, Grade 8
What Is the Best Material for a Helmet Lining to Reduce G-forces?
Advisor: Mr. Robert Kolozs
School: Wangenheim Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Carmon D. Brown, Grade 6
Fire Starters
Advisor: Mr. Jonathon Brown
School: Sebastian Questa Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
J1304 — Honorable Mention
Zane J, Calini, Grade 8
Making the Strongest Concrete
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Gabrielle J. Charest, Grade 7
Will the Egg Break?
Advisor: Mr. Richard McCready
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
J1306 — Second Place
Maggie S. Chen, Grade 8
Thermosensitive Injectable Hydrogel for Localized and Controlled Drug Delivery
Advisor: Mrs. Sue Fredin
School: Carmel Valley Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Matthew J. Cheng, Grade 6
Rust or Shine?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Bayside Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County
Catherine M. Colella, Grade 8
Heat Be Gone: A Study of Heat Transfer in Metal Foams
Advisor: Ms. Andrea Adams
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
Aerin L. Creek, Grade 8
Insulating and Light Transmitting Properties of Silica Aerogel
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
William P. Edwards, Grade 6
How Is the Buoyancy of an Object Affected by Different Liquids?
Advisor: Ms. Lee Bizzini
School: El Tejon Middle School, Lebec, Kern County
Zoe R. Fairlie, Grade 8
Malika D. Gellman, Grade 8
Weather or Not
Advisor: Mrs. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Amelia G. Gleixner, Grade 6
Polymer Properties
Advisor: Ms. Sabine Schmuck
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
Michael F. Hair, III, Grade 6
To Pinhole or Not to Pinhole?
Advisor: Ms. Shaylan Trone
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Arabella B. Howard, Grade 6
Increasing Albedo: Determining if the Composition and Color of a Roof Impacts Interior and Exterior Temperature
Advisor: Miss Carrie Given
School: Valley Arts and Science Academy, Fresno, Fresno County
J1315 — First Place
Holly M. Jackson, Grade 8
Sewing Science
Advisor: Ms. Linh Pham
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
Harrison N. Jennings, Grade 8
Noah Good Wood?
Advisor: Ms. Joyann Sofio
School: Reed (Walter) Middle School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
J1317 — Fourth Place
Michael Kao, Grade 8
The Strength of Alloys: Testing Industrial Alloy Strength against Cavitation Erosion
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Gabriella J. Malamed, Grade 6
We Love That Basketball
Advisor: Mrs. Rene Malamed
School: Valley Springs Elementary School, Valley Springs, Calaveras County
Bodhi R. Merrill, Grade 6
Airsoft and the Environment: What Happens to All the BBs?
Advisor: Ms. Marie Cappiello
School: Fieldbrook Elementary School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Ishani P. Narwankar, Grade 7
Who Dunit? Does Age and Surface Material Affect the Detection of Fingerprints?
Advisor: Mrs. Anuradha Murthy
School: Stratford Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Andrew Pantera, Grade 8
Rising Force: The Science of Diamagnetism
Advisor: Ms. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
Saloni R. Patel, Grade 8
Solving the Puzzle of Rooftop Garden Planting Substrate
Advisor: Mrs. Brinda Patel
School: Gale Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
J1323 — Third Place
Nicholas A. Perez, Grade 6
Polymer: The Ultimate Barrier to Fire and Smoke
Advisor: Ms. Darlene Shimizu
School: St. Edward's Catholic School, Corona, Riverside County
Brendan C. Powell, Grade 6
Bryce C. Powell, Grade 6
Is Radiant Barrier a More Energy Efficent Alternative to Fiberglass Insulation?
Advisor: Mr. David Russell, Mrs. Stacey Tiger
School: Wash (John S.) Elementary School, Fresno, Fresno County
J1325 — Honorable Mention
Lilliya S. Reid, Grade 8
Safe and Cold
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Davis
School: CHIME Institute's Schwarzenegger Community, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
Maxon G. Repass, Grade 7
How Does Viscosity Affect Shock Absorption?
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Jana Soucar, Grade 6
The Fabric Truth
Advisor: Ms. Nahid Ansari
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1328 — Honorable Mention
Vasily A. Tremsin, Grade 8
Acoustic Insulation: Propagation and Reflection of Sound Waves of Various Frequencies for Different Materials
Advisor: Dr. Anton Tremsin
School: Stanley (M. H.) Intermediate School, Lafayette, Contra Costa County
Lindsey Jo Woods, Grade 7
The Effect of Fabric Content on Heat Absorption
Advisor: Mrs. Juliette Parks
School: Grass Valley Charter School, Grass Valley, Nevada County

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