CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Microbiology (Medical)

Junior Division

J1601 — First Place
Matthew J. Bates, Grade 8
The Development of Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli
Advisor: Dr. Michael Bates
School: Notre Dame Elementary School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Kennith A. Carpio, Grade 7
Can Acidic Water Be a Green Disinfectant?
Advisor: Mr. Ken Cornell
School: Fairmont Private Schools - Anaheim Hills, Anaheim Hills, Orange County
J1603 — Second Place
Hannah O. Cevasco, Grade 7
Honey, I Found a Cure! Nature's Antibiotic
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Talie L. Cloud, Grade 8
Healing Honey: An Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Effects of California Monofloral Honeys
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Elizabeth R. Cutler, Grade 8
How to Treat a Sweet Tooth: The Comparative Effects of Common Sweeteners on Tooth Decay
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1606 — Third Place
Anna D. de la Rosa, Grade 8
Bacterial-Busting Tea Bags? Effect of Caffeine Extracted from Used Tea Bags on Growth of Escherichia coli
Advisor: Mrs. Alexandra Gonzales
School: Our Lady of Refuge School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
J1607 — Honorable Mention
Dina S. Dehaini, Grade 7
The Best Method to Fight Fungal Infections
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Al-Khawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Michelle K. Hibbs, Grade 8
Closing the Cap? Resisting Your Meds?
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Faatima Zahra Motala, Grade 6
Bacteria Slayer: Stop Antibiotic Resistance
Advisor: Ms. Asma Mana
School: Institute of Knowledge, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
J1610 — Honorable Mention
Christian E. Olsen, Grade 7
Matthew G. Stauber, Grade 7
Brush This Off! Dentifrice for Developing Countries
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Escalona-Olsen
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Riyaz S. Razi, Grade 8
Soybean Polyamines: A Possible Cure for Parkinson's Disease
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Vishnu Sreenivasamurthy, Grade 7
Examining the Effect of Acidity and Alkalinity on Bacteria Growth Inhibition
Advisor: Ms. Theresa Hollenbeck
School: Churchill (Winston) Middle School, Carmichael, Sacramento County
Maggie Tang, Grade 8
Bacteria Fear, Medicine Is Here!
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J1614 — Fourth Place
Jason X. Tuermer-Lee, Grade 6
Bacteria Killers: Alcohol vs. Non-Alcohol Sanitizers
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Medha S. Vallurupalli, Grade 8
Natural vs. Synthetic
Advisor: Mr. Roger Newell
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County

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