CSSF Project Listings: 2014
Pharmacology/ Toxicology

Junior Division

Aliza D. Arya, Grade 7
Elodea Plants Get Killed When Oil Is Spilled!
Advisor: Ms. Kavitha Satya
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Finnegan N. Barry, Grade 8
Can Crabs Beat Global Warming?
Advisor: Dr. James Barry
School: International School of Monterey, Monterey, Monterey County
Alyssa R. Boedigheimer, Grade 8
Kenrick J. Koo, Grade 8
Effects of Pollution on Plants
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Abrams, Ms. Dawn Abrams
School: Sequoia Middle School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
Caroline G. Chihak, Grade 8
Wash N' Grow: Can Plants Tolerate Grey Water?
Advisor: Mrs. Alexandra Gonzales
School: Our Lady of Refuge School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Hunter C. Crawford-Shelmadine, Grade 8
Bioluminescence: The Lights under the Sea
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Jessica M. Cronin, Grade 8
Alicia N. Hoxie, Grade 8
A Study in Parasite Resistance in Horses
Advisor: Dr. Sheri Cronin
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Suchitra Dara, Grade 6
How Can Farmers Use a Friendly Fungus for Environmentally Safe Pest Control?
Advisor: Ms. Suzie Harris
School: Buena Vista Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Ivann U. De la Cruz, Grade 8
A Cactus' Worst Enemy: Cochineal
Advisor: Mr. Thomas Morrison
School: Jurupa Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
Jack H. Donohoe, Grade 7
Tubifex Effects: Are Gasoline and Ethanol Harmful to Aquatic Life, and Is Their Toxicity Increased when Combined?
Advisor: Mr. Paul Brown
School: Holy Cross School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1711 — Honorable Mention
John P. Drain, Grade 8
BPA: Safe or Not? The Long Term Effects of Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) from Canned Food on the Spatial Memory of Mice
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Makenzie G. Flach, Grade 8
What Is the Effect of Ammonium Chloride Supplementation on Urine pH in Meat Goats?
Advisor: Dr. Gayle O'Bannon
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1713 — Third Place
Trevor B. Frisbee, Grade 7
Can Sodium Bicarbonate Fix Viscous Cystic Fibrosis Mucus?
Advisor: Ms. Michele Solem
School: Murray Middle School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Tanvi V. Gaitonde, Grade 6
Radioaction: Effect of Cell Phone Radiation on Plants
Advisor: Mr. Martin Wiedemann
School: Stratford Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Sydney S. Gannon, Grade 6
Does Wi-Fi Make Plants Die?
Advisor: Mr. Doug Kyle
School: Rio Del Mar Elemetary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Gina R. Gwiazda, Grade 8
The Ideal Meal: A Study of the Glucose Response to Protein and Energy Bars
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Maya V. Hanck, Grade 7
Kaffeinated Kids
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Swann
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Navya Hari, Grade 7
Does BPA Have an Effect on Fish?
Advisor: Ms. Cindy Ligeti
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Destiny Anne Hernandez, Grade 7
Weed Killer
Advisor: Mrs. Mackie Cardoos
School: St. Joseph School, Santa Ana, Orange County
J1720 — Second Place
Sophia M. Hewitt, Grade 8
Inducing Cellular Senescence in Tetrahymena Thermophila Using Epigallocatechin Gallate to Shorten Telomeres
Advisor: Mrs. Darshana Shah
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J1721 — Honorable Mention
Genevieve M. Jackson, Grade 6
Silkworms and Colored Silk
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Escalona-Olsen
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Saachi Jhandi, Grade 8
Uncovering the Gastrointestinal and Cardiac Safety of Supplements Commonly Used by Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Advisor: Mrs. Kelly Coombe
School: Marsh (Harry M.) Junior High School, Chico, Butte County
Alexandra M. Maggiacomo, Grade 7
Is There a Way to Repel Fruit Flies with Herbs?
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Escalona-Olsen
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
Robyn G. Mauritzen, Grade 8
Poisonous Plastics
Advisor: Mrs. Wendi Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County
Cassidy M. McKee, Grade 6
How Does X-Ray Radiation Affect a Seed's Germination?
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Nitya P. Mehrotra-Venkat, Grade 8
The Effect of Natural Sweeteners and Herbal Remedies on Alleviating Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Adrian M. Mendoza, Grade 7
The Effects of New and Used Auto Fluids and Detergents on Aquatic Azolla Plants
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lopez-Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
J1728 — Honorable Mention
Patcharada Promprasert, Grade 8
Speed of Heart
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Ananya J. Rao, Grade 7
Effects of Diesel Oil on Hatching and Survival of Brine Shrimp
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1730 — First Place
Allyson M. Rosenblum, Grade 7
Can Your Mind Play Tricks on You?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hobbs
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Ethan W. Schletewitz, Grade 8
The Effects of Non-Prescription Pain Relievers on Liver Tissue
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Anthony A. Stenzel, Grade 8
Does Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) Affect Non-Target Aquatic Invertebrates of the Madrona Marsh?
Advisor: Mrs. Donna Harbison
School: Holy Trinity School, San Pedro, Los Angeles County
Tamarra E. Sylber, Grade 8
Does What You Drink Affect the Rate of Tooth Decay?
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Claire I. Velez, Grade 8
Using Grey Water: Does Your Plant Care?
Advisor: Ms. Danica Taber
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1735 — Fourth Place
Audrey Q. Webb, Grade 7
Frankenfood, Fertility, and the Food Chain: The Effects of Secondary Consumption of GMO
Advisor: Mr. Christopher Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

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