CSSF Project Listings: 2014

Junior Division

Praveen Batra, Grade 8
Michael Kwan, Grade 8
The Effects of Farnesol on Pogonomyrex barbatus in a Controlled Environment
Advisor: Mr. Akhil Mehta
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Amirah J.X. Battle, Grade 7
Fruit Fly Frenzie: The Effect of Temperature on Gender Development of Drosophlia melanogaster
Advisor: Dr. Blake Riggs
School: Aptos Middle School, San Francisco, San Francisco County
Nshan Blikian, Grade 7
Survivor: Worm Edition
Advisor: Mrs. Jackie Mishler
School: Pilibos (Alex) Armenian School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J2204 — First Place
Daniel S. Bruce, Grade 8
Flight Initiation Distance: Human Presence Impacts on Lagoon Bird Response
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Stephany R. Brundage, Grade 8
Purple Madness
Advisor: Mr. Chris Wood
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Ryan J. Cantrell, Grade 8
The Intergenerational Effect of Obesity in the Male Fruit Fly
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Miguel A. Carias, Jr., Grade 7
What Do Red Abalone Raised in Cabrillo Marine Aquarium's Aquatic Nursery Prefer to Eat?
Advisor: Mrs. Violeta Llamas
School: South Gate Middle School, South Gate, Los Angeles County
Brian J. Cook, Grade 8
How Does the Sweetness of the Nectar and the Color of the Feeder Affect the Amount Consumed by Hummingbirds?
Advisor: Ms. Janica Henzie
School: Muir (John) Middle School, Burbank, Los Angeles County
Aleah J. DenBoer, Grade 8
Glow-in-the-Dark Silk Production through the Diet Manipulation of Bombyx mori
Advisor: Mrs. Joy DenBoer
School: Classical Conversations, Lakewood, Lakewood, Los Angeles County
Cooper A. Drain, Grade 8
Acceleration vs. Cell Regeneration
Advisor: Ms. Christina Fisher
School: Raney (Letha) Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
Caroline Edmonds, Grade 7
Blink and Run: Flashlight Fish
Advisor: Mr. John Wood
School: Talbert (Samuel S.) Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Ryan J. Golden, Grade 8
Can Tree Frog Behavior be Used as an Earthquake Indicator to Save Lives in Developing Countries?
Advisor: Mr. Dan Vilotti
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Atticus J. Humphrey, Grade 8
Nitrate/Nitrite Remediation by Means of Modified Chicken Feed
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Sydney M. Kamerman, Grade 6
Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Seagulls Like Green, How About You?
Advisor: Mrs. Jill Rivero
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
J2215 — Honorable Mention
Erin K. Lamphear, Grade 6
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: A Study of Nectar Color Preference in Anna's Hummingbirds
Advisor: Dr. Lowell Diller
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Leana G. Magdaleno, Grade 7
Do Ants Have a Sweet Tooth?
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
J2217 — Fourth Place
Laura L. Powers, Grade 7
Investigating Ant Trail Pheromones
Advisor: Ms. Susan Greathouse
School: Homeschool, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Rosemary Rojas-Angeles, Grade 8
Incomplete Development of Hymenolepis diminuta Ova in Tribolium confusum Beetles
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Baca (Joe) Middle School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
J2219 — Second Place
James P. Roney, Grade 8
Can Ant Pheromones Communicate Food Quality?
Advisor: Ms. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
J2220 — Third Place
Ferryn A. Spence, Grade 8
Abundance and Diversity of Aquatic Insects Colonizing Different Leaf Species: Does Leaf Matter MATTER?
Advisor: Mr. John Wright
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Helena R. Washburn, Grade 8
Population Management of Plodia interplunctella through Pheromone Confusion
Advisor: Mr. Craig Jones
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County

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