CSSF Project Listings: 2014

Senior Division

Savannah A. Benz, Grade 10
Purifying Water Using the Thermoelectric Effect
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Benz
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
S0602 — Third Place
Seung Hye Choi, Grade 10
Electronic Tongue: Tastes of Toxic Metal Ions in Water
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Royce
School: University High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Hyelim Chun, Grade 11
Prabhjot K. Grewal, Grade 12
An Analysis of the Effects of Carbon Dioxide on the Dissolution of Calcium Carbonate in Marine Organisms
Advisor: Ms. Kristine Jennings
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Delayna C. Corts, Grade 9
Chemistry of Baking: Can You Make Your Own Baking Powder?
Advisor: Ms. Erin Vaccaro
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County
Sophia A. Federico, Grade 9
Elle N. Froistad, Grade 9
Efficiency of Homemade Desalination Stills
Advisor: Mrs. Kacee Fujinami
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S0606 — Honorable Mention
Gino R. Gasbarro, Grade 12
Detoxifying the Atmosphere
Advisor: Dr. Sherryline Jogie-Brahim
School: Crespi Carmelite High School, Encino, Los Angeles County
Akshay R. Hampapur, Grade 12
Generating TMSOCF3 from TMSCF3: A Synthetic Attempt
Advisor: Dr. Surya Prakash
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Jemima Hernandez, Grade 12
Can a Homemade Whitening Treatment Whiten Faster than a Top Ranked Whitening Toothpaste?
Advisor: Mrs. Courtney Bakan
School: Bethel Baptist School, Santa Ana, Orange County
S0609 — Honorable Mention
Charley Huang, Grade 12
Jed W. McGuigan, Grade 12
Gold and Palladium Nanoparticles as Catalysts for Nitrite Reduction in Drinking Water and Local Water Sources
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S0610 — First Place
Michael L. Janner, Grade 12
Magnetic Field Modulation for Assembly and Manipulation of Responsive Nanoscale Optical Systems
Advisor: Dr. Yadong Yin
School: Redlands East Valley High School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Yousef A. Joseph, Grade 11
Nicholas J. Mah, Grade 11
Modeling a Blood Glucose Determination Using Surface Conductivity
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S0612 — Second Place
Anjini Karthik, Grade 10
Developing a Novel Method for the Detection of Pathogens on Surfaces Using Cell Imprinted Polymers
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Thomas
School: St. Francis High School, Mountain View, Santa Clara County
Ryan D. Kmet, Grade 10
Copper Corrosion Solutions
Advisor: Mr. Mark Hartsock
School: California City High School, California City, Kern County
Rohith C. Kuditipudi, Grade 11
Separating Mirror Molecules: Computational Evaluation and Novel Framework for HPLC Method Development on CD Columns
Advisor: Mr. Chris Spenner
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0615 — Honorable Mention
Gha Young Lee, Grade 11
Novel Stable Photonic Crystal Polyester Nanosensor Capable of Quick Visual Detection of Chemicals and Biochemicals
Advisor: Dr. Michael Sailor
School: Torrey Pines High School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Hope Lee, Grade 10
Optimization of Enzyme (Bromelain) Recovery Using Polymer-Salt Aqueous Two Phase Systems
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Andrew T. Ostrom, Grade 9
Corrosion II: Attack of the Anions
Advisor: Mr. Chris Ostermann
School: Burroughs (Sherman E.) High School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Ruchi S. Pandya, Grade 11
The Development of a Electrode Based Biosensor for Cardiac Health Diagnostics
Advisor: Dr. Jessica Koehne
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Anshul A. Ramachandran, Grade 12
Determination of Accurate Molecular Models of Polyatomic Ions in Aqueous Solutions by Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Advisor: Ms. Kavita Gupta
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S0620 — Fourth Place
Shreya S. Ramayya, Grade 11
Building a Library of Difluoromethyl- and Trifluoromethyl-Artemisinins: Year Two
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Amit S. Talreja, Grade 11
Mobile Spectrometer for Environmental and Health Monitoring
Advisor: Dr. John Fuller
School: Folsom Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Jade Tso, Grade 11
Developing Spectrophotometric & Colorimetric Field Tests to Measure Beta-Carotene Concentration of Biofortified Cassava
Advisor: Dr. Betty Burri
School: Franklin High School, Elk Grove, Sacramento County
Nathaniel B. White, Grade 11
In Pursuit of a Major Breakthrough in Cryobiology
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Ackermann
School: Calvary Chapel High School, Santa Ana, Orange County
Cynthia L. Yin, Grade 12
Nanoscale Catalyst in Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction to Induce Self-Organization of Complex Spatiotemporal Structures
Advisor: Dr. Chih-Ming Ho
School: Westlake High School, Westlake Village, Ventura County

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