CSSF Project Listings: 2014

Senior Division

Alexandra L. Aerni, Grade 10
Jessica M. Jaeckel, Grade 10
The Effect of Different Temperatures on the Cellular Respiration of Crickets
Advisor: Mrs. Marsha Morris
School: Vanden High School, Fairfield, Solano County
S2202 — Fourth Place
Andrea Alexander, Grade 12
Sexual Dimorphism of the Market Squid, Doryteuthis opalescens
Advisor: Mrs. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Nelson J. Chandler, Grade 11
Aaron D. Levins, Grade 11
Austin M. Moss-Ennis, Grade 11
The Effect of Magnetism on Planaria Regeneration
Advisor: Ms. Rachelle Romanoff, Ms. Tiffany Moss-Ennis
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S2204 — First Place
Petra L. Grutzik, Grade 12
Linking Expression and Function of FoxP2 in Adult Songbirds Using Operant Preference Testing
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Keye
School: Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County
Andrew S. Hong, Grade 11
Differences in Gene Expression Underlie Convergence in Bioluminescent Squid Photophores
Advisor: Mr. David Knight
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S2207 — Honorable Mention
Samuel Z. Lang, Grade 11
Tea or Copper? Environmentally Friendly Repellents for Helicid Snails and Deroceras Slugs
Advisor: Dr. Adam Lang
School: Valley Oaks Charter School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Joseph I. Losner, Grade 11
The Attraction of the Beneficial Insect Chrysoperla rufilaberis to Wintergreen
Advisor: Dr. Jane Willoughby
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Margot L. Mafra Spencer, Grade 9
Insect Identification Using Laser and Wing Beat Frequency
Advisor: Mr. Rolland Fezzey
School: North (John Wesley) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S2210 — Third Place
Nykolas A. Maxey, Grade 9
Inhibiting Zophobas morio Larva Development with UV Light
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Grand Terrace High School, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino County
Cheyenne E. Newallis, Grade 10
Breeding Season of the Cephaloscyllium ventriosum or Pacific Swell Shark in Captivity
Advisor: Ms. Marissa Velarde
School: San Pedro High School, San Pedro, Los Angeles County
Jacob S. Partida, Grade 12
Examining the Significance of Dens and Manipulable Environments of Wild-Caught and Captive-Raised Octopus bimaculoides
Advisor: Mrs. Dominique Richardson
School: San Pedro High School, San Pedro, Los Angeles County
Jurgen S. Prambs, Grade 11
Mikaela E. Slade, Grade 11
Terrestrial Salamanders of the San Lorenzo Valley
Advisor: Mr. Ned Hearn
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
Elizabeth M. Salmond, Grade 9
Livin' the Hydra Life: Regeneration of Brown Hydra Heads Under Varying Light Wavelengths
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
S2215 — Honorable Mention
Alia M. Salomon, Grade 11
Hermit Crabs of Northern California: Bay vs. Coast
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Immel
School: Technology High School, Rohnert Park, Sonoma County
Connor T. Schademan, Grade 9
The Dietary Preferences of the Common Garter Snake in the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve
Advisor: Miss Valerie Henderson
School: Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, Chico, Butte County
S2217 — Second Place
Caleb L. Smith, Grade 11
Quantitative Analysis of Mitochondria's Role in Drosophila Lifespan
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Lauren J. Smith, Grade 12
Bird Biodiversity in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Advisor: Mr. Ned Hearn
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
Montana A. Sprague, Grade 9
The Magnetic Personality of Butterflies
Advisor: Ms. Kim Kiest
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Hannah J. Washburn, Grade 12
Symbiosis of O. aureus and C. quadricarinatus in an Aquaponic System
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger High School, Sanger, Fresno County

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