CSSF Project Listings: 2016

Senior Division

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Cailan A. Ackerman, Grade 11 portrait
Absorption of Glyphosate Based Herbicides by Microbeads
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Sakina Bambot, Grade 9 portrait
Bisphenol A Transfer from Receipts: Detection Using TOF-SIMS
Advisor: Mr. Zoher Bambot
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
S0603 — First Place
Reid A. Barton, Grade 12 portrait
The Effect of Chloride Ion Concentration in Organolead Halide Perovskite Crystal Based Solar Cells
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
S0605 — Third Place
Audrey Cheng, Grade 12 portrait
Enhancing the Efficiency of Self-Assembled Organic Solar Cells with the Addition of a Second Electron Donor and Graphene
Advisor: Dr. Miriam Rafailovich
School: Gunn (Henry M.) High School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Isaac W. Chizhik, Grade 11 portrait
Mixing Up a Better Lab: Wavelength Choice Affects Accuracy and Consistency of the UV-Vis Spectroscopy Analysis
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Harrison
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Bradley K. Chun, Grade 9 portrait
Jaden G. Locke, Grade 9 portrait
An Analysis of the Effects of CO2 on the Dissolution CaCO3 in Marine Life
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Hampton
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Jona Victoria G. Cruz, Grade 9 portrait
Dissolving Alka-Seltzer Tablets in Different Liquids
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Max A. Freedman, Grade 9 portrait
Bang for Your Buck: Designing and Building Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Advisor: Ms. Patty Freedman
School: Alternative Family Education, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Linett Garcia, Grade 9 portrait
Using Ice to Determine the Efficiency of Basic Types of Salt
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Alexandra K. Harakas, Grade 9 portrait
The Effect of Wood Ash on the Fire Retardancy of Paint
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Ackermann
School: Calvary Chapel High School, Santa Ana, Orange County
James G. Karroum, II, Grade 11 portrait
Inhibiting the Corrosion of Metals Using Cathodic Protection
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Dolphin
School: St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, Los Angeles County
S0613 — Second Place
Anjini Karthik, Grade 12 portrait
Combating Viral Outbreaks: Rapid and Selective Detection of Viruses Using Inexpensive Polymer Films
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Thomas
School: St. Francis High School, Mountain View, Santa Clara County
Richard A. Korshkov, Grade 9 portrait
Got Water? Salt Water to Fresh Water
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Samuelson
School: Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, Rocklin, Placer County
Matthew C. Krock, Grade 12 portrait
Optimization of Period IV Transition Metal-Phosphate Complex Concentration for Efficient Water Electrolysis
Advisor: Mr. Dennis Whieldon
School: Norco Senior High School, Norco, Riverside County
Sophia Lau, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of UV Radiation on the Photoelectrochemical Conversion System of Organic Dye-Sensitized Photovoltaic Cells
Advisor: Mr. Narquiz Cervantes
School: Silver Creek High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Channing C. Lee, Grade 9 portrait
Sports Drinks vs. Fruit Juices: Which Has a Higher Conductance, Meaning More Electrolytes?
Advisor: Mr. Franklin Parmar
School: Connelly (Cornelia) School of the Holy Child, Anaheim, Orange County
Victoria Lee, Grade 12 portrait
Nanowire Sensing of Iron (III) in Millimolar Concentrations
Advisor: Mr. Rajen Dutta
School: Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley, Orange County
S0619 — Fourth Place
Marcus X.S. Luebke, Grade 10 portrait
Running on Water: Electron Superhighway for Optimization of Real-Time Production of H2 and O2
Advisor: Mr. Nicole Cerra
School: Design Tech High School, Millbrae, San Mateo County
Leslie J. Macias, Grade 10 portrait
Electrolyte Challenge: Gatorade vs. Orange Juice
Advisor: Mrs. Kacee Fujinami
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
Zachary D. Moxley, Grade 11 portrait
Characterization of Biomedical Graphene
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S0622 — Honorable Mention
Joshua M. Pritz, Grade 12 portrait
Investigation and Applications of the Lithium-Oxygen Battery Cell Cathodes
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Bhavin T. Shah, Grade 11 portrait
Diffusivity and Solvation of Alkali and Halide Ions in Solid and Liquid Battery Electrolytes
Advisor: Mrs. Dominique Evans-Bye
School: Clark (Anderson W.) Magnet High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
Kimberly A. Stahovich, Grade 9 portrait
What Are the Effects of External Carbohydrate Contaminants on Blood Glucose Measurements Made with a Glucometer?
Advisor: Mrs. Jaime Hiraoka
School: North (John Wesley) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Clarissa M. Tacto, Grade 12 portrait
The Intermolecular Attraction of Aspirin and Acetaminophen in Plastics
Advisor: Dr. Gian Grant
School: St. Anthony High School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
S0626 — Honorable Mention
Michael D. Wu, Grade 10 portrait
An Analysis of SOA Produced from a Novel Liquid-Phase Reactor and Their Impacts on Climate
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Pomerleau
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0627 — Honorable Mention
Erika Yang, Grade 10 portrait
Developing a NanoFET Biosensor Based on MoS2 2D Material for Detecting Low Concentration Illness-Related Molecules
Advisor: Dr. Xiaogan Liang
School: Granada High School, Livermore, Alameda County

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