CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Environmental Engineering

Senior Division

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Kaitlyn A. Arst, Grade 10 portrait
Using Superabsorbent Biodegradable Hydrogel to Decrease Water Use and Improve Drought Stress on Agronomic Plants
Advisor: Mrs. Sangeeta Arst
School: Pearl (Daniel) Magnet High School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
Ainesh Arumugam, Grade 9 portrait
Smart Irrigation Controller Using Computation and Analysis of DGCI of Plants by Image Processing for Water Conservation
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Ricardo A. Beltran, Grade 9 portrait
Investigation on the Effectiveness of Potential Sorbent Materials When Collecting Oil
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S1004 — First Place
Annie C. Benedict, Grade 11 portrait
Development of a Household Direct-Steam-Generation Solar-Powered Water Recovery System
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Jacquelyn M. Davila, Grade 11 portrait
A Pair of Biosticks
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon Shipley
School: School of Engineering and Sciences, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Michele L. Eggleston, Grade 10 portrait
Is It Clear? Is It Clean? Methods for Testing and Treating Water with Cheap Materials for Use in Developing Countries
Advisor: Ms. Trudy Pachon
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Matthew M. Houlihan, Grade 10 portrait
Water-Wise Farming
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Atticus J. Humphrey, Grade 10 portrait
Bromelain Feed Supplement: A Pollution Mitigation Strategy
Advisor: Mr. Davin Aalto
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Christopher D. Isozaki, Grade 10 portrait
Separating Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere to Help Minimize Global Warming: Year1
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Ishan Jain, Grade 11 portrait
Dillon Jayanthan, Grade 11 portrait
Neil Sangha, Grade 11 portrait
The Engineering of Carbon Dioxide Reduction, Part 2
Advisor: Mrs. Minu Basu
School: Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Shomil Jain, Grade 10 portrait
Developing an Artificial Turf Field with Thermoelectric Generators for Heat Absorption and Electricity Generation
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Oliver W. LaCapria, Grade 10 portrait
Removing Nitrogenous Waste from an Ecosystem
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Juan C. Lara De Nova, Grade 12 portrait
Bioremediation: The Effect of Oil-Eating Bacteria on the Oxygen Production of Elodea canadensis
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County
Juwon Lee, Grade 10 portrait
Designing an Environmentally Friendly Fire Retardant and Extinguisher Using Kelp
Advisor: Ms. Valerie Thompson
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Lauren M. Lum, Grade 11 portrait
Victoria N. Vo, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of the Addition of Acetic and Nitric Acids to Natural Dyes on the Electrical Output of a DSSC
Advisor: Mr. Mike Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Cassandra K. Man, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Visible Light Irradiation on Photocatalyst Mediated Decolorization of Crystal Violet in Wastewater
Advisor: Mr. Mike Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Nicole S. Matthias, Grade 12 portrait
Rhiannon A. Russell, Grade 12 portrait
The Effects of Additives on Soil Stability
Advisor: Mr. Kyle Webster
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Marc L. Morreale, Grade 9 portrait
Nicholas C. Sercel, Grade 9 portrait
Investigation of CO2 Enhancement for Kratky Hydroponics in Greenhouses for Low Water Consumption Agriculture
Advisor: Mrs. Cynthia Sercel
School: St. Francis High School, La Canada, Los Angeles County
Gajan R. Nagaraj, Grade 11 portrait
Drought or Deluge: Creating a Novel Ground Water Basin for the Efficient, Economic, and Eco-friendly Capture of Runoff
Advisor: Mr. David Clark
School: San Jose Middle College, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Alyssa L. Plese, Grade 11 portrait
Analyzing Biodegradation of Polystyrene by Mealworms
Advisor: Mr. William Schlegel
School: Upland High School, Upland, San Bernardino County
Cole R. Rabano, Grade 9 portrait
Mustard Algae: Swimming Pool Pest or Vegetable Garden Growth Enhancer?
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Ackermann
School: Calvary Chapel High School, Santa Ana, Orange County
S1022 — Third Place
Amanda T. Roberts, Grade 10 portrait
Is It Possible to Turn CO2 Waste into a Usable Product?
Advisor: Dr. Rahul Sangodkar
School: San Marcos Senior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
S1023 — Honorable Mention
Kaitlyn A. Russo, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of Vertical Gardening on Soil Quality
Advisor: Mrs. Carolyn Mendonca
School: Clovis High School, Clovis, Fresno County
S1024 — Honorable Mention
Ritika P. Sahai, Grade 12 portrait
The Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium through the Use of Steel Wool and Ferrous Sulfate
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
S1025 — Fourth Place
Sanjana V. Shah, Grade 9 portrait
Smart Flood Sensor: Detect, Analyze, and Predict Water Accumulation in City's Drainage System
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Frazier
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S1026 — Second Place
Alana R. Tessman, Grade 10 portrait
Testing (EA) Bioremediation for Treatment of Sumps, Percolation Ponds, and Produced Water Intended for Agriculture
Advisor: Mr. John Erickson
School: Kern Valley High School, Lake Isabella, Kern County
Tyler White, Grade 12 portrait
Biosand Filter: Which Model Works Best?
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Santa Maria High School, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County
Erica S. Whiting, Grade 11 portrait
Digestion of Styrofoam by Mealworms (larvae of Tenebrio molitor): The Effect of a Nutritional Boost
Advisor: Ms. Mary Hines
School: Pasadena High School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Jeffrey L. Yin, Grade 11 portrait
Utilizing Floating Solar Panels to Save Dry Reservoirs: Folsom Lake
Advisor: Dr. Hengbing Zhao
School: Davis Senior High School, Davis, Yolo County
S1099 — Honorable Mention
Annette Chang, Grade 11 portrait
Turning Harmful Greenhouse Gas Into Valuable Fuel: A Novel Method for Biogas Reforming
Advisor: Mr. Mike Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County

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