CSSF Project Listings: 2016
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division

 Photo Gallery 

S1701 — Honorable Mention
Anoushka R. Bose, Grade 12 portrait
Julia E. Rathmann-Bloch, Grade 11 portrait
Toward a Better Model of the Extragalactic Background Light: The Value of Splines
Advisor: Dr. David Williams, Dr. Jonathan Biteau
School: Parker (Francis) Upper School, San Diego, San Diego County, The Nueva School, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
S1702 — First Place
Spencer M. Cheleden, Grade 11 portrait
Evaluation of Silver Based Astronomical Telescope Coatings
Advisor: Dr. Andrew Phillips
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
S1703 — Honorable Mention
Jennifer J. Choi, Grade 11 portrait
Entangling Time Bin Qubits Using an Optical Switch
Advisor: Dr. Chee Wei Wong
School: Oxford Academy, Cypress, Orange County
Mariah G. Cox, Grade 9 portrait
The Effects of Building Materials Used in Sound Wall Construction
Advisor: Ms. Lorre Stange
School: Laytonville High School, Laytonville, Mendocino County
S1705 — Second Place
Shashank Dholakia, Grade 11 portrait
Shishir Dholakia, Grade 11 portrait
A Search and Exploration of Multi-Exoplanet Systems Using Novel Photometric and TTV Algorithms for the K2 Mission
Advisor: Mr. David Iverson
School: Wilcox (Adrian C.) High School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Blake H. Haist, Grade 12 portrait
Infrared Irradiation of Calcium Hydroxyapatite to Remove Calcified Plaque
Advisor: Dr. Nikki Malhotra
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S1707 — Honorable Mention
Thomas O. Hartman, Grade 9 portrait
Alfryd L. van Bruggen, Grade 9 portrait
The Curious Motion of Rolling Cylinders
Advisor: Dr. Jameshed Ghandhi, Dr. Jameshed Ghandi
School: Sequoia High School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
Hao Yang He, Grade 12 portrait
Quantum Physics and Glow in the Dark: Observing Luminescent Radiation in Glow in the Dark Materials (Phosphorescence)
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
James S. Kok, Grade 12 portrait
How to Hide an Airplane: A Study of Radar Cross Section, Year 2
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Spencer A. Krock, Grade 9 portrait
Static and Dynamic Shielding to Advance the Protection of Spacecraft from Cosmic Radiation
Advisor: Dr. Kevin Krock
School: Norco Senior High School, Norco, Riverside County
Samuel L.C. Munro, Grade 9 portrait
James D. Sunga, Grade 9 portrait
Effects of Added Weight and Tire Material on Climbing and Sliding Friction
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S1712 — Third Place
Justin Nguyen, Grade 12 portrait
Behavior of Toroidally Confined Plasmas in Sub-Fusion Conditions
Advisor: Mr. Anthony Nguyen
School: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Alameda County
Minh-Thi Nguyen, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of Dynamics on the Mass Functions of Globular Clusters
Advisor: Dr. Evan Kirby
School: Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, Orange County
Hale R. Obernolte, Grade 11 portrait
The Relationship between Trajectories with and without Gravity
Advisor: Ms. Julia Smith
School: Big Bear High School, Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County
S1715 — Fourth Place
Matthew D. Sandoval, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of the Magnitude of RR Lyr on Its Temperature
Advisor: Mr. Mike Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Emma R. Schaefer-Whittall, Grade 9 portrait
Time to Score: The Physics of Penalty Kicks
Advisor: Ms. Adi Welch
School: Scotts Valley High School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Michael M. Steel, II, Grade 11 portrait
Stealthy Shapes: What Geometric Shapes Scatter the Most Electromagnetic Energy?
Advisor: Mr. Norman Negus
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Ethan M. Uetrecht, Grade 11 portrait
Assessing the Practicality of NEO Deflection Strategies Using Simulation, Year 2
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Evan G. Vail, Grade 9 portrait
Examining Far and Near-Field Doppler Shifts
Advisor: Mr. Guy Vail
School: Saint Anthony High School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Sydney A. Walthall, Grade 9 portrait
Radiation Shielding: Testing Simple Radiation Shielding Methods in a Cloud Chamber
Advisor: Ms. Lynda Smith
School: McClatchy (C.K.) High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Tamika C. Whitenack, Grade 11 portrait
Flute Frequencies
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County

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