CSEF Category Awards: 2018
Environmental Engineering

Junior Division


Awards Ceremony photo to come

J1128 — First Place
LeAnn Tai, Grade 7
Efficient Removal of Soil Contaminants Using Biodegradable Adsorbents
Advisor: Mrs. Lynn Okenwa
School: Orchard Hills Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J1115 — Second Place
Hemal B. Kurani, Grade 7
Smart Waste Management System
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Messner
School: Sunnyvale Middle School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1129 — Third Place
Vivian B. Tien, Grade 8
The Effect of Solar Energy on Water Filtration
Advisor: Mrs. Afsaneh Miller
School: Fairmont Private - North Tustin Campus, North Tustin, Orange County
J1127 — Fourth Place
Sonia Swamy, Grade 6
AlgalPlast: Sustainable Bioplastic from Algae and Its Effect on Tensile Strength, Water Permeability, and Compostability
Advisor: Ms. Shalini D'Souza
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1104 — Honorable Mention
Jillian E. Avila, Grade 8
The Removal of Microplastics in Ocean Water Using Homemade Filters
Advisor: Dr. Craig Carlson
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
J1106 — Honorable Mention
Danya Balagopal, Grade 8
Constructing a Sustainable, Low-Cost Herbal Biosorbents Filter to Remove Heavy Metals from Contaminated Groundwater
Advisor: Dr. Sean Wilmot
School: Oakwood School, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County
J1114 — Honorable Mention
Tanisha Jha, Grade 7
Vishnu Potharaju, Grade 6
Help Save the Planet: Sort Trash Right at the Source
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Stratford Fremont Middle School, Fremont, Alameda County, Thornton Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
J1119 — Honorable Mention
Kate E. Molinari, Grade 8
How the Conductivity and Salinity of Salt Water Affect Desalination: Discovering More Efficient Desalination Methods
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah McCorkle
School: American Martyrs School, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County
J1124 — Honorable Mention
Harsha Rohan Rajkumar, Grade 7
Glaze the Glaciers: Polyphenol Coat to Reduce the Melting of Glaciers
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Merryhill School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County

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