CSEF Category Awards: 2018
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division


Awards Ceremony photo to come

S1821 — First Place
Andy Y. Zhu, Grade 11
Moth Eye Anti-Reflective Coating for Near-Infrared Astronomical Applications
Advisor: Dr. Jian Ge
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
S1818 — Second Place
Vivek Vijayakumar, Grade 9
Analysis of Magnetic Flux Surrounding Chromospheric Filaments Using Fibril Structure
Advisor: Mr. Robert Terrill
School: San Marcos High School, San Marcos, San Diego County
S1801 — Third Place
Samuel A. Alber, Grade 10
A Determination of the Optimal Dark Matter Model for the SPARC Galaxies
Advisor: Mr. Nicholas Brighton
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1815 — Fourth Place
Grady P. Morrissey, Grade 10
Building a Bench-Mounted Fiber Spectrograph
Advisor: Dr. David Herman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
S1803 — Honorable Mention
Isaac A. Broudy, Grade 10
Testing Special Relativity with High Resolution Differential Photometry of Eclipsing Binary Systems
Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mardahl-Dumesnil
School: Bonita Vista Senior High School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
S1807 — Honorable Mention
Milan Ganai, Grade 10
Achieving Improved Accuracy Model for Jet Energy Measurements in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Using Machine Learning
Advisor: Mr. Lester Leung
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S1811 — Honorable Mention
Daniel S. Joo, Grade 11
Mapping the Sun's Differential Angular Velocity Using Automated Sunspot Detection and Tracking Tool
Advisor: Dr. Nader Satvat
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
S1816 — Honorable Mention
Avi S. Patel, Grade 11
A Study of the Variation of Metallicities in Galaxy Clusters with Relation to their Morphologies
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
S1817 — Honorable Mention
Gautam G. Pradeep, Grade 11
Determination of the Orbital Elements of Near-Earth Asteroid 1999 LO28 Using the Method of Gauss
Advisor: Dr. Adam Rengstorf
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
S1819 — Honorable Mention
Andrew E. Wang, Grade 11
Investigating Charging and Electrostatic Discharge Risks for Astronauts on the Lunar Surface
Advisor: Ms. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County

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