CSEF Category Awards: 2018
Plant Biology

Senior Division


Awards Ceremony photo to come

S1908 — First Place
Anita Garg, Grade 12
The Role of Physiological Traits in the Restoration of the Coastal Sage Scrub Community
Advisor: Mr. Tim Smay
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1914 — Second Place
Wynn Phaychanpheng, Grade 9
Audrey T. Sogata, Grade 9
The Effects of Abscisic Acid on Growth of Unstressed and Stressed Brassica rapa
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills, San Bernardino County
S1916 — Third Place
Emily Tianshi, Grade 9
A Novel Water Source: Biomimicry Study of Torrey Pine Needles for Moisture Harvesting (A Second Year Study)
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Gingrich
School: Cambridge School (The), San Diego, San Diego County
S1907 — Fourth Place
Alex R. Desbans, Grade 11
The Effects of Chicken Manure and Miracle-Gro Fertilizer on the Speed of Development of Pea Plants
Advisor: Dr. Todd Haney
School: Sage Hill High School, Newport Coast, Orange County
S1901 — Honorable Mention
Chloe Brandon, Grade 9
Carbon Dioxide Uptake in California Native vs. Non-Native Plants
Advisor: Dr. Karen Jain
School: Pasadena High School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
S1904 — Honorable Mention
Anthony J. Castillo, Grade 11
The Effect of Plant-Derived Aerosol Smoke Priming on Gene Expression and Seedling Vigor of Traditional Yemeni Watermelon
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Dolphin
School: St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, Los Angeles County
S1915 — Honorable Mention
Alina V. Pollner, Grade 10
Novel Strategy to Increase Fruit Production via CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County

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