CSEF Project Listings: 2019

Junior Division

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Kyle A. Alexander, Grade 7 portrait
Electrolysis of Water
Advisor: Mrs. Tricia Dunlap
School: Curtis Creek School, Standard, Tuolumne County
J0602 — Honorable Mention
Lucile L.B. Allen, Grade 8 portrait
How to Build a Better Cupcake
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Sherwood
School: Three Rivers Union School, Three Rivers, Tulare County
Raven J.L. Alvarez, Grade 8 portrait
Using Chemistry to Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere
Advisor: Mr. Nicholas Dedini
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J0604 — Honorable Mention
Trevor K. Berry, Grade 6 portrait
Studying the Decomposition of Cotton and Polyester Fabric
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Sabrina B. Bluml, Grade 8 portrait
Shruti Chand, Grade 8 portrait
How to Produce the Most Fizz with Bath Bombs
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Brendan C. Byrne, Grade 8 portrait
Evelyn M. Schilling, Grade 8 portrait
Fueling the Future: Testing the Limits of Water?
Advisor: Mr. Steve Wait
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Himmut Chatha, Grade 6 portrait
Testing Different Methods of Water Electrolysis: Lead Pencil Electrodes vs. Metal Thumbtack Electrodes
Advisor: Mrs. Katherine Auffant
School: Owens (Bessie E.) Intermediate, Bakersfield, Kern County
Eva Y. Chen, Grade 8 portrait
Revisit to the Synthesis of 1-(2-fluorophenyl)-1H-imidazole
Advisor: Mrs. Reggie McLean
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
Maxwell Y. Chen, Grade 7 portrait
How Can We Efficiently Generate Hydrogen from Water?
Advisor: Dr. Yi Peng
School: Kirby (Georgiana Bruce) Preparatory High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0610 — Fourth Place
Aralyn Connolly, Grade 7 portrait
Claire Tsai, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Temperature and Light Exposure on Pigments in Picked Leafy Greens
Advisor: Mr. Don Angelo, Ms. Yunpei Tsai
School: Castillero Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Noorah Fathima Dhamim, Grade 8 portrait
A Bio-Friendly Oil Spill Remover
Advisor: Ms. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Bright Horizon Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Ingrid J. Feague, Grade 6 portrait
Taming Coulomb: How Solutes Affect the Reaction of Sodium Immersed in Water
Advisor: Mr. Ben Vanderplas
School: Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Clarissa A. Gonzalez, Grade 7 portrait
The Chemical Reactions of a Lava Lamp
Advisor: Mrs. Helen Yap
School: Los Primeros School of Sciences and Arts, Camarillo, Ventura County
J0614 — Third Place
Hannah K. Hessler, Grade 8 portrait
Can Dry D-cell Batteries Oxidize Carbon Monoxide to Save Your Life in a Fire?
Advisor: Mrs. Felicia Patton
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Hemani V. Kamarshi, Grade 6 portrait
Investigating Amounts of Vitamin C in Cut Fruits Left in Refrigerator over Time
Advisor: Mrs. Corinna Chung
School: Kennedy (John F.) Middle School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
J0616 — Second Place
Aditi B. Kiran, Grade 6 portrait
Effect of the Amount of Glycerin on the Strength of Starch-Based Bioplastics
Advisor: Mrs. Vimala Sampath
School: Challenger School, Newark, Alameda County
J0617 — Honorable Mention
Malvyn Lai, Grade 8 portrait
Catalyst Efficiency for Producing Energy Fuels by Water Splitting
Advisor: Mr. Huy Tran
School: Mt. Everest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Grace Lin, Grade 8 portrait
Keep the Ice Warm: Measuring How Initial Temperature Affects Sodium Acetate Hand Warmers
Advisor: Mrs. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J0619 — First Place
Alexis T. MacAvoy, Grade 8 portrait
Designing Efficient, Low-Cost, Eco-Friendly Activated Carbon for Removal of Heavy Metals from Water
Advisor: Mr. Brittan Bounds
School: Crocker (William H.) Middle School, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
Justin R. Magugat, Grade 7 portrait
Boiling under Pressure
Advisor: Mrs. Alison Hamm
School: Tevis Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Taryn E. Manns, Grade 6 portrait
Fe-ueling Iron Absorption
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Burleson
School: Sing Lum Elementary, Bakersfield, Kern County
Ryan R.N. Menefee, Grade 8 portrait
Does the pH of Water Exposed to Hydrogen and Oxygen Change after Separation by Electrolysis?
Advisor: Mr. Willie Mitchell
School: Caliber ChangeMakers Academy, Vallejo, Solano County
Anthony F. Perez, Grade 7 portrait
Salt, Salt, Salt!
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Kayee Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
J0624 — Honorable Mention
Daniel Puga, Grade 7 portrait
Metal Corrosion: How Oxygen Affects the Rate of Corrosion in a Wet/Dry Case
Advisor: Mr. Patricio Puga
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Alana S. Reyes, Grade 7 portrait
Which Element Produces the Greatest Amount of Hydrogen in the Electrolysis of a Water and Sodium Hydroxide Solution?
Advisor: Mrs. Rosemary Lopez
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
Uzair Sajid, Grade 8 portrait
The Emergence of a New Fuel Cell
Advisor: Mr. Ahmed Sajid
School: Institute of Knowledge, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
Summerlyn R. Stys, Grade 7 portrait
Sugar and a Drink: How Hot Can It Get?
Advisor: Ms. Chelsea Humkey
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
Sofia N. Truong, Grade 8 portrait
Corrosion in Motion
Advisor: Mrs. Sharalene Dickens
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Shreya Vogety, Grade 7 portrait
Factors Affecting Crime Scene Investigations
Advisor: Mr. Ramanagopal Vogety
School: Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Sophia M.D. Watson, Grade 7 portrait
Bang! The Chemistry of Black Powder
Advisor: Ms. Kathleen Devlin
School: Sacred Heart Academy, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Jason Yang, Grade 7 portrait
Solving the Global Water Crisis
Advisor: Mrs. Rosemary Lopez
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
Lily Yang, Grade 8 portrait
Electrolyte Challenge
Advisor: Mrs. Adrienne Griffith
School: Nicolet Middle School, Banning, Riverside County

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