CSEF Project Listings: 2019
Environmental Engineering

Junior Division

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Javeria Ahmed, Grade 7 portrait
Ynna B. Buriel, Grade 7 portrait
Rosie Chen, Grade 7 portrait
Greenhouse of the Future: A Low Maintenance, Low Cost, and Space Efficient Greenhouse Alternative
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rahman
School: Cabrillo (Juan) Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Mardi Barnard, Grade 8 portrait
Do Soil Types Influence the Movement of Salt in the Soil when Treated with a Soil Wetting Aid?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Maylene Barnard, Grade 8 portrait
Can an Organic Compound like Crude Glycerin Improve the Water Holding Capacity of Soil?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Romina Blanco-Sarmiento, Grade 7 portrait
Miranda R. Gutierrez, Grade 7 portrait
Sarah C. Honer, Grade 7 portrait
Autonomous Marine Plastic Collection Robot
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rahman, Mrs. Veronica Mendoza
School: Cabrillo (Juan) Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Claire M. Boles, Grade 7 portrait
Decomposing Drinking Straws
Advisor: Mrs. Leslie Dixon
School: Capay Joint Union Elementary School, Orland, Glenn County
Charlotte L. Brands, Grade 6 portrait
Stella J. Pepper, Grade 6 portrait
It All Flows to the Ocean
Advisor: Ms. Kristine Pepper
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Zachary L. Brasher, Grade 6 portrait
Terminating Turbidity: Using a Turbidimeter and Flocculant to Reduce Suspended Solids in Local Water to Drinkable Levels
Advisor: Mrs. Cherise Leonard
School: Barton (Clara) Elementary School, Eastvale, Riverside County
J1108 — Honorable Mention
Melia P. Crimaldi, Grade 7 portrait
Cooling the Urban Heat Island Effect!
Advisor: Ms. Debbie Culley
School: Santa Fe Christian Community School, Solana Beach, San Diego County
Gabriella F. Dow, Grade 6 portrait
Using Calcium to Combat Acid Rain
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Keasey
School: Mar Vista Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
J1110 — Fourth Place
Ryan E. Drake, Grade 8 portrait
A New Desalination Method: Comparing Non-Toxic Carboxylic Acid Directional Solvent's Ability to Reduce Salinity Levels
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Bolechowski
School: Rancho Christian School, Temecula, Riverside County
J1111 — Honorable Mention
Sarah M.R Fong, Grade 8 portrait
H2O Generator
Advisor: Mrs. Kathy Eno
School: St. Joseph Elementary, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
J1112 — Third Place
Kian R. Ghasemi, Grade 8 portrait
Utilizing Magnetic Fields and Activated Carbon to Develop a Novel Microparticle Filtering System
Advisor: Mrs. Ruth Gramajo
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Ayush Ghosh, Grade 6 portrait
Reducing Ocean Acidification Using Aquatic Plants
Advisor: Ms. Lindsay Holt
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Nicholas D. Gomez, Grade 6 portrait
Soundwaves: Goodbye to Noise Pollution
Advisor: Mr. Keith Armbruster
School: Temescal Valley Elementary School, Corona, Riverside County
Akshit Gupta, Grade 8 portrait
Surface Water Cleaning Ro-Boat
Advisor: Mr. Robert Evans
School: Venado Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Elaine N. Haddox, Grade 7 portrait
Advisor: Mr. Jeremiah Kubilos
School: Santa Clara Elementary School, Oxnard, Ventura County
Katherine H. Humphrey, Grade 6 portrait
Reduction of Escherichia coli and Chlorine Levels Using a Simple Water Filtration System
Advisor: Mr. Raul Cantalejo
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Jack B. Jensen, Grade 8 portrait
Going Undercover to Save a Precious Resource
Advisor: Mr. Michael Matthews
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1119 — First Place
Shant Koutnouyan, Grade 8 portrait
Using Bioremediation as a Cost-Effective, Environmentally Safe, Alternative for Disposing Oil: A Commercial Application
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Danica L. Kubota, Grade 8 portrait
Biodegradable Take-Out Sauce Containers
Advisor: Mr. Brad Bowden
School: Challenger School - Shawnee, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J1121 — Second Place
Amelie G. Leviant, Grade 8 portrait
Petrochemical Waste Clean-up Using Polymers: A Proof of Concept
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Grimes
School: Phoenix Ranch School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Antonio Maldonado, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Compost Type on Blocking Water Run-Off
Advisor: Mrs. MagdaElena Martin
School: Palm Avenue Elementary School, Wasco, Kern County
Himani Manjunath, Grade 7 portrait
Natural Water Purifier: Using Banana Peels to Remove Lead from Water
Advisor: Mr. Lindon Richards
School: Milpitas Christian School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Alexandra Q. Morris, Grade 7 portrait
Readily Available Materials Save Environment
Advisor: Mrs. Kassi Robinson
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Rucha S. Mujumdar, Grade 6 portrait
Reva C. Sharma, Grade 6 portrait
Edible Membranes to Protect the Environment
Advisor: Mrs. Kanchan Bhandare
School: Merryhill School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
Milan I. Pete, Grade 7 portrait
How to Re-purpose Plastic
Advisor: Mrs. Leslie Dixon
School: Capay Joint Union Elementary School, Orland, Glenn County
Landon T. Pretre, Grade 6 portrait
The Green Zone: Plants Filtering Our Air
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Parker
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
J1128 — Honorable Mention
Wahida Rahman, Grade 7 portrait
Using Waxworms (Galleria mellonella) to Reduce the Amount of Household Wastes in Our Landfills and Oceans
Advisor: Mrs. Kavitha Satya
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Kabir Sahni, Grade 7 portrait
Neel Sharma, Grade 7 portrait
Ashar A. Siddiqui, Grade 7 portrait
Improving Existing Equipment for Oil Spills in the Ocean
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rahman
School: Cabrillo (Juan) Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Cameron J. Steagall, Grade 8 portrait
Do Walnut or Almond Hulls Affect Water Retention Rates in Soil?
Advisor: Mrs. Brianne Fidalgo
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Sonia Swamy, Grade 7 portrait
BioDeDye: An Eco-friendly, Low-cost, Agro-waste Biosorbent for the Reduction of Dye Contaminants in Aqueous Wastes
Advisor: Mrs. Swapna Mayya
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Alyssa I. Torres, Grade 6 portrait
Mission Impotable
Advisor: Mr. Robert Nelson
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Preston Wang, Grade 6 portrait
The Effect of Adsorption Abilities for Dehydrated Carbon and Activated Carbon Made from Different Food Waste
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Rydzeski
School: Stratford School - Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, Orange County
Caroline G. Worman, Grade 8 portrait
Eco-Friendly Filters: Effects on the Escondido Creek Water Quality
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Ruhi Yusuf, Grade 7 portrait
Effectiveness of Different Plants as Coagulants to Purify Contaminated Drinking Water
Advisor: Mrs. Vimala Sampath
School: Challenger School, Newark, Alameda County

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