CSEF Project Listings: 2019
Materials Science

Junior Division

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Aneesh M. Bhardwaj, Grade 8 portrait
Abhinav Mukkamala, Grade 8 portrait
Defend Your Household Electronic Devices from Disruptive Electromagnetic Frequencies
Advisor: Mrs. Sirisha Gullapalli
School: Sutter Middle School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Thomas J. Chase, Grade 8 portrait
How Does the Density of Wood Affect the Frequency of Vibrations?
Advisor: Mr. James Jackson
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Uday Chaudhary, Grade 8 portrait
Kinjal Govil, Grade 8 portrait
What Is the Effect of Using Compound Wood Boards on the Overall Flammability, Durability and Strength of the Wood Board?
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Stratford Middle School, Sunnyvale Raynor, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Landon W. Fernald, Grade 7 portrait
Is It Possible to Build a Fireproof House?
Advisor: Ms. Jeremae Reyes
School: Baymonte Christian School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J1305 — Third Place
Qianshu Gong, Grade 8 portrait
Hydroxide-ion Batteries: The Concept and Materials Engineering for High Capacity
Advisor: Ms. Denise Torrisi
School: Centerville Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
J1306 — Honorable Mention
Romy A. Greenwald, Grade 8 portrait
Testing the Decomposition of Alternatives to Plastic Drinking Straws Under Simulated Environments.
Advisor: Mr. Scott Love
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Jared A. Henderson, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Different Materials on Particle Decay from a Radioactive Source
Advisor: Mr. Michael Matthews
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Hannah F. Hsiao, Grade 8 portrait
Investigating Different Fabrics on Water Absorption, Drying Time, and Drying Cost
Advisor: Dr. Robert Dubrow
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J1309 — Honorable Mention
Nuha H. Iftekhar, Grade 7 portrait
The Effect of Different Light Sources on the Intensity of Phosphorescence
Advisor: Mrs. Noor Zaweti
School: Minaret Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Diya D. Kadadi, Grade 7 portrait
Bioplastics from Biowaste: Using Plant Cellulose and Starch to Create Affordable and Durable Plastic Solutions
Advisor: Mrs. Swapna Mayya
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1311 — Honorable Mention
Keghon Kasparian, Grade 8 portrait
Vahan Kordian, Grade 8 portrait
Eggshells to Save Lives: Lowering Rate of Combustion with Calcium Carbonate
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Jemimah Z. Khan, Grade 7 portrait
Comparing Bamboo and Plastic in Criss-Cross Patterns to Create Reinforced Concrete
Advisor: Mrs. Kavitha Satya
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1313 — Second Place
Charlotte B. MacAvoy, Grade 7 portrait
Exploring New Alloys for Low Cost Thermoelectric Generation
Advisor: Mr. Brittan Bounds
School: Crocker (William H.) Middle School, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
Noah A. Macknicki, Grade 7 portrait
Corrosion Rates of Differentiated Metals in Hyper Saline Environments
Advisor: Mrs. Greta Turney
School: Kneeland Elementary School, Kneeland, Humboldt County
Aziza A. Mohammed, Grade 7 portrait
Investigating Kombucha Biofilm as an Alternative for Other Flexible Materials
Advisor: Dr. Najia Zaman
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Gael K. Neighbors, Grade 7 portrait
Which Type of Starch Makes a Stronger Bioplastic?
Advisor: Mrs. Jaimee Burch
School: Old Orchard School, Campbell, Santa Clara County
Elysiah N. Nguyen, Grade 8 portrait
How Does Chemical Lightening Affect the Structure of Human Hair?
Advisor: Mrs. Ruth Gramajo
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
J1318 — First Place
Allison S. Quan, Grade 8 portrait
Reducing Plastic Pollution Brick by Brick: A Sustainable Brick to Combat Plastic Waste in the Water and Environment
Advisor: Mrs. Jen Farrar
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
J1319 — Honorable Mention
Harsha Rohan P. Rajkumar, Grade 8 portrait
Naturogenic Cloud
Advisor: Mrs. Shama Mohamed
School: Merryhill School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
J1320 — Fourth Place
Julian I. Schultz, Grade 7 portrait
Can Your Sweatshirt Save You? Is Clothing an Effective Particulate Filter against Air Pollution?
Advisor: Ms. Tammy Parke
School: Stanford (Jane Lathrop) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Griffin J. Short, Grade 8 portrait
Densities of Fluids in Shock Absorbers
Advisor: Mrs. Lynn Macy
School: Salesian Sisters Elementary School, Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
Peter D. Sullivan, Grade 7 portrait
Temperature Effects on the Resistivity of Metals
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Rathe
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1323 — Honorable Mention
Lilia Tomoff, Grade 7 portrait
Squeaky Green: Environmentally Friendly Exfoliating Soap
Advisor: Mrs. Tracy Lawrence
School: Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside, Riverside County
Jasmine S. VanRenselaar, Grade 7 portrait
A Heating Pad that Stays Warm
Advisor: Mrs. Katherine Moreno Shavlovsky
School: Ocean Grove Charter School, Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz County
Annli Zhu, Grade 8 portrait
Sabrina H. Zhu, Grade 8 portrait
The Effect of Water on the Strength of Retted Fiber
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Morgensen
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

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