CSEF Project Listings: 2019
Microbiology (General)

Junior Division

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J1501 — Fourth Place
Michael M. Baghdassarian, Grade 8 portrait
What Isolated Substances in Manuka Honey Can Preserve Raw Unrefrigerated and Unpasteurized Milk from Spoiling?
Advisor: Mrs. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Rithik S. Bhushan, Grade 7 portrait
Jonathan Vizcaya, Grade 7 portrait
Iron: A Solution to the Negative Effects of Increased Temperature on the Photosynthesis of Spirulina major
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Seaside, Monterey County
J1503 — Honorable Mention
Allen L. Bryan, Grade 7 portrait
Bacteria Invade Your Veggies
Advisor: Ms. Melissa Bolles
School: St. Catherine of Siena School, Burlingame, San Mateo County
Ryan A. De Guzman, Grade 7 portrait
School Makes Me Sick! Which School Areas Grow the Most Bacteria?
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Anne McNeil
School: Good Shepherd Catholic School, San Diego, San Diego County
Riley J. Delworth, Grade 8 portrait
Hanna L. Moradzadeh, Grade 8 portrait
Floor Food: How Long Is Too Long?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Wennberg
School: Our Lady of Mercy, Merced, Merced County
Madison A. DiGiorgio, Grade 8 portrait
Kyndell M. Hendrix, Grade 8 portrait
Swimming in Fear
Advisor: Mrs. Wendi Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County
Jasper T. Garrett, Grade 7 portrait
The Affinity of Boletus edulis to Tree Species
Advisor: Mr. Steven Garrett
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Nathan T. Gorzelanski, Grade 8 portrait
Differences between Common Fruits and Factors that Affect Their Rate of Mold Growth
Advisor: Mr. Lee Yepiz
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Mellany H. Henriques, Grade 6 portrait
The Five Second Rule: Fact or Fiction?
Advisor: Ms. Brigida Bell-Corona
School: Capay Joint Union Elementary School, Orland, Glenn County
J1510 — First Place
Annabelle E. Hsieh, Grade 7 portrait
How Temperature Stressors Affect Organelle Movement during the Light to Dark Cycle of Pyrocystis fusiformis
Advisor: Ms. Jacqueline Newman
School: Chandler School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J1511 — Honorable Mention
Ella L. Ivan, Grade 7 portrait
How Mid-Winter Storms Affect Bacteria Levels in Major Waterways of Northern California
Advisor: Mr. Nicholas Dedini
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
J1512 — Honorable Mention
Sai Rithvik Kotla, Grade 8 portrait
The Hardiest of the Hardy: Assessing the Endurance Limit of Some Extremotolerant Microbial Life Forms
Advisor: Ms. Prasanna Srinivasan
School: Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School, Camarillo, Ventura County
Jack A. Nelson, Grade 7 portrait
Does Nitrogen Affect the Oil Production Rate in Cyanobacteria?
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1514 — Second Place
Shukriya A. Osman, Grade 8 portrait
Do Antioxidants Prevent Chemotherapy Cell Toxicity?
Advisor: Ms. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Bright Horizon Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
J1515 — Third Place
Pola V. Pietrzkowski, Grade 8 portrait
Increasing Amount of Proteins in Edible Plant Cells to Improve Plant-Based Food
Advisor: Mrs. Afsaneh Miller
School: Fairmont Private - North Tustin Campus, North Tustin, Orange County
Bethany A. Ray, Grade 6 portrait
Does the Amount of Time Food Is on a Surface Affect Its Bacterial Growth?
Advisor: Mr. Mike Ray
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Alondra Ruiz, Grade 8 portrait
Pressuring Microalgae
Advisor: Mr. Ruben Romero
School: South Gate Middle School, South Gate, Los Angeles County
Tyler L. Simerson, Grade 7 portrait
Use and Reuse, But Is Your Straw Clean?
Advisor: Mr. Dan Villotti
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Brett E. Swertfager, Grade 6 portrait
Phytoplankton Growth: Are Terrestrial Fertilizers the Answer?
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Jacobsmeyer
School: Mar Vista Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County

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