CSEF Project Listings: 2019
Earth & Environmental Sciences

Senior Division

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Sahand Adibnia, Grade 9 portrait
The Effect of Rainfall on the Water Quality of South San Ramon Creek
Advisor: Ms. Patti Carothers
School: Dublin High School, Dublin, Alameda County
Sophia A.F. Barwegen, Grade 12 portrait
The Effect of Light Pollution on Dark Sky Brightness and the Calvin Cycle of Wildflowers in Yosemite National Park
Advisor: Dr. Christine Koltermann
School: Notre Dame High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0903 — Fourth Place
Amaya M. Bechler, Grade 11 portrait
How Is Bird Abundance and Diversity Affected by Invasive Dense-flowered Cordgrass in Humboldt Bay Marshes?
Advisor: Mr. Greg Gray
School: Northcoast Preparatory Academy, Arcata, Humboldt County
Justin H. Cai, Grade 11 portrait
Iris X. Xia, Grade 11 portrait
Implications of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems: Using Big Data Mining to Analyze Bioturbation and Mass Extinctions
Advisor: Mrs. Katie Collins
School: Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
S0905 — Honorable Mention
Trevor W. Cambron, Grade 12 portrait
Natalie T. Owens, Grade 12 portrait
Trails, Soil, and SOD
Advisor: Ms. Stephanie Beck
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
S0906 — Honorable Mention
James Y. Chen, Grade 11 portrait
Study of Atmospherically-Relevant Reactions between Dinitrogen Pentoxide with Organic Acids and Chlorine Ions in Water
Advisor: Mr. Tim Smay
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Mariah G. Cox, Grade 12 portrait
The Effects of Wildfire Ash on Soil Nutrient Levels
Advisor: Mrs. Norma Cox
School: Laytonville High School, Laytonville, Mendocino County
Heather L. Galinato, Grade 9 portrait
Tsunami Simulation: Slope vs. Inland Travel
Advisor: Ms. Jeanette Favaloro
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Vivian S. Gerstein, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Wildfire Smoke on Fermented Grape Products
Advisor: Mr. Earl Peters
School: Arcata High School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Dillon T. Gonzalez, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Rheology on Reverse Faults Using a Fault Deformation Machine.
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Hampton
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Ruby A. Howard, Grade 12 portrait
Katherine R. McCormick, Grade 11 portrait
HelenLeslie D. Schafer-Dews, Grade 11 portrait
Soil Water Content Relative to French Broom Removal in the San Lorenzo Valley Watershed
Advisor: Dr. Michael Loik, Ms. Stephanie Beck
School: Coast Redwood High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County, San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County
Brian L. Ith, Grade 12 portrait
Marcus A. Rodriguez, Grade 12 portrait
Examining Invasive Boars' Impact on Water Quality in Tejon Ranch Conservancy in Comparison to Wind Wolves Preserve
Advisor: Mr. Mike Brasier
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Mateo Jimenez, Grade 12 portrait
Marcos Lucero, Grade 12 portrait
Comprehension of Slope Stability with an AR Sandbox
Advisor: Mr. Mike Brasier
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S0914 — Third Place
Patrick J. Kim, Grade 11 portrait
Developing Coupled Physical-Biogeochemical Models of Mesozooplankton Dynamics in the California Current System
Advisor: Dr. Jerome Guiet
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
S0915 — Second Place
Yoonji A. Kwon, Grade 11 portrait
No Smoke Without Fire: The Impact of Wildfires on Exposure to Particulate Pollutants
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Carter
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Tessa L. Marks, Grade 12 portrait
Mackenzie A. Swenson-Thole, Grade 11 portrait
An Analysis of the Relationship between Climate Change and Lyme Disease
Advisor: Dr. Gregory Gilbert
School: Harbor High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Ellery B. McQuilkin, Grade 9 portrait
Sierra Streams: The Effect of Glacial Melt on Fall Flow
Advisor: Dr. Constance Millar
School: Lee Vining High School, Lee Vining, Mono County
Tai L. Michaels, Grade 12 portrait
Streamflow Measurement and Prediction in Southern California: An Observational and Citizen Science Project
Advisor: Mr. Tai Michaels
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
Gavin A. Peters, Grade 10 portrait
Phytoplankton Assemblage Composition at White Point Hydrothermal Vent
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Mia A. Placencia, Grade 12 portrait
A Study of Particulates Emitted from Printers
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Pioneer Valley High School, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County
S0921 — First Place
Ashwin Sivakumar, Grade 9 portrait
Studying Avian Biodiversity Changes after Wetland Restoration: A Novel Approach via Remote Sensing and Citizen Science
Advisor: Dr. David Herman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
Brayden C. Stark, Grade 11 portrait
A Systematic Method to Reduce the Biomass of a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)
Advisor: Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio
School: Buckley School (The), Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Joyce Hee Sung, Grade 12 portrait
Earth Has a High Fever That Makes It Sour: The Impact of Global Warming on the Concentration of Carbon Dioxide Produced
Advisor: Dr. Rano Sidhu
School: Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, Ventura County

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