CSEF Project Listings: 2019
Environmental Engineering

Senior Division

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S1101 — Honorable Mention
Trevor J. Amarante, Grade 12 portrait
Bioreactors: Promoting Methanogenic Reproduction through the Recirculation of Leachate
Advisor: Mrs. Stephanie Salas
School: Fowler High School, Fowler, Fresno County
Danya S. Balagopal, Grade 9 portrait
The Effect of Bio-coagulants on the Adsorption of Waste Oil and the Reduction of Turbidity from Oil-Produced Waters
Advisor: Dr. Sean Wilmot
School: Oakwood School, Morgan Hill, Santa Clara County
Francisco C. Catanzaro, Grade 10 portrait
Isabella J. Catanzaro, Grade 12 portrait
Measuring Chlorophyll Fluorescence and Spectral Reflectance for the Remote Sensing of Agriculture
Advisor: Dr. Tracey Milani
School: Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Shreya Chaudhuri, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Growth Media on Algae's Ability for CO2 Biofixation
Advisor: Ms. Kara Pezzi
School: Quarry Lane School, Dublin, Alameda County
S1105 — Third Place
Abida T. Diep, Grade 12 portrait
Vittal Thirumalai, Grade 11 portrait
Keeping the Ocean Clean: A Novel Self-Sustaining Boat that Uses Vision Tracking to Collect and Sort Trash in the Ocean
Advisor: Mr. George Sousa
School: Valley Christian High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Jessica S. Fairlie, Grade 11 portrait
Vivian S. Feldheim, Grade 11 portrait
Sweet Erosion: Analyzing Coastal Erosion Prevention Methods
Advisor: Dr. Rebecca London
School: Santa Cruz High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Julianna G. Garcia, Grade 11 portrait
Siena M. Lum, Grade 11 portrait
Used Coffee Grounds: A New Source of Fuel
Advisor: Mrs. Schatzi Sovich
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Dimple Amitha Garuadapuri, Grade 9 portrait
Na/Ca/K Pollution Scrub: A Domestic Approach to Chemical Carbon Capture
Advisor: Mrs. Jeanette Bowles
School: Roosevelt (Eleanor) High School, Eastvale, Riverside County
S1109 — Honorable Mention
Jonghyun Hong, Grade 12 portrait
Jad Soucar, Grade 11 portrait
Producing a Corrosion Resistant and Environmentally Friendly Concrete by Using the Salt Water Carbonate Buffer System
Advisor: Ms. Orenda Tuason
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
S1110 — First Place
Shloka V. Janapaty, Grade 11 portrait
A Novel, Fast, Low-Cost Approach to Achieve Near 100% LDPE Degradation: Bioremedial Landfill Implementation
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Hughes
School: Presentation High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Eshani Jha, Grade 10 portrait
A Novel and Affordable Water Filtration System for Complete Removal of Heavy Metals
Advisor: Mr. Lester Leung
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Nicole Krockenberger, Grade 10 portrait
Creating a Renewable and Biodegradable Bioplastic from Bambusa multiplex
Advisor: Mrs. Catherine Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Pranav S. Moudgalya, Grade 9 portrait
Assessment of Organic Waste Materials in Nitrate Filtration of Southern California Waters
Advisor: Mr. Joseph Huber
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Aarthi Muthukumar, Grade 11 portrait
Interdisciplinary Approach to Deforestation and Lung Disease: Using Photovoltaic Systems to Build Low-Cost Solar Cookers
Advisor: Ms. Megan Sininger
School: Dublin High School, Dublin, Alameda County
Charlotte Park, Grade 11 portrait
Conductive Materials Based Reusable Electrostatic Particulate Matter 2.5 Filters
Advisor: Dr. Richard Kaner
School: Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Cerritos, Los Angeles County
Jacqueline Prawira, Grade 9 portrait
Ocean.Bioplas: The Plasticity of Marine Exoskeleton-Inspired Materials and their Degradability in the Environment.
Advisor: Ms. Aily Salikin
School: Mountain House High School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
S1117 — Second Place
Melanie E. Quan, Grade 10 portrait
Developing Compostable and Water-Soluble Algal Bioplastics by Repurposing Waste Products of Algal Biofuel Production
Advisor: Mrs. Denise Quan
School: Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Alicia E. Roice, Grade 9 portrait
Ashlyn M. Roice, Grade 9 portrait
Trash to Treasure: Biofuel from Agricultural Waste by Saccharification and Fermentation Using an Arduino Ethanol Sensor
Advisor: Mrs. Sini Joseph
School: Mountain House High School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
Brantley R. Ryan, Grade 9 portrait
The Effects of Simulated Rain on Varying Types of Erosion Control Methods
Advisor: Mrs. Kristine Jennings
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Mirabella M. Smith, Grade 11 portrait
Desalinating Water Using a Centrifuge and Varying Layers of Filtration
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Beckius
School: Temescal Canyon High School, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County
S1122 — Honorable Mention
Nathan A. Smith, Grade 10 portrait
Aqua Drone: A Novel Approach to Water Testing. An Autonomous Drone Used to Measure the Quality of Water
Advisor: Miss Nicole Brousseau
School: Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Ayushi Srivastava, Grade 11 portrait
The Milkweed Mesh: Cleaning Up Oil Spills in Aquatic Environments Using an Eco-Friendly Component
Advisor: Mrs. Abigail Noche
School: Logan (James) High School, Union City, San Francisco County
Aditya Tadimeti, Grade 10 portrait
The Effects of Different Aquatic Environments on the Rate of Polyethylene Biodegradation by Bacillus subtilis
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Sutton
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Visala R. Tallavarjula, Grade 12 portrait
Desertification Mitigation: To Grow Plants in Sand with Suppression of Percolation Water Loss Using Sequestered Carbon
Advisor: Dr. Fred Barez
School: Wilcox (Adrian C.) High School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
S1126 — Fourth Place
Jiaheng Wang, Grade 12 portrait
Contactless Buoyant Solar Desalination/Sterilization
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County

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