CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Mathematics & Software
Junior Division

Adelson, Aaron S., Grade 8
My Computer Understands English
Advisor: Mr. Louis Garcia
School: Viewpoint School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County

Blumberg, Sean M., Grade 8
There Is More Than One Way to Slice Pi
Advisor: Mrs. Lorraine Usher
School: Borel Middle School, San Mateo, San Mateo County

Breger, Jennifer S., Grade 8
Constructing a Wall-Hugging Robot Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Louis Garcia
School: Viewpoint School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County

Castillo, Jason R., Grade 8
Punch Probability: A Mathematical Examination of the Votomatic Voting Machine and Chads
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Karsevar
School: Clark (C. Todd) Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County

Chamberlain, Elizabeth R., Grade 8
Accuracy of Estimating the Circumference of the Earth
Advisor: Ms. Meeker
School: Chipman Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

J1106 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Chase, Jonny B., Grade 8
Is Your Password Safe from a Brute Force Attack?
Advisor: Mr. Richard Sischo
School: Coarsegold Elementary School, Coarsegold, Madera County

Cronkite-Ratcliff, Collin N., Grade 8
Life in the FasTrak Lane
Advisor: Mr. Bill Dolyniuk
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County

J1108 Category Award: Second Place
Crossley, Tim J.A., Grade 7
SOLO - Simulation of Living Organisms Project Abstract
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County

J1109 Category Award: Third Place
Ericson, Rose E., Grade 8
Too Close to Call: Finding the Representative Sample of a Given Population
Advisor: Mr. Dennis Miller
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County

Filian, Laura L., Grade 8
Do Traffic Signals Decrease the Amount of Auto Accidents? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Ronnow
School: Mountain Shadows Middle School, Nuevo, Riverside County

Ford, Eric A., Grade 7
Fair Dice? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Rose Rollins
School: Murray Junior High School, Ridgecrest, Kern County

Garrigues, Caitlin F., Grade 8
Measuring Beauty and the Golden Ratio
Advisor: Ms. Lynne Fitzgibbon
School: Holy Rosary School, Antioch, Contra Costa County

Hayrapetian, Areg, Grade 7
Application of Numerical Methods in Area Estimation
Advisor: Mr. Vahe Hayrapetian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County

Jackson, Brian L., Grade 8
2001: A Game Odyssey
Advisor: Mr. Morley Cohen
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Jee, Justin R., Grade 7
The Mathematics of Sound Waves Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Chris Andrade
School: Christ Lutheran School, West Covina, Los Angeles County

Khushigian, Stefani A., Grade 6
What Are the Effects of Slow and Rapid Leaks on Water Conservation?
Advisor: Ms. Laura Terrazas
School: Hallmark Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County

Leuthold, Rachel C., Grade 6
Benford's Law: What Works and What Doesn't Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Bob Biegert
School: Spring Hill Advanced Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County

Minnich, Daniel C., Grade 8
Dare to Take a Hit Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Denise Moss
School: Colina Intermediate School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Morgan, John P., Grade 8
Computer Program to Monitor Nutritional Values
Advisor: Ms. Sherry Jones
School: Julian Junior High School, Julian, San Diego County

Nguyen, Christie Y., Grade 8
Trading Stocks Statistically
Advisor: Mrs. Jelica Campos
School: St. Bonaventure Catholic School, Huntington Beach, Orange County

J1121 Category Award: First Place
Priester, Jace K., Grade 8
Network Intercomm: Software to Send Messages, Files, and Chat Over Local Area Networks Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Merlyn Priester
School: Home School - Central Valley, Kingsburg, Fresno County

Sinclair, Chris I., Grade 7
Monty Hall 3 Door Problem
Advisor: Ms. Erin Walters
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

Sridharan, Anurag M., Grade 8
Polling Crisis
Advisor: Mrs. Kathleen Lopatka
School: Sequoia Middle School, Fontana, San Bernardino County

Young, Matt P., Grade 7
Predicting the Winner of the Cy Young Award
Advisor: Mrs. Marcie Hale
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County

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