CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Junior Division

Allen, Laird S., Grade 8
Superbugs: A Study of Antibacterials and Their Effect on Bacterial Growth
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County

Amha, Yosias, Grade 7
Natural Killers Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Calvin Sarver
School: La Quinta Middle School, La Quinta, Riverside County

Barghouti, Kareem S., Grade 8
Ouye, Aron J., Grade 8
Rasor, Richard C., Grade 8
Invisible Creatures
Advisor: Ms. Emily Oman
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County

Bird, Thallia R., Grade 7
Good Bugs to Eat: The Amount of Yogurt Bacterium in Organic versus Non-Organic Yogurt Project Abstract
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Willits Charter School, Willits, Mendocino County

Cuk, Natasha, Grade 8
The Effect of Microwaves on the Shelf Life of Milk
Advisor: Mr. Victor Medina
School: La Paz Intermediate School, Mission Viejo, Orange County

Delgado, Chanelle N., Grade 8
Glow with the Flow
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Frisbie (Warren) Junior High School, Rialto, San Bernardino County

Edmonds, Josselyn Y., Grade 7
How Moldy Will It Get? A Comparison of Mold Growth on Soaked, Damp, and Dry Foods
Advisor: Mrs. Deirdre Gonzales
School: Santa Catalina Lower School, Monterey, Monterey County

Ellingson, Kaysie A., Grade 7
The Silver Bullet: Does Colloidal Silver Kill Harmful Bacteria?
Advisor: Mr. Edward McCarthy
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County

J1209 Category Award: Third Place
Fredlund-Blomst, Sofie M., Grade 8
Bioluminescence: Lights from the Sea
Advisor: Ms. Diane Reuter
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County

Harper, Megan M., Grade 6
Bacteria and Fungi
Advisor: Ms. Meg Deppe
School: Apple Valley Middle School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County

Henry, Joseph J., III, Grade 6
Bacteria in School Drinking Fountains
Advisor: Mrs. Mackie Cardoos
School: Holy Family Cathedral School, Orange, Orange County

Hettel, Phoebe R., Grade 7
Paramecia aurelia: Does the Spectrum Affect 'em?
Advisor: Mr. Jerry Trenter
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County

Hoger, Gwendolyn A., Grade 7
The Effectiveness of Hand-Sanitizing Gels vs. Liquid Soaps in Removing Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County

J1214 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Jordan, Michelle B., Grade 8
Does the Radiation in Microwaves Kill the Bacteria in Sponges?
Advisor: Mr. Gregory Buckles
School: St. Rita's Catholic School, San Diego, San Diego County

Kajihara, Akemi L., Grade 6
The Effects of Different Temperatures on Growing Fungi Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Lynda Rogers
School: Valencia Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County

Kasahara, Amy K., Grade 6
Stinky Shoes: Do the Types or Materials of Shoes Affect the Amount of Bacteria in Your Shoes? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Adele Patterson
School: Eastshore Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County

Khavarian, Christopher K., Grade 7
Effect of UV Light Exposure on the Number of Bacterial Colonies Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Adina Sobo
School: Preuss School, La Jolla, San Diego County

Kinney, Eliza R., Grade 6
Germ Warfare
Advisor: Mr. Carl Brewer
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Marsh, Jasmine L., Grade 7
Is All That Glamour Really Worth It?
Advisor: Ms. Diana Skiles
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County

Merrill, Brent W., Grade 6
UV Radiation Extermination Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Dunn
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County

Nahigian, Sarah C., Grade 7
The Antibacterial Effectiveness of Fresh vs. Processed Spices
Advisor: Mr. Michael Castillo
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County

Nass, Kelsey J., Grade 6
How Much Grunge Is in Your Sponge?
Advisor: Ms. Debra Babish
School: Santiago Hills Elementary School, Irvine, Orange County

Norris, Christine M., Grade 8
The P-Trap: A Bacteria Cauldron
Advisor: Mrs. Alex Perez
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

Reeve, Samantha J., Grade 8
Does the Use of Antibacterial Hand Soap Promote the Growth of Resistant Bacteria?
Advisor: Ms. Laurie Brady
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County

Rice, Brittany E., Grade 8
Germs: The Life of Microbes Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Kris Estill
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County

J1226 Category Award: Second Place
Ridgway, Tessa L., Grade 8
Antimicrobial Properties of Herbs and Spices Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Sherry Jones
School: Julian Junior High School, Julian, San Diego County

Schwall, Kevin M., Grade 8
Mutation: Is It Good or Bad? UV Radiation and Antibiotic Resistance
Advisor: Mrs. Barbara Byron
School: Good Shepherd School, Pacifica, San Mateo County

Strege, Bryan M., Grade 7
Emperors of the World: Man or Microbes? Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Sharon Deady
School: La Quinta Middle School, La Quinta, Riverside County

Szilagi, Matthew P., Grade 8
Too Much for Too Little? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Llanie Swanson
School: Mesa Verde Middle School, Moorpark, Ventura County

Tartaglia, Peter C., Grade 7
What Is the Best Food for the Growth of Yeast?
Advisor: Mr. David Ives
School: Berkeley Hall School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

Thompson, Mandy E., Grade 6
How Do Spices Affect the Growth of E. coli?
Advisor: Mr. Mike Poduska
School: Gettysburg Elementary School, Clovis, Fresno County

Walsh, Garrett T., Grade 8
The Dirt on Soap: A Comparison of Hand Washing Using Regular and Antibacterial Soap Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Wendy McKeown
School: Atascadero Junior High School, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo County

Wu, Calvin, Grade 8
Analyzing the Effect of Various Household Vinegar Acid Levels on the Inhibition of Human Oral Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Marcie Hale
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County

J1299 Category Award: First Place
Berger, Alexandra J., Grade 7
How Does Temperature Affect the Ammonia Oxidation Rate of Nitrosomonos sp. Bacteria?
Advisor: Mr. Craig Campbell
School: Sierra Canyon Middle School, Chatsworth, Los Angeles County

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