CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Environmental Engineering
Senior Division

Allen, Diana C., Grade 12
Riparian Buffer Zones
Advisor: Mr. Paul White
School: Santiago High School, Corona, Riverside County

S0802 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Brox, Timothy I., Grade 12
Bioremediation: A Second Year Study: Investigating Improved Organismal Clean-Up of Oil Spills
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County

Broyles, Jennifer K., Grade 11
Isaac, Sonya S., Grade 11
Padmanabhan, Sapna, Grade 10
A Possible Solution to Air Pollution: Reducing Ground Ozone Levels and Carbon Dioxide Emissions Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Preston
School: Palm Desert High School, Indio, Riverside County

Bugia, Jimena F., Grade 11
Gutierrez, Maria G., Grade 12
Jimenez, Christopher, Grade 12
Razzari, Florencia, Grade 11
Is There a Relationship between pH Level and Water Concentration?
Advisor: Ms. Patricia Jimenez
School: Bell Gardens High School, Bell Gardens, Los Angeles County

Chilton, Lydia B., Grade 11
Toward Energy Self-Reliance Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County

Choi, Daniel, Grade 11
Tran, Sheen H., Grade 11
Blue-Green Algae in Lake Elsinore
Advisor: Mr. Michael Cryder
School: La Sierra High School, Riverside, Riverside County

Corella, April M., Grade 11
Tran, Xuan-My N., Grade 12
The Automobile Fuelture Looks Excellent
Advisor: Mr. Michael Cryder
School: La Sierra High School, Riverside, Riverside County

Cox, Vanessa E., Grade 9
Storm Drains: Micro Ecosystems?
Advisor: Mr. Dan Beadle
School: Pleasant Valley Senior High School, Chico, Butte County

S0809 Category Award: Third Place
Emerick, Joshua J., Grade 12
Assaying the Antifouling Properties of Extracts from Marine Intertidal Organisms
Advisor: Mr. Larry Nordell
School: Mount Miguel High School, Spring Valley, San Diego County

Fox, Genoa M., Grade 11
Could the Lead from Color Computer Monitors Be Leaching into Our Water from Landfills? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Burlinson
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County

Francisco, Kathleen E., Grade 12
Photodegradation of Crystal Violet Using Titanium Dioxide as a Catalyst Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Larry Nordell
School: Mount Miguel High School, Spring Valley, San Diego County

Gonzalez, Cynthia, Grade 11
Mena, Isis E., Grade 11
Preliminary Survey of Lead Content in Soils Along the Alameda Corridor Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Mario Manalo
School: King-Drew Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

S0813 Category Award: Second Place
Gropp, Kate E., Grade 12
The Development of Tunable Biopolymers for the Remediation of Mercury-Contaminated Water
Advisor: Dr. Jan Kostal
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County

Heimgartner, Michelle N., Grade 12
An Evaluation of Na Bentonite Clay in Geosynthetic Clay Landfill Liners When Exposed to Simulated Landfill Leachate Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Michael Olenchalk
School: Buchanan (Floyd B.) High School, Clovis, Fresno County

Jones, Casey M., Grade 12
Kennedy, Kimberly K., Grade 11
A Natural Oil Spill Clean-up Process Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Schatzi Sovich
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County

Le, Maitam, Grade 11
From Pencil to Paper
Advisor: Ms. Renee Muzic
School: Valley High School, Santa Ana, Orange County

Lewis, Cody R., Grade 9
Designing, Building, Maintaining, and Troubleshooting a 1,850 Gallon Pond
Advisor: Ms. Deborah Lewis
School: Desert Junior/Senior High School, Edwards, Kern County

Morford, Rachel D., Grade 10
Electrodeposition of Calcium Carbonate in an Ocean Environment Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Thomas Jett
School: California Academy of Mathematics & Science, Carson, Los Angeles County

Murphy, Jessica E., Grade 9
How Pure Is Your Water?
Advisor: Ms. Kathy Havel
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Nelson, Lindsey, Grade 9
A Sticky Situation: Organic vs. Synthetic: Which Material Absorbs Oil the Best? Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Angela Burke
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County

Pollard, Shelby L., Grade 11
Comparative Effectiveness of Soil Erosion Minimization Method
Advisor: Mr. Mike Nakaue
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County

S0822 Category Award: First Place
Yanamadala, Vijay, Grade 10
Use of Phosphate Binders to Combat Eutrophication in Fresh Water Lakes Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estate, Los Angeles County

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