CSSF Project Listings: 2001
Senior Division

Beasley, Cara L., Grade 12
The Isolation and Identification of Pathogenic Bacteria from Samples of Orange Juice Project Abstract
Advisor: Dr. Claudia Sellers
School: St. Francis, Ridgecrest, Kern County

Bennett, Andrea R., Grade 12
The Effectiveness of Water Purification Tablets
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Roxstrom
School: Rosamond High School, Rosamond, Kern County

Birch, Anna D., Grade 9
Microbial Content in the North Fork, South Fork, and Middle Fork Rivers
Advisor: Mrs. Erin Tidderman
School: Exeter Union High School, Exeter, Tulare County

Bruttomesso, Meijin, Grade 9
Natural Antiseptics in the California Live Oak Tree and California Pepper Tree
Advisor: Mr. Mark McLaughlin
School: Viewpoint School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County

Chun, Michael M., Grade 10
Hadden, Benjamin A., Grade 10
The Meat Men: Exposing the Effects of Microwaves on the Death Rate of Escherichia coli in Commercial Hamburger Meat
Advisor: Mr. Armando Gonzales
School: California Academy of Mathematics & Science, Carson, Los Angeles County

Concho, Daniel J., Grade 9
Effects of Solar Wavelengths on Chlorophyll in Algae Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Suzan Kypriotis
School: Barstow High School, Barstow, San Bernardino County

Egenes, Anna S., Grade 9
Hot Yeast, Cold Yeast, Which Yeast Is the Best Yeast?
Advisor: Ms. Lara Magi
School: North (John Wesley) High School, Riverside, Riverside County

Gholizadeh, Shadi, Grade 9
Mozaffarimehr, Roujin, Grade 9
Quan, Laura E., Grade 9
Lipstick Testers and Bacteria Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Evashenk
School: Notre Dame High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

Harrell, Natasha L., Grade 9
Ultraviolet Light vs. Living Organisms Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Robert McCroskey
School: Trona High School, Trona, San Bernardino County

Hernandez, Raul L., Grade 12
The Reproduction Rate of the Protozoan Blepharisma in Acid Rain and the Changes in pH as the Population Increased Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Pam Miller
School: Seaside High School, Seaside, Monterey County

Hooper, Erica G., Grade 12
Pacheco, Jennifer N., Grade 12
Mighty Algae Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Aulikki Flagan
School: Ramona Convent Secondary School, Alhambra, Los Angeles County

Jacobson, Zachary P., Grade 12
Coliform Bacteria Levels in the Kern River Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Thomas Cormack
School: Kern Valley High School, Lake Isabella, Kern County

Lee, Bomee B., Grade 11
Comparison of Effectiveness between Benzoic Acid and Sodium Chloride as Preservatives on Growth of Penicillium on Bread
Advisor: Mr. Michael Antrim
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County

Lee, Pei-Yu, Grade 10
Determining the Effects of Temperature on Allium sativum's Ability to Inhibit Escherichia coli Growth
Advisor: Mr. Mike Nakaue
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County

Raghavan, Veena, Grade 9
Disease-Fighting Algae
Advisor: Dr. Pamela Durkee
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County

S1216 Category Award: Honorable Mention
Ramadas, Aneetha, Grade 9
Thank Goodness for...Garlic Breath? A Study of Garlic and Bacterial Inhibition Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Kathy Havel
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Ramirez, Sarah, Grade 9
UV-C Light Effects on Yeast (Saccharomyces cervisiae) Growth and Morphology Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Mark McLaughlin
School: Viewpoint School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County

S1218 Category Award: Second Place
Rogers, Bonnie L., Grade 12
What Bacteria can Survive in High Concentrations of Selenite and Reduce These Harmful Forms in the Soil of Ag. Plants?
Advisor: Mr. Todd Kennedy
School: Clovis High School, Clovis, Fresno County

Shabafrooz, Sharareh, Grade 11
Silver Colloids: The New Antibacterial Project Abstract
Advisor: Ms. Rebecca Avants
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County

Shih, Stefanie W., Grade 9
Finding an Alternative Medicine to Treat the Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia coli and Penicillium chrysogenum Project Abstract
Advisor: Mr. Mark McLaughlin
School: Viewpoint School, Calabasas, Los Angeles County

Stehr, Emily K., Grade 9
What Are You Really Eating? A Study of Bacteria in Fast Food Hamburgers
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Willats
School: Piedmont High School, Piedmont, Alameda County

Thai, Julie N., Grade 12
Determining the Amount of Yeast Cells' Uptake of Lead versus Calcium Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Carol Evans
School: Oak Grove High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

S1223 Category Award: First Place
Zimardi, Daniel R., Grade 10
Acclimation of Bioluminescence in Marine Dinoflagellates to Physical Stimulations Project Abstract
Advisor: Mrs. Kim Burlinson
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County

Zissen, Maurice H., Grade 12
Testing an Oil-based Nanoemulsion on Sporicidal Activity Against Bacillus Species
Advisor: Mr. Steven Rodecker
School: Chula Vista Senior High School, Chula Vista, San Diego County

S1299 Category Award: Third Place
Sy, Aileen Y., Grade 10
Phylogenetic Analysis of Microbial Enzymes: An Experiment in Bioinformatics
Advisor: Mr. Lauren Miller
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County

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