CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Junior Division

J0401 — First Place
Haleema F. Abbasi, Grade 8
Recycle Yourself! An Analysis of Sociological Factors Affecting the Decision to Donate Organs in US Sub-populations
Advisor: Mrs. Muna Moinuddin
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Maria Andrade, Grade 8
Games in Brains
Advisor: Mrs. Christine Hess
School: Cecil Avenue Math & Science Academy, Delano, Kern County
Beth E. Buchanan, Grade 8
Emily E. Pofahl, Grade 8
Understanding or Competent? A Study of Gender Stereotypes of Professors
Advisor: Ms. Reggie McLean
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
J0404 — Honorable Mention
Emma M. Butler, Grade 8
How Mental Stress Impacts the Tennis Game
Advisor: Ms. Julianna So
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
J0405 — Honorable Mention
Devin M. Derecho, Grade 7
Advisor: Mrs. Sally Ghilarducci
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Cade A. Dinsmore, Grade 6
Do Video Games and Other Distractions Ease the Awareness of Pain?
Advisor: Mrs. Karen Johnson
School: Southside School, Hollister, San Benito County
J0407 — Honorable Mention
Aria J. Empakeris, Grade 8
Four Eyes AND 4.0 GPA? The Study of Whether People with Glasses Are Perceived to be More Intelligent and Less Attractive
Advisor: Ms. Debbie Margulis
School: St. Martin of Tours School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Chloe Glikbarg, Grade 8
Click Here: The Effectiveness of Online Advertising
Advisor: Ms. Kim Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Marcus R. Helliker, Grade 7
World War II... Remembered?
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Reed
School: Nazareth School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0410 — Fourth Place
Grayson W. Hofer, Grade 8
Is the Name to Blame? Investigating Consumer Brand Bias
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0411 — Honorable Mention
Gabriel M. Jacobs, Grade 8
The Placebo Effect
Advisor: Mr. Matt Bressler
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0412 — Honorable Mention
Ryan C. Kim, Grade 7
Brandon A. Kyle, Grade 7
David G. Reo, Grade 7
The Effects of Video Games on the Brain
Advisor: Mrs. Rachel Wiebe
School: Notre Dame Elementary School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Lucas G. Kurlan, Grade 8
Attitudes on Acne
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0414 — Second Place
Kaylie N. Moropoulos, Grade 6
Connections without Context: Is Texting Affecting Our Ability to Read Facial Expressions?
Advisor: Ms. Susan Welter
School: Ralston Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Daniela Osowiecki, Grade 8
Raising Awareness to Prevent Tay-Sachs
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Zoey M. Suggett, Grade 7
Advisor: Ms. Rita Blickenstaff
School: Blessed Sacrament Elementary School, San Diego, San Diego County
Priyanka R. Vatturi, Grade 8
Saccadic Eye Movement and Reading Ability
Advisor: Ms. Tini Raman
School: Challenger School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Hannah N. Vermilyea, Grade 8
What Type of Praise Raises Your Grade?
Advisor: Ms. Danielle Bean
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Rhys C. Wisner, Grade 8
How Does Gender Affect Color Perception?
Advisor: Ms. Carol Evans
School: Santa Catalina (Upper and Lower) School, Monterey, Monterey County
Mellanie A. Wert, Grade 7
Mice Memory
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Ligeti
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Parker A. Ornellas, Grade 8
Training Dogs with Hand Signals
Advisor: Mrs. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J0497 — Third Place
Rayna R. Kanapuram, Grade 8
Person Identification by Voice Spectral Analysis
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Mitchell
School: Sycamore Canyon School, Newbury Park, Ventura County
J0498 — Honorable Mention
E. Elle F. Peterson, Grade 8
ADHD or Immaturity?
Advisor: Mrs. Wendi Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County
Mikhaella Anne D. Napiza, Grade 7
Application of Classical Conditioning on Saltwater Fish
Advisor: Mrs. Sheryl Hussey
School: Rio Vista Elementary School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County

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