CSSF Project Listings: 2013

Junior Division

Safa Anis, Grade 6
Salt Water Battery
Advisor: Mrs. Muna Moinuddin
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Maya S. Clarkson, Grade 6
Coastal or Mountains?
Advisor: Ms. Sally May
School: Bonny Doon Union Elementary School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Lianna M. Daug, Grade 6
When the Lime is Right: A Study on the Use of Calcium Hydroxide (Lime) in Ethanol Production
Advisor: Mrs. Wendy Karnes
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Pelin Ensari, Grade 7
The Effects of Acid and Heat on Fructose Content
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
John R. Haggerty, Grade 8
The Effect of Dextrose as an Interfering Agent on Sugar Crystal Formation
Advisor: Mrs. Leslie Haggerty
School: Classical Conversations Hermosa Beach, El Segundo, Los Angeles County
Marc C. Hudson, Grade 6
Hydrogen: The Quest for Renewable Energy
Advisor: Mr. Craig Hudson
School: Acaciawood College Preparatory Academy, Anaheim, Orange County
Bristol R. Hume, Grade 6
Ava R. Sierra, Grade 6
The Effect of Surface Area on Reaction Time
Advisor: Mrs. Lynn Macy
School: Salesian Sisters Elementary School, Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
J0608 — Second Place
Rishabh Jain, Grade 7
From Fields to Fuels: A Comparison of Energy Content of Biodiesels Made from Waste Vegetable Oils
Advisor: Mrs. Pratibha Jain
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Eunice Lai, Grade 8
Temperature, Acids, and Rusting Rates: Which Is More Prevalent?
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0610 — Third Place
Bridget J. Macmillan, Grade 7
The Effect of Biodegradable Dye on the Evaporation Rates of Salt Water
Advisor: Mr. Derek Lefkowith
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J0611 — Fourth Place
Chloe Sky Ortiz, Grade 8
Fuel and Fire: Analyzing Tomorrow's Power
Advisor: Ms. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Andrew T. Ostrom, Grade 8
Bio-Rusting: The Effect of Bacteria on Corrosion
Advisor: Mrs. Lisa Haycraft
School: Saint Ann School, Ridgecrest, Kern County
Hannah P. Pingol, Grade 7
Do Temperature and Particle Size Affect the Rate of a Chemical Reaction?
Advisor: Mr. Gregory Buckles
School: St. Rita's Catholic School, San Diego, San Diego County
Madeline G. Renteria, Grade 8
Andrea G. Uribe, Grade 8
Thelma Yeboah, Grade 8
Advisor: Mr. Matt Ornelaz, Ms. Mcloskey
School: McKee Intermediate School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Manaal A. Sayed, Grade 6
Rate of Crevice Corrosion
Advisor: Sr. Abir Itani
School: Al-Huda Islamic School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
Vanessa Sun, Grade 8
Floating Needles
Advisor: Miss Zoey Liu
School: Developing Virtue Girls' School, Talmage, Mendocino County
Jun S. Wema, Grade 7
Battery That Makes Cents
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Buck
School: El Sereno Middle Math/Science Magnet, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0618 — Honorable Mention
Michael D. Wu, Grade 7
The Effects of Different Antacids and PPIs on the pH Intensity of Gastric Acid
Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Driscoll
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
J0698 — First Place
Stephanie Y. Chang, Grade 8
Polyester: The Ultimate Oil Spill Solution
Advisor: Mr. Roger Newell
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Nicholas A. Sablan, Grade 8
Microwave Safe: Determining Bisphenol A Leaching in Microwave-Safe Packaging Using GC/MS
Advisor: Mrs. Mary Pettitt
School: St. Adelaide School, Highland, San Bernardino County

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