CSSF Project Listings: 2013
Mammalian Biology

Junior Division

J1201 — Second Place
Chirag K. Akella, Grade 8
All About Allergies
Advisor: Ms. Erica Goldsworthy
School: Jordan (David Starr) Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J1202 — Third Place
Abdulkarim J. Alamad, Grade 8
Breastmilk + Baby = Autism? Debunking the Theory of Breastmilk as a Contributing Factor to Autism
Advisor: Sr. Abir Itani
School: Al-Huda Islamic School, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
Kellen J. Anielski, Grade 8
Are 88 Keys the Key to Dexterity? Playing the Piano and Its Effects on Manual Dexterity
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Talia G. Bernstein, Grade 8
Common Scents: A Comparison of Common Indoor Air Pollutants on Lung Function Measured by Peak Flow
Advisor: Ms. LeighAnn Work
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1205 — Honorable Mention
Mahima S. Chillakanti, Grade 7
Breathing Exercises and Lung Capacity
Advisor: Mrs. Chaya Yerrapragada
School: Challenger School, Newark, Alameda County
Brenna L. Crow, Grade 8
Are Fingerprints Inherited?
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Benson
School: Pershing (John J.) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J1207 — Honorable Mention
Irena L. Dezazzo, Grade 8
Effects of Human Social Engagement Cues on Canine Responses
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Sahejvir S. Dhillon, Grade 8
Blood Flow Rate Debate
Advisor: Ms. Kendia Herrington
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1209 — Fourth Place
Hannah T. Engel, Grade 7
Cassandra L. Korb, Grade 7
Pacing Pets: The Effect of Roaming Space on Distance Walked in Pets
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Thompson
School: English (C.T.) Middle School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Alex T. Fukunaga, Grade 8
Carbon Dioxide, What a Waste! Changes in Carbon Dioxide Levels During Exercise in Boys and Girls
Advisor: Mrs. Andrea Acres
School: Ridgecrest Intermediate School, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
Steven S. Higginbotham, Grade 8
Impact of Gray Wolves on the Predator/Prey Relationship of the East Fork Winter Range
Advisor: Mrs. Amanda Manuszak
School: Divisadero Middle School, Vasilia, Tulare County
Vivian L. Huennekens, Grade 7
Can a Hamster be Guided through a Maze by a Specific Material that Indicates the Correct Path?
Advisor: Mrs. Elizabeth Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
Sameer U. Khan, Grade 8
Weight-Bearing or Not Weight-Bearing?
Advisor: Mrs. Muna Moinuddin
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Tessa N. Lane, Grade 8
Dancers Under Pressure
Advisor: Ms. Lucinda Hitchner
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
Brooke E. Leonard, Grade 8
Horse's Choice: Do Horses Have a Color Preference?
Advisor: Mr. Blake Pannell
School: Long Beach Academy of Classical Education, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Samuel J. Lin, Grade 7
Can You Hear Me Now?
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Bailee A. Poole, Grade 6
Investigating if Bathing a Horse after Exercise Affects the Horse's Heart Rate
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
J1218 — Honorable Mention
Rileigh E. Pot, Grade 7
Degradation of Hair Strength over Time
Advisor: Ms. Kathleen Robinson
School: CHIME Charter School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
J1219 — First Place
Ashwath M. Radhachandran, Grade 8
To Stress or Not to Stress: The Effect of Stress from Academic Exams on Pulse Rate and SpO2
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
William T. Rosenthal, Grade 8
Dog Training: The Effectiveness of Various Training Methods on Service Dogs
Advisor: Ms. Julianna So
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
Therese A. Santiago, Grade 8
The Effects of Exercise on Sleep Quality
Advisor: Mr. Jonathan Bowns
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
Jasmine M. Shapiro, Grade 8
Fingerprints: Similarities in Families
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Rines
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Brooklyn A. Snyder, Grade 8
Magnitude of Vocal Ranges
Advisor: Mr. David Marchetti
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Andrew Jon Valadez, Grade 8
Tea Time: The Effect of Tea on Blood Pressure
Advisor: Ms. Laura Griffith
School: Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Jennifer A. Yao, Grade 8
Beat Parkinson's! A Study of Correlations between Dietary Habits and Weak Organs Associated with Parkinson's Disease
Advisor: Dr. James Li
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Olivia Chang, Grade 7
Do Boys or Girls Have a Faster Physical Reaction?
Advisor: Miss Kelly Johnson
School: Medea Creek Middle School, Oak Park, Ventura County
Grace M. Resnik, Grade 8
Get the Red Out!
Advisor: Ms. Marilyn Usher
School: La Reina High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Taryn Clark, Grade 6
Grip This Hand! Hand Position Impacts Strength
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Terrace View Elementary, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino County

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