CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Senior Division

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Chinmayi Balusu, Grade 9 portrait
Gender Differences in Emotional Recognition
Advisor: Ms. Sue Baker
School: Vista del Lago High School, Folsom, Sacramento County
Jessica G. Bushman, Grade 11 portrait
The Extent and Effect of School Burnout on Adolescents
Advisor: Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio
School: The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
S0403 — Honorable Mention
Myra Cheng, Grade 11 portrait
Understanding Arithmetic Learning in Young Children through a Neural Network Model of Number Representation
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Marc S. Dennis, Grade 9 portrait
Gray-Haired Gamers: The Effect of Video-Gaming on the Physical Coordination of the Aged
Advisor: Mrs. Trudy Pannell
School: Classical Conversations, Long Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Khushali A. Desai, Grade 9 portrait
Pooja A. Desai, Grade 11 portrait
Aayushi B. Kapadia, Grade 9 portrait
Eye of the Beholder, Mind of the Beheld
Advisor: Dr. Komal Desai
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Sydairee P. Dudley, Grade 11 portrait
Investigating the Best Exercise for the Brain
Advisor: Ms. Annabel Adriatico
School: Mayfair Highschool, Lakewood, Los Angeles County
S0407 — Honorable Mention
Arnav P. Gattani, Grade 9 portrait
Vittal Thirumalai, Grade 9 portrait
Human Behavioral Impact on Water Conservation with the Use of a Water Meter
Advisor: Dr. Rita Huff
School: Valley Christian High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Mani Homafar, Grade 10 portrait
Working Together: The Effect of Gender on the Efficacy of Group Based Cognitive Tasks
Advisor: Ms. Valerie Thompson
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0409 — Honorable Mention
Tanushree V. Jain, Grade 9 portrait
Analyzing Human Perspective across Age Groups through Cognitive Psychology
Advisor: Mrs. Rinu Jain
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Lane G. Karlitz, Grade 10 portrait
Does Study Senses Improve Memory in Educationally Disadvantaged Adults?
Advisor: Ms. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Isaac Y. Kim, Grade 10 portrait
Rishi Shah, Grade 9 portrait
Effects of Motivation on STEM Students
Advisor: Dr. Jim Kim
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Jonathan Ko, Grade 10 portrait
A Study on Impostor Syndrome and Performance
Advisor: Ms. Ling Ru Katy Kuei
School: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Alameda County
Tanner W. Mercer, Grade 10 portrait
The Connection between Diabetes and Alzheimer's: Elevated AGEs and Oxidative Stress in the Brain
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Acquistapace
School: De La Salle High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
Ujjaini Mukhopadhyay, Grade 11 portrait
Mindset or Aptitude: What Drives the Learning Capability of High School Students?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Cahn
School: Leland High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
S0415 — Second Place
Karishma Muthukumar, Grade 11 portrait
A Novel Cost-Effective Brain Computer Interface (BCI) System with Emoticons: An Approach for Paralyzed Patients
Advisor: Dr. John Ahn
School: Semita School, La Palma, Orange County
Elise T. Okayama, Grade 11 portrait
Beyond the First Finish Line: Preparing for Life after College
Advisor: Dr. Krister Swanson
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
S0417 — First Place
Nitya Parthasarathy, Grade 11 portrait
Evaluation of Gender Bias in Social Media Using Artificial Intelligence
Advisor: Mr. John Olivares
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
Marco S. Pizarro, Grade 9 portrait
Creativity and Age
Advisor: Mrs. Lorena Silva
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
Gabriel P. Reder, Grade 9 portrait
Neurolinguistic Programming's Correlation to Posthypnotic Amnesia
Advisor: Mrs. Janet Schneider
School: Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
Jack R. Suchodolski, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Time and Musical Experience on Vocal Pitch Matching
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
S0421 — Fourth Place
James D. Sunga, Grade 10 portrait
Skirts, Music, and the Economy: An Investigative Study on the Correlation Between Music Tempo and GDP Rate
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
S0422 — Third Place
Daria V. Syskine, Grade 11 portrait
Nonsocial Butterflies: Effects of Social Learning on Flower Foraging in the Nonsocial Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris rapae)
Advisor: Ms. Lora Lerner
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Michelle Y. Wang, Grade 9 portrait
Digital vs. Paper: Which One Serves as a Better Form of Standardized Testing?
Advisor: Mrs. Hannah Geiger
School: North (John Wesley) High School, Riverside, Riverside County

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