CSSF Project Listings: 2017

Senior Division

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Anshika Agrawal, Grade 9 portrait
Stuti Agrawal, Grade 11 portrait
The Most Effective Antacid
Advisor: Ms. Gabrielle Camacho
School: Northwood High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0602 — Honorable Mention
Josef Alavi, Grade 12 portrait
Application of Nanostructured Porous Silicon as an Electrical Biosensor for Alzheimer's Screening
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
Sabrina S. Asefi, Grade 10 portrait
Anne R. Berg, Grade 11 portrait
The Effect of Different Sunscreens (Baby, Kids, Lotion, Spray, and Stick) on the Amount of UV Rays Protected by Your Ski
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Herrman
School: Woodbridge High School, Irvine, Orange County
Sakina Bambot, Grade 10 portrait
Study of the Degradation Mechanism of Contact Lenses: Investigation Using TOF-SIMS
Advisor: Mr. Zoher Bambot
School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Sabeeha F. Baqui, Grade 9 portrait
Efficient Water Electrolysis to Fuel Our World
Advisor: Mrs. Maliha Tamkeen
School: Al-Arqam College Preperatory, Sacramento, Sacramento County
Jake D. Bringetto, Grade 9 portrait
Improving Photoelectrochemical Decomposition of Water Using Earth Abundant Metal Oxide Catalysts
Advisor: Mr. Wayne Garabedian
School: Clovis West High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Connor J. Brock, Grade 11 portrait
Sarah Ann L. Frank, Grade 11 portrait
Photocatalytic Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium Using Titanium Dioxide Catalyst with UV-Irradiation
Advisor: Mr. Gongde Chen
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Tian Chen, Grade 11 portrait
Frederick Nitta, Grade 10 portrait
Graphene Spintronics: Density Functional Theory Study of Fe, Co, Ni, and Pt Embedded Graphene
Advisor: Dr. Glenn McGee
School: Gunn (Henry M.) High School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
Lianna M. Daug, Grade 10 portrait
Waste Coffee Grounds as Green Inhibitor of Zinc Corrosion in Hydrochloric Acid Solution
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Lauryn A. Decker, Grade 10 portrait
Capturing CO2
Advisor: Mrs. Dawn Reed
School: Bakersfield Christian High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Daniel S. Fishman, Grade 10 portrait
Renewable Energy from the Oceans: Optimizing Hydrogen Electrolysis in the Solar/ Fuel Cell Energy Cycle
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Regli
School: Sage Hill High School, Newport Coast, Orange County
S0612 — Honorable Mention
Philippe Hansen Estruch, Grade 11 portrait
Design of Biodegradable Energy Source to Power Wearable Electronics
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Jorden R. Harber, Grade 12 portrait
The Effect of Temperature on the Equilibrium in the Production of Biodiesel
Advisor: Dr. Rano Sidhu
School: Rio Mesa High School, Oxnard, Ventura County
Charles J. Huang, Grade 10 portrait
Characterization of 2D Molybdenum Disulfide Crystal Growth for Nano-Optics and the Extension of Moore's Law
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Saehui Hwang, Grade 11 portrait
Effects of Temperature Variation in a Two Pot Synthesis of Polyol Using Benzoic Acid
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
James G. Karroum, II, Grade 12 portrait
Photocatalytic Degradation of Dyes Using Metal Oxides In the Presence of UV Light
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Dolphin
School: St. John Bosco High School, Bellflower, Los Angeles County
Charlotte Y. Kim, Grade 11 portrait
The Fantastic Bioplastic! An Investigation of the Relationship Between Bioplastic Composition and Tensile Strength
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Vivian Kong, Grade 10 portrait
The Quest to Reducing Petroleum Based Pollution: Bioplastic
Advisor: Mrs. Lindsay Stotts
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
S0619 — Honorable Mention
Juwon Lee, Grade 11 portrait
Toward a More Thermally Stable Halogen Gas Encapsulation Technique Using Heavy Water Clathrate Hydrates
Advisor: Mr. David Knight
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Regina E. Lee, Grade 12 portrait
Utilization of Triglycerides from Spent Coffee Grounds to Create Methyl Esters through Transesterification
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Irene G. Li, Grade 11 portrait
Analysis of Novel Carboxymethyl Chitosan/Sodium Alginate Microspheres as a Potential Drug Delivery System
Advisor: Dr. Tiansheng Li
School: Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Aditya Menon, Grade 12 portrait
Engineering Biologically Inspired Enzymatic Analogs: A New Class of Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanocatalysts
Advisor: Mr. Andrew Riscoe
School: Cupertino High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Camryn L. More, Grade 10 portrait
The Effects of Molecular Weight and Ion Size on the Refractive Properties of Dissolved Solids
Advisor: Dr. Daniel More
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
Jason B. Morris, Grade 10 portrait
The Effect of Electrolyte Solution and Concentration on the Production of Oxy-Hydrogen
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
Mihika Nadig, Grade 12 portrait
Andre A. Yin, Grade 11 portrait
Thermolytic Grafting to Stabilize Photonic Crystal Based Porous Silicon Sensors
Advisor: Mrs. Valerie Draper
School: Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, San Diego County, Westview High School, San Diego, San Diego County
S0626 — Third Place
Andrea L. Noronha, Grade 12 portrait
Synthesis of Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanorods
Advisor: Dr. Yadong Yin
School: Redlands Senior High School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Phoenix T. Rumbaugh, Grade 9 portrait
Finding Material to Coat Clam Shells to Stop and/or Prevent Them from Dissolving in Acidic Liquids
Advisor: Mrs. Anne Rumbaugh
School: Santa Cruz Homeschool, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Richa Singh, Grade 9 portrait
Solving Flint's Lead Detection Problem: A Rapid, Low-Cost Test via a Chromophoric Reaction
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Tamika C. Whitenack, Grade 12 portrait
The Effects of Fats on Quick Bread
Advisor: Mr. Robert Fabini
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
Alexander Woodside, Grade 12 portrait
Quenching Low Carbon Steel
Advisor: Mr. Albert Dick
School: Mountain Oaks School, San Andreas, Calaveras County
S0631 — Second Place
Michael D. Wu, Grade 11 portrait
A Solar Powered Upconverting Nanoreactor for Highly Efficient Photochemical Synthesis
Advisor: Mr. Nicholas Brighton
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0632 — Fourth Place
Erika Yang, Grade 11 portrait
Developing a Novel Flexible MoS2 Biosensor to Detect Lower-Concentrated Biomolecules at the Femtomolar Level
Advisor: Dr. Xiaogan Liang
School: Granada High School, Livermore, Alameda County
S0699 — First Place
Rohan Mehrotra, Grade 11 portrait
Novel Nanoscale Approach to Combat Disease: Electrically Stimulated Drug Release from Biodegradable PCL Nanofilms
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

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