CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Alternative Energy

Junior Division

Zachary W. Been, Grade 6
Importance of Processing Lawn Clippings to Release Sugars to Produce Ethanol to Reduce the Use of Fossil Fuels
Advisor: Mrs. Mickee Robinson
School: Bimat (William B.) Elementary School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Sathvik R. Chandrupatla, Grade 7
Rishi Gopalasetty, Grade 6
Satwik Panigrahi, Grade 6
Piezo Pedo Power Generator
Advisor: Mrs. Namita Panigrahi
School: Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon, Contra Costa County
Chloe Cheng, Grade 7
Solar Power: A Quest for the Future
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Clance
School: Mesa View Middle School, Huntington Beach, Orange County
Jushen Dhillon, Grade 8
The New Fuel: Microalgae
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Shauna N. Gamble, Grade 7
Determining Optimal Reflective Border Configuration for Maximizing Solar Energy Production on Shasta Dam
Advisor: Mr. Jesus Silva
School: Cree (Raymond) Middle School, Palm Springs, Riverside County
Anakha Ganesh, Grade 8
Comparison of Alternative Sources for Efficient Biofuel Production: Effect of Type of Biofuel Source on Energy Density
Advisor: Dr. Madhavan Ganesh
School: Challenger School, Newark, Alameda County
Enzo V. Genovese, Grade 6
Hydroelectric Powered House: Is Domestic Water Pressure a Viable Source of Renewable Energy?
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Lewis
School: Science Academy STEM Magnet (The), Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
J0208 — First Place
Georgia G. Hutchinson, Grade 7
Designing a Data-Driven Dual-Axis Solar Tracker
Advisor: Ms. Jennifer Parker
School: Woodside Elementary School, Woodside, San Mateo County
Aditya S. Kakarla, Grade 7
Fresnel Lens and Temperature vs. Solar Panel Output
Advisor: Mr. Sudhir Kakarla
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J0210 — Honorable Mention
Alexis T. MacAvoy, Grade 7
A Rising Power: Improving the Power Output of Microbial Fuel Cells, a Solution to Our Quest for Renewable Energy Sources
Advisor: Ms. Linda Rodriguez
School: Crocker (William H.) Middle School, Hillsborough, San Mateo County
Talha Mala, Grade 6
Gone with the Wind: The Effect of a Wind Turbine's RPM on the Amount of Energy Produced
Advisor: Ms. Selena Khan
School: Islamic Center of Claremont Community School, Pomona, Los Angeles County
Colin J. Manfredo, Grade 7
Can an Inline Hydroelectric Turbine Save Homeowners Money on Their Electric Bill?
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Gavin S. Manley, Grade 6
Paper Batteries: A Clean Alternative
Advisor: Ms. Wendy Zendejas
School: Castle View Elementary School, Riverside, Riverside County
J0214 — Second Place
Aaron I. McKeeman, Grade 8
SwellSpark Turns Ocean Swells into Electric Energy
Advisor: Mrs. Sharon McKeeman
School: Coastal Academy, Oceanside, San Diego County
J0215 — Honorable Mention
Pranav S. Moudgalya, Grade 8
The Photovoltaic Effect: Maximizing the Efficacy of Solar Panels through Variation in Exposure and Wavelength
Advisor: Mrs. Paige Morris
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Natalie G. Neypes, Grade 8
Micro Machines: Determining the Optimal Temperature Range for a Microbial Fuel Cell
Advisor: Mr. Benjamin Semple
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Patrick M. Ngo, Grade 8
An Alternative Choice for Alternative Energy
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Max Norden, Grade 6
Power from Water: A Study of Friction and Precipitation
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Lewis
School: Science Academy STEM Magnet (The), Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
J0219 — Fourth Place
Jordan Prawira, Grade 6
Stack-A-Wind: Developing Small Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWT) for Various Wind Speeds
Advisor: Ms. Aily Salikin
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
Alexa G. Rodriguez, Grade 6
How Can I Charge or Power My Cell Phone without an Outlet?
Advisor: Mr. Mark Swanson
School: Ruth Grimes Elementary School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
J0221 — Third Place
Diptanshu Sikdar, Grade 8
Energy Harvesting Utilizing a Wind-Driven Triboelectric Generator
Advisor: Dr. Youssef Ismail
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Riley Stickney, Grade 8
How Does Temperature Affect the Voltage Output of Solar Panels?
Advisor: Mr. Scott Matthews
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County

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