CSEF Project Listings: 2018

Junior Division

J0601 — Second Place
Nadia Ansari, Grade 8
Removal of Dye Nanoparticles Using a Natural Coagulant with Electrocoagulation in Series to Remediate Wastewater
Advisor: Mrs. Afsaneh Miller
School: Fairmont Private - North Tustin Campus, North Tustin, Orange County
Jacob Armstrong, Grade 7
Amanda Vega, Grade 7
Natural Ways to Dye a Tagua Nut
Advisor: Ms. Christina Jahr
School: Mesa Union Junior High School, Somis, Ventura County
Aria K. Asmuth, Grade 7
Mixing Iodine and Bleach
Advisor: Ms. Jeanette Favaloro
School: Dual Language Academy of the Monterey Peninsula, Seaside, Monterey County
Kalin S. Baca, Grade 8
Q=mc(deltaT) Using the Specific Heat Capacity of Water and a Calorimeter to Measure and Compare Thermal Energy
Advisor: Mr. Joel Nicolas
School: All Souls Catholic Elementary School, South San Francisco, San Mateo County
J0606 — Honorable Mention
James V. Bittleston, Grade 7
Horse Power
Advisor: Mr. Brad Bittleston
School: Rio Bravo-Greeley School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Eva Y. Chen, Grade 7
The Optimal Extraction Method of Medicinal Components from Lingzhi
Advisor: Mr. Jason Semper
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
J0608 — Fourth Place
Sejal Chopra, Grade 8
From Fryer to Fuel
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Isabella V. Hanck, Grade 8
Oscillating Chemical Reactions with Malonic Acid
Advisor: Mr. Benjamin Semple
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
J0610 — Honorable Mention
Miles O. Kennedy, Grade 7
How Red Is Your Sports Drink?
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
Aubree N. Larson, Grade 7
Melody R. Pledger, Grade 7
Invisible Fire Extinguisher
Advisor: Mrs. Pamela Steward
School: Willows Intermediate School, Willows, Glenn County
Cole M. Larson, Grade 8
Rust Wars: The Effect of Acidity on the Oxidation of Steel
Advisor: Ms. Emily Hoffman
School: South Pasadena Middle School, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J0613 — Honorable Mention
Eric O. Larson, Grade 8
Jacob M. Mansbach, Grade 8
Optimum Efficiency in Homemade Rocket Fuels
Advisor: Dr. Mark Morey
School: Santa Barbara Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Audrey M. Meadows, Grade 8
Water Originated Corrosion
Advisor: Mr. Brad Meadows
School: Miller (Frank A.) Middle School, Riverside, Riverside County
J0615 — First Place
Jacqueline Prawira, Grade 8
Bio.fiber.plastic: The Effect of Lignocellulosic Fibers in Enhancing the Formation & Tensile Strength of Rice Bioplastic
Advisor: Ms. Aily Salikin
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
J0616 — Honorable Mention
Alicia E. Roice, Grade 8
Ashlyn M. Roice, Grade 8
Radical Terminators! Comparing Antioxidant Acitivity of Different Polyphenol Rich Food Using BR Reaction & Raspberry Pi
Advisor: Mrs. Sini Joseph
School: Altamont Elementary School, Mountain House, San Joaquin County
J0617 — Honorable Mention
Nadia Salah, Grade 8
Which Oil Makes the Best Ferrofluid?
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Isabel Salazar, Grade 6
Liquid Evaporation
Advisor: Miss Erika Raya
School: Loudon (Roy W.) Elementary, Bakersfield, Kern County
Alannah I.M. Sanchez, Grade 6
Got Gluten? Testing the Gluten Levels in Different Types of Flour
Advisor: Ms. Cassandra de Wood
School: Nesbit Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
Nathaniel S. Shin, Grade 7
Using Silicone Caulk and Turpentine to Create a Novel Hydrophobic Coating by Utilizing Silica Nanoparticles
Advisor: Mrs. Ruth Gramajo
School: Portola (Gaspar de) Highly Gifted Magnet Middle School, Tarzana, Los Angeles County
Akalpit A. Shukla, Grade 7
Is There Life on Mars? Can You Imagine Boiling a Liquid without Heating?
Advisor: Dr. Miguel Moreno
School: Science Academy STEM Magnet (The), Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County
Owen M. Smith, Grade 8
How Does Melting Temperature of an Oil Affect Its Soap's Hardness?
Advisor: Ms. Sandra Smith
School: Correia (Steven V.) Junior High School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0623 — Third Place
Pujita S. Tangirala, Grade 8
A Green, Low-Cost Solution for the Removal and Recovery of Dye from Industrial Wastewater (A Second Year Study)
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sofia N. Truong, Grade 7
Another Nail Bites the Rust
Advisor: Mrs. Sharalene Dickens
School: Warren (Earl) Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Rosemary Ventura, Grade 8
How Many Calories Are in Different Types of Food?
Advisor: Ms. Colleen Duncan
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
Malia E. Walker, Grade 6
Cookies: Can You Blame the Burnt Ones on the Cookie Sheets?
Advisor: Mrs. Amy Redding
School: Coalinga Middle School, Coalinga, Fresno County
Athena A. Wigo, Grade 8
A Quantative Analysis on the Effect of Additives on Various Crystal Structures, Lattices, and Physical Properties
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Henry Yao, Grade 6
The Effect of Time and Temperature on Nitrite Level in Cooked Foods
Advisor: Mrs. Shalini D'Souza
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County

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