CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Junior Division

J0901 — Fourth Place
Natalia C. Aiello, Grade 7
The Comparison of Acidity Level and Its Impact on Quantities of Plankton in the Monterey Bay
Advisor: Ms. Dana Grimm
School: Bay View Academy, Monterey, Monterey County
Elizabeth L. Dahlberg, Grade 8
Allison M. Yee, Grade 8
Neutralizing Soil pH Levels
Advisor: Mr. Peter Chilpigian
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0903 — Honorable Mention
Vedant V. Janapaty, Grade 6
Redirecting Water to the Roots: An Effective Way to Increase Water Absorbency
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Takemoto
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Richard Li, Grade 6
The Concentration Levels of Carbon Dioxide in Pasadena over Certain Periods of Time
Advisor: Dr. Sally Newman
School: La Crescenta Elementary School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0905 — Second Place
Natalia N.Q. Marshall, Grade 7
Ice Killer: CO2's Effect on Solid H2O
Advisor: Mr. Anthony Marshall
School: James Lick Middles School, , San Francisco County
J0906 — First Place
Ellery B. McQuilkin, Grade 8
A Tale of Two Slopes: Aspect Creates Microclimates
Advisor: Dr. Constance Millar
School: Lee Vining Elementary School, Lee Vining, Mono County
Arya H. Sadeghi, Grade 6
Shake! Shake! Shake!
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Grimes
School: Phoenix Ranch School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Alexander T. Severinghaus, Grade 7
Evidence of Increased Photosynthesis: Comparing Ratios of Oxygen Isotopes
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Kayla L. Snyder, Grade 8
Which Type of Terrain Will Erode the Least?
Advisor: Mrs. Noelle Turpin
School: Accelerated Achievement Academy, Hollister, San Benito County
Cameron Steagall, Grade 7
Is There a Relationship between Soil Density and Water Evaporation Rates?
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0911 — Third Place
Jason C. Wang, Grade 7
How Accurate Are 10 Day Weather Forecasts? Can Similar Cities Foreshadow Future Weather?
Advisor: Mrs. Jessica Renault
School: Suzanne Middle School, Walnut, Los Angeles County

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