CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Electronics & Electromagnetics

Junior Division

Arhana V. Aatresh, Grade 7
Up, Up, and Away: The Effect of Substrate Type, Substrate Temperature, and Load on Hover Engines and Hovering Efficiency
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Mackewicz
School: Challenger School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Saivee Ahuja, Grade 8
Smart Mirror: An Informative Mirror that Displays Date, Weather, and Homework Data
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Harjaisal S. Brar, Grade 6
Blocking RFID Readers
Advisor: Dr. Sumeet Bhinder
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
J1004 — Honorable Mention
Isabella S. Correa, Grade 8
Gwyneth M. Prata, Grade 8
The Ever-Last Battery: Building a Super Long Lasting, Self-Recharging Battery through the Capture of Radio Waves
Advisor: Ms. Kristy Vena
School: Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas, Los Angeles County
Daisy Z. Ding, Grade 8
Vikas Ramasubban, Grade 8
Exploring a Method for Cell Phone Signals to Penetrate Energy Efficient Windows
Advisor: Dr. Guowen Ding
School: Summit Public School: Denali, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J1006 — Honorable Mention
Vedansh Goenka, Grade 8
Lock That Can Operate Using Three Mechanisms: Magnetic Key Combination, NFC Card, and Remote IP Network
Advisor: Mr. Vishal Goenka
School: Cabrillo (Juan) Middle School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
J1007 — Third Place
Roy C. Gross, Grade 7
An Emergency Communication Mesh Network for Civilians: Lessons from Puerto Rico
Advisor: Ms. Elisa Peters
School: Terman Middle School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
J1009 — Honorable Mention
Kunal Jain, Grade 7
An Earthquake Warning System
Advisor: Ms. Tatiana Braun
School: Stratford Middle School, Milpitas, Santa Clara County
Michael R. Julian, Grade 8
Renewable Energy Generation Using a Fidget Spinner
Advisor: Dr. Alexander Julian
School: San Carlos Elementary School, Monterey, Monterey County
Parisa N. Khashayar, Grade 8
Microcontroller Based Fire Fighter Assist Unit Using IOT: An Innovative Approach to Rescue the Rescuers!
Advisor: Mr. Eric Harrington
School: St. Margaret's Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County
J1012 — Fourth Place
Spencer T. King, Grade 8
Magnetic Levitation: Reducing Train Friction with Track
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Justin N. Levy, Grade 8
Building a Smart Home for Less than 250 Dollars
Advisor: Mrs. Joanne Ramirez
School: Hale (George Ellery) Middle School, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County
Luis F. Lupercio, Grade 7
The Gauss Rifle
Advisor: Mrs. Jewely Lickey
School: Sanger Academy Charter School, Sanger, Fresno County
Cody C.M. Orvis, Grade 7
Gaussian Linear Accelerator
Advisor: Mr. Skip Orvis
School: Avery Middle School, Avery, Calaveras County
J1017 — Honorable Mention
Waleed W. Randhawa, Grade 8
Artificial Pancreas: An Automatic Insulin Delivery System
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Nidhya Shivakumar, Grade 7
Spoiler Alert! An Arduino Sensor-Based Approach to Detecting Food Spoilage
Advisor: Dr. Shanthi Adimoolam
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sangyani Sinha, Grade 6
Clean Your Air Now: An Indoor Air Pollution Control System
Advisor: Ms. Muna Khanna
School: Champion School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Lennart R. Stockmanns, Grade 6
Does the Number of Turns per Inch within a Coil Affect the Speed of an Electric Train?
Advisor: Mrs. Tammy Arghavani
School: Holy Cross School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1021 — First Place
Minh H. Trinh, Grade 7
Smart Burglar Alarm System Utilizing Open Source Hardware and Web Services
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Norfleet
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Jacob S. Vaughan, Grade 8
Can Your Wi-Fi Go Any Faster?
Advisor: Mrs. Holly Zimmerman
School: Clear Creek School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Anirudh Venkatraman, Grade 7
Friction Flashlight: Using Body Heat Energy to Power a Portable Flashlight
Advisor: Ms. Shalini D'Souza
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Michael S. Zeng, Grade 8
Short and Steady Wins the Race! Exploring Antennas in RC
Advisor: Mr. Jim Jordan
School: Bishop's (The) School, La Jolla, San Diego County
J1099 — Second Place
Christopher S. Hartanto, Grade 6
Naomi N. Nguyen, Grade 6
Katherine C. Robertson, Grade 6
Electronic Posture Monitor
Advisor: Mr. Donnie Mai
School: Beacon Park School, Irvine, Orange County

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