CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Physics & Astronomy

Junior Division

J1801 — Second Place
Caden Annison, Grade 8
Determining if Concrete Is a Liable Screen against Galactic Cosmic Radiation
Advisor: Mr. Arion Espinoza
School: Hillview Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
John A. Bailey, Grade 6
Bobby T.K. Ikeda, Grade 6
Density Fluctuation Relative to Temperature
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Carson
School: Westfield School, Porterville, Tulare County
J1803 — Third Place
Maya A. Basu, Grade 8
Predicting the Interference Pattern from a Double and Triple Slit Experiment with Geometry
Advisor: Dr. Samit Basu
School: Home School, Fremont, Alameda County
Michael E. Dahlgren, Grade 7
Impact Forces
Advisor: Ms. Colleen Duncan
School: Moore Middle School, Redlands, San Bernardino County
J1805 — Fourth Place
Adrian S. Derderian, Grade 8
Probing Photons with Polarizers, Counting Them with Cosines
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah DeLucia
School: Escondido Christian School, Escondido, San Diego County
J1806 — Honorable Mention
Jennifer A. Dick-Peddie, Grade 6
The Effect of an Object's Velocity, Size, and Mass on the Diameter and Depth of Its Impact Crater
Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Takemoto
School: Stratford Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Arijit Ghoshal, Grade 8
The Effect of the Thickness of Reeds on the Timbre Produced by Woodwind Instruments
Advisor: Mrs. Sujatha Raghu
School: Rolling Hills Middle School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
Amara J. Kelley, Grade 8
The Muon Detective
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County
J1809 — First Place
Alex Puga, Grade 8
Vibrating the Oil-Water Mixture to Infer Water Cut
Advisor: Mr. Patricio Puga
School: St. John's Lutheran School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Devin W. Ross, Grade 8
Sadie E. Stout, Grade 8
How Fast Is the Universe Expanding?
Advisor: Mrs. Kimberly Miller
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Iris S. Shen, Grade 8
Does the Bow Tension Affect the Volume of the Sound Produced on a Violin?
Advisor: Ms. Kelly Orosz
School: Lakeside Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Nareg A. Simitian, Grade 7
Brachistochrone: The Shortest Time
Advisor: Ms. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
Leo Tuncer, Grade 8
How High Can You Jump?
Advisor: Dr. Emre Tuncer
School: Branciforte Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J1899 — Honorable Mention
Krithi V. Koodli, Grade 8
Distinguishing between Binary and Non-Binary Stars Using Machine Learning
Advisor: Mr. Rajeev Koodli
School: Miller (Joaquin) Middle School, San Jose, Santa Clara County

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