CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Product Science (Biological)

Junior Division

Jasmine L. Antonio, Grade 7
Desiree D. Torres, Grade 7
Discovering Different Glucose Levels in Commercial and Homemade Smoothies
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Seaside, Monterey County
J2002 — Fourth Place
Michael Baghdassarian, Grade 7
Can You Prevent Unrefrigerated and Unpasteurized Milk from Spoiling by Adding a Commonly Available Substance?
Advisor: Ms. Lida Gevorkian
School: Chamlian (Vahan & Anoush) Armenian School, Glendale, Los Angeles County
J2003 — Third Place
Harrison J. Cameron, Grade 7
Out of Control: Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy
Advisor: Ms. Laura Goddard
School: Mt. Baldy Joint Elementary School, Mt Baldy, San Bernardino County
J2004 — Honorable Mention
Caleb J. Caminiti, Grade 8
The Effect of Different Types of Toothpaste on Oral Bacterial Growth
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Caminiti
School: Inspire Charter School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
John P. Connell, Grade 7
Brushing with Bacteria
Advisor: Ms. Sarah Connell
School: North Creek Academy, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Jordan M. Darrell, Grade 8
How Effective Are These Medications against the Common Acne?
Advisor: Mrs. Rosemary Lopez
School: Carden School of Fresno, Fresno, Fresno County
J2007 — Honorable Mention
Noorah Dhamim, Grade 7
The Eco Cleanser
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
Lucas M. Dyal, Grade 7
Inhibiting Escherichia coli
Advisor: Mrs. Lynne Van Nice
School: Corona Fundamental Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J2009 — Honorable Mention
Marissa A. Goswami, Grade 8
Using Next-Gen Sequencing to Compare Levels of Bacteria in Bagged Salads
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Alec J. Hayashi, Grade 7
Jorja G. Helms, Grade 7
Tiffany M. Talamantes, Grade 7
Which Anti-Bacterial Substance Kills the Most Bacteria?
Advisor: Mr. Jason Semper
School: Kastner (George W.) Intermediate School, Fresno, Fresno County
J2011 — First Place
Emily A. Hsi, Grade 8
A Scientific Method for Choosing Sweet Grapes: An Evaluation of 12 Characteristics
Advisor: Mrs. Robin Norfleet
School: Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Daniel H. Hudak, Grade 8
Is a UV Wand More Effective than Household Sprays at Germ Killing?
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J2013 — Honorable Mention
Christopher S. Kwok, Grade 7
Nicholas S. Kwok, Grade 7
R.I.P. Double Reeds: How to Delay the Decaying Rate of a Double Reed?
Advisor: Mr. Doron Markus
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
Angela Y. Ling, Grade 8
The Effects of Sulfates on Hair Tensile Strength
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
Charlotte E. Newman, Grade 6
Discovering Effective Ways to Reduce Bacteria in the Mouth
Advisor: Dr. Jay Fisch
School: Mirman School for Gifted Children, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Nikita Senthil, Grade 7
Eliminating Escherichia coli: The Effect of Nanosilver Particles on Escherichia coli Growth
Advisor: Ms. Shalini D'Souza
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
Diana Shidaeva, Grade 7
Comparing Nitrate levels on Different Apples and Studying the Effectiveness of Different Solutions in Removing Pesticide
Advisor: Mrs. Kavitha Satya
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Priyanka K. Soe, Grade 7
Comparing Levels of Coliform Bacteria in Raw, Pasteurized, and UHT Milk Products
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Evan K. Taw, Grade 6
Which Type of Drinking Water Is Fresher and Better Hydrates Your Body?
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Sharrer
School: Endeavour Elementary, Bakersfield, Kern County
J2020 — Second Place
Elizabeth A. Thacker, Grade 7
Effectiveness of Hand Drying Products Utilizing Silver Ion Antimicrobial Fabric Technology in Reducing Bacteria
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Kayla T. Venger, Grade 8
Going Bananas over Fruit Ripening?
Advisor: Mr. Matt Bessler
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
Lindsey E. Williams, Grade 8
The Effect of Antibacterial Soap Brand on Bacterial Life Decrease
Advisor: Mrs. Tina Brown
School: The Children's School, La Jolla, San Diego County

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