CSEF Project Listings: 2018

Junior Division

Andres Aguirre, Grade 8
What Different Types of Microplastic and Biodegradable Plastic Affect Plant Growth the Most?
Advisor: Mr. Greg Krumm
School: St. John of the Cross Catholic School, Lemon Grove, San Diego County
J2202 — Fourth Place
Iffat Alamgir, Grade 6
The Effect of Nanosilver in Consumer Products on Daphnia magna in Different Temperatures
Advisor: Ms. Haadiyah Razzack
School: Granada Islamic School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Solaiman A. Alwazir, Grade 7
Energy Drinks' Effect on the Heart
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J2204 — Honorable Mention
Owen R. Carr, Grade 7
Luca J. Fang, Grade 7
How Can We Effectively Repel Ticks with Natural Compounds?
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Seaside, Monterey County
J2205 — Second Place
Lola S. Castorina, Grade 7
Can Road Salt Be Used to Control the Mosquito Population?
Advisor: Mrs. Christy Novak
School: St. Timothy School, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
Tristan J. Conway, Grade 6
Trent M. Navo, Grade 6
Comparing Different Sport and Energy Drinks for their Boost Level Properties
Advisor: Ms. Stefanie Fuerte
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
Ali A. Derakhshani, Grade 7
The Effectiveness of Different Caffeinated Liquids in Killing Termites
Advisor: Mrs. Kavitha Satya
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Harkirat K. Hansra, Grade 8
The Effect of Varying Intensities of Soil Salt Stress on Genovese Basil Plants
Advisor: Mr. Alamdeep Hansra
School: Stockdale Christian School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Swaraa Joshi, Grade 6
Inaaya Omer, Grade 6
Does Radiation Impact Living Organisms?
Advisor: Dr. Nitin Joshi, Mrs. Monique Burtschell
School: Sandpiper School, Redwood City, San Mateo County
John M. Kale, Grade 8
Magnet Powers
Advisor: Mrs. Vannessa Haggett
School: Baechtel Grove Middle School, Willits, Mendocino County
Zoe A. Macknicki, Grade 7
Effects of Parking Lot Run-off on Mortality Rates of Freshwater Daphnia and Cyclops
Advisor: Mrs. Greta Turney
School: Kneeland Elementary School, Kneeland, Humboldt County
J2212 — Honorable Mention
Chloe E. Millar, Grade 7
The Effects of Organic vs. Inorganic Insecticides: The Ariolimax californicus's Ability to Locate Primary Food Sources
Advisor: Ms. Susan Chollar
School: Aptos Junior High School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Charlotte E. Myers, Grade 7
The Effects of Petroleum-Based Fuel Oils on Aquatic Bryophytes
Advisor: Mrs. Julie Hayes
School: Temecula Preparatory School, Winchester, Riverside County
Jason E. Poole, Grade 7
The Effect Of California Wildfire Ash on the Ability of Tardigrades to Transition Out of Cryptobiosis
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Luckin
School: Fairmont Elementary School, Sanger, Fresno County
Mansib Rahman, Grade 7
The Effect of Natural vs. Synthetic Insecticides on the Mortality Rate of Cockroaches
Advisor: Mrs. Kavitha Satya
School: New Horizon School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
J2216 — Third Place
Aisha K. Randhawa, Grade 7
Cell Phone Radiation: Does a Radiofrequency Shield Boost the Lifespan of the Fruit Fly?
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Rosas
School: Auburndale Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J2217 — First Place
Arhan R. Rout, Grade 8
Aylin G. Salahifar, Grade 8
Using Adjuvants to Amplify the Effect of Organic Herbicides to Kill Undesired Plants
Advisor: Mrs. Preethi Sundaresakumar
School: Stratford Middle School, Sunnyvale Raynor, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J2218 — Honorable Mention
Jack Terbush, Grade 7
The Effects of Wi-Fi Radiation on Raphanus sativus
Advisor: Mrs. Sabitha Chanduri
School: St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino, Los Angeles County
Lillian J. Todd, Grade 6
Kikuyu Grass Be Gone
Advisor: Mrs. Penny Hoo
School: Cattle (Howard) Elementary, Chino, San Bernardino County
Sofia S. Wallace, Grade 8
Acid Rain and the Food on Your Table
Advisor: Dr. Eric Wallace
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Isabella V. Worley, Grade 7
Are There Effective Alternatives to Full Strength Roundup?
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Environmental Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County

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