CSEF Project Listings: 2018

Junior Division

Ryan S. Belkin, Grade 8
The Path to Immortality: The Effect of Albuterol, Atorvastatin & Erythromycin on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans
Advisor: Dr. Joel Rothman
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Isabel L. Bruce, Grade 7
Commercial vs. Organic Farming: Effects on Night Time Pollinator Presence and Diversity
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Tayler M. Ericksen, Grade 8
Madelyn S. Gilbert, Grade 8
Emily N. Turczak, Grade 8
How Do Magnet Strengths and Water Temperatures Affect the Growth of Planarian?
Advisor: Miss Kaitlin Kruser, Ms. Shelby Little
School: Reyburn Intermediate, Clovis, Fresno County
J2304 — Fourth Place
Abigail W. Goodman, Grade 6
B Flat Bee: Does Wingbeat Frequency Predict Honeybee Flower Shape Selection?
Advisor: Ms. Allison Birkhead
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J2305 — First Place
Pranav Gupta, Grade 8
Prakrit Jain, Grade 8
Cuticle Sensitivity to UV Light in Uroctonus mordax Scorpions
Advisor: Ms. Kathy Peng
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Nina K. Hubrich, Grade 7
Elsie M. Sorenson, Grade 7
The Behavioral Sciences of the California Condor
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Seaside, Monterey County
Elizabeth M.B. Lindholm, Grade 8
Focus On Me! Focal Species Participation in Group Foraging at Four Eastern Caribbean Islands
Advisor: Mrs. Logan Parsons
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
Victoria Marquez, Grade 7
Surchin for Salinity
Advisor: Mrs. Xiomara Benitez
School: South Gate Middle School, South Gate, Los Angeles County
Natalia Padilla, Grade 7
Danaus plexippus: Can People Help the Population and Keep Them off the Endangered Species List?
Advisor: Mr. Robert Mancilla
School: Royal Oak Intermediate, Covina, Los Angeles County
J2310 — Third Place
Josiah D. Rowland, Grade 7
How Different Foods Affect the Growth of Worms and the Soil They Live In
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Golden Eagle Christian Academy, Clovis, Fresno County
Skye D. Samuels, Grade 8
Chicken Smarts: A Study of Memory, Learning, and Sensory Perception in Chickens
Advisor: Mr. Kurt Murray
School: Cunha (Manuel F.) Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County
J2312 — Honorable Mention
Kensuke Shimojo, Grade 7
Planarians: A New "Shadow Test" on Ultimate Ability of Survival
Advisor: Dr. Shinsuke Shimojo
School: Chandler School, Pasadena, Los Angeles County
Sarah V. Stutsman, Grade 7
Let Moths Illuminate the Way!
Advisor: Mrs. Renee Rosas
School: Auburndale Intermediate School, Corona, Riverside County
J2314 — Honorable Mention
Calvin Z. Sway, Grade 8
Tool Using Jays, Phase 2
Advisor: Mr. Scott Sway
School: Jacoby Creek Elementary School, Bayside, Humboldt County
Nicole T. Vanegas, Grade 8
Myrmecology: The Effect of Temperature on Ants' Ability to Locate Food
Advisor: Mr. Ray Endacott
School: Village Christian School, Sun Valley, Los Angeles County
J2316 — Second Place
Alessandro Villalvazo, Grade 8
Ant's Behavior without Antennae
Advisor: Ms. Elizabeth Buck
School: El Sereno Middle Math/Science Magnet, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County

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