CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Environmental Engineering

Senior Division

S1101 — Honorable Mention
Roya Ahmadi, Grade 9
A Data Analysis Approach to Wildfire Prediction
Advisor: Mr. Pooya Hajjarian
School: Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Christopher J. Anklam, Grade 11
Haroun M. Khaleel, Grade 11
Jaeson J. Kim, Grade 11
Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater with a Bioinspired Complex-Nanoparticle Hybrid Catalyst System
Advisor: Dr. Jinyong Liu
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
Kaitlyn A. Arst, Grade 12
Using Earth-Friendly Biodegradable Fiber Matting Berms to Reduce Soil Erosion
Advisor: Mrs. Sangeeta Arst
School: Pearl (Daniel) Magnet High School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
Sasha Avakyan, Grade 9
Reverse Eutrophication of Freshwater Samples Containing Spirogyra Using a Liverwort Moss Specimen
Advisor: Mr. William Lapin
School: Santa Susana High School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Isabella R. Blanco, Grade 11
A Study of the Effectiveness of Commercially Available Soil Erosion Control Products
Advisor: Mr. Riccardo Magni
School: Santa Maria High School, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County
Elizabeth A. Burket-Thoene, Grade 9
Is It Really Biodegradable?
Advisor: Mrs. Lee Bizzini
School: Frazier Mountain High School, Lebec, Kern County
Yeji Cho, Grade 10
The Effect of Carbon Sources on pH Fluctuations Caused by Nannochloropsis oculata
Advisor: Ms. Melissa Klose
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
S1108 — Third Place
Rachel L. Eizner, Grade 9
Lisa J. Leung, Grade 9
Replacing Plastics: Innovating Biodegradable Bio-based Films, Part II
Advisor: Mrs. Irina Eizner, Ms. Irina Eizner
School: Monte Vista High School, Danville, Contra Costa County
S1109 — Honorable Mention
Christopher R.A. Fakhimi, Grade 10
James R. Jolin, Grade 10
Worms: The Bioremediation Solution of the Future
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Acquistapace
School: De La Salle High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
John Ha, Grade 10
Generating Energy from Microbes: An Approach to Recycling Domestic Wastes
Advisor: Mr. Joseph Huber
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Kastine R. Hiltman, Grade 10
Madison G. Perkins, Grade 10
Backyard Brew
Advisor: Ms. Katy Green
School: Vanden High School, Fairfield, Solano County
S1112 — Honorable Mention
Jonghyun Hong, Grade 11
Jad Soucar, Grade 10
An Alternative Approach to Synthesizing Concrete,Using the Salt Water Carbonate Buffer System, and the Cocolithophore
Advisor: Ms. Orenda Tuason
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
Patrick J. Kim, Grade 10
Optimizing Cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris in Various Photobioreactor Systems and Municipal Wastewater Concentrations
Advisor: Dr. Ochan Otim
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
Laura A. Krasnow, Grade 11
Studying the Biodegradation of Low-Density Polyethylene by Marine Bacteria
Advisor: Mr. Ariel Haas
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
Jashandeep S. Lobana, Grade 11
Abraham E. Rubalcava, Grade 12
Phytoremediation of Lead through Arabidopsis thalania
Advisor: Mr. Eric Sahl
School: Kaiser (Henry J.) High School, Fontana, San Bernardino County
Ryan Mei, Grade 11
Atmospheric Water Generation Using Hygroscopic Substances
Advisor: Ms. Angela Merchant
School: Gunn (Henry M.) High School, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County
William G. Milosevich, Grade 10
The Use of a Greywater System and Fish to Produce Organic Fertilizer
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Acquistapace
School: De La Salle High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
S1118 — Fourth Place
Ahmed A. Mohamed, Grade 12
H2U: Water Solutions for the Modern Household
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Hawthorne Math and Science Academy, Hawthorne, Los Angeles County
Saurabh Narain, Grade 11
Mesh Network Based Wildfire Monitoring and Prevention System
Advisor: Mr. Bellamy Liu
School: Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Alameda County
William Olsen, Grade 11
Garrett H. Takei, Grade 11
Engineering Your Bathroom to Conserve Water
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Olsen
School: Irvington High School, Fremont, Alameda County, Moreau Catholic High School, Hayward, Alameda County
S1121 — Second Place
Melanie E. Quan, Grade 9
Microplastics, Macro Problem: A Novel Technique to Remove Microplastics from Water Using a Modified Electrostatic Filter
Advisor: Ms. Maria Laws
School: Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County
Anna T. Rioux, Grade 9
Turning Farm Waste into Usable Energy: Investigating Energy Production of 3-D Printed Microbial Fuel Cells
Advisor: Mrs. Vicky Rioux
School: San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Vedha Santhosh, Grade 10
The Optimal Soil Stabilizing Biopolymer to Reduce Shear Induced Erosion and Improve Soil Productivity
Advisor: Mr. Mark Cahn
School: Leland High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Sriya Sridhar, Grade 9
Water Works: Setting Up a Wireless System that Monitors the Amount of Moisture in Soil to Conserve Water
Advisor: Mrs. Suzanne Miller-Moody
School: Santa Clara High School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
Nesha Subramaniam, Grade 10
Low Cost Removal of Organic Nitrogen and Nitrate from Bovine Sewage Using Physical and Biological Methods
Advisor: Mrs. Janet Schneider
School: Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, San Bernardino County
S1126 — First Place
Vasily A. Tremsin, Grade 12
Stop the Flame in Its Infancy! Multivariable Early-Warning System for Low-Cost Prevention of Wildfire Proliferation
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanna Jackman
School: Campolindo High School, Moraga, Contra Costa County
Alfred Vargas, Grade 11
Audrey Vargas, Grade 9
Solar Desalination Using a Parabolic Trough
Advisor: Ms. Sofia Sandoval
School: Sweetwater Union High School, National City, San Diego County
Ashley N. Welch, Grade 12
Maxwell S. Zinkievich, Grade 12
On Developing a More Environmentally Viable Method of Atmospheric Data Collection
Advisor: Ms. Jane Orbuch
School: San Lorenzo Valley High School, Felton, Santa Cruz County

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