CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Physics & Astronomy

Senior Division

S1801 — Third Place
Samuel A. Alber, Grade 10
A Determination of the Optimal Dark Matter Model for the SPARC Galaxies
Advisor: Mr. Nicholas Brighton
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
Rishabh R. Bose, Grade 10
Heat Transfer Measurements with IR and Visible Waves and Its Applications
Advisor: Mr. Partha Bose
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S1803 — Honorable Mention
Isaac A. Broudy, Grade 10
Testing Special Relativity with High Resolution Differential Photometry of Eclipsing Binary Systems
Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mardahl-Dumesnil
School: Bonita Vista Senior High School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
Isabella J. Catanzaro, Grade 11
Heat Transfer Optimization for Home Insulation
Advisor: Mrs. Marjan Rafie
School: Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego, San Diego County
Yizheng Chen, Grade 11
Giang T. To, Grade 12
Affordable Quantum Entanglement Detector
Advisor: Mr. Ryan Brown
School: Trinity Christian Schools, Garden Grove, Orange County
Aliya Earley, Grade 10
Which Magnet Type Performs Most Consistently across All Temperature Environments?
Advisor: Mr. William Kingsbury
School: El Cerrito Senior High School, El Cerrito, Contra Costa County
S1807 — Honorable Mention
Milan Ganai, Grade 10
Achieving Improved Accuracy Model for Jet Energy Measurements in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Using Machine Learning
Advisor: Mr. Lester Leung
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Leo Guo, Grade 12
Modeling an Ideal Structure of Energy Barrier to Minimize the Energy Loss of Electron Waves Undergoing Quantum Tunneling
Advisor: Ms. Melissa Klose
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Jonathan K.H. Inouye, Grade 11
Solar Panel Productivity: Increasing Energy Production by Concentrating Incoming Light and Capturing Reflected Light
Advisor: Mrs. Brenda Royce
School: University High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Faith A. Inverary, Grade 9
Investigation of Specular Mediums and Their Effects on the Internal Temperatures of Solar Cookers
Advisor: Dr. Rachell Auld
School: Roosevelt (Eleanor) High School, Eastvale, Riverside County
S1811 — Honorable Mention
Daniel S. Joo, Grade 11
Mapping the Sun's Differential Angular Velocity Using Automated Sunspot Detection and Tracking Tool
Advisor: Dr. Nader Satvat
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
Jonathan Kim, Grade 11
Samuel S. Lee, Grade 11
Systematic Analysis of Solar Activity and Developing Predictive Indicators Pertaining to Solar Storms Using MATLAB Code
Advisor: Dr. Nader Satvat
School: Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Van Nuys Senior High School, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County
Milagros Marquez, Grade 10
How Can We Use Magnetic Levitation to Odentify a Ground Cavity (Sinkhole)?
Advisor: Mr. Lorand Incze
School: Alisal High School, Salinas, Monterey County
Joy A. Meleika, Grade 10
How Sound Waves Get Affected by SDM (Sound Dampening Material)
Advisor: Mrs. Michele Hampton
School: King (Martin Luther, Jr.) High School, Riverside, Riverside County
S1815 — Fourth Place
Grady P. Morrissey, Grade 10
Building a Bench-Mounted Fiber Spectrograph
Advisor: Dr. David Herman
School: Flintridge Preparatory School, La Canada Flintridge, Los Angeles County
S1816 — Honorable Mention
Avi S. Patel, Grade 11
A Study of the Variation of Metallicities in Galaxy Clusters with Relation to their Morphologies
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Messenger
School: Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, Santa Clara County
S1817 — Honorable Mention
Gautam G. Pradeep, Grade 11
Determination of the Orbital Elements of Near-Earth Asteroid 1999 LO28 Using the Method of Gauss
Advisor: Dr. Adam Rengstorf
School: Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County
S1818 — Second Place
Vivek Vijayakumar, Grade 9
Analysis of Magnetic Flux Surrounding Chromospheric Filaments Using Fibril Structure
Advisor: Mr. Robert Terrill
School: San Marcos High School, San Marcos, San Diego County
S1819 — Honorable Mention
Andrew E. Wang, Grade 11
Investigating Charging and Electrostatic Discharge Risks for Astronauts on the Lunar Surface
Advisor: Ms. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
Natalie C. White, Grade 10
Balloon Based Observation of Sporadic Meteors from the Stratosphere
Advisor: Dr. Steven White
School: University High School, Fresno, Fresno County
S1821 — First Place
Andy Y. Zhu, Grade 11
Moth Eye Anti-Reflective Coating for Near-Infrared Astronomical Applications
Advisor: Dr. Jian Ge
School: Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, San Diego County

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