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2016 California State Science Fair – Qualified Projects

The following projects from students in grades 6-12 were selected to represent the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair at the CA State Science Fair, May 23-24, 2016, which is held at the CA Science Center in Los Angeles.

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Project Title

Cassandra

Ackemann

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

What's The Stink In Shingle Mill: The Sequel

Noé

Arredondo-George

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Monterey Bay: Sanctuary For Microplastics?

Ava

Badger

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

What's The Stink in Shingle Mill Creek: The Sequel

Nikko

Baranowski

Pacific ES K-6

D-1/2 Test Kit

Annika

Bauerle

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

What's the Stink in Shingle Mill Creek: The Sequel

Ryan

Beam

Scotts Valley MS 6-8

Utilizing The Open Source Movement, Arduino Microcontrollers, and 3D Printing to Create an Inexpensive, Intuitive Method of Controlling Robotic Joints

Alessio

Bernardi

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Monkeyface Prickleback Reaction to Predators

Olivia

Burkhalter

Gateway MS

Super Pawers:  An Investigation of Brain Lateralization in Dogs Through Paw Preference

Spencer

Cheleden

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Research Into Silver-Based Astronomical Coatings

Halie

Davis

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Will El Niño Impact the Phytoplankton in the Monterey Bay?

Erin

de Castongrene

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Pegs and Programming

Marco

Evans

Bonny Doon ES K-6

The Energy Shoe

Greta

Feague

Spring Hill Advanced ES

To Bee or Not to Be: Pesticides' Affect on the Lifespan of Honeybees

Max

Freedman

AFE (Alternative Family Ed.)

Bang For your Buck: Engineering a Hydrogen Fuel Cell with Common Materials

Ian

Gallagher

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Will El Niño Impact the Phytoplankton in the Monterey Bay?

Jasmine

Gates

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

The Psychology of Belief: The Placebo Effect vs. The Power of Suggestion in the Effectiveness of the Velox Energy Drink

Harena

Haile

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Nothing Germinated? What the Heck Happened?

Carly

Hill

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Effect of Sea Surface Temperature on the Presence of Acanthocephalan Parasites in Emerita Analoga

Zinnia

Hutchinson

Mission Hill MS 6-8

How Does Salt (NaCl) Affect Plants?

Linnea

Jackson

Scotts Valley MS 6-8

Cyanobacteria at Pinto Lake

Sasha

Jaffarove

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Cave Mapper

Robert

Jeffrey

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Will El Niño Save the Salamanders?

Katie

Knapp

Good Shepherd Catholic

The Glorious Unfolding

Ty

Koebler

Gateway MS

Super Pawers:  An Investigation of Brain Lateralization in Dogs Through Paw Preference

Benjamin

Kolland

AFE (Alternative Family Ed.)

Project ARROW: Autonomous Rocket Return On Wings

Christopher

Laurits

Gateway MS

Comparing the Amount of Lactose in Human, Cow and Goat Milk

Mira

Lion

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Effect of Sea Surface Temperature on the Presence of Acanthocephalan Parasites in Emerita Analoga

Quinn

Lydon

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Will El Niño Impact the Phytoplankton in the Monterey Bay?

Lily

Maness

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Nothing Germinated? What the Heck Happened?

Julianna

Manseau

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

The Birds of San Lorenzo Valley High School: Garden vs. Urban

Gunner

McCormick

Gateway MS

Stomp!: Building an Energy Floor in an Attempt to Find More Renewable Energy Sources

Celeste

McDougal

Mission Hill MS 6-8

What Causes Changes in Arthropod Biodiversity?

Maggie

O'Rourke

Holy Cross

Candy Confusion

Sahil

Patel

Gateway MS

Developing a Piezoelectric Roof

Sofia

Perez

Diamond Technology Institute

Plants Under Pressure

Olivia

Pierson

Mission Hill MS 6-8

Rocket Fins

Tyler

Quinn

Holy Cross

Surf Wax

Pratham

Rati

Aptos JH 7-8

Exploration of Elements Affecting Employment Preference

Janet

Reyes

Diamond Technology Institute

Plants Under Pressure

Alex

Rieke

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Let There Be Light

Phoenix

Rumbaugh

Santa Cruz Homeschool

Plankton: Hanging at the Harbor vs Wafting by the Wharf

Emma

Schaefer-Whittall

Scotts Valley HS 9-12

TIme to Score: The Physics of Penalty Kicks

Geneva

Schlafly

Santa Cruz HS 9-12

Genomic Reliability for Consumer Tests

Riley

Smith

Gateway MS

The Effects of Magnets on the Rate of the Flow of Water

Amelia

Ussat

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

The Birds of San Lorenzo Valley High School: Garden vs. Urban

Veronica

Varner

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Nothing Germinated? What the Heck Happened?

Richard

Vasquez

Salesian ES & JH

Rise and Shine

Ben

Walker-Edwards

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Measuring the Speed of Sound

Ashley

Welch

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Spare the Air Days: Real or Imagined Threat?

Chloe

Zehr

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Will El Niño Save the Salamanders?

Maxwell

Zinkievich

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Spare the Air Days : Real or Imagined Threat

Anjali

Zope

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Can You Spot the Liar?