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Santa Cruz County Science and Engineering Fair Award Winners

Awards Ceremony –

March 22, 2016 from 7pm - 9pm @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

The names, schools, and project titles of the students who will be receiving an award are listed below. The specific awards, prizes, and honors for each project will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

 

First Name

Last Name

School

Project Title

Cassandra

Ackemann

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

What's The Stink In Shingle Mill: The Sequel

Sae

Ackerstein

Bay View ES K-6

Our Green Ocean

Anhar

Alhomaidi

Watsonville Charter/Arts K-8

How  Bright is the Sun?

Joelle

Andrews

Scotts Valley MS 6-8

The Effects of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) on Plant Growth

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

Trevor

Brady

Twin Lakes Christian

Look at It Fly

Jack

Brownfield

Vine Hill ES K-5

The Great Battery Battle

Olivia

Burkhalter

Gateway MS

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

Ileanna

Bushberg

Santa Cruz Gardens ES K-5

Burger King Vs Organic

Orion

Butler

De Laveaga ES K-5

Mussels vs Fish

Xiomara

Castillo

De Laveaga ES K-5

Natural Markers vs. Expo Markers

Spencer

Cheleden

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Research Into Silver-Based Astronomical Coatings

Samuel

Crane

Main Street ES K-5

Wings in a Wind Tunnel

Makenna

Damhorst

AFE (Alternative Family Ed.)

"Weight a Minute…Maybe More"

Aaron

Danen

Westlake ES K-5

The Effect of Sugar on Glucose Levels

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

Julien

Devergranne

Pacific ES K-6

EZ Bind: Solar Powered Electromagnetic Snowboard Bindings

Kyle

Dyer

Bay View ES K-6

Hooked on Ponics: Cracking the Kratky System

Ellen

Eagle

Brook Knoll ES K-5

What Makes a Dog Cute?

Helen

Elmer

Scotts Valley MS 6-8

Does Parachute Shape Affect Drag?

Erika

Escalona

Aptos HS 9-12

Microbial Life in Educational Environments

Marco

Evans

Bonny Doon ES K-6

The Energy Shoe

Jessica

Failrie

Mission Hill MS 6-8

Oceans and Electrcity

Zoe

Fairlie

Santa Cruz HS 9-12

Puma Crossing: The Dangers of Crossing Highway 17

Greta

Feague

Spring Hill Advanced ES

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

Jay

Fishler

Brook Knoll ES K-5

How Accurately Can a Quantity Be Perceived (Without Counting)?

Andrew

Fluent

Twin Lakes Christian

Epic Windmill Extreme

Poppy

Fogler

Happy Valley Elementary K-6

The Textbook Stand

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

Julia

Georgi

Scotts Valley MS 6-8

Exoplanet Discovery Computer System

Mia

Ghilarducci

Westlake ES K-5

Dirt Stoppers

Abigail

Goodman

Pacific Elementary School

How Does Age of Greywater Affect Grass Health?

Jacob

Goodman

Valencia ES K-6

Low Strength Concrete

Harena

Haile

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Nothing Germinated? What the Heck Happened?

Bode

Hausmann

Gateway MS

The Effects of Starch on the Production Time of Amylase

Madalynn

Hein

Brook Knoll ES K-5

Rock N Roll Programming: Guitar Tutorial 1.0

Hannah

Heitmeyer

Santa Cruz Gardens ES K-5

Hovercraft CD vs DVD

Sydney

Hellesoe

De Laveaga ES K-5

Onion DNA

Eliazar

Hernandez

Ann Soldo ES K-5

Magic Mud

Ulises

Hernandez

Holy Cross

Short Term Memory

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?

Allison

Imthurn

Bay View ES K-6

Our Green Ocean

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?

Marisol

Jenkins-Sorensen

Santa Cruz Gardens ES K-5

Bird Buffet

Natalie

Keesaw

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

The Effects of El Niño and the Blob on the Abundance and Distribution of Tidepool Organisms

Jared

Keith

Salesian ES & JH

Solar Air Heater

Katie

Knapp

Good Shepherd Catholic

The Glorious Unfolding

Olivia

Knapp

Good Shepherd Catholic

Packi Part II: Taking the Next Step

Ty

Koebler

Gateway MS

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

Eli

Kohn

Spring Hill Advanced ES

How Do the Number of Holes in the Bottom of a Hovercraft Affect Its Hover?

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

Aiden

Le Roux

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Wildlife Monitoring Using Camera Traps In Olympia Quarry

Naomi

Leung

Green Valley Christian

Which Stain is Hardest for Clorox to Remove?

Naomi

Licht

Vine Hill ES K-5

One Minute Happier

Tara

Liem

Pacific ES K-6

Condensation Salvation: Making Water out of Fog

Mira

Lion

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

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

Macie

Luck

Baymonte Christian

Kin Recognition in Wisconsin Fast Plants

Ilse

Luna

Green Valley Christian

What Effect Does Different Kinds of Fertilizer Have on Plant Growth?

Quinn

Lydon

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Will El Niño Impact the Phytoplankton in the Monterey Bay?

Sophia

Magliato

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

The Effects of El Niño and the Blob on the Abundance and Distribution of Tidepool Organisms

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

Tyler

Marini

Westlake ES K-5

The Bacteria World- Ewwww

Emy

Martinez

Ann Soldo ES K-5

Magic Mud Experiment

Wyatt

Massey

Valencia ES K-6

Hover Board

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?

Liam

McPherson

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Digging Up The Dirt: Digging Deeper

Emma

Milazzo

De Laveaga ES K-5

Onion DNA

Chloe

Millar

Rio Del Mar ES K-6

Mealworm Mayhem

Timothy

Miller

Good Shepherd Catholic

Will You Survive?

Ashlee

Monroy

Calabasas ES K-6

Farthest Paper Airplane

Marina

Morton

Spring Hill Advanced ES

Exploring the Complex Behavior of a Model Geyser

David

Munoz

Ann Soldo ES K-5

Magic Mud Experiment

Logan

Newkirk

Spring Hill Advanced ES

Temperature and Brine Shrimp

Maggie

O'Rourke

Holy Cross

Candy Confusion

Rinoa

Oliver

Spring Hill Advanced ES

Room Acoustics

Sahil

Patel

Gateway MS

Developing a Piezoelectric Roof

Emily

Patz

Good Shepherd Catholic

Biodegradation

Sofia

Perez

Diamond Technology Institute

Plants Under Pressure

Olivia

Pierson

Mission Hill MS 6-8

Rocket Fins

Tyler

Quinn

Holy Cross

Surf Wax

Pratham

Rathi

Aptos JH 7-8

Exploration of Elements Affecting Employment Preference

Maya

Ratto

Spring Hill Advanced ES

Which Would You Choose?

Jared

Rembao

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Wildlife Monitoring Using Camera Traps In Olympia Quarry

Janet

Reyes

Diamond Technology Institute

Plants Under Pressure

Alex

Rieke

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Let There Be Light

Gabriela

Rodriguez

De Laveaga ES K-5

Do Oranges Lose or Gain Vitamin C After Being Picked?

Cynthia

Rojas

De Laveaga ES K-5

Onion DNA

Isaiah

Ruckman

Westlake ES K-5

The Effects of Sugar on Glucose Levels

Phoenix

Rumbaugh

Santa Cruz Homeschool

Plankton: Hanging at the Harbor vs Wafting by the Wharf

Caeden

Ryan

Soquel ES K-5

Air Temperature's Effect on Tornados

Matisse

Saleri

Bay View ES K-6

Do Plants Respond to Music

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

Conor

Shields

Main Street ES K-5

Desalination

Riley

Smith

Gateway MS

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

Tyler

Smith

Soquel ES K-5

Air Temperature's Effect On Tornadoes

Eli

Smuga-Otto

Bay View ES K-6

World's Simplest Electric Car

Gregory

Souza

Boulder Creek ES K-6

Is A Supercapacitor Scooter Possible?

Ava

Strickland

Mar Vista ES K-6

Water Wise: Bottled Vs. Tap Water

Tye

Sutherland

Salesian ES & JH

Nerf or Nothing

Claire

Swidan

Westlake ES K-5

The Bacteria World- Ewwww

Amara

Talbot

Bay View ES K-6

Do Plants Respond to Music?

Aarushi

Thaker

Brook Knoll ES K-5

Which Antacid Works the Best?

Samaya

Tsering

Happy Valley Elementary K-6

The Textbook Stand

Leo

Tuncer

Branciforte MS 6-8

Cryptography, What's the Password?

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

Laila

Villaverde

De Laveaga ES K-5

Do Oranges Lose or Gain Vitamin C After Being Picked?

Hannah

von Benedikt

Ocean Grove

The Test of Two Sodas

Ben

Walker-Edwards

Pacific Collegiate Charter 7-12

Measuring the Speed of Sound

Clare

Watson

Good Shepherd Catholic

The Thrill Of The Boardwalk

Ashley

Welch

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Spare the Air Days: Real or Imagined Threat?

Amelia

Wyland

De Laveaga ES K-5

Natural Markers versus Expo Marker

Jordan

Yanowitz

San Lorenzo Valley HS 9-12

Wildlife Monitoring Using Camera Traps In Olympia Quarry

Emma

Yeaman

Mar Vista ES K-6

What Are the Odds?

Madelyn

Young

Bay View ES K-6

Our Green Ocean

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?

J. Sebastian

Zuluaga Pachón

Westlake ES K-5

Working Memory on Boys and Girls