Winners

2007 Divisional Award Winners

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Junior Biological

  Bronze Medal
    (101) Plants and Magnets
        Student: Alexandra McKernan
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (102) Development of Grass Frog Tadpoles
        Student: Gavin Scott
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (111) Do Plants Really Need Sunlight to Produce Their Own Food?
        Student: Yadira Zuniga
        School: Arellanes Jr. HS

    (110) Does Acidity Affect Plant Germination?
        Student: Jorge Robles
        School: Arellanes Jr. HS

    (113) Compare Three Plant Tropisms
        Student: Carmen Olea
        School: Arellanes Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (112) Adaptations of Sea Rocket
        Student: Erin Little
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (115) To Eat or Not to Eat
        Student: Terra D'Antonio-Dudley
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (105) The Effect of the Number of Goldfish in a Tank on the Dissolved Oxygen Content of the Water
        Student: Caroline Green
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (106) CO2 and Plant Growth
        Student: Miriam Marcuse-Kubitza
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (107) Distribution of Western Snowy Plover Food at Sands Beach, Goleta
        Student: Dana Walker
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Junior Behavioral

  Bronze Medal
    (202) Video Games Affects on Vitals
        Student: Christian Terpening
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (205) Color and Its Effect on the Comprehension of Text
        Student: An Bui
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (216) What Light Makes Fish Most Active?
        Students: Lizzy Casier , Michelle Wong
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

  Silver Medal
    (201) Circadian Rhythms
        Student: Cody Frederick
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (217) Would faces look different if they were perfectly symmetrical?
        Students: Kaelana Organista , Meli Musson
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (203) Stereovision: Do We Really Need to Recognize Images to Perceive Depth?
        Student: Megha Manjunath
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (204) Light Pollution and Population and Economy
        Student: William Chen
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (206) I Know More About You Than You Think
        Students: Sean Simpson , Eli Harris
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (211) Optical Illusions
        Student: Rafael Zarate
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Junior Environmental

  Bronze Medal
    (304) The Effect of Decaying Material on the Dissolved Oxygen Level in Ocean Water
        Student: Corinne Ruth
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (301) Eutrophication
        Student: Kimberley Preston
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (305) The Greenhouse Effect
        Student: Jaclyn Heuchert
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (308) Soil on School Playgrounds
        Student: Erika Berglund
        School: Santa Barbara Jr. HS

    (313) Colors to Dye For
        Students: Paige Brenner , Addison Clarke
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (302) Investigations of Artificial Reef Substrates
        Student: Rene Livingston
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (306) Shells - Natural Recorders of Water Temperature
        Students: Brian Shaw , Oliver Thompson
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (310) Natural Dyeing (The front runner of well-being)
        Student: Jae Eun Chang
        School: Olga Reed School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (307) The Golden Ratio and Ammonoids
        Student: Mallory Meyer
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (315) Soil Superman
        Student: Ken Farris
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (309) Ocean Water pH Tests
        Student: Urina Kim
        School: Olga Reed School

Junior Microbiological

  Bronze Medal
    (405) What's in Your Seawater?
        Student: Lauren Rowse
        School: Santa Barbara Jr. HS

    (413) Soap vs. Body Bacteria(which soap will win)
        Student: Nicholas Okpysh
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (401) What Affects Pyrocystis Fusiformis?
        Student: Melissa Lam
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (406) Antibiotic Resistance: Face the Facts
        Student: Rachel Venturino
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (402) Bacteria's Natural Enemies
        Student: Marina Plesons
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (409) The Effect of Temperature on Reaction Rates of Amylase and Starch
        Student: Filipp Kozachuk
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (408) How Bacteria Can Be Reduced on a Sponge
        Student: Zoe Brier
        School: Santa Barbara Jr. HS

Junior Physical Science

  Bronze Medal
    (523) Is The Extra Power Worth It?
        Student: Andre Rivera
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (508) Electrical Generation From Flowing Water Streams
        Student: Neil Holliday
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (520) Energy Efficiency of Varying Light Sources
        Student: Russ Holliday
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (505) How Fluoride Protects Teeth From Coca Cola
        Student: Daniel Maslan
        School: Santa Barbara Jr. HS

    (512) Renewable Energy: Making the Most of Wind Power
        Student: Cody Howen
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

  Silver Medal
    (504) Heat vs. Electricity
        Student: Haley Holm
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (515) Differences of Sunscreens
        Students: Ezana Okomo , Kyle Aronson
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (506) Assault On Ice (or...A Salt On Ice!)
        Student: Tony Jaconette
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (525) Diluting Spiciness
        Students: Charlie Fernandez , Briggs Deardorff
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (502) Can a Robot Balance on Two Wheels?
        Student: Nolan Poe
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (503) Effect of Temperature on Crystal Growth
        Student: Jacob Bartholomew
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (524) Wave Hello to Clean Energy
        Student: Johnny Manzo
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (526) Wind Energy
        Students: Dalia Khammash , Stacy Jung
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

    (527) You Can't Hear With a Damaged Ear
        Student: Jacob Elliott
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Junior Mechanical

  Bronze Medal
    (602) Hydroelectric Turbines
        Student: Ryan Campbell
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (608) What front-end design has the lowest drag coefficient
        Student: Josh Cox
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (620) Pinhole Photography
        Student: Karina Jougla
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

    (622) The Effects of Shields on Cell Phone Reception
        Student: Gina Targoni
        School: Carpinteria Middle School

  Silver Medal
    (609) Juiced Up Paper
        Student: Sophie Pollack
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (603) Magnets in Heat
        Student: Peter Shao
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (607) The Curve of the Curveball
        Student: Kevin Voigt
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (604) The Effect of Surface Texture on a Sports Ball's Drag
        Student: Patrick Holmes
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (605) Does a Fastskin II Swimsuit Really Make a Swimmer Faster?
        Student: Kelly Kosmo
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (606) Hydrogen - Clean and Powerful!
        Student: Connor Lynch
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (601) Plies to Perfection
        Student: Annie Lefley
        School: Goleta Valley Junior High

    (614) A Comparison of Swim Times with Speedo┬« Fastskin and Standard Lycra┬« Swimsuits
        Student: Cayley Cruickshank
        School: La Colina Jr. HS

Senior Life Science

  Bronze Medal
    (702) A Happy Spoon Is An Antibacterial Spoon, So Is It Possible to Make Spoons Happy?
        Student: Cassie Ettinger
        School: San Marcos High School

    (705) Can You Hear This?
        Students: Kaleb Medel , Courtney Jones
        School: Carpinteria High School

    (711) What do ads do to YOU?
        Students: Felipe Villegas , Esteban Jimenez
        School: Carpinteria High School

    (709) Human Behavior: How Far Will One Go to Follow Directions
        Student: Dustin Donovan
        School: Carpinteria High School

  Silver Medal
    (701) Giant Pacific Kelp Growth in Intensified Carbon Dioxide Seawater
        Student: Erik Holliday
        School: San Marcos High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (703) Stop The Stick: Regulating Biofilm Formation
        Student: Zachary Wolinsky
        School: Santa Ynez Valley UHS

    (706) How Does the Amount of Acanthocephalan (Thorny Head Worm) Parasites Affect Swimming and Burrowing?
        Students: Andrew Sanchez , Esther Flores
        School: San Marcos High School

    (710) The Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth
        Students: Bridget Thomson , Elanie Girlando
        School: Carpinteria High School

Senior Physical Science

  Bronze Medal
    (806) Bombs Away!
        Student: Brian Matsuyama
        School: Carpinteria High School

    (803) Plenum Proportions
        Student: Jade Jones
        School: Carpinteria High School

  Silver Medal
    (802) Effect of Temperature Change on Resistors
        Student: Alec Dibble
        School: Carpinteria High School

  Gold Medal ($50 cash)
    (801) Transforming the Way Transformers Work - Conservation Utilizing an End Device Detection Circuit
        Student: Keal Jones
        School: Olive Grove Charter School

    (805) Affects of Voltage in Electrolysis of Water on Hydrogen Production
        Student: Zane Golas
        School: San Marcos High School